Ocean and River Cruise Overview
For a destination as large and varied as the USA or Canada, an ocean or river cruise makes perfect sense in terms of seeing as much as possible.
North America is a fantastic country to explore via cruise ship. Jump on board an ocean cruise and lap up the many varied, unforgettable sights of North America. From the cosmopolitan cities of the east coast of the USA and the sunny shores of its west coast to the awe-inspiring wilderness of Alaska. Cruises here can also include stops in the Caribbean, Canada, the Bahamas and Central America – there’s simply so much to see and do in this part of the world and on a cruise, you can see it all, in style.
River and small ship cruises offer the opportunity to explore the United States and Canada on some of the nation’s great waterways, as intimate vessels carry you to fascinating river towns and port cities.
Great Lakes Cruises embark on a thrilling expedition along North America’s historic five Great lakes and the storied St. Lawrence River to the breath-taking vistas of the Atlantic coast. Remarkable itineraries allow time to explore British Strongholds, the New England colonies, rare stops in quaint French-Canadian villages. Victorian-era towns rich with seafaring history, and remote islands with spectacular wildlife viewing and fascinating local cultures.
Passengers on a Mississippi River cruise will savour the soul of a nation, visiting some of its most renowned cities. Learn about Civil War history in Vicksburg or the origin of blues, country and jazz in cities like Memphis and New Orleans. Some of these itineraries will also sail the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. Enjoy the gentle waters of the Ohio River as you sail past St. Louis’ legendary gateway arch or visit distinguished Louisville, Kentucky. Guests sailing the Tennessee River, a large tributary of the Ohio River, will see beautiful bridges and possibly pass through the Tennessee River Gorge.
The Hudson River traverses the State of New York flowing north to south, and sailings on this river will travel to famous Big Apple hot spots. Passengers can visit West Point Military Academy or stroll through New York City on a walking tour.
Then there are incredible cruises to be taken on the gorgeous Columbia and Snake rivers through Oregon and Washington.