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River cruising is becoming more and more popular each year and it’s easy to see why. Cruises offer exceptional value for money, with your fare covering lots of excursions, the vast majority of food and drink along with free wi-fi being provided on board.
Taking a cruise offers travellers the chance to relax and let someone else take care of all the details. No need to worry about food, accommodation or that all important itinerary. The well-researched and expertly planned schedules ensure you won’t miss any of the highlights whilst on your river cruise.
River cruises are also perfect for those who are unfortunate enough to suffer from sea sickness. River currents are much calmer than those on the high seas and are often almost wave free.
If all this has whet your appetite and you’re thinking of taking a river cruise this summer there is plenty to see right across the States, see our pick of the top 5 routes to help you choose your adventure.
This cruise also offers the chance to sample some of the finest wine vintages as you travel deep into the heart of Washington’s wine country.
The journey continues onto Memphis providing an opportunity to dive into its legendary music and barbeque food scene. Next, it’s onto to author Mark Twain’s home town of Hannibal before continuing up the river and finally finishing the journey at St Paul.
This is the prefect cruise for adventure lovers offering the chance to kayak to the edge of a glacier, gather fresh prawns, go salmon fishing and hike through the forests.
This route takes passengers through lagoons, creeks and lakes, which are home to wood storks and bird eagles, just 2 of the 200 bird species which make this area their home.
Visiting the Ocala National Forest offers passengers the chance to see manatees and alligators. This trip also takes in the Tolomato River and Green Cove Springs.
Along the way this cruise visits sites including the historic river port town of Cape Giradeau, Paducah, Henderson and Louisville where passengers can enjoy world renowned bourbon at Jim Beam’s famous distillery and visit the site of Kentucky Derby. Cincinnati offers an opportunity to visit the Underground Railroad Freedom Center and to learn about the amazing sacrifices made there to enable the enslaved to escape and claim their freedom.