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3 Great US Rivers to Cruise Along

Cruise US rivers for amazing sightseeing
and entertainment experiences

Taking to the water can be an excellent way of escaping from the worries of everyday life; to just relax and enjoy yourself. If you do not want to spend weeks cruising the oceans, you do have other options. Spend time on one of these cruises, and you can enjoy some amazing scenery, as well as experiencing excellent onboard dining and entertainment experiences.

Three of the most popular US rivers to cruise along are the Mississippi, the St Lawrence and the Columbia. So, what can you expect to see, if you take one of these cruises?

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Bourbon and music along the Mississippi

The Mississippi is the fourth largest river in the world, so there are plenty of places to visit if you cruise along with it. You can visit the bourbon trail in Kentucky or check out Vicksburg which played an important role in the American Civil War. For fans of Elvis, Memphis is a must. If a visit to Graceland is not included in the price of the river cruise, you may want to buy your tickets online before you travel. If you like the idea of experiencing different cultures, you will not be disappointed in cities and towns along the Mississippi. There is a huge European influence, with one of the most famous examples being the French Quarter in New Orleans.

Columbia and Snake River combination

River cruises along the Columbia and Snake River, often explored as a pair, are very popular with travelers. You can cruise along the rivers between April and November, with Fall being the best time to visit if you are a wine lover. This is when the local vineyards are at their prettiest, and you get the added advantage of being able to taste some of the produce. There are many highlights to cruises in this area, including a visit to Hells Canyon. This is an area which originated during the last Ice Age. If you take a cruise along the Snake River, you can board a jet boat and take a look close-up.

River steam boat cruise in the US
River cruising, be it in a steam boat or paddlewheeler, provide for a great vacation
in US hometowns, along some of the most scenic routes.

Visit 1,000 islands on the St Lawrence

One of the most famous areas of the St Lawrence River is 1,000 islands. This is an amazing area to experience, for any avid sightseer. Also along the river are major Canadian metropolises, such as Montreal and Quebec City. The St Lawrence is a river that at times is narrower, peaceful and scenic and, at other times, is a wide expanse of water that is popular with some of the major cruise lines. There is something for everyone; those that enjoy the glamor of a large cruise ship, and those that prefer a smaller and more intimate craft.

Who would have thought that expanses of water could be so different; but they are. If you choose to cruise US rivers, there's an array of things to see and do. From enjoying onboard entertainment, wine tasting, to sightseeing, historic trails and shopping trips. There's something to suit everybody's taste.

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