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Explore these 187 top cruises to North America for 2022. Some of the most popular activities on these small ship cruises include small ship cruises, village visits, wildlife viewing, kayaking, and whale watching. Explore Juneau, Sitka, Glacier Bay National Park, Memphis, and Paducah with our expert local English speaking guides who will show you the hot spots and the off-the-beaten-path hidden gems. We work with only the best small  ships that carry from 10 up to 500 fortunate guests, and we can give you unbiased advice to match you with the perfect ship and perfect cruise for your next vacation. Our cruises to North America start from $1,250 for cruises of 6 to 99 days. Contact one of Adventure Life's North America cruise specialists for help planning a seamless trip.
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Columbia River Gorge
$4,895
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Rivers of Adventure and Wine

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Legacy
  • Hike along the Lewis & Clark River
  • Sample local culinary delights
  • Visit the Columbia River Gorge
  • Bike through Hood River Valley
Starts/ Ends in:
Portland / Portland
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, River Cruise, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark in the fascinating city of Portland, Oregon on this dazzling 8-day river cruise and enjoy the opportunity to explore the wonders of this rich region. Transit eight locks and enjoy a private tour at the Bonneville Dam Visitor Center.Take a walk on the wild side at Multnomah Falls—the …
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Enjoy a kayak trip.
$4,995
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Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Quest
  • Explore fjords and island channels
  • Watch for wildlife
  • Hike in Mt. Constitution
  • Taste local oysters and clams
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Get ready for an unforgettable adventure where you will travel throughthe Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and the Seattle waterfront as well as Olympic National Park—UNESCO World Heritage Site, San Juan archipelago & Deception Pass. Hike, beachcomb, kayak, paddle board, discover bird rookeries …
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Alaska travel and dall sheep grazing on Alaska hillside
$7,295
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Northern Passages & Glacier Bay

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Explorer
  • Attend Park Ranger presentations
  • Hike at Glacier Bay National Park
  • Observe sea lions and birds
  • See Krestof and Nakwasina Sounds
Starts/ Ends in:
Juneau / Sitka
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the Safari Explorer for this 8-day voyage that takes you into the jewel of the U.S. National Park System. Kayak, paddle board, snorkel, and skiff to explore this majestic region and Glacier Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hikes ashore in Glacier Bay National Park and along Chichagof …
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Calm waters disturbed only by the flick of a whale's tail
$4,995
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Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise

13 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Endeavour
  • Enjoy Canada’s Inside Passages
  • Visit Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover LeConte Bay
  • Connect with Tlingit culture
  • Watch for whales at Frederick Sound
Starts/ Ends in:
Seattle / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Thirteen days take you through the inside passages and Glacier Bay National Park plus remote wilderness, native culture, and history. Enjoy adventure activities in the San Juan Islands, Tongass National Forest, and Misty Fjords National Monument. Discover more about indigenous culture and the …
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A mother polar bear and her young relax on the Arctic landscape
$11,995
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Out of the Northwest Passage

17 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Travel the NW Passage Route
  • Enjoy Inuit hospitality
  • Visit Franklin Expedition graves
  • View Arctic wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Kugluktuk / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Hiking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
An iconic journey, the Northwest Passage remains an adventure today. Join the Ocean Endeavour on this 17-day journey as it sets sail eastward from Kugluktuk toward Gjoa Haven, where Amundsen honed his polar skills. Sail the Queen Maud Gulf, stopping for daily hikes and Zodiac cruises. Continue on …
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Explore the rivers of America
$2,799
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St. Louis to Minneapolis

9 Day Itinerary aboard American Duchess
  • Explore the culture of St. Louis
  • See Mark Twain's hometown, Hannibal
  • Relax in laid-back La Crosse
  • Admire local artwork in Red Wing
Starts/ Ends in:
St. Louis / Red Wing
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the land and river that inspired legendary American author Samuel Clemens, better known by his pen name, Mark Twain. Cruise northward from St. Louis, Missouri along the mighty Mississippi River, toward the city of Minneapolis. Along the way, explore port towns such as Hannibal, Missouri, …
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New Orleans paddlewheel steamer in New Orleans, Lousiana
$1,999
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New Orleans to Memphis

9 Day Itinerary aboard American Queen
  • Explore vibrant New Orleans
  • Experience the music of Memphis
  • Learn the history of Vicksburg
  • Explore Nottoway Plantation
Starts/ Ends in:
New Orleans / Memphis
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Lower Mississippi River has stories to share – a legacy that flows from Memphis to the Gulf of Mexico. Embark on more than just a cruise, and return with more than memories: experience, understanding, an enlightened perspective. Explore the American South and discover all the great sights …
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Bald eagles resting
$3,995
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Last Frontier Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Chichagof Dream
  • Explore Glacier Bay National Park
  • See marine life in Frederick Sound
  • Participate on hiking in Sitka
  • Kayak along the Waterfall Coast
Starts/ Ends in:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 8-day voyage aboard Chichagof Dream for an exciting and energetic experience from the activities included on this itinerary to be able to explore Alaska from Sitka to Juneau or reverse.The dynamic itinerary features daily adventures like hiking rainforest trails, kayaking in a glacial …
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View the iconic arch when you visit St. Louis, gateway to the west
$10,499
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America’s Great River

St. Paul to New Orleans - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Mississippi
  • Explore St. Louis' arts scene
  • Enjoy American music styles
  • Learn Civil War history
  • Experience New Orleans' culture
  • Visit the Quad Cities
Starts/ Ends in:
St. Paul / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, River Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the history, natural beauty, and distinctive regional cultures of America's great river, the mighty Mississippi, on this 15-day cruise aboard Viking Mississippi. Set sail from St. Paul, Minnesota, and venture south toward New Orleans, Louisiana. Along the way, visit small towns and …
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Whale watching in Alaska
$6,695
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Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise

13 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Explorer
  • Enjoy Canada’s Inside Passages
  • Visit Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover LeConte Bay
  • Watch for whales at Frederick Sound
Starts/ Ends in:
Seattle / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover a wilderness beyond the expected on a 13-day Alaskan journey through Inside Passages and Glacier Bay National Park. Enjoy adventure activities in the San Juan Islands, Tongass National Forest, and Misty Fjords National Monument. Learn more about the Native culture and Pacific …
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Kayaking in Hawaii's lava tubes.
$5,795
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Hawaiian Seascapes

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Explorer
  • Enjoy a paʻina and jam session
  • Take part in exploration activities
  • Visit the Puu Waawaa Sanctuary
  • Snorkel among coral gardens
  • Explore the island history
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark the Safari Explorer to discover gems of the Hawaiian Islands! On this 8-day voyage, partake in unparalleled snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, beach-combing, and skiff excurisons. Visit a plumeria farm, one of Hawaii's longest beaches, and discover island history at the …
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Get up close to amazing glaciers in Alaska
$7,340
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Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Venture
  • View unique wildlife such as orcas
  • Visit Tracy or Endicott Arm fjords
  • Explore Alaskan ecosystems
  • Hike & kayak in Icy Strait
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Southeast Alaska aboard National Geographic Venture on its 8-day expedition from Juneau to Sitka. Experience an extraordinary visit to Alaska. Take advantage of a sighting of a pod of orcas or linger on shore to watch a brown bear sow and her cubs forage. Explore under the guidance of an …
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Explore the fascinating Louisiana bayou
$1,999
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Roundtrip New Orleans

9 Day Itinerary aboard American Duchess
  • Admire the beauty of New Orleans
  • Indulge in New Orleans music
  • Experience life at Natchez
  • See preserved historic homes
Starts/ Ends in:
New Orleans / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore unique sites and attractions of the deep south on a river cruise round-trip from New Orleans. Uncover the treasures of Lower Mississippi River cities as you indulge in iconic Louisiana cuisine spiced with influences from the region’s diverse cultures. Visit historic estates and learn …
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Calm waters disturbed only by the flick of a whale's tail
$4,660
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Wild Alaska Escape: Sitka to Juneau

6 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Sea Lion
  • Journey by kayak into dramatic bays
  • Raft the Chilkat River with guides
  • See Haines by raft, bike, or foot
  • View glaciers and icebergs
Starts/ Ends in:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the National Geographic Sea Lion on this 6-day cruise to explore Alaska on an active expedition to see the region’s iconic wildlife and epic landscapes in a compact timeframe. Enjoy hikes on world-class trails through forests of towering trees, kayak deep into glacially-carved fjords, …
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Explore beautiful New England
$3,499
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Autumn in New England

Boston to St. John - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Voyager
  • Enjoy Boston
  • Delight in Newport's rich history
  • Discover Provincetown
  • Stroll Portland's streets
Starts/ Ends in:
Boston / St. John
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take in the heart and soul of America's origins on this nine-day voyage aboard the Ocean Voyager, which explores some of the region's most legendary places. View charming, authentic New England in all her splendor. Craggy bluffs, stretches of sandy shoreline, and lush farmland provide the …
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View monuments from the Civil War in Mississippi
$5,499
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Minneapolis to New Orleans

16 Day Itinerary aboard American Duchess
  • Enjoy musical history in Memphis
  • Explore the arts in Minneapolis, MN
  • Discover St. Louis, Missouri
  • Admire the diversity of New Orleans
  • Learn about Civil War history
Starts/ Ends in:
Minneapolis / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Watch landscapes, cultures and even language transform as you cruise along the Mississippi river from Minneapolis to New Orleans aboard the American Duchess. Board this 16-day cruise to sail nearly the full length of the mighty Mississippi. Along the way, visit historic port cities and laid-back …
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Relax in the sunny squares of historic Savannah
$5,599
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Boston, MA to Nassau, Bahamas

Boston - Nassau - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Voyager
  • Learn Boston's history
  • Wander through historic Baltimore
  • Experience Southern hospitality
  • Explore Charleston's architecture
Starts/ Ends in:
Boston / Nassau
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail on this 16-day itinerary cruising the seaboard from bustling Boston to beachy Nassau aboard Ocean Voyager. With stops in Baltimore, Charleston, West Palm Beach, and more, this journey has been handcrafted to sample the Eastern cities of the United States as you head to your final destination …
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Visit historic St. Louis
$2,599
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Memphis to St. Louis

9 Day Itinerary aboard American Queen
  • Listen to the music of Memphis
  • Explore wonders of New Madrid
  • Admire historic handicrafts
  • Explore the culture of St. Louis
Starts/ Ends in:
Memphis / St. Louis
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the American Queen and join this delightful 9-day journey From the legacies that line the Mississippi River to the corners of creative genius along Ohio, your riverboat journey promises a wealth of eye-opening experiences and memories. Explore the seismic wonders of New Madrid and the iconic …
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