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Choose from one of these top United States tours for 2024.  Your local English-speaking guide will lead your small group or personalized private tour on an extraordinary adventure. The below United States trips let you experience . Our United States trips for 2024 start from for extraordinary trips of . Most of the below trips can be customized to meet your exact needs while cruises have fixed itineraries. Contact one of Adventure Life's United States tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Last Frontier Adventure$42958Aug 23, 2024Chichagof Dream's 8-day Last Frontier Adventure offers more time in the woods and a higher level of adventure. On this journey, visit Baranof Island, …
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Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn$53959Aug 1, 2024Sail through Alaska's Inside Passage on this 9-day Alaskan cruise on the Baranof Dream. Visit the ports of Sitka, Juneau, Wrangell, and visit Glacier …
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Last Frontier Adventure$39958Aug 3, 2024This Last Frontier Adventure aboard Admiralty Dream is an 8-day small-ship cruise that offers more time in wilderness areas and a higher level of …
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Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise$720013Sep 11, 2024Thirteen days take you through the Inside Passages and Glacier Bay National Park, encountering remote wilderness, Native culture, and history. Set …
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Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness$62238Jul 27, 2024Explore Southeast Alaska aboard National Geographic Venture on its 8-day Alaska cruise from Juneau to Sitka. Hike over the spongy earth and float …
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Wild Alaska Escape: Haines, the Inian Islands, and Tracy Arm Fjord$29726Aug 7, 2024Board the National Geographic Sea Lion on this 6-day Wild Alaska Escape cruise exploring the coasts and forests of Alaska. Visit ports such as Sitka, …
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Glacier Bay National Park Adventure$44008Jul 28, 2024Join the Wilderness Discoverer on this exceptional 8-day Alaskan Cruise where you'll discover Glacier Bay National Park, a 3,223,384 acre park …
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Seward to Vancouver$60008Aug 8, 2024Join the Silver Muse and cruise the Inside Passage from Seward to Vancouver to see the region's vibrant culture and natural beauty. As you sail along …
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America’s Great River$1299915Sep 14, 2024Cruise America's great river on this 15-day itinerary aboard Viking Mississippi. Journey from St. Paul, Minnesota to New Orleans, Louisiana and …
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Heart of the Delta$549912Nov 7, 2024The Viking Mississippi hosts this 12-day voyage from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Memphis, Tennessee. Immerse yourself in the history and heritage of …
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New Orleans & Southern Charms$39998Nov 2, 2024Explore the highlights of the Mississippi River on this 8-day cruise roundtrip from New Orleans aboard Viking Mississippi. Discover port cities such …
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America’s Heartland$699912Aug 15, 2024Cruise America's Heartland on this 8-day Mississippi River cruise from St. Louis, Missouri to St. Paul, Minnesota aboard Viking Mississippi. Along …
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Lower Mississippi River Cruise$51909Aug 23, 2024Experience a 9-day cruise aboard American Symphony from Memphis to New Orleans, discovering historic sites, Civil War stories, and charming towns …
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Lower Mississippi River Cruise$51909Aug 23, 2024Experience a 9-day cruise aboard American Melody from Memphis to New Orleans, discovering historic sites, Civil War stories, and charming towns along …
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Lower Mississippi River Cruise$45309Sep 23, 2024Experience a 9-day cruise aboard American Heritage from Memphis to New Orleans, discovering historic sites, Civil War stories, and charming towns …
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Historic Mississippi River Cruise$34758Oct 28, 2024The American Heritage hosts this 8-day Mississippi River cruise from New Orleans. Explore historic plantations, Civil War sites, and charming towns. …
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Highlights of the Columbia River$26406Apr 16, 2025Set sail aboard the American Pride for a 6-day Columbia River cruise. Admire Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens. Explore Astoria's Victorian charm. …
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Highlights of the Columbia River$40106Oct 25, 2024Set sail aboard the American Jazz for a 6-day Columbia River cruise. Admire Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens. Explore Astoria's Victorian charm. …
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Columbia and Snake Rivers Journey$57688Sep 29, 2024The Sea Lion hosts this 8-day excursion from Portland, Oregon towards Clarkston, Washington. Along the way, pass through Hells Canyon, visit the …
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Columbia and Snake Rivers: Food, Wine, and History$52688Sep 21, 2024The Sea Bird takes you on this 8-day Pacific Northwest cruise along the Columbia and Snake Rivers, including zodiac & kayak excursions, hiking and …
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Columbia & Snake Rivers Cruise$52809Aug 6, 2024Embark on a 9-day cruise aboard American Song, navigating the Columbia & Snake Rivers. Cruise past Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens, reliving the …
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Columbia & Snake Rivers Cruise$55459Aug 16, 2024Embark on a 9-day cruise aboard American Jazz, navigating the Columbia & Snake Rivers. Cruise past Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens, reliving the …
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Northwest Pioneers Cruise$966512Sep 25, 2024Set sail on a 12-day Northwest Pioneers cruise aboard American Song. Explore Portland's peaks, Astoria's Victorian charm, and Kalama's Cascade views. …
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Columbia & Snake Rivers Cruise$42209Sep 20, 2024Embark on a 9-day cruise aboard American West, navigating the Columbia & Snake Rivers. Cruise past Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens, reliving the …
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A Voyage Along the Great Lakes – with Smithsonian Journeys$69808Aug 28, 2024Discover the North American Great Lakes on an 8-day journey onboard the Le Champlain. Follow along the steps of the earliest settlers, trappers, and …
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Great Lakes - Masterpieces of Nature$1100114Sep 29, 2024Cruise across all five Great Lakes aboard the Hanseatic Inspiration, witnessing locks in action, exploring rich cultural stories, and experiencing …
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Expedition in the heart of the American Great Lakes$1027011Sep 24, 2024Set out on Le Champlain's 11-day adventure voyage to discover the natural and cultural wonders of North America's Great Lakes, surrounded by …
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Lake Superior – a Life-sized Expedition$893011Sep 4, 2024Prepare for an extraordinary 11-day expedition cruise aboard Le Champlain, set sail from Milwaukee to explore the majestic Lake Superior. Experience …
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Great Lakes - Wilderness and History on vast Lake Backdrops$1030013Sep 26, 2025Embark on a 13-day cruise from Toronto aboard Hanseatic Inspiration, navigating the Great Lakes and exploring picturesque towns like Tobermory, Parry …
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Great Lakes Explorer$69958Sep 3, 2024This 8-day journey aboard the Viking Great Lakes brings you Milwaukee's rich history, the charm of Mackinac Island, the sunken shipwrecks of Fathom …
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Great Lakes and St Lawrence River - Unlocking the American Dream$1402018Oct 8, 2025Embark on an 18-day cruise from Milwaukee to Halifax, exploring iconic locations. Traverse tranquil Mackinac Island, witness Sault Ste. Marie's …
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Great Lakes of North America: Milwaukee to Toronto$69808Oct 13, 2024Set sail on Le Bellot for an 8-day cruise through North America's Great Lakes, surrounded by nature's vibrant fall colors. Admire the splendor and …
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New England Explorer$735011Jul 26, 2024Join this 11-day New England Explorer cruise from Boston on American Constitution. Explore historic Boston, cruise past Portland Head Light, enjoy a …
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Maine Coast & Harbors Cruise$66408Aug 26, 2024On this 8-day Maine Coast & Harbors Cruise roundtrip Portland aboard the American Glory, discover Maine's stunning coastline, rich maritime heritage, …
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New England Islands$77808Aug 15, 2024Embark on an 8-day cruise aboard American Liberty through New England, exploring maritime history from Providence to Newport. Indulge in lobster …
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New England Fall Foliage Cruise$1315515Sep 30, 2024On this 15-day New England Fall Foliage Cruise from Portland to New York aboard American Glory, explore New England's waterways adorned with fall …
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Yankee Seaports$66408Oct 14, 2024Join this 8-day Yankee Seaports cruise from Boston to New York aboard American Glory. Explore historic Boston before visiting picturesque Plymouth, …
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New York, NY to Quebec City$760011Aug 29, 2024On this 11-day voyage across New England, Silver Shadow sails from majestic New York to the city of Quebec. The journey includes overnight stays in …
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Voyage Along the St. Lawrence: From Québec to the Canadian Maritimes – with Smithsonian Journeys$1204012Oct 18, 2024Join a 12-day journey with Smithsonian Journeys aboard Le Champlain from Québec to the Canadian Maritimes. Explore Montréal, historic Québec City, …
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St Lawrence River and Nova Scotia - Canada's lifeline amidst Indian summer colors$1231217Oct 12, 2024Sail from Toronto to Bar Harbor in a 17-day nautical adventure. Explore vibrant cities, witness breathtaking landscapes, and immerse in diverse …
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United States Small Ship Cruising Guide

While the United States of America is largely known for its modern metropolitan cities, like New York, Las Vegas, & Los Angeles, many people don't realize how much natural beauty hides in the towering mountains, glacial frontiers, and expansive wilderness of this North American nation. Experience the United States from sea to shining sea, as you take part in activities like:
Top 5 Reasons to Cruise the United States:
  1. Scenic beauty: Enjoy stunning natural landscapes and unique wildlife not found on land such as the Columbia River Gorge, San Juan archipelago and Deception Passglacial fjords, Krestof and Nakwasina Sounds, Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers, and Waterfall Coast in Baranof Island.
  2. Relaxation: Find peace and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.. Unwind while admiring Lake Michigan and Niagara Falls, or watch the sunrise from the intimacy of a veranda aboard one of America’s Top Paddle River Boats
  3. Adventure: Participate in on-board activities, shore excursions and water sports. Activities include kayaking, hiking, trekking, camping, white-water rafting, and many others. Adventurers will not be found wanting. 
  4. Convenience: Visit multiple destinations without the hassle of packing and unpacking. Port towns, National Parks, remote destinations, iconic cities, and other unique locations are explored during all the top United States cruises.
  5. Luxury: Indulge in high-end cruising, upscale amenities, fine diningwine tasting,  and entertainment on and off the ship.

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