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Get to know a side of the United States that most people never see. Experience the USA from the rivers, oceans and waterways as you explore the wild & wonderful frontiers of this vast country. The broad expanse of America stretches from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific Coast, and from the Gulf of Mexico, to the Great Lakes to the vast wilderness of Alaska. Cruise the Mississippi River between Minneapolis and New Orleans. Float through the heartland down the Ohio, Illinois, or Tennessee Rivers. Or explore the wild west just as Lewis & Clark did, navigating the mountainous Northwest on a cruise up the Columbia & Snake Rivers. Cruise New England and eastern Canada along the Atlantic coast and the St. Lawrence RiverContact us to start planning your USA adventure cruise today!
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Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise$499513Sep 24, 2022On this 13-day small ship tour onboard Safari Endeavour, explore the Inside Passage and Glacier Bay. Whales and wildlife, kayaking, and hiking are …
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Last Frontier Adventure$39958May 20, 2022Chichagof 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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Northern Passages & Glacier Bay$72958May 28, 2022Embark on the Safari Explorer for an 8-day cruise to Glacier Bay National Park, Chichagof Island, and Peril Strait as you cruise from Juneau to …
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Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness$73408May 21, 2022Explore 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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Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise$669513Sep 3, 2022Thirteen days take you through the Inside Passages and Glacier Bay National Park, encountering remote wilderness, Native culture, and history. Set …
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Wild Alaska Escape: Sitka to Juneau$46606May 29, 2022Board 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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Alaska Fjords & Glaciers$44958May 22, 2022Cruise through some of Alaska's most dramatic landscapes with opportunities to view a myriad of wildlife on this magnificent 8-day voyage onboard the …
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Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn$51959Jun 7, 2022Sail 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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St. Louis to Minneapolis$22999Jul 23, 2022Explore the segment of the Mississippi River that inspired legendary American author Mark Twain on this 9-day cruise from St. Louis to Minneapolis. …
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New Orleans to Memphis$19999May 29, 2022The American Queen hosts this 9-day Lower Mississippi River cruise from New Orleans, Louisiana to Memphis, Tennessee. Experience southern culture …
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Roundtrip New Orleans$19999Feb 25, 2023Board the American Duchess paddlewheeler for an unforgettable 9-day lower Mississippi River cruise round-trip from New Orleans. Discover the history, …
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Memphis to St. Louis$25999Jul 17, 2022Board the American Queen and join this delightful 9-day journey from Memphis, Tennessee to St. Louis. Cruise the Mississippi river and explore the …
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America’s Great River$1049915Jul 9, 2022Cruise 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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Minneapolis to New Orleans$549916Sep 24, 2022Board American Duchess to join this 16-day cruise on the mighty Mississippi River. Set sail from Minneapolis, Minnesota and cruise to New Orleans, …
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Heart of the Delta$39998Oct 29, 2022The Viking Mississippi hosts this 8-day voyage from New Orleans, Louisiana to Memphis, Tennessee. Immerse yourself in the history and heritage of the …
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New Orleans to Memphis$19999Jun 25, 2022Board the American Duchess historical river ship on this 9-day Mississippi River cruise from New Orleans to Memphis. See landscapes, cultures and …
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Rivers of Adventure and Wine$48958Aug 27, 2022Join this incredible 8-day cruise roundtrip from Portland aboard the Wilderness Legacy to discover the award-winning wines that come out of the Red …
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Journey on the Columbia & Snake Rivers$62408Sep 19, 2022The National Geographic Quest hosts this 8-day voyage from Portland, Oregon to Clarkston, Washington. Along the way, pass through Hells Canyon, visit …
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Clarkston to Vancouver$19999May 29, 2022The American Empress hosts this 9-day voyage from Clarkston to Vancouver. Cruise the Columbia and Snake rivers, historic sites, and dams. Explore …
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Vancouver to Clarkston$19999May 22, 2022The American Empress hosts this 9-day voyage from Vancouver, Washington to Clarkston, Washington. Cruise the Columbia and Snake rivers, historic …
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Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey: Harvests, History & Landscapes$57108Sep 25, 2022The 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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Roundtrip Portland$15997Nov 20, 2022Sail roundtrip from Vancouver, WA, and savor a panoramic experience of the Pacific Northwest region's history, harvests, and landscapes on this 7-day …
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A Voyage Along the Great Lakes$88308Sep 18, 2022Set sail aboard Le Bellot for an 8-day cruise to discover the Great Lakes of North America. Admire the splendid colors of early autumn from Toronto …
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Great Lakes Grand Discovery - Chicago to Montreal$609913Sep 23, 2022Begin this grand exploration of North America’s Great Lakes from the dazzling city of Chicago, discover all the wonders of this city and embark on …
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The Splendor of the Great Lakes$469911May 20, 2022Join this grand exploration of North America's Great Lakes on this 11-day cruise aboard Ocean Voyager. From Chicago, Illinois, cruise Lakes Michigan, …
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The Splendor of the Great Lakes$469911May 17, 2022Explore the wonders of the Great Lakes on this 11-day voyage aboard the Ocean Navigator from Chicago, Illinois to Toronto, Ontario. Sail on Lakes …
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Great Lakes Grand Discovery - Chicago to Montreal$609915Aug 25, 2022Explore the glittering city of Chicago before sailing over North America's Great Lakes. See the natural splendor of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and …
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Montreal, QC to Detroit, MI$499911Sep 4, 2023From Montreal, QC to Detroit, MI set sail on an 11-day Saint Lawrence River expedition cruise on the Ocean Navigator. Explore the culture, history, …
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A Voyage Along the Great Lakes – with Smithsonian Journeys$61208Aug 28, 2023Set sail aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville for an 8-day cruise to discover the Great Lakes of North America. Admire the splendid colors of early autumn from …
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Lakeside Treasures$629916Jun 4, 2022Discover the Great Lakes on a 16-day voyage on the Ocean Navigator from Chicago, Illinois to Thunder Bay, Ontario, and Green Bay, Wisconsin. Explore …
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Autumn in New England$34999Oct 13, 2022Board Ocean Voyager on this unforgettable cruise from Boston, Massachusetts to St. John, New Brunswick. Along the way, explore New England ports and …
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Boston, MA to Nassau, Bahamas$559916Oct 27, 2022On this 16-day journey along the United States' Atlantic Coast, board the Ocean Voyager. Sail from Boston, Massachusetts to Nassau, Bahamas. Explore …
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Canadian Crown Jewels$449911Oct 4, 2022Pass across the St. Lawrence Seaway and into Canada and the United States on Ocean Voyager. Maritime Canada and New England are well-represented on …
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Portland to Toronto$499912Apr 27, 2023Ocean Navigator takes you up the gorgeous St. Lawrence Seaway and along the Atlantic Coast. Explore ports such as Halifax, Québec City, Montreal, …
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Wild Maine Escape: Exploring Downeast & Acadia National Park$41106Jul 9, 2023Join National Geographic Sea Lion on this 6-day Wild Maine Escape cruise exploration and discover Maine's picturesque coast from Portland to …
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Autumn in New England$34999Oct 20, 2022Join Ocean Navigator on this spectacular cruise from Boston, Massachusetts to Saint John, New Brunswick. Along the route, visit New England ports and …
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Montreal, QC to Detroit, MI$499911Sep 4, 2023From Montreal, QC to Detroit, MI set sail on an 11-day Saint Lawrence River expedition cruise on the Ocean Navigator. Explore the culture, history, …
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Portland to Toronto$469912May 7, 2023Embark on a spectacular 12-day sailing expedition aboard the Ocean Voyager from Portland's spectacular waterfront, that combines active fishing …
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