Thinking of taking a cruise, but don’t want to fly internationally? There are a large number of domestic ports, so most of us can sail on a cruise without ever having to fly. (See a map of U.S. cruise ports here.) From these ports, you can cruise close to home, or go almost anywhere in the world.
If you really want to stay domestic, though, you might start taking a look at U.S. river/coast cruises. There are many options in this arena, from Alaska, to the Mississippi, to New England, and beyond. One of the cruise lines that offer many options is American Cruise Lines– and here’s information, straight from the line of some of the choices they’re offering in 2014.
Southeast Alaska Cruises
Cruising Southeast Alaska’s forest-lined bays and pristine coastal waterways aboard the American Spirit is to experience America at its most majestic. Wilderness, wildlife, history and culture meet in a wonderland of national parks and natural beauty as you cruise in relaxed luxury with the finest regional cuisine and the unmistakable personal service of American Cruise Lines. Free shore excursions on all 2014 Southeast Alaska cruises.
Columbia and Snake River Cruises
Follow the legendary route traveled by Lewis and Clark as they pioneered the Western frontier. Cruise the Columbia and Snake Rivers from Clarkston to Astoria aboard Queen of the West as the landscapes transition from high desert interior to the mountainous forests of the Columbia River Gorge. Free shore excursions on all 2014 Columbia and Snake cruises.
Mississippi River Cruises
Cruise the Mississippi River aboard Queen of the Mississippi. This incredible, new paddle wheeler offers passengers luxurious accommodations, fine cuisine, on board experts, and guided excursions at each port of call. Cruise from New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville, Cincinnati, St. Louis, or St. Paul. Free shore excursions on all 2014 Mississippi River cruises. Learn More ›
Puget Sound and San Juan Island Cruise
Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands form the most majestic and intriguing cruising grounds in the world. Experience the incredible wonder of this unique region aboard the American Spirit. Let our all-American crew introduce you to Small Ship Cruising Done Perfectly.
To learn more about American Cruise lines, please click here.
Read more about the other cruise lines and their offerings here.