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North America River Cruises

Unlocking America's past

Cruise holidays to North America


Whether you're channeling your inner Huckleberry Finn as you sail the storied waters of the Mississippi, or you're seeking out fine wines amid the verdant landscapes of Oregon, North America offers plenty of superb options for a river cruise holiday.

Winding through the southern states of Louisiana and Tennessee, a cruise along the lower Mississippi is the quintessential USA river cruise experience. Take in the region's rich musical heritage in New Orleans and Memphis, discover opulent antebellum mansions in Natchez and Vicksburg, and experience the bohemian charm of St Francisville as you wind between historic settlements and Civil War sites. It all provides a fascinating insight into the unique cultural nuances of the Deep South, showcased in magnificent museums and sites that tell the often harrowing stories of the slave trade and the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement. Then, aboard ships such as The American Queen, you'll be treated to the very best in regional dining, expert lectures and spectacular onboard entertainment.

The American Queen, Mississippi River, USA
The American Queen

Then, in Oregon in the USA's Pacific Northwest, the Columbia and Snake rivers provide pioneering exploration among lush, mountainous landscapes that spill out into sweeping vineyards. Sailing between Portland and Clarkson, these cruises take you right off the beaten track, taking in the dramatic landscapes of Mount St Helens and sites from the 19th-century Lewis and Clark Expedition, the first American expedition to cross the western regions of the United States. Choose between a modern ship or an authentic paddlewheeler as you enjoy sumptuous local food and entertainment straight out of the Great American Songbook.

Remember, these are just a taste of the cruise holidays we offer. For more information and the latest offers, browse our itineraries below or contact our team of cruise specialists.


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Our top itineraries for North America River Cruises

M/V Victory I in Georgian Bay

Splendour of the Great Lakes - Chicago to Toronto

12-day lake cruise from £5,695 pp incl. flights

The awe-inspiring Great Lakes make up one fifth of the world's fresh surface water. Discover this spectacular region in elegant style with fine dining and enrichment activities onboard the Victory I or Victory II.

America - America Cruise Lines

The Mississippi by Paddle-wheeler: New Orleans to Memphis

11-day river cruise

Sailing one of the world’s greatest rivers, you’ll enjoy all the charms of yesteryear aboard a luxury paddle-wheeler. Think nightly jazz, complimentary cocktails and included touring throughout, from grand plantation homes to New Orleans and Memphis

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Great Lakes Discovery with Victory - Toronto to Chicago

12-day lake cruise from £5,695 pp incl. flights

Sailing between Toronto and Chicago, this is your chance to showcase the best of the Great Lakes, enjoying afternoon teas and complimentary cocktails as you explore tribal islands, historic towns and city greats.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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