Mississippi River Cruises

Mississippi Cruises

USA River Cruise agents will help you find your perfect cruise on the mighty Mississippi river. Whether you are looking for one of our themed cruises which emphasize the Civil War, Mark Twain, Jazz, Mardi Gras, or if you just want to take a step back in history and sit on the deck of a paddle wheeler, USA River Cruises can provide the perfect Mississippi River cruise for you! What better way to see this great country we live in and enjoy the rich history of the shores of the Mississippi River. Most cruises are 7 nights 8 days and believe me once you get on these fabulous boats you won’t ever want to get off! For more information call 1-800-578-1479

Queen of the Mississippi: New Orleans-Memphis

Queen of the Mississippi: New Orleans-Memphis

Save $1000 Off Per Stateroom on Select Departures!
Book by: 04/27/2014

New Orleans - MemphisEight Day/Seven NightDeparting from New Orleans, LA or Memphis, TNMississippi River Jazz Cruise - Enjoy special themed cruise on May 4th- More...

2014 Fall Colors on the Mississippi River-Rail & Sail

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Rail & Sail Special!!
Book by: 05/31/2014

 For over two decades, one of our most popular vacations has been a Fall passage up the mighty Mississippi during the height of Autumn colors aboard the classic paddlewheeler Queen of the- More...

Chicago to the Big Easy

Chicago to the Big Easy

2-for-1 Cruise Fare On Select Departures!!
Book by: 04/30/2014

Enjoy 16 days of history, culture and fun as you journey south on the Mississippi River! The Grande Caribe will be waiting for you in Joliet, IL, just South of Chicago, where you'll embark.- More...

2014 American Legends-Rail & Sail

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Rail & Sail Special!!
Book by: 05/31/2014

 A Special 4th of July Holiday with the country's largest fireworks display, the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, the Riverboat Express' to St. Louis, and the paddlewheeler QUEEN OF THE- More...

Mississippi and Tenn-Tom Waterway: New Orleans Round-Trip

Mississippi and Tenn-Tom Waterway: New Orleans Round-Trip

2-for-1 Cruise Fare On Select Departures!!
Book by: 04/26/2014

Travel with us along the Tenn-Tom Waterway, where breathtaking limestone cliffs rise high above the river bank. Local experts, a world renowned chef and antebellum musicians enhance your onboard- More...

Journey to the Great Smoky Mountains: Rail & Sail

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New Itinerary For 2014!
Book by: 08/31/2014

 Join us on a very special holiday to the Great Smoky Mountains that includes, in one relaxed holiday, every feature one would hope for on the Great American vacation: Complimentary travel- More...

Queen of the Mississippi: Nashville – St. Louis

Queen of the Mississippi: Nashville - St. Louis

Nashville - St. LouisEight Day/Seven NightDeparting from Nashville, TNDay 1 - Nashville, TN Music City has a vivacity that will capture you. From the Country Music Hall of- More...

Queen of the Mississippi: Memphis-Nashville

Queen of the Mississippi: Memphis-Nashville

Memphis - NashvilleEight Day/Seven NightDeparting from Memphis, TN or Nashville, TNDay 1 - Memphis, TN Memphis, the largest city in Tennessee, is rightfully referred to as- More...

Queen of the Mississippi: St. Louis – Cincinnati

Queen of the Mississippi: St. Louis - Cincinnati

St. Louis - CincinnatiEight Day/Seven NightDeparting from St. Louis, MO or Cincinnati, OHDay 1 - St. Louis, MO Reflect upon the role St. Louis played in the opening of the- More...

Queen of the Mississippi: Memphis – St. Louis

Queen of the Mississippi: Memphis - St. Louis

Memphis – St. LouisEight Day/Seven NightDeparting from St. Louis, MODay 1 - St. Louis, MO Reflect upon the role St. Louis played in the opening of the American frontier as- More...

Queen of the Mississippi: New Orleans roundtrip

Queen of the Mississippi: New Orleans roundtrip

New Orleans - New OrleansEight Day/Seven NightDeparting from New Orleans, LA Join us for the first Mississippi River cruise of 2014 and be a part of our greatest Mardi Gras- More...

Queen of the Mississippi: St. Louis – St.Paul

Queen of the Mississippi: St. Louis - St.Paul

St. Louis - St. PaulEight Day/Seven NightDeparting from St. Louis, MO or St. Paul, MN  Mark Twain Tribute Cruise - Enjoy a special themed cruise on our August 3rd- More...

Queen of the Mississippi

Queen of the Mississippi

Journey to the heart and soul of America on The Queen of the Mississippi.- More...

St. Louis to Cincinnati

St. Louis to Cincinnati

BOURBON & BLUEGRASS Experience the history of Bourbon and Bluegrass, both distinctly American icons. This voyage begins at the Gateway Arch and carries you to the old French trading post of- More...

New Orleans to Memphis

New Orleans to Memphis

8-DAY VOYAGE SAVOR THE SOUNDS OF THE DELTA - Experience the musical innovation and passion inherent in the sounds of the Delta Blues. One of the earliest forms of blues, this soulful style found- More...

Roundtrip St. Louis

Roundtrip St. Louis

JOURNEY THROUGH THE HEARTLAND Your busy schedule may not allow for a 9-day cruise, so we’ve designed this 5-day tour with you in mind. Enjoy the simplicity of a roundtrip itinerary to simplify- More...

Elvis Cruise & Elvis Tribute Aboard the American Queen

Elvis Cruise & Elvis Tribute Aboard the American Queen

    Elvis Cruises  begin in 2014 and travel from Memphis to New Orleans Elvis Presley is known around the world as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Enjoy a leisurely cruise from Elvis’- More...

Roundtrip New Orleans

Roundtrip New Orleans

5-DAY VOYAGE A TASTE OF THE TRUE SOUTH – For those looking for a brief encounter with the historic South, this is the perfect journey for you. Experience the best plantations, gardens, historic- More...

Civil War Cruise

Civil War Cruise

TALES OF A NATION TORN ASUNDER - A breathtaking panorama from the cliffs of Chattanooga's Lookout Mountain sets the tone for this unrivaled journey through ports of call that played a part in the- More...

Roundtrip Cincinnati

Roundtrip Cincinnati

5-Day Voyage ALL-AMERICAN SUMMERTIME SAMPLER - This 5-day tour takes you straight to the highlights. This journey is perfect for travelers who don’t quite have time for a 9-day experience, but- More...

St. Louis to St. Paul and Reverse

St. Louis to St. Paul and Reverse

TREASURES OF SUMMER AND COLORS OF FALL The upper reaches of the Mississippi River from dynamic St. Louis to the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are rich with frontier tales of fur traders- More...

American Queen 2014

American Queen 2014

Just Announced! Our 2014 sailings aboard the beautiful American Queen Steamboat. Voyages will fill up quickly, so your prompt reservations are encouraged.2014 Dates: Sailings from 5 Day/4 Night- More...

Southern Culture Aboard the American Queen

Southern Culture Aboard the American Queen

Immerse yourself in the literature, music and culture of the South, as well as its traditions, history and cooking. Our Southern Culture Vacations carry you deep into the worlds of William Faulkner,- More...

Big Band Themed Cruises Aboard the American Queen

Big Band Themed Cruises Aboard the American Queen

THE SPIRIT OF THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH -  This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi. From the legendary jazz of Bourbon Street to the battlefields of Vicksburg, this is- More...

Gardens of the River Aboard the American Queen

Gardens of the River Aboard the American Queen

Come stroll through some of the loveliest gardens in the South, accompanied by the nation’s top gardening experts.  Join us for an unforgettable voyage on the American Queen.   The- More...

Fall Colors Aboard the American Queen

Fall Colors Aboard the American Queen

Fall Colors Vacations salute nature’s rich palette of reds, oranges and golds as your  seamboat traverses the Upper Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee rivers in autumn. You can shuffle through the- More...

Baseball Legends Aboard the American Queen

Baseball Legends Aboard the American Queen

America’s pastime and the Boys of Summer are part of our national identity. Imagine the wooden bleachers, the pennants snapping in the wind, peanuts in the shell, wooden bats, woolen uniforms and- More...

Nashville to Chattanooga

Nashville to Chattanooga

A CASUAL COUNTRY CRUISE - Enjoy Music City, home of the Grand Ole Opry and historic Ryman Auditorium, the “Mother Church of Country Music,” originally built as Union Gospel Tabernacle by- More...

Lower Mississippi River Cruises on the American Queen

Lower Mississippi River Cruises on the American Queen

The lower stretch of the Mississippi, from carefree New Orleans to vibrant Memphis, is the river of legends. Old Man River has been celebrated in print, song and film for many generations.- More...

New Year’s Eve Aboard the American Queen

New Year's Eve Aboard the American Queen

 THE SPIRIT OF THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH -  This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi. From the legenary jazz of Bourbon Street to the battlefields of Vicksburg, this- More...

Jeffersonville to Nashville

Jeffersonville to Nashville

RIVERBOAT HISTORY REVELRY - Join us in celebrating the 100th birthday of the Belle of Louisville. A special event honoring the famed vessel will rekindle the days when the bustling highways of- More...

Upper Mississippi River Cruises on the American Queen

Upper Mississippi River Cruises on the American Queen

The upper reaches of the Mississippi River from dynamic St. Louis to the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are rich with frontier tales of fur traders and pioneers set among picturesque geography and abundant wildlife.- More...

Civil War Theme Aboard the American Queen

Civil War Theme Aboard the American Queen

Renowned historians guide you through the footprints of the boys in blue and gray. Lecturers, balladeers, actors and impersonators seem as if they’ve stepped straight from Vicksburg or Gettysburg.- More...

Cincinnati to St. Louis

Cincinnati to St. Louis

THE AMERICAN SPIRIT THRIVES - Perfect for any traveler, this idyllic journey allows you to experience both the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Iconic ports of call on your voyage include Louisville,- More...

Old Fashioned Holidays with the American Queen

Old Fashioned Holidays with the American Queen

Old Fashioned Holidays with the American Queen Nowhere can you embrace this special time of year more uniquely than aboard an elegant steamboat, decked out from stem to stern in Victorian holiday- More...

Queen Of The Mississippi – St. Louis to New Orleans:

Queen Of The Mississippi - St. Louis to New Orleans:

  This exciting new itinerary cruises the Mississippi River from St. Louis to New Orleans in one week instead of two. Cruise in relaxed luxury aboard the stunning Queen of the Mississippi as- More...

Memphis to Cincinnati

Memphis to Cincinnati

A SUMMER OF POSSIBILITIES - Embrace the genteel pace of life on the river. This unique 10-day journey begins on the Mississippi River in the American Queen’s homeport of Memphis, Tennessee before- More...

Thanksgiving Aboard the American Queen

Thanksgiving Aboard the American Queen

Thanksgiving Aboard the American Queen Immerse yourself in the literature, music and culture of the South, as well as its traditions, history and cooking.  Join us onboard for Thanksgiving- More...

Cincinnati to Pittsburgh and Reverse

Cincinnati to Pittsburgh and Reverse

Cincinnati to Pittsburgh | 8-Day Voyage AMERICA’S BUCOLIC HEARTLAND - Travel the blue waters of the Ohio River all the way up to where it is formed by the junction of the Allegheny and- More...

Chattanooga to Memphis

Chattanooga to Memphis

TALES OF A NATION TORN ASUNDER From the cliffs of Lookout Mountain travel along this unique Tennessee River itinerary, where each port of call played a part in the conflict that tore a nation- More...

St. Louis to Jeffersonville

St. Louis to Jeffersonville

ENJOY THE FALL FOLIAGE Celebrate autumnal splendor as you journey past the vibrant colors of the land. Residents of the towns and cities along the way turn out to welcome the grand American Queen- More...