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Why Book with Us?

1. An incredible experience:

Our company has been in business since 1985. We started the USA River Cruises division in 2000 to provide specialized, small ship cruising bookings and services. Not only do our cruise agents have over 25 years of experience in the business, but they also take frequent cruises, selected from our world-famous offerings. Enjoying these excursions keeps them attuned to our clients’ needs and makes sure the ships continue to deliver exceptional experiences, across the board.

2. Our style:

We are a company that has built a name for ourselves on personal service. We take great pride in giving our clients the best cruise or rail excursion possible. We go the extra mile to take care of your entire travel experience, including: airfare, rail fare, charter buses, transfers, pre-or post-hotel packages and city tours. With our air department, we can offer our clients airfare, rail tickets and even bus charters, all at the best prices available.

Enjoy a new style of small ship cruising and adventure travel that combines small vessels, great guides and sustainable practices that allow you to experience nature and wildlife, up close. Specially outfitted yachts, small ships and wilderness lodges serve as a base from which expert naturalists lead small group explorations into the wilderness. With us, you can actively explore nature away from tourist crowds without sacrificing comfort, safety, or the environment.

3. In-depth knowledge: 

We are always educating our agents by sending them on cruises or rail trips, so that they too can experience, fully understand, and appreciate our products. Our company has established long, respectful relationships with our cruise vendors and has the insight to help you sort through all of your small ship options and find family-owned vessels, on which you will experience the absolute best service. Whatever you are looking for, our knowledgeable agents can help you find it!

4. Unsurpassable value:

You will always get the best prices and services booking with USA River Cruises. Our sales volume and relationships with our cruise companies helps us provide you with the best possible price! Our knowledge and experience guarantees that you will not only get a great rate, but also the best cruise or rail trip for your needs. You can call our office and always talk to a real person who is happy to assist you with your travel plans.

5. Personalized service:

Travel is about details, so we believe in a personal relationship with each client. When you call our office you will be able to continue a relationship with the same service agent, instead of having to re-introduce yourself to a different person on each call. We will do everything we can to give you great service, including having one agent help you throughout the process of researching, purchasing and preparing for your trip. In addition, he or she will call you when you get back to make sure everything was perfect. If for some reason your experience was less-than-desirable in any way, we make sure your voice is heard by using our sales volume to get results from our vendors.

6. Special offers available only through USA River Cruises:

We have special offers and discounts that are not available if you book direct. Many of our cruises feature Early Booking Discounts, Last-Minute Offers, Free or Discounted Flights, Unadvertised Shipboard Credits and other perks such as free pre- or post-hotel packages or transfers.

7. Custom charters and adventures:

We are experts at crafting personalized itineraries for couples and families. Our team specializes in charters or small groups traveling together, so we are familiar with every step of the process and are happy to establish an itinerary that works for you! We have many expert group agents in our office who know how to get the most for your group, in addition to helping you organize and sometimes even fill those last few cabins. All of our small ships or yachts are available for groups and charters, so please call for discount rates. We apply our knowledge and experience to choosing vessels and designing trips that are carefully tailored to suit your interests, ability and budget.

8. Peace of mind:

Our company is subject to the nation’s most stringent travel industry guidelines. We are a US-based Cruise/Rail Agency and registered as a “Seller of Travel” with a Masters of Business License in the State of Washington (CST #2069288-40). USA River Cruises is licensed, bonded and insured for domestic and international travel. We are also licensed to sell travel insurance and offer a number of policies designed especially for cruises and rail tours. You can trust in our watertight policies to craft the best possible seafaring trip for you and your loved ones.

9. What others say:

Don’t take our word for it. We have been recognized as leaders in Expedition Cruises and Wilderness Adventures by National Geographic Traveler, Outside Magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, Frommers and The Outdoor Channel. Read the many client testimonials throughout our website or on our blog or ask us to put you in contact with an alumni traveler.

Analysis of our trip evaluations shows that more than 99% of our clients would refer USA River Cruises to their friends and family. Give us a try and let us know if you would, too!

10. Repeat passenger benefits:

Come cruise with us again! Everyone who embarks with us receives a gift certificate for $100-500 off (depending on the trip) for their next excursion. In addition to the special discounts, repeat passengers receive free transfers and often also get additional credit to use on-board.

Looking to stimulate your senses and awaken your sense of adventure? Let USA River Cruises lead the way! We’re fully equipped to handle large or small groups and a variety of location and theme preferences. Let us craft your cruise of a lifetime!