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Christmas Cruise

Celebrate your 2019 holidays in style with USA River Cruises!

Ready for a Christmas cruise? As excited as you are every year to celebrate the holidays with your loved ones, you know the to-do list is always too long. Every year, you get stressed out by having to: clean the entire house, decorate inside and out, shop for presents, shop for groceries, wrap the presents, bake the goodies, wash the dishes, make the holiday meals, wash the dishes, keep everyone from fighting over the TV remote, open presents, clean up, dessert, wash dishes… Every year it’s the same, and every year you say, “I wish I had a maid to do this for me.” This year, do it: celebrate your holidays onboard one of our river cruise ships! Someone onboard has already decorated for you, the beds are made with fresh sheets, the bathrooms are fully stocked and cleaned, and someone else will cook and clean all week for you! Take your family with you, or not. This year, your holiday season is in your hands. Where will you celebrate?

And we’re not just offering a Christmas cruise, but other holidays can be celebrated onboard, as well. There are two destinations that are available for all the Fall and Winter Holidays. Cruising the Lower Mississippi River region is definitely an option, with ships spending most of the holiday season cruising between Memphis and New Orleans. There are cruises for Thanksgiving, the Christmas Season and New Years. Another option is our Historic South & Golden Isles cruise aboard the Independence. This cruise travels for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

Give our cruise agents a call to book your Holiday Cruise for 2019: (800) 578-1479. Tell your agent code HOLLY100 to get $100 onboard credit!


A Thanksgiving cruise does not mean giving up the turkey and all the trimmings. It does mean enjoying luxury cuisine that you don’t have to prepare yourself or clean up after! The ship will be decorated, and the culinary team will be creating your Thanksgiving feast from scratch, including the traditional roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and more. Aboard the American Star, you’ll also enjoy a holiday-inspired cocktail reception! 

7-Day Round Trip Portland Cruise

Roundtrip Vancouver

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Great Rivers of Florida

Roundtrip Jacksonville

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Christmas cruise

Whether you need a holiday away or want to take the grandkids with you, make this Christmas one for the scrapbooks! The American Queen and American Duchess are both expertly adorned for the season, as are the plantations and ports of call along the Mississippi River. You’ll have the opportunity to build gingerbread houses, dance at a holiday gala, shop at Christmas markets and enjoy the tasty feasts the culinary teams will be making! Nothing beats a Christmas cruise!

American Revolution Cruise

Roundtrip Baltimore

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Roundtrip New Orleans | 9-Day Voyages

Roundtrip New Orleans

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Ring in the new year with a glass of champagne and a party with your new best friends. No matter the ship or destination, you’ll be treated to a New Year’s Eve celebration. Music, decor, drinks and dancing – there’s no better way to honor the year that has been, and look forward to 2020. For a unique celebration, the American Queen will dock at Nottoway Plantation on New Years Eve, enjoying a gala and fireworks from the levee!

Historic South & Golden Isles

Charleston to Jacksonville

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