USA River Cruises offers trips all over the United States, and we know our passengers have their favorites. While all of our boats have amenities to keep everyone comfortable for weeks on end, it’s where the boats embark that thrill our fans. From natural beauty to historical significance, the following areas are our most scenic cruises for 2019 and 2020.

The Columbia River Gorge

With cruises spanning the width of Washington and Oregon, you’ll see all the beauty the diverse Northwest has to offer. From the amber waves of grain east of the mountains on the Snake River to the turbulent tides where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean in Astoria, our Columbia and Snake River cruises reveal the best of what the Pacific Northwest offers. But the truly scenic section of the river is the Columbia River Gorge – the second U.S. National Scenic Area to be federally recognized in 1986.

There are plenty of “photo opportunities” along the way. From the green vineyards dotting the canyon to the massive wind turbines lining the river to the east, there’s always something to see on our Columbia Gorge Cruises.

With our variety of cruises, you’re sure to find a beautiful cruise to your liking. USA River Cruises has 9 cruise itineraries on seven boats to choose from. Depending on the cruise or time of year, there are several animals to spy along the way. From river otters, sturgeon, and salmon to hawks, wolves, and bighorn sheep. One of our favorite stops is at the Bonneville dam where passengers can go to an underwater viewing area to see a fish ladder in action.

For more information on our Columbia River Gorge cruises, go to our Columbia River Cruises Page. You’ll be able to see where our boats go and what to expect on your journey.

Mississippi River

From the Mississippi Delta to Minneapolis/St. Paul, the Mississippi is the longest river in the United States, winding through 10 states, and one of the great commercial waterways in the world. Traveling the Mississippi is like going through American history, and with six boats offering more than 14 cruise routes, USA River Cruises has the perfect cruise for you.

The upper Mississippi is a beautiful way to take in the upper Mississippi. Mark Twain once described this part of the country as paradise, and in the late summer, it’s hard to argue with the humorist. Our nine-day, eight-night round trip cruise from St. Paul is an excellent example of that.

Watching the seasons change provides a gorgeous backdrop to the history of the upper Mississippi. From the Grand Opera house in Dubuque, IA, to the “island city” of Winona, MN, to Red Wing, MN – one of the most historic places in the world according to National Geographic Traveler – the Upper Mississippi cruise is a history lovers dream.

Our upper Mississippi River page is full of information about the cruises we offer. No matter if it’s five nights or 21 nights, our cruises will give you the trip of a lifetime.