Best Cruise Lines

American Cruise Lines is a top favorite when it comes to river cruises. The company gives a memorable and fun way to explore the U.S., offering 35 voyages to 28 states. With a fleet that is environmentally friendly and made up of modern paddlewheelers and small cruise ships, voyages are intimate and not overcrowded. Popular ships with passengers are Queen of the Mississippi and American Pride, which are outfitted with large staterooms and private balconies.

On board, guests can look forward to cocktail hour, cuisine crafted by expert chefs, complimentary wine and beer with meals, and personalized client service. Excursions include the eight-day Lower Mississippi River Cruise that sails from New Orleans to the Memphis River. There's also the Ohio River Cruise that begins at the Gateway Arch Riverfront in St. Louis and ends in Pittsburgh, with stops at other major cities along the way. If you want to discover historic sites around America, this cruise line will ensure your experience is unforgettable.

Guests can also opt for a themed cruise, with focuses on music, food and wine, the civil war and more.