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Forget about taking a U.S. road trip! The way to travel in the USA for the ultimate in luxury and relaxation is on one of our U.S. cruises. The United States of America has two long coastlines bordering not just one, but two of the world’s oceans. On one of our U.S. cruises you can sail through the Atlantic Ocean on the east coast or explore ports of call along the Pacific Ocean. On the Pacific side, you can also do a cruise that sails to America’s 49th and 50th states: the rugged mountains and glaciers of Alaska and the tropical islands of Hawaii.
While sailing on our modern and luxuriously appointed ships, you’ll get to visit some of the most iconic cities in America as well as gorgeous islands and charming small towns. Whether you choose to explore the west or the east, you’re in for adventures of both the outdoor and cosmopolitan kind on your cruise in the USA.
The highlights of a cruise to the USA will vary greatly depending what region you visit. No matter where you sail, though, you can expect to find beautiful parks and beaches, energetic cities, and delicious cuisine.
The New England region of the United States is a great place to cruise due to the states being so close to one another. You can visit great American cities like Boston and New York City and incredible outdoor areas like Acadia National Park. Plus, time your trip in the fall and you’ll see stunning fall foliage.
The west coast of the USA is home to the Pacific Coast Highway, an iconic road trip. Guess what? Our Pacific Coastal cruises sail down that coastline, too. You’ll have gorgeous views and the chance to see whales and dolphins from your balcony. You’ll also stop in some of the west’s best destinations.
You don’t have to deal with long flights to get to Hawai. Instead sail to the Hawaiian Islands from Vancouver or Los Angeles and spend time at sea getting pampered with spa treatments and 4-course meals before exploring Maui, Oahu, and the Big Island of Hawaii.
The wild frontier of Alaska has some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in the USA and a cruise in Alaska lets you see it from both the land and the sea perspective. You’ll visit glaciers, historic mining towns, bustling fish markets, and mountaintop vistas. Along the way you can hike, whale watch, pan for gold, and so much more.
You’ll find ports of call along the coastline of California, Hawaii, Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, and New England as well as stops in Charleston, South Carolina and New Orleans, Louisiana.
Florida is also home to cruise ports, but these are generally used as embarkation homeports to the Caribbean and not a port of call destination. However, we do stop in the lovely Florida Keys during cruise itineraries that call in Key West, Florida.
You’ll also find many Caribbean cruise itineraries that sail to and from Puerto Rico, which is an easy embarkation port for U.S. residents to fly into since Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States.
We offer an array of shore excursions during U.S. cruises. Simply pick the one that matches your interests and what you most want to see and do, and then relax as we take care of the details and effortlessly take you there.
Whales migrate along both coasts of the United States. Some of the best places to do whale watching are while in port in Lahaina, Maui, Bar Harbor, Maine; Seattle, Washington; and pretty much anywhere in Alaska as the majority of cruise ports there offer whale watching excursions.
Don’t miss out on seeing the glitz and glam of the USA’s top cities. Explore Pier 39 in San Francisco, the historic Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego; the Space Needle in Seattle, the Freedom Trail in Boston, and the Empire State Building in NYC. That’s just some of the sights to see in the USA’s top cities!
From wine tasting in Napa and Sonoma to lobster rolls in New England, there is no shortage of delicious tastes to discover in the United States. Food-related shore excursions are a great way to experience the tastes of a destination, whether it’s a salmon bake in Alaska or a Hawaiian luau you have in mind.
Most places in the United States take credit cards, but it’s still wise to have some U.S. Dollars on hand in case you need them so you don’t have to rush to an ATM (also prevalent in most U.S. cruise ports).
If you are a U.S. citizen sailing on a closed-loop itinerary from a U.S. homeport that sails to only Alaska, Canada, and the Caribbean, you don’t need a passport. A birth certificate and photo ID should suffice; though it is always wise to double check the requirements for what sort of ID and paperwork you’ll need upon check-in to embark on your cruise.
Climate varies widely depending on what part of the U.S. you are visiting. Most destinations will require layers since the difference between afternoon and evening temperatures can change quickly from warm to cool by the coast, even somewhere sunny like San Diego. In Hawaii, you’ll want lighter layers while Alaska calls for jackets and water-resistant shoes or boots no matter the month. New England will be hot in the summer and cooler in the fall months with a chance of rain.