Breaking Down the Overall The Best North American Cruises

Have you ever taken a lengthy cruise? If the answer is no, you’ll want to change that as quickly as possible. You’ll also want to do your best to make sure that the experience to unforgettable. This is why you should choose one of the best cruises North America has to offer. They’re plentiful, but they’re not all equal. So, which ones are the very best? You’ll find out in the guide below.


The Best North American Cruises


American Cruise Line


The American Cruise Line is the best choice if you want to travel to the Mississippi River. Each day, you’ll find yourself going ashore and this will give you the opportunity to mingle with the locals. Then, you’ll be able to enjoy cocktail hour after 5 PM. The spacious dining room ensures that you and your fellow tourists will get to know one another during the trip.


The number of organized activities is small, but you’ll still be able to enjoy watching the shoreline and chatting with others when you’re not ashore. This specific cruise line is very popular among older individuals from the United States and Canada. Children are pretty rare.


American Queen Steamboat Company




The American Queen Steamboat Company’s American Queen is fairly new. It was launched in April of 2012. The company’s American Empress went public in April of 2014. Both are fitted with legitimate Victorian elegance. Nevertheless, both ships off plenty of modern amenities as well. So, you can rest assured knowing that you’ll have access to Wi-Fi, while onboard the ship.


Another great thing about these ships is the libraries. Both offer fiction and nonfiction books. When you’re at sea, you can guarantee that you’ll be able to find a good book to keep your content. Or, you could always chat with the locals. The folks at rank the American Queen pretty high on their list of musts.


St. Lawrence Cruise Lines


As the name suggests, the St. Lawrence Cruise Lines primarily travel along the St. Lawrence Seaway. This cruise line is mostly dedicated to seniors from the United States and Canada. The company’s Canadian Empress is likely its most popular ship.


It doesn’t offer much in terms of luxury, but the atmosphere onboard is undoubtedly pleasant and very upbeat. The itinerary has a lot of education-based activities. Therefore, it is best for those that want to have fun and learn something about the area. Trivia games are very common and you can also partake in shuffleboard.


Lindblad Expeditions


This cruise line is different from the rest because it focuses on small-ship voyages, which it considers to be expeditions. Most of the company’s ships are only capable of holding between 28 and 150 individuals. The smaller ships offer a wealth of benefits. For instance, they make it possible for tourists to get much closer to the local wildlife.


The atmosphere onboard is great. The staff will go above and beyond to make you feel like a part of the family. The ships offer plenty of amenities, but you should not expect televisions! The open seating dining will encourage you to get to know the other tourists much better.

About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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