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The Spring Cruise Collection


   
Magnolia Plantation Charleston South Carolina 

Celebrate the beauty of spring as you enjoy fascinating ports of call and breathtaking landscapes on five featured spring cruises.

• Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Cruises

• Lower Mississippi River Cruises

• Historic South & Golden Isles Cruises

• Columbia & Snake River Cruises

• Great Rivers of Florida Cruises

Chesapeake Bay Cruises

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"I learned so much about the Mississippi River; it was like a wonderful history lesson for me."
- Fran J.


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Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Cruises
    

Puget Sound CruiseDiverse Wildlife




 

Nestled between Canada’s Vancouver Island and the U.S. mainland are hundreds of islands – many of which are uninhabited – and home to a diverse natural wonderland. Enjoy cruising with the majestic Olympic and Cascade mountains as your background. This region abounds with rare wildlife, including sea lions, hawks, and whales. Refreshing and enlightening, the Puget Sound cruise is perfect for a relaxing springtime experience.  

Ports of Call: Seattle, Anacortes, Friday Harbor, Victoria, Port Angeles, Port Townsend and Poulsbo

Special Theme Cruises
Tulip Festival Cruise: April 16 and 23, 2016
Food & Wine Cruise: April 9, 2016

 


 

Lower Mississippi River Cruises    

 

Mississippi Paddlewheel Riverboat

Queen of the Mississippi Paddlewheeler

 


 

Springtime cruising on the Mississippi River is a spectacular way to experience the American Heartland. The riverbanks and historic river towns come alive as sprawling acres of gardens bloom with regional flora. Take a relaxing journey aboard an elegant paddlewheeler and soak up the warm Mississippi sunlight while marveling at the breathtaking views around every bend of the river.

Ports of Call: New Orleans, Oak Alley, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, and Memphis

Special Theme Cruises:
Music Cruises: April 2 and 9, 2016
Civil War Cruises: April 9 and 30, 2016

 


 

Historic South & Golden Isles Cruises



Savannah Georgia Cruises
Forsyth Fountain in Savannah, GA


 

Spring in the South is an awakening of color and wildlife. When beautiful azaleas bloom on tree-lined lanes and plantation gardens erupt with vibrant hues, you'll witness the deep South come to life. Migratory birds and waterfowl soar above while you travel along the stunning Intracoastal Waterway and visit the historically-rich cities of the South.   

Ports of Call: Charleston, Beaufort, Hilton Head, Savannah, St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Amelia Island and Jacksonville

Special Theme Cruises:
Civil War Cruises: March 12, 2016

 



 

Columbia & Snake River Cruises


 Columbia and Snake River CruiseColumbia River Gorge


 

Be introduced to the stunning springtime beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy the rich tapestry of ever-changing landscapes, thriving wildlife habitats and fascinating human endeavors that define this region. Deep river canyons, lush forested slopes and sparkling waterfalls make this a place a beautiful backdrop for your springtime story to unfold. Enhance your trip with special spring theme cruises including Lewis & Clark and the Columbia River Wine cruise.  

Ports of Call: Portland, Astoria, Rainier, Stevenson, The Dalles, Pendleton, Richland and Clarkston

Special Theme Cruises:
Lewis & Clark Cruises: March 26 and April 2, 2016


 

 



Great Rivers of Florida Cruises


Great Rivers of Florida CruiseAmelia Island, FL


 

This cruise along the St. Johns River is the perfect tropical escape. Florida is a botanical haven, with bright, blooming flowers amidst the palm trees that border the river. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy close-up views of indigenous wildlife including manatee and alligators. Warm mineral springs, sub-tropical blooms and historic ruins make this Florida river cruise the perfect spring getaway.

Ports of Call: Jacksonville, Palatka, Ocala National Forest, Green Cove Springs, St. Augustine, and Amelia Island

 




Chesapeake Bay Cruises

 

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Hooper Strait Lighthouse
  Enjoy the maritime history, fascinating guided shore excursions and delicious blue crab on the Chesapeake Bay cruises. Step back in time when visting early colonial towns includng Williamsburg and Yorktown. Tour the home of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and Fort McHenry in Baltimore where Francis Scott Key was inspired to pen "The Star-Spangled Banner".

Ports of Call: Baltimore, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Tangier Island, Cambridge, Oxford, St. Michaels and Annapolis