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"The Athens of the South"
Nashville, TN Highlights
"The Athens of the South"
"Music City, U.S.A." also offers select river cruises departing from it.
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Nashville, TN

Located on the banks of the Cumberland River, Nashville is a great place to take a river cruise from. This fabulous city is famous for its roots in country music, beautiful landscapes, a historic downtown area. Cruises from Nashville are typically available during September and August. Nashville is a wonderful city to begin your vacation in, with plenty of exciting things to do and see. There are also some cruise that visit Nashville as a destination port, rather than as a departure port.

Both American Cruise Lines and American Queen Steamboat Company offer cruises from Nashville. Possible ports of call included on some cruises from Nashville are Clarksville, Dover, Lake Barkley, Paducah, Cape Girardeau, Chester, and St. Louis.

We have pre-cruise packages available that allow you to stay in Nashville for a night or two before your cruise starts. This is a fabulous way enjoy Nashville on your own time and see what incredible things it has to offer. Contact us for details.

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Destinations for Cruises to Nashville, TN

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise that includes Nashville, TN. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:

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Cruise Lines with Cruises to Nashville, TN

The following cruise lines offer cruises sailing to Nashville, TN. Select a cruise line to view the upcoming cruises that visit Nashville, TN:

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River Cruise Lines

Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.

River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.

Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.

Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

American Cruise Lines
  • River / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 21 (90 - 180 Guests)
  • Destination Immersion®
  • Gratuities Included
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Things to do near Nashville, TN

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Nashville, along with a brief description:

♦ Grand Ole Opry

If you are a fan of country music, you definitely don’t want to miss your chance to check out the Grand Ole Opry! If you can catch a show, you will get to enjoy a wonderful mix of up and coming country singers as well as performers that have been part of the show for years. Aside from country music, you might get to hear bluegrass, Americana, folk, and gospel music. It is a wonderful way to experience Nashville’s local culture and music scene.

♦ Ryman Auditorium

This 2,362 performance center first hosted the Union Gospel Tabernacle before becoming the original home of the Grand Ole Opry until 1974. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and considered a National Historic Landmark, the Ryman Auditorium is now a popular attraction for travelers. Today, you can take a self-guided tour of or purchase a backstage tour, where you can learn interesting stories about the theater and view historic photos and artifacts. You can even arrange to propose during a tour! Tours are held daily from 9am to 4pm (times subject to change, always verify with theater directly before your cruise).

♦ Bicentennial Park

If you are looking for a wonderful way to learn about history while spending time outdoors, you are certain to be interested in Bicentennial Park. This 19-acre park hosts informational tours where you can learn about the rich history of Tennesse’s early settlement days. You can also take a self-guided tour and enjoy hiking the grounds. Among some of the interesting things to check out here include a 200-foot granite state map, a WWII Memorial, fountains, native flora, and a 95-Bell Carillon.

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