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Tennessee River Cruise

Few vacations are able to offer such intimacy as Tennessee River cruises. A Tennessee River cruise is a truly remarkable U.S. vacation experience. A major advantage of taking a Tennessee River cruise is that the river cruise ships are able to go deep into the Southern region of the United States, where larger cruise ships simply cannot reach. Take part in the one-of-a-kind, intimate atmosphere on board these ships, as you visit the river towns and locations that would be impossible to enjoy as much any other way. Plus, the cruise lines that offer river cruises have fabulous, regionally-inspired cuisine, matched perfectly by an attentive and well-trained staff.

There are many destinations in which you can enjoy a Tennessee River cruise. Experience Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, and Mississippi as you’ve never dreamed you could! Sail alongside famous cities across America’s heartland rich in mouth-watering cuisine, music, arts, and Civil War sites along with exploring quaint riverside towns. A Tennessee River cruise can provide a perfect balance of historical enrichment and contemporary cities.

American Queen Steamboat Company and American Cruise Lines are currently the only cruise lines offering Tennessee River cruises. A typical Tennessee River Cruise runs 7-9 nights with a selection of ports from which to embark.

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Highlighted Tennessee River Cruise Attractions

The following are just a few of the many things to do while sailing a Tennessee River Cruise:


A rich blend of outdoor beauty, historical significance, and lively entertainment make Chattanooga a must-see destination if part of your Tennessee River Cruise’s itinerary. Take in gorgeous views of nature from scenic locations such as Ruby Falls or Rock City Gardens. You can also explore Civil War battleground sites or see Chickamauga Chattanooga National Military Park, the country’s first and biggest military park. There are also plenty of restaurants and outdoor activities to enjoy when visiting Chattanooga.

American History

There are endless opportunities to learn about American history during a Tennessee River cruise. Your itinerary will likely include a destination home to Civil War sites, as there are several battlegrounds located along the Tennessee River. Savannah, Tennessee, and Decatur, Alabama, are two such longstanding towns with deep ties to U.S. history to explore during your trip.

The Quilt City

For a truly unique experience, stop to explore Paducah when included in your Tennessee River cruise’s itinerary. Known as The Quilt City, the cozy Kentucky town seams together its claim to fame as the National Quilt Museum. There’s also a flourishing arts scene to discover as well as plenty of savory regional cuisine to enjoy at this festive city.

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