Chattanooga is full of gorgeous views and outdoor activities.
Visit Civil War landmarks such as Lookout Mountain located along the Tennessee River.
Enjoy picturesque walking and hiking trails.
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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.
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.
The following cruise lines offer Tennessee River Cruise:
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.
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.
Cruising year-round from across the United States of America, American Cruise Lines is an expert on American cruising. Having a seven ship fleet, their itineraries span from coast to coast, and even cover most of the waterways in between. With ships built in America and having crews comprised solely of Americans, American Cruise Lines surely lives up to their name. With hundreds of itineraries that explore a variety of interesting ports of call, there's something for everyone when traveling with them.
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