In our vacation, it is difficult to choose from the countless connections and routes, as there are so many destinations to see the wonders of the United States. The possibilities for a maritime journey in the United States are immense, from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi, from New Orleans to Hawaii, Alaska, California, Florida, and New York.
We recommend visiting the specific section where we talk about that type of cruises for people who do not want or do not wish to leave the United States. If you want a domestic cruise that does not depart from the US or if you want an international cruise, you have to consider your budget, the route, the stops, and above all, if you want a cruise that you like the most.
Florida is home to the primary cruise ports, which consist of Miami, Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Tampa, and Orlando (Port Cañaveral). Additionally, Texas (Galveston), New York, New Orleans, Saint Thomas (located in the US Virgin Islands), Los Angeles in California, Seattle in Oregon, and Juneau and Ketchikan in Alaska, as well as Honolulu in Hawaii, also serve as significant cruise ports.
Alaska and Hawaii are popular destinations on the West Coast, while the Mississippi River offers scenic river cruises. On the East Coast, there are various national cruises available. International cruises typically connect the United States with several Caribbean islands or Europe. Both domestic and international cruises are divided into transatlantic cruises within the United States.
Cruises on the East Coast.
National Park Acadia, located on the beautiful coast of Frenchman Bay in Maine, is a popular destination for cruises that take visitors to see the stunning island. Bar Harbor, a fascinating tourist colony in Maine, is a very interesting destination on the East Coast.
Fort Lauderdale, Boston, New York City (sailing through the sea at the feet of the Statue of Liberty) or Newport, where once on land, you can admire the mansions of the Gilded Age, visit the Italian Renaissance-style mansion “Breakers” or explore “The Elms,” a French-style castle from 1901, this same cruise will also take us there.
Many cruises depart from the ports of Miami (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando/Port Cañaveral), as we mentioned, to head to the Caribbean, South America, or Europe with stops at the Portuguese archipelagos (Madeira, Azores) or Spanish archipelagos (Canary Islands).
Alaska directly goes to other destinations in Canada, making some stops along the way. Seattle and San Francisco, as well as the bay of San Diego, are obligatory stops. Clearly, the cruise from Alaska to San Diego can take us to different destinations on the West Coast, as the destinations are diverse. There is nothing comparable to seeing their wild nature from the boat, I must say.
Another destination is the Pacific Islands, especially Hawaii, and from there, the Fiji Islands, Cook Islands, Samoa, French Polynesia…
Internal Cruises in the United States.
Cruises on the West Coast, such as those from Alaska or Honolulu to Los Angeles, travel to American territories like the US Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico. In Florida, there are also cruises from New York to Galveston in Texas, with stops in Florida, that go to the American Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico. There are many individuals who, for various reasons, prefer not to depart from the United States.
In any case, you will need to present a valid passport, and if you are a resident in the United States, your residence permit.
The fluvial cruises that traverse the great rivers of the United States are equally attractive but different. One of the classic cruises in the United States is the Mississippi River cruise. It takes you from the steamboat of the 19th century to New Orleans. A journey of five or three days, with the services of a hotel, where you can see Louisville in Kentucky, is an unforgettable experience, of course, with jazz playing throughout the day.
Explore our specific section if you are looking for a domestic cruise without leaving the United States. If you reside in the USA, please remember that having a valid passport and residency permit is necessary. Traveling without proper documentation is impossible.
If you want more information or have any doubts, please contact us. We can help you by providing a guide with information about the trips. We are not the only ones who specialize in cruises, we have known many travel agencies and companies during our trips. There are many options available.