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Ohio River

The French called the serene blue depths of the Ohio River "la belle riviere," the beautiful river. Thomas Jefferson agreed, describing it as "the most beautiful river on earth" and citing "its current gentle, waters clear, and bosom smooth and unbroken by rocks and rapids…" Explore this waterway yourself aboard a river cruise.

The 981-mile-long river passes through or borders six states on its way into Cairo, IL, where it joins the mighty Mississippi. In the late 1700s, the westward-flowing waterway became the main route for pioneers and settlers heading west from Pennsylvania, and numerous cities like Cincinnati and Pittsburgh cropped up along the riverbanks.

Often, cruises spend time on the Mississippi and Tennessee Rivers, taking you past the famous Gateway Arch in St. Louis. Visit historic Louisville, KY, where the river is at its widest and deepest, and float along calm waters past farmlands, waterfront parks, railroad tracks and bluffs on your way to sites like the Floodwall Mural of Portsmouth, OH, or historic Cape Girardeau, MO, once a French trading post.

These trips are especially good values, because your stateroom, onboard meals and some sightseeing are included in a single upfront rate.

Limited-Time Offers on Ohio River Cruises!
  • AQV: Fly for free from select gateways on 2023 cruises! Plus, save up to $2,000 per couple off the cruise price when you book certain cabin categories, and get $300 per couple in onboard credit. Expires August 19. Click here.
  • AQV: Book certain cabin categories on 2022 cruises and save up to $1,400 per couple off the cruise price, plus get free flights from the disembarkation port back to the embarkation port. Also, receive $300 per couple in onboard credit. Expires August 19. Click here.
  • AQV: Save up to $2,000 per couple on cruises in certain cabin categories. Plus, receive $300 per couple in onboard credit. Expires August 19. Click here.
  • ACL: Receive free onboard credits of $100 per cabin on sailings. Click here.
  • ACL: Receive one free hotel night before your cruise, plus transfers to your ship on the day of departure. Click here.
  • ACL: Receive free shore excursions on select cruises. Click here.
Offers are subject to change or withdrawal at any time. Some discounts are not combinable with other promotions.