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10 Great American Cruises You Can Take in 2016

Think American cruises and you probably think Alaska or Hawaii. But there are many more ways to explore America via cruise ship: Great rivers lace together many of our states, and both coastlines are spectacular.

The cruise lines know this, so they’ve developed some clever itineraries to showcase the great American scenery. Also great: These trips tend to be much more reasonably priced than cruising overseas, both in terms of airfare and the cost of a stateroom.

Ready to explore our nation’s waterways? Here are 10 of the best overnight cruises that traverse the contiguous United States.

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