It’s US election day – and to celebrate we’ve chosen the top 5 US cruises from some of our favourite US destinations

New York © Julienne Schaer
New York © Julienne Schaer

Whether you want to cruise-and-stay in Florida, Hawaii, Seattle, down the Mississippi River or take a transatlantic voyage to New York, there’s a range of options to suit everyone.

1. Hawaii

A Princess Cruises voyage around these Pacific isles can offer a fascinating glimpse into their history. With notable landmarks such as ʻIolani Palace in downtown Honolulu – the official residence of royalty until the state became republic in the late 1800s – and an array of watersports such as surfing and snorkelling, a cruise holiday here can be ideal for those who love to combine activities with culture.

2. The Caribbean

Cruising to the Caribbean is an idyllic experience and one of the best places in the US to unwind. Opt for a cruise-and-stay with Disney Cruise Line and you can start your magical journey at Walt Disney World in Orlando, where you and the family can enjoy thrilling rides. Then sail onwards to exotic ports of call such as Nassau in The Bahamas and Disney’s own private beach, Castaway Cay, for the tropical paradise experience.

3. The Mississippi

Enjoy a charming river cruise on American Queen on the Mississippi, the fourth longest river in the world, and you can uncover the unique heritage of the towns between New Orleans and Memphis. Music enthusiasts will be particularly charmed by a call at the latter city, with one of its most famous sons being Elvis Presley. Here you can visit the King of Rock an Roll’s Graceland home and experience the thriving nightlife at one of the city’s many live music venues.

4. New York

A cruise-and-stay in the Big Apple as part of a transatlantic crossing with Cunard is one of the best ways to soak up the bustling energy of this iconic city. With a whole host of landmarks – such as the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, the Empire State Building and the Rockefeller Center – you certainly won’t be short of things to do and sights to see here.

5. Alaska

With some of the world’s most incredible landscapes and a rich variety of wildlife, a cruise to the 49th US state will make for an incredible adventure holiday. One of the popular ports of call on Celebrity Cruises’ itinerary is Alaska’s capital Juneau, where you can see stunning glacier formations and even spot humpback whales. Another highlight is Ketchikan within the Inside Passage, which offers another chance to spot wildlife such as black bears and bald eagles.

If you’re planning US cruises,  don’t forget to check out our city guides for your US cruise-and-stay holiday – click here to read city guides to New OrleansSeattleMiami and New York.

Whether you’re looking for a cultural holiday or relaxing break, find your perfect cruise here.