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Rail & Cruise Holidays in the USA


Many people do not like flying. So, when you arrive in New York on your cruise ship, consider taking Amtrak to the other coast and continue the cruising experience. Your three night rail journey to either, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Seattle will go via Chicago, where you can spend a few nights and enjoy the delights of this wonderful city. Or just one night on the train down to New Orleans to see some of the old plantations and antebellum homes.

Then combine your rail journey with a cruise to some of the exciting and interesting places in the Pacific or Gulf of Mexico. From Seattle cruise up Alaska’s Inside Passage and enjoy the stunning vistas of majestic mountains, calving glaciers and glistening blue waters as your luxurious ship glides serenely along. Or Los Angeles for a warm few days as you sail to the golden sandy beaches of Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta. The fiftieth state also awaits if you cruise due west toward the extraordinary beauty of Hawaii and the famous beach of Oahu, Waikiki. Sit in the beach bar of the Royal Hawaiian hotel and sip a Mai Tai as the sun sets over the tranquil Pacific.

Rail & Cruise Holidays in the USA

Train to Cruise Holidays

Coast to Coast & the Queen Mary - Westbound 21 days from £3197

Recall a bygone era and embark on a leisurely holiday from the UK to the western USA by cruise ship and train.

Departs from May 2017 to October 2018.

California Zephyr & Mexican Riviera Cruise 14 days from £1973

Pair a train journey across America's western frontier with a 10-day Mexico cruise for the perfect fun in the sun rail-cruise holiday.

Departs from November 2016 to February 2018.

Chicago to New Orleans & Western Caribbean Cruise 12 days from £1579

Escape the cold and get ready to bask in the sun on this 12-day rail-cruise adventure.

Departs from January 2016 to April 2017.

Coast Starlight and the Columbia River Cruise 10 days from £2375

Travel along the dazzling Pacific Coast aboard the Coast Starlight for the overnight journey from Los Angeles to Portland, where you will meet the American Empress for your river cruise along the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Highlights of your Pacific Northwest adventure include visits to Astoria, The Dalles and Sacajawea State Park.

Departs from May 2017 to October 2018.

Coast Starlight with Alaska Cruise via Glacier Bay 10 days from £1378

Combine two of the most exciting cities on the West Coast with an exciting Alaska cruise to create a spectacular rail-cruise holiday!

Departs from May 2017 to May 2018.

Empire Builder - Glacier National Park & Alaska Cruise 15 days from £2411

Experience all the beauty of the Pacific Northwest on this 15-day rail-cruise holiday.

Departs from June 2017 to August 2018.

Empire Builder with Alaska Cruise via Glacier Bay 11 days from £1477 £1,433

Rail-cruise holiday featuring the Empire Builder Amtrak train to Seattle plus a Glacier Bay Alaska cruise.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2018.

Journey Along the Upper Mississippi 10 days from £1578

America’s Heartland is the backdrop of this 10-day rail-river cruise holiday that includes visits to Chicago, St. Louis, Hannibal, Dubuque, La Crosse, Red Wing, and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Departs from July 2016 to July 2017.

Pacific Northwest and the Columbia River Cruise 11 days from £2562

Travel the storied pioneer route from Chicago to Portland by train for a Pacific Northwest adventure that continues through Oregon and Washington, following the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress steamboat.

Departs from June 2017 to October 2018.

Yosemite & Denali National Parks with Cruise 18 days from £2814

Experience the beauty of the Pacific Coast on this 18-day rail-cruise journey that takes you to two of the world's most majestic National Parks.

Departs from May 2017 to August 2018.

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