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Calling the United States a melting pot gets the imagination going like nothing else. What are you picturing? We’re guessing it’s sprawling cities, iconic landmarks, cultures that have changed the world, rolling highways, cowboys, blue jeans, and everything in between.

Fancy a helping of what makes America such an incredible experience? Let us get you there. Docking at some of the country’s most legendary cities, from the sun-kissed haven of San Francisco to New York’s cosmopolitan expanse, our incredible cruise deals let you see it all, for way less than anywhere else too!

How? By working with some of the best cruise lines in the world, we can bring you one-of-a- kind, chance-of-a-lifetime holidays like no other. Need a little inspiration? Celebrity Cruises’ USA holidays are especially incredible, while a little birdy told us MSC Cruises’ USA offerings are worth having a peek at too...

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What’s the weather like in the USA?

The USA is a country of diverse weather patterns, with a variety of climates that make it a wonderful destination to visit year-round! The West Coast is home to sunny cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco, where the temperature remains comfortable throughout the year, making it perfect for exploring the outdoors.

On the East Coast, you'll find vibrant cities like New York and Boston, where you can enjoy hot summers and but where winter temperatures can fall quite rapidly. Florida is a haven for sun-seekers, with long sunny days and balmy nights that make it the perfect destination for beach lovers and theme park lovers. And let's not forget about Alaska, where the summers are mild and the stunning scenery will take your breath away! From snow-capped peaks to sprawling beaches, the USA's weather is as diverse as its landscapes, offering something for everyone.



With all this waiting for you, there’s one thing we want to know: how are you going to cruise to the US? We don’t want to brag about our Smart Packages, but we might have to. For one, they’re some of the best value cruise holidays going, letting you see more of where you’re going – without having to fork out for the chance.

As for the rest of the reasons, how does this sound: flights and hotels at a time and place that suits you, added extras like free cabin upgrades and onboard spending money, and a simple booking process that finds the best prices to match your budget? What’s not to like?

Whether it’s North or South, West or East Coast, US cruises from Cruise Nation make every destination one to remember.

Fancy staying a little longer in the USA? Cruise and Stay Holidays courtesy of Cruise Nation let you do just that. Ahead of your voyage or after your cruise, live like a local for a few extra days in prime locations hand-picked and pre-approved by us!

USA Highlights

New York

The City That Never Sleeps. The Big Apple. The Capital of the World. Whatever you want to call New York, it’s made a name for itself as a truly unmissable USA location. An architectural icon. A food scene to dine for. Museums, galleries and landmarks that outdo entire countries. You name it, New York has it.

Packed with iconic locations and sights, a New York cruise is a highlight reel of America old and new. From untouchable icons like the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building to the Met, Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park, NYC’s focal points are like a who’s who of any tourist’s to-do list.

With endless entertainment in the form of hit Broadway shows, world-famous live music, stand-up comedy and nightclubs that keep the party going ‘til dawn, no matter what kind of night you’re looking for, New York has something to suit every taste. And with our Smart Packages and Cruise and Stay deals, including accommodation, why not spend a few extra days as an honorary New Yorker after your cruise is over? Go on, this one’s on us.


As the birthplace of Starbucks, Seattle might well be the Coffee Capital of the world, but there’s far more to the city than just a great cup of joe. With incredible architecture, art and a buzzing nightlife scene, Seattle is the ideal way to take in the best of the Pacific Northwest on a US cruise.

Make way for the city’s most famous attraction, Pike Place Market. Up and running since the early 1900s, it’s one of the best places to find fresh local produce and pick up unique homemade goods to bring home with you. How about that other Seattle icon, the Space Needle? It offers incredible views of the city and, for those feeling peckish, getting your grub on in its revolving restaurant is a dining experience like no other in town.

The city is also home to an unusual and varied collection of museums, including the Museum of Pop Culture and the popular Museum of Flight, two ace places where you can get to know Seattle’s storied cultural clout for yourself.

Los Angeles

The Home of Hollywood, the City of Angels is like something straight out of a movie. Star-studded and endlessly sunny, LA is blessed with good vibes, golden beaches and arty creativity around every corner.

The centre of the world’s film and TV industry, why not follow in the footsteps (or the handprints) of some of the world’s most famous stars on The Walk of Fame? Or peek around the curtain of the silver screen with a behind-the-scenes tour of Universal and Paramount Pictures, before you cap it all off by tracking down the homes of the film world’s most beloved celebs.

Away from its Hollywood streets, LA has plenty of other treats in store. For starters, it has quite the culinary scene – and you will find California’s best tacos here. For those who want to shop ‘till they drop, Rodeo Drive’s luxury designer stores may tempt you to spend a few thousand dollars on the latest fashions. Not quite your budget? No worries. The Santa Monica Street Market offers handmade, artisan crafts and locally produced goods to scratch that shopping itch.

And once you’ve taken in LA’s big sights, make like the locals and hit the nearest beach for a dose of surfing, skating or, saving the best ’til last, simply relaxing in the Californian sunshine.

San Francisco

As laid-back as it gets, San Francisco’s place in 60s, 70s and 90s culture creates a relaxed, come-as-you-are way of life that’s irresistible to tourists and locals alike. From the Summer of Love to the dot com boom, doing things differently has always been SF’s mantra, and the same applies to your hol out here too.

Home of the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge, it’s easy to see why people have been flocking to explore its fog-covered hills and eclectic landmarks for decades. The city's iconic, steep streets – and its equally famous cable cars – are packed with historic buildings and unusual architecture, making it one of America's most-loved destinations for history and art buffs alike.

And just visible from the shore, Alcatraz Island remains a popular draw for tourists. Home to the abandoned, eerie prison, visitors can arrange a guided tour or hop on a ferry to see the famous landmark for themselves. Not satisfied your San Fran sightseeing bug? How about the Golden Gate Bridge? Or the Museum of Modern Art? Or Haight Street’s hippie birthplace? For the free spirits, there’s plenty of peace and love to go around here.

New Orleans

New Orleans knows how to celebrate – even if there’s no reason to. Just being here is enough to keep everyone’s spirits alive and well. Famed for its warm welcome, fusion of cultures and, of course, Mardi Gras, New Orleans feels like an all-day party every day.

And thanks to our holidays to New Orleans, you can experience every part of what makes the city quite simply one of the best places on Earth. History is at every turn here, as are galleries, museums and bars buzzing with live jazz. We hope you made room for food too, because New Orleans boasts some of the best cuisine in the US.

It’s great for taking a wander in too. For some free-of-charge thrills, head to the heart of its French Quarter, Jackson Square and be wowed by endless street performers; check out local musicians and buskers over at Armstrong Park; or make way for Crescent Park, where incredible views of the Mississippi River are ready and waiting for postcard-worthy pics.

Oh, and don’t forget the city’s mantra: “be nice or leave”. Good thing New Orleans has everything you need to put you in the best mood ever.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas makes no apologies for its decadence. And that’s what we love about the place. It may seem glitzy and tacky to some, but if that’s your kind of thing, you’ll find plenty about Sin City that’s down your street. And a Las Vegas cruise with us lets you see it all.

Of course, there’s The Strip, the city’s 4.2-mile road that’s all bright lights and incredible sights. No trip here would be complete without heading to Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas’ crown jewel casino packed with high-rollers and show stealers. We mean it, here’s your chance to catch everyone from Celine Dion and the Cirque Du Soleil to the Blue Man Group and Penn & Teller. Afterwards, head to the Bellagio, where the world-famous Fountains of Bellagio’s dancing jets of water sway and spray to iconic hits from past and present.

There’s plenty of laid-back attractions here too. The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens are always a treat, while the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area serves as a reminder that there’s more to Las Vegas than lost wages and risky bets. Whatever you’re here for, with Cruise Nation’s Smart Packages, Las Vegas makes for an incredible place to spend a few days either side of your voyage.


An adrenaline junkie’s dream, our Orlando cruises let you experience the thrills and spills of one of the Sunshine State’s brightest spots. Home to over a dozen theme parks, hold on tight, because the fun comes thick and fast. Whether you’re at Walt Disney World or Universal Studios, high-speed nostalgia is in spades here, delighting tourists of all ages (and heights).

But away from the theme parks, there are lots of different ways Orlando can excite you too. Slow down the speed, and you’ll find gardens and nature preserves to stroll in, farmers’ markets and other foodie treats to get your stomach rumbling with, and Mouse-free museums courtesy of Winter Park and the Charles Hosmer Museum of American Art. And best of all, you don’t need to be this tall to do any of it.


Looking for non-stop action? You’ll find it in Miami! The place might be a port for the Caribbean and the Bahamas, but it has plenty going for it in its own right – even if you took away the beaches.

We won’t lie, things are big and boisterous here, but if fun’s your thing, you’ll fit in just right. South Beach, in particular, is Miami in miniature, all art deco architecture, white sand beaches, and bars abuzz with revellers and regulars. Or head on down to Little Havana for a spot of colour, culture and Cuban shirts – not to mention the best mojitos this side of the border.

For the cool crowd, give Wynwood a go. Whether it’s a spot of gallery hopping or a trip to the Design District, a high-end shopper’s paradise with some small art spots thrown in for good measure, it makes for a great alternative to South Beach, but it’s no less lively!

Capped off with fusion cuisines, sweeping views over Biscayne Bay and poolside terraces a- plenty, there’s no shortage of fun to find in this small slice of paradise.

USA ports

Where do you wanna’ go? Get the travel inspo on the go with this handy US cruise port map.


What is the weather like on the East Coast?

When it comes to East Coast weather, the region follows fairly typical seasons, so you’ll know what to pack at least. The country as a whole tends to cool down in autumn, but over on the east is where things really flourish. Expect incredible foliage and shades of yellow, orange and red as falling leaves change their colour. For many, this is the time to visit.

As winter breaks, the cold snap can hit hard. In places like New York, Boston and New England, the temperature really takes a tumble, so bring a thick coat, scarves and gloves. Walking boots are a good idea, especially since snow is likely here too.

When spring comes around, the weather is much more pleasant, which makes for some ideal sightseeing. The summers are sunny all season round, even in Northern and Eastern cities, though the evenings are cool, especially when you’re out on deck.

What is the weather like on the West Coast?

As for West Coast weather, it’s a similar story. Generally, the best time to visit is between September and November. It’s not as busy as peak periods, the temperatures are still pleasant, and a lot of the fog that can linger in the summer tends to disappear.

Unsurprisingly, temperatures are at their highest in the summer, with highs of 30°C. The days are also at their longest in July, so if you’re looking to cast its sights in the best light, then this could be the best time for you.

Temperatures in the winter stay on the mild side, though it can get very cool at night, so be sure to bring some layers with you. The coast is also at its wettest between December and February, so if you’re looking to get away from the rain, you’re better off waiting for spring if you ask us.

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