Washington - USA, DC
Washington, D.C. is at the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers, flanked by Maryland on the north, east, and south-east and by Virginia on the south-west. Established in 1800 as the seat of national government, Washington is today the core of one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country and a centre of both national and international politics and diplomacy. The most renowned of all the attractions here is the White House, visited by millions every year. Next is the 555-foot Washington Monument, completed in 1884. Visitors can take an elevator ride to the top of the obelisk for the best view of the city. Other monuments include the Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On Capitol Hill is the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court and Union Station. The Mall is the location of many of the city's Smithsonian Museums – certainly some of the finest museums in the world. They include: the National Air Space Museum; the National Gallery of Art; the National Museum of Natural History; the National Museum of American History; the Freer Gallery of Art; and the National Museum of African Art. One of the highlights of any trip to Washington is a stroll through the upscale neighbourhood of Georgetown, home of the famous university of the same name. There are countless restaurants and cafes here as well as many unique craft shops and boutiques. Across the Potomac River, in Virginia, is Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon. The following 15 cruises call at Washington. Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.