Want to Cruise on an American Riverboat? It’ll Cost You.

Why it’s much less expensive to take an ocean cruise, or a cruise on a European or Asian river.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-23/what-does-the-rhine-have-that-the-mississippi-doesn-t-passengers

Some of the blame is due to the Jones Act, passed in 1920. But new ships are coming to American rivers, which may drive prices lower.