Columbia River Cruise

American Cruise Lines | Highlights of the Columbia River Cruise - Portland Roundtrip

This journey encapsulates everything wonderful about the legendary Columbia River. From the beautiful scenery and amazing wildlife to the rich history along its shores, you will experience the very best the region has to offer.
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Cruise Information: Highlights of the Columbia River Cruise

Columbia River Cruise

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Cruise Itinerary: Columbia River Cruise

Cruise Day Cruise Port Description
Pre Complimentary Package The package includes a premium hotel stay, where you can enjoy the city at your leisure. On the morning of the cruise, meet in the hotel lobby after breakfast and we will transport you to the ship to begin your cruise. All luggage will be brought directly from the hotel and placed in your stateroom aboard the ship.
Day 1 Portland, OR At the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, Portland was once a sanctuary for pioneers and is a fitting place to start your journey. The city is surrounded by national parkland, but also offers an array of museums and shopping. If arriving a day early, visit the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum or the Portland Art Museum.
Day 2 Astoria, OR The oldest American settlement west of the Rockies, the town of Astoria is steeped in culture and tradition. The city is home is to more than 70 Victorian-era homes and is the site of Fort Clatsop, a replica of where Lewis and Clark spent the winter of 1805-1806. Astoria is also well-known for being an integral part of the lucrative fur trading industry in the 1800's, with the Pacific Fur Company as the primary trading post in town.
Day 3 Mount St. Helens, WA Perhaps the most impactful of all landmarks in the region is Mount St. Helens. From high on an overlook, bear witness to the awesome power of the volcano whose eruption in 1980 scorched 230 square miles of forest land and forever changed the landscape. Expert guides will show you the pumice plain and lava dome as they explain the impact the volcano had on the environment and the lives of those in the surrounding towns.
Day 4 Stevenson, WA Multnomah Falls is an awesome sight to behold. Get up close to one of North America's tallest waterfalls as you stroll along the footpath to Benson Bridge to admire its magnificence. Explore the village of Stevenson, which is easily accessible from our dock. and enjoy its mix of classic small town charm with a unique Northwest flair.
Day 5 Portland, OR End your cruise back in the city of Portland. Spend the afternoon in the city and admire the red brick of Pioneer Courthouse Square and the beautiful fountains of Waterfront Park. Visit the Saturday Market, one of the largest farmer's markets in the United States, a wonderful place to conclude an amazing week in the Pacific Northwest.

American Cruise Lines Highlights

  • Breathtaking Landscapes
  • Wildlife
  • Ideal Viewing Locations
  • Unique Onshore Experiences
  • Onboard Experts and Performers
  • Regionally Inspired Cuisine
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