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Highlights of the Columbia River
(5 Day, Portland Roundtrip)

5 days with American Cruise Lines  Rating: Deluxe

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  • Save $600 per couple off this cruise. Click here for eligible departures.
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  • Receive one free hotel night before your cruise with American Cruise Lines, plus transfers to your ship on the day of departure when you book one month in advance. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive free shore excursions on this river cruise. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Enjoy a free open-bar cocktail hour every evening before dinner. Click here for eligible departures.

Offers subject to change or withdrawal, availability is limited. Some discounts are not combinable.

River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Portland, OR
At the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, Portland was 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, we recommend 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. From more than 70 Victorian-era homes to the replica of Fort Clatsop, where Lewis & Clark spent the winter of 1805-1806, Astoria is alive with history. Astoria is well-known for being an integral part of the lucrative fur trading industry in the 1800's with the Pacific Fur Company building its primary trading post in the town in 1811.
 
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 of the volcano had on the lives of those in the surrounding towns.
 
Day 4 Stevenson, WA
Multnomah Falls is the landmark of the day. After cruising past the waterfall, we will bring you to the falls for an up close view of one of North America's tallest waterfalls. Stroll along the footpath to Benson Brideg for the best view of the 620-foot plunge. The village of Stevenson has a classic small town charm with a unique Northwest flair and is easily accessible from our dock. 
 
Day 5 Portland, OR
End your cruise back in the city of Portland. The red brick of Pioneer Courthouse Square and the beautiful fountains of Waterfront Park can easily fill an afternoon. The Saturday Market, one of the largest farmer's markets in the United States is also a one-of-a-kind experience and the ideal way to conclude a week in the Northwest.
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All This Included

Highlights of the Columbia River cruise offers the best of the Pacific Northwest and, for the first time, the convenience of a round-trip from Portland. Much of your time on this cruise is spent in the Columbia River Gorge, a national scenic area and the only navigable route through the Cascade Mountains. During your cruise, we offer a carefully curated package of shore excursions that take you to some of the areas' highlights including the famous Multnomah Falls, Mount St. Helens, and Fort Clatsop where Lewis & Clark spent the winter of 1805-1806.

  • Dining service, snacks and complimentary cocktail parties
  • Entertainment aboard the ship
  • Oversized staterooms – largest in industry
  • Gratuities aboard the ship
  • Most with private balconies
  • Flat screen satellite TV and DVD players in all staterooms
  • Wireless internet access shipwide
  • Hairdryers in all staterooms
  • Individual climate control in all staterooms
Accommodations on this Tour
Category A cabin onboard the American Pride, American Song or Queen of the West
Pre and Post Add-ons
Pre-Cruise Complimentary Package
Each Columbia & Snake Rivers itinerary comes complete with a Complimentary Pre-Cruise Package, providing you with a seamless way to board the ship and explore the local area. Arrive the day before your scheduled cruise date and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. 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.
 
Pre-Cruise Packages must be reserved at least 30 days before your cruise date.

Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Itinerary is subject to change.
  • Fares do not include port charges.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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