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Highlights of the Columbia River Cruise

Highlights of the Columbia River Cruise

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Description

Our brand new 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.

Trip Name
Highlights of the Columbia River Cruise
Days
5
Overview
Vessel Type: Riverboat/Columbia Paddlewheeler Passenger Capacity: 100 Built / Refurbished: 1995 / 2011 A veteran of the Columbia and Snake Rivers, Queen of the West underwent major renovations with upgrades to passenger staterooms, lounges, galley, and engine room. Meticulous care and attention to detail went into the reconstruction, from the newly designed and custom built furniture to the expanded staterooms and the addition of more private balconies. Finely Appointed Staterooms Queen of the West staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising - all over 200 square feet in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passangers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies. Queen of the West Amenities and Features: Complimentary wi-fi, Elevator access to all decks of the ship, Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood, Grand dining room accommodates all guests together, Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery, Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms, Hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities, Private balconies, Twice daily stateroom service, Lewis and clark library, Putting green on the top deck, Individual climate control, Evening entertainment focuses on music and history, Built in the USA, All american crew, Complimentary cocktail hour each evening, Onboard historians and naturalists, Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients, Personalized service, Open picture window

Itinerary



Day 1 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 Bridge 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 - 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.
Day 6 - Please Note:
We do not guarantee departure point, termination point or any intermediate stop. Itineraries, schedules, routes, ships, and staterooms are always subject to change at any time without notice due to weather conditions, availability of docks, shoaling, river conditions, operation of locks, mechanicals, or any other reason. The times and dates of departure and arrival are also subject to change.

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Inclusions

    • Enjoy 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
    • Ports Of Call: Portland, Astoria, Mount St. Helens, Stevenson

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