itinerary includes 1,000 miles of cruising along the Columbia
and Willamette Rivers - from Astoria near the
Pacific Ocean, through the Columbia River Gorge and all the
way to Idaho at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater
Rivers. We’ve planned this cruise so that many places
you pass by at night are viewed in daytime during your return
down the river. You'll pass through eight locks and dams, view
the dramatic cliffs and waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge,
visit historic forts, and learn how the Native Americans, early
missionaries and Oregon Trail pioneers lived during the early
days of Northwest exploration.
DAY 1: Depart Portland, cruise along the Columbia and Willamette
Rivers. Welcome Aboard Cocktail Reception and Dinner Party
with the Captain.
DAY 2: Cruise through the Columbia River Gorge and transit
Bonneville Lock and Dam. Port call in Stevenson. Tour Multnomah
Falls and Bonneville Dam.
DAY 3: Bow land at Umatilla Landing. Motorcoach to Walla Walla
for included tours to Fort Walla Walla Museum, Whitman Mission
and a local winery. Evening cruising on the Snake River.
DAY 4: Dock in Lewiston/Clarkston area and board a jet boat
for an excursion into Hells Canyon. Afternoon cruising along
Snake River, transiting four locks. Nez Perce Interpretive
DAY 5: Leisurely day of cruising, passing through Wallula
Gap and transiting four locks. Enjoy complimentary wine tasting
and other shipboard activities.
DAY 6: Cruise through Volcano Alley on the Columbia River.
Port call and motorcoach into the foothills of the Cascade
Mountains to visit Mt. St. Helens Volcanic Monument.
DAY 7: Cruising along Columbia River. Port call in historic
Astoria and tour the Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria
Column and Fort Clatsop. Captain's Gala Farewell Dinner and
DAY 8: Disembark in Portland. Airport transfers included.