Columbia and Snake River Cruise

Cruise the Columbia and Snake Rivers along the epic route pioneered by Lewis and Clark more than 200 years ago. Join us aboard the paddlewheelers American Pride and Queen of the West for an 8-day cruise through this rich tapestry of ever changing landscapes, thriving wildlife habitats and diverse wine country.

Enjoy freshly prepared regional cuisine, local wine varietals and the personalized service of American Cruise Lines as we travel from Portland, OR to Clarkston, WA.

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Explore rustic and unique places including Astoria, Pendleton, and the stunning Columbia River Gorge. Each stop along the way has its own story embodied in the history and culture of the region.

Day Portland, OR

Situated between the waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, Portland’s history is forever intwined with the fortunes of the great rivers. In the golden age of riverboats, sternwheelers crossed Portland’s waterfront while steam whistles and calliopes rang out across the water. Today, highlights include the Portland Art Museum, the International Rose Test Garden and famous Powell’s Bookstore, filling an entire city block.

 

Day Astoria, OR

A nationally significant historic region at the western end of the Lewis & Clark Trail, Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. In the winter of 1805-06 the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Expedition was headquartered at Fort Clatsop. In 1955, a replica of the fort was built near the original site and was eventually named a National Monument.

 

Day 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 lives of those in the surrounding towns.

 

Day Cruising the Columbia River Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular river canyon cutting the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountain Range. A popular recreational destination, the gorge holds federally protected status as a National Scenic Area. The cliffs of the gorge look down on quaint riverfront towns and exhilarating waterfalls.

 

Day Stevenson, WA

Named after early American settler George H. Stevenson, this town rose quickly due to economic expansion made possible by the Columbia River. The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center showcases the area’s unique cultural and historical diversity, from the Native American tribes that inhabited the Gorge, to Lewis and Clark and 19th-century loggers.

 

Day The Dalles, OR

Located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, between Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, on the south bank, The Dalles is a perfect photographic spot. Discover the area where Lewis & Clark camped at Rock Fort Camp during their historic journey to explore the Louisiana Purchase territory in 1805-1806.

 

Day Pendleton, OR / Richland, WA

In Richland, explore The Reach Museum. Through the lens of The Hanford Reach National Monument and the Columbia River, this museum tells the fascinating stories of the culture and history of the region through engaging exhibits, artifacts and tours. Pendleton is known for its connection to the lucrative wool trade in the 18th and 19th centuries and a network of underground tunnels.

 

Day Clarkston, WA

The twin cities of Lewiston, ID and Clarkston, WA, are known as the Northwest’s most inland seaports. Along the Snake River you’ll find Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America. This canyon is known for its pristine scenery and thriving wildlife

 

2016

Date # of Nights Departure Location Ship
Jun 18, 2016 7 Portland, OR Queen of the West
Jun 18, 2016 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride
Jun 25, 2016 7 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West
Jun 25, 2016 7 Portland, OR American Pride
Jul 2, 2016 7 Portland, OR Queen of the West
Jul 2, 2016 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride
Jul 9, 2016 7 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West
Jul 9, 2016 7 Portland, OR American Pride
Jul 16, 2016 7 Portland, OR Queen of the West
Jul 16, 2016 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride
Jul 23, 2016 7 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West
Jul 23, 2016 7 Portland, OR American Pride
Jul 30, 2016 7 Portland, OR Queen of the West
Jul 30, 2016 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride
Aug 6, 2016 7 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West
Aug 6, 2016 7 Portland, OR American Pride
Aug 13, 2016 7 Portland, OR Queen of the West
Aug 20, 2016 7 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West
Aug 27, 2016 7 Portland, OR American Pride
Sep 3, 2016 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride
Sep 3, 2016 7 Portland, OR Queen of the West
Sep 10, 2016 7 Portland, OR American Pride
Sep 10, 2016 7 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West
Sep 17, 2016 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride
Sep 24, 2016 7 Portland, OR American Pride
Oct 1, 2016 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride
Oct 8, 2016 7 Portland, OR American Pride
Oct 15, 2016 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride
Oct 22, 2016 7 Portland, OR American Pride
Oct 29, 2016 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride

2017

Date # of Nights Departure Location Ship
Mar 8, 2017 7 Portland, OR American Pride
Mar 15, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride
Mar 22, 2017 7 Portland, OR American Pride
Mar 29, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride
Apr 5, 2017 7 Portland, OR American Pride
May 2, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride
May 6, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West
May 9, 2017 7 Portland, OR American Pride
May 13, 2017 7 Portland, OR Queen of the West
May 16, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride
May 20, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West
May 23, 2017 7 Portland, OR American Pride
May 27, 2017 7 Portland, OR Queen of the West
May 30, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride
Jun 3, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West
Jun 6, 2017 7 Portland, OR American Pride
Jun 10, 2017 7 Portland, OR Queen of the West
Jun 13, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride
Jun 17, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West
Jun 20, 2017 7 Portland, OR American Pride
Jun 24, 2017 7 Portland, OR Queen of the West
Jul 1, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride
Jul 1, 2017 7 Portland, OR Queen of the West
Jul 8, 2017 7 Portland, OR American Pride
Jul 8, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West
Jul 15, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride
Jul 15, 2017 7 Portland, OR Queen of the West
Jul 22, 2017 7 Portland, OR American Pride
Jul 22, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West
Jul 29, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride
Jul 29, 2017 7 Portland, OR Queen of the West
Aug 5, 2017 7 Portland, OR American Pride
Aug 5, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West
Aug 12, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride
Aug 12, 2017 7 Portland, OR Queen of the West
Aug 19, 2017 7 Portland, OR American Pride
Aug 19, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West
Aug 26, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride
Sep 2, 2017 7 Portland, OR American Pride
Sep 9, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride
Sep 16, 2017 7 Portland, OR American Pride
Sep 23, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride
Oct 21, 2017 7 Portland, OR American Pride
Oct 28, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride
Nov 4, 2017 7 Portland, OR American Pride

 

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