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Columbia & Snake Rivers Cruise

Columbia & Snake Rivers Cruise

Cruise Highlights:

  • Explore the path of Lewis & Clark
  • Visit majestic Multnomah Falls
  • Explore the Columbia River aboard an authentic Paddlewheeler
  • Partake in a Maryhill Winery Tour
  • Visit a replica of Fort Clatsop
  • Experience native culture

Save up to $900 per person on select Spring sailings. Call for additional details.

Special Offer

At a glance

Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights

Coverage: Portland, OR to Clarkston, WA

From: $3,410

Season: February - November

Activities: Culture, History

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American Cruise Lines

Let American Cruise Lines introduce you to the stunning beauty of the Pacific Northwest and its fascinating sagas of fur traders, early explorers, pioneers, proud Native American nations, and Lewis & Clark’s significant expedition – all aboard an authentically replicated paddlewheeler, Queen of the West.

Embrace your inner pioneer as you travel along the epic route forged by Lewis and Clark more than 200 years ago. View the lush landscapes of the Columbia River Gorge and be awed by the magnificent Multnomah Falls. Visit Mount St. Helens with our local expert and learn how the eruption has affected the landscape and surrounding communities. Enjoy a trip to wine country with a stop at the Maryhill Winery and be entertained by onboard musicians performing maritime songs, sea shanties, and selections from “The Great American Songbook.”

I had a wonderful, relaxing vacation! I will have great memories for a long time to come.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Portland, OR

Situated between the waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, Portland's history is forever entwined 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 the famous Powell’s Bookstore, filling an entire city block.

Day 2 - 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. With its steep hills and beautiful Victorian homes, Astoria has been called the "Little San Francisco of the Pacific Northwest" and has a revitalized downtown ideal for shopping and dining.

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 effect the volcano had on the lives of those in the surrounding towns.

Day 4 - 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 5 - Stevenson, WA

Named after early American settler George H. Stevenson, this town rose to prominence 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 6 - 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 7 - Pendleton, OR / Richland, WA

Pendleton is known for its beautiful countryside, indigenous Native American tribes and network of underground tunnels created a century ago for illicit activities. The area is also famous for its lucrative wool trade in the 18th and 19th centuries. Looking through the lens of The Hanford Reach National Monument and the Columbia River is the Reach Museum in Richland which tells the rich and fascinating stories of the culture and history of the region through engaging exhibits, artifacts and tours.

Day 8 - 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.

Dates & Rates

Save up to $900 per person on select Spring sailings. Call for additional details.

Special Offer
Date Departure Location Ship A AA AAG AAR AAL AAC Owner's Suite Single w/ Balcony Single
Feb 24, 2017 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Mar 3, 2017 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Mar 10, 2017 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Mar 17, 2017 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Mar 24, 2017 Portland, OR American Pride $4,270 -- -- $4,985 $5,525 $5,665 $7,105 $6,335 $5,760
Mar 31, 2017 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,270 -- -- $4,985 $5,525 $5,665 $7,105 $6,335 $5,760
Apr 7, 2017 Portland, OR American Pride $4,270 -- -- $4,985 $5,525 $5,665 $7,105 $6,335 $5,760
Apr 14, 2017 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,270 -- -- $4,985 $5,525 $5,665 $7,105 $6,335 $5,760
Apr 25, 2017 Portland, OR American Pride $4,270 -- -- $4,985 $5,525 $5,665 $7,105 $6,335 $5,760
May 2, 2017 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
May 6, 2017 Portland, OR Queen of the West $3,410 $3,580 $3,875 -- $4,105 $4,795 $7,010 $5,470 $4,980
May 9, 2017 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
May 13, 2017 Portland, OR Queen of the West $3,410 $3,580 $3,875 -- $4,105 $4,795 $7,010 $5,470 $4,980
May 16, 2017 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
May 20, 2017 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West $3,410 $3,580 $3,875 -- $4,105 $4,795 $7,010 $5,470 $4,980
May 23, 2017 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
May 27, 2017 Portland, OR Queen of the West $3,410 $3,580 $3,875 -- $4,105 $4,795 $7,010 $5,470 $4,980
May 30, 2017 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Jun 3, 2017 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West $3,410 $3,580 $3,875 -- $4,105 $4,795 $7,010 $5,470 $4,980
Jun 6, 2017 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Jun 10, 2017 Portland, OR Queen of the West $3,410 $3,580 $3,875 -- $4,105 $4,795 $7,010 $5,470 $4,980
Jun 13, 2017 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Jun 17, 2017 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West $3,410 $3,580 $3,875 -- $4,105 $4,795 $7,010 $5,470 $4,980
Jun 24, 2017 Portland, OR Queen of the West $3,410 $3,580 $3,875 -- $4,105 $4,795 $7,010 $5,470 $4,980
Jul 1, 2017 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Jul 1, 2017 Portland, OR Queen of the West $3,410 $3,580 $3,875 -- $4,105 $4,795 $7,010 $5,470 $4,980
Jul 8, 2017 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Jul 8, 2017 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West $3,410 $3,580 $3,875 -- $4,105 $4,795 $7,010 $5,470 $4,980
Jul 15, 2017 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Jul 15, 2017 Portland, OR Queen of the West $3,410 $3,580 $3,875 -- $4,105 $4,795 $7,010 $5,470 $4,980
Jul 22, 2017 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Jul 22, 2017 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West $3,410 $3,580 $3,875 -- $4,105 $4,795 $7,010 $5,470 $4,980
Jul 29, 2017 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Jul 29, 2017 Portland, OR Queen of the West $3,410 $3,580 $3,875 -- $4,105 $4,795 $7,010 $5,470 $4,980
Aug 5, 2017 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Aug 5, 2017 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West $3,410 $3,580 $3,875 -- $4,105 $4,795 $7,010 $5,470 $4,980
Aug 12, 2017 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Aug 12, 2017 Portland, OR Queen of the West $3,410 $3,580 $3,875 -- $4,105 $4,795 $7,010 $5,470 $4,980
Aug 19, 2017 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Aug 19, 2017 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West $3,410 $3,580 $3,875 -- $4,105 $4,795 $7,010 $5,470 $4,980
Aug 26, 2017 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Aug 26, 2017 Portland, OR Queen of the West $3,410 $3,580 $3,875 -- $4,105 $4,795 $7,010 $5,470 $4,980
Sep 2, 2017 Portland, OR American Pride $4,810 -- -- $5,625 $6,230 $6,385 $8,015 $7,145 $6,500
Sep 2, 2017 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West $3,615 $3,795 $4,110 -- $4,350 $5,085 $7,430 $5,800 $5,280
Sep 9, 2017 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Sep 9, 2017 Portland, OR Queen of the West $3,615 $3,795 $4,110 -- $4,350 $5,085 $7,430 $5,800 $5,280
Sep 16, 2017 Portland, OR American Pride $4,810 -- -- $5,625 $6,230 $6,385 $8,015 $7,145 $6,500
Sep 16, 2017 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West $3,615 $3,795 $4,110 -- $4,350 $5,085 $7,430 $5,800 $5,280
Sep 23, 2017 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,810 -- -- $5,625 $6,230 $6,385 $8,015 $7,145 $6,500
Oct 10, 2017 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Oct 17, 2017 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Oct 24, 2017 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Oct 31, 2017 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Nov 7, 2017 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Nov 14, 2017 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Nov 21, 2017 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Mar 10, 2018 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Mar 17, 2018 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Mar 24, 2018 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Mar 31, 2018 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Apr 7, 2018 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Apr 14, 2018 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Apr 25, 2018 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
May 2, 2018 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
May 9, 2018 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
May 16, 2018 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
May 23, 2018 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
May 30, 2018 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Jun 2, 2018 Portland, OR Queen of the West $3,410 $3,580 $3,875 -- $4,105 $4,795 $7,010 $5,470 $4,980
Jun 6, 2018 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Jun 13, 2018 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Jun 23, 2018 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West $3,410 $3,580 $3,875 -- $4,105 $4,795 $7,010 $5,470 $4,980
Jun 30, 2018 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Jun 30, 2018 Portland, OR Queen of the West $3,410 $3,580 $3,875 -- $4,105 $4,795 $7,010 $5,470 $4,980
Jul 7, 2018 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Jul 14, 2018 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Jul 21, 2018 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Jul 28, 2018 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Aug 4, 2018 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Aug 11, 2018 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Aug 18, 2018 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Aug 18, 2018 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West $3,615 $3,795 $4,110 -- $4,350 $5,085 $7,430 $5,800 $5,280
Aug 25, 2018 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Sep 1, 2018 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Sep 8, 2018 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Sep 15, 2018 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Sep 22, 2018 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Oct 9, 2018 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Oct 16, 2018 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Oct 23, 2018 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Oct 30, 2018 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Nov 6, 2018 Clarkston, WA American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Nov 13, 2018 Portland, OR American Pride $4,540 -- -- $5,305 $5,875 $6,025 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130

*Private Balcony
All rates are shown in US dollars, per person, double occupancy. Itineraries, rates, and ships are subject to change without notice. A deposit of $500.00 per person is required to confirm any reservation on trips of 9 nights or less, and $900.00 per person on trips of 10 nights or more.
Single Occupancy: One person occupying a double stateroom will be charged 150% or 175% of the double occupancy depending on the type of stateroom occupied.

Included in Cruise Fare

  • Cruise and accommodations aboard ship.
  • Meals and snacks onboard ship
  • Complimentary cocktail parties
  • All entertainment.

Not Included in Cruise Fare

  • Airfare to and from your home city
  • Shore tours.
  • Port charges and/or fees
  • Gratituities
  • Fuel charges (if applied to future cruises)

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Columbia & Snake Rivers

Ships

American Pride

American PrideAmerican Pride not only boasts the largest, most well-appointed staterooms, but also offers private balconies and unobstructed views. In addition to the amazing scenery, our master chefs have been busy preparing menus that are tailored specifically to the Pacific Northwest region. Using locally sourced products, our menu is designed to not only support farmers and merchants, but also to minimize the impact on the region's ecosystem and environment. View ship details...


Queen of the West

Queen of the WestThe 230-foot Queen of the West is propelled by a three-story-high churning paddlewheel. But unlike earlier paddlewheelers, the Queen of the West doesn’t rely on a steam engine. Instead, it is powered by a revolutionary hydraulic propulsion system that uses environmentally safe biodegradable hydraulic oil. The 45-foot-long bow ramp allows passengers to go ashore anywhere along the river, much as the 19th-century vessels did. Launched in 1995, the Queen of the West is the first overnight passenger sternwheeler to be built and operated in the West in 80 years. View ship details...

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