Highlights of the Columbia River Cruise (American Song)

Overview

  • HLACL
  • 5 Days
  • American Song

Cruise Itinerary

  • Portland (USA)
  • Portland (USA)

Overview

Our Highlights of the Columbia River cruise offers the best of the Pacific Northwest with 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 the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discover spent the winter of 1805-1806.

Departures


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The staterooms in our newest riverboats are the most spacious and modern in U.S. small ship cruising - each with the finest appointments, modern décor and a private bathroom. Your stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and enjoy the ever-changing scenery from your large private balcony.


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The staterooms in our newest riverboats are the most spacious and modern in U.S. small ship cruising - each with the finest appointments, modern décor and a private bathroom. Your stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and enjoy the ever-changing scenery from your large private balcony.

Cruise Itinerary

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.


At the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, Portland was once 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, visit the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum or the Portland Art Museum.


The oldest American settlement west of the Rockies, the town of Astoria is steeped in culture and tradition. The city is home is to more than 70 Victorian-era homes and is the site of Fort Clatsop, a replica of where Lewis and Clark spent the winter of 1805-1806. Astoria is also well-known for being an integral part of the lucrative fur trading industry in the 1800's, with the Pacific Fur Company as the primary trading post in town.


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 environment and the lives of those in the surrounding towns.


Multnomah Falls is an awesome sight to behold. Get up close to one of North America's tallest waterfalls as you stroll along the footpath to Benson Bridge to admire its magnificence. Explore the village of Stevenson, which is easily accessible from our dock. and enjoy its mix of classic small town charm with a unique Northwest flair.


End your cruise back in the city of Portland. Spend the afternoon in the city and admire the red brick of Pioneer Courthouse Square and the beautiful fountains of Waterfront Park. Visit the Saturday Market, one of the largest farmer's markets in the United States, a wonderful place to conclude an amazing week in the Pacific Northwest.


Itineraries are subject to change.


American Song

Vessel Type: Coastal Cruise Ship Passenger Capacity: 184 Built: 2018 The American River Cruise Revolution is here with American Song, the flagship in the new series of contemporary riverboats from American Cruise Lines. It will be the first modern riverboat ever in the U.S. and will introduce many pioneering innovations to America’s waters. The new riverboat will feature lounges soaring 40 feet above the water with triple the glass of other riverboats, offering astounding views. American Song will also feature the Atrium, a four-story glass-enclosed area with a large domed skylight, which will serve as the central gathering point for the entire ship. Our new suite design will allow for unprecedented comfort while traveling, beginning with the new Grand Suites featuring 900 square feet of private space. These spacious suites include two glass walls and a wraparound private balcony. Complimentary room service during select mealtimes is available for every stateroom, but the Grand Suites offer ample space to host small cocktail parties or private dinner events. American Song will continue American Cruise Lines’ decade's long tradition for innovation in river cruising. With a capacity of just 184 guests, this new ship has the modern design features and contemporary styling that today’s traveler has come to expect. Experience the American River Cruise Revolution for yourself this fall on American Song. 

Highlights

• 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

No Departures date available. Please contact us at travel@wildiaries.com for more information.