Columbia and Snake Rivers Cruise

Eight-Day Paddlewheel River Cruise
Departing from Portland, OR or Clarkston, WA

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.

Summer Savings over $1,000 & Complimentary
Pre-Cruise Hotel Package
Call 800.460.4518 for additional details.
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Columbia and Snake Rivers Cruise Map   

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.

To see more about this majestic Pacific Northwest voyage, click the blue Day by Day tab above.

 

Day 1
Portland, OR

Portland Oregon Skyline

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 2
Astoria, OR

Cannon Beach Astoria Oregon

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 3
Mount St. Helens, WA

Mount St Helens Johnston Ridge Observatory

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 4
Cruising the Columbia River Gorge

Columbia and Snake River

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

Bonneville Dam and Fish Hatchery

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 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

The Reach MuseumIn 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 8
Clarkston, WA

Nez Perce National Historic Park

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



Columbia and Snake Rivers cruise video

Cruise the Columbia River along the legendary path made famous by Lewis and Clark more than 200 years ago. Experience the majestic beauty of Multnomah Falls and Mount St. Helens and the intriguing history behind Fort Clatsop in Astoria.

Date # of Nights Departure Location Ship
Apr 30, 2016 7 Portland, OR American Pride reserve now
May 7, 2016 7 Portland, OR Queen of the West reserve now
May 7, 2016 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride reserve now
May 14, 2016 7 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West reserve now
May 14, 2016 7 Portland, OR American Pride reserve now
May 21, 2016 7 Portland, OR Queen of the West reserve now
May 21, 2016 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride reserve now
May 28, 2016 7 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West reserve now
May 28, 2016 7 Portland, OR American Pride reserve now
Jun 4, 2016 7 Portland, OR Queen of the West reserve now
Jun 4, 2016 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride reserve now
Jun 11, 2016 7 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West reserve now
Jun 11, 2016 7 Portland, OR American Pride reserve now
Jun 18, 2016 7 Portland, OR Queen of the West reserve now
Jun 18, 2016 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride reserve now
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Mar 15, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride reserve now
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May 6, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West reserve now
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May 16, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride reserve now
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May 27, 2017 7 Portland, OR Queen of the West reserve now
May 30, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride reserve now
Jun 3, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West reserve now
Jun 6, 2017 7 Portland, OR American Pride reserve now
Jun 10, 2017 7 Portland, OR Queen of the West reserve now
Jun 13, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride reserve now
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Jun 20, 2017 7 Portland, OR American Pride reserve now
Jun 24, 2017 7 Portland, OR Queen of the West reserve now
Jul 1, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride reserve now
Jul 1, 2017 7 Portland, OR Queen of the West reserve now
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Jul 8, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West reserve now
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Jul 15, 2017 7 Portland, OR Queen of the West reserve now
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Jul 22, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West reserve now
Jul 29, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride reserve now
Jul 29, 2017 7 Portland, OR Queen of the West reserve now
Aug 5, 2017 7 Portland, OR American Pride reserve now
Aug 5, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West reserve now
Aug 12, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride reserve now
Aug 12, 2017 7 Portland, OR Queen of the West reserve now
Aug 19, 2017 7 Portland, OR American Pride reserve now
Aug 19, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA Queen of the West reserve now
Aug 26, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride reserve now
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Oct 28, 2017 7 Clarkston, WA American Pride reserve now
Nov 4, 2017 7 Portland, OR American Pride reserve now

American Pride

American Pride offers an unparalleled experience never before available on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Aboard American Pride, guests will discover the natural beauty, history, and culture of the Pacific Northwest while enjoying the finest in accomodations and personalized service.  American 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.

  • Rate Schedule Per Person:  7 Nights: 
  • Owner's Suite w/ Balcony $7,560
  • AAC w/ Balcony $6,025
  • AAL w/ Balcony $5,875
  • AAR w/ Balcony $5,305
  • A $4,540
  • Single w/ Balcony $6,740
  • Single $6,130

Rates subject to change


Queen of the West

A veteran of the Columbia and Snake Rivers, Queen of the West underwent a major renovation in 2011, 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, expanded staterooms and the addition of more private balconies. Special Pricing now available. Call 800-460-4518 for details. 

  • Rate Schedule Per Person:  7 Nights: 
  • Owner's Suite w/ Balcony $7,010
  • AAC w/ Balcony $4,795
  • AAL w/ Balcony $4,105
  • AAG $3,875
  • AA $3,580
  • A $3,410
  • Single w/ Balcony $5,470
  • Single $4,980

Rates subject to change


Lewis & Clark Cruises


April 2, April 9, April 23, May 7, May 14, May 21 & May 28, 2016

Our cruises include a historic retracing of the epic journey traveled by Lewis and Clark in the early 1800’s. Cruising the Columbia and Snake Rivers, this unique cruise offers you the chance to see what these intrepid pioneers witnessed including gorgeous natural settings, recreated encampments and rare historical artifacts.

 
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