Pacific Northwest River Cruises

Follow the footsteps of the epic Lewis and Clark Expedition as you cruise the legendary Columbia and Snake Rivers. Aboard the newest riverboats in the region, you will be amazed by the beautiful and ever-changing landscapes, including the Columbia River Gorge, Hells Canyon, Multnomah Falls, and Mount St. Helens. Soak in the awe-inspiring backdrop to your journey, Mount Hood, and learn about incredible engineering feats such as the Cascade Locks and Bonneville Dam. Choose from four Columbia and Snake Rivers cruise itineraries that will immerse you in the fascinating history, diverse culture, and freshest regional cuisine of the Pacific Northwest. Ask about our brand new flat-rate domestic Airfare option available on all of our Columbia & Snake Rivers itineraries.

For a limited time, save up to $1,500 on select Columbia & Snake Rivers and receive Free Airfare.*

Columbia & Snake Rivers Cruise

Portland, OR to Clarkston, WA

Free Airfare* Plus Save up to $1,500
9 Days / 8 Nights
From
$4,220
$3,820

Northwest Pioneers Cruise

Portland, OR to Clarkston, WA

12 Days / 11 Nights
From
$8,205

National Parks & Legendary Rivers

Portland, OR to Jackson, WY

16 Days / 15 Nights
From
$12,150

Highlights of the Columbia River

Portland, OR to Portland, OR

6 Days / 5 Nights
From
$2,640

*Offer Valid Only on New Bookings on Select Dates

Featured Ports

Astoria, OR

Clarkston, WA

Richland, WA

Hood River, OR

Columbia & Snake Rivers FAQ

What should I pack for a Columbia & Snake Rivers cruise?

If you're traveling the Columbia and Snake rivers during the shoulder seasons (spring and fall), average temperatures range from 65- 85 degrees during the day and cool to around 45-50 degrees at night. Pack a few long-sleeved t-shirts and light sweaters that you can layer over or under your clothes in case the weather gets chilly.

You can pack lighter, if you’re cruising in late June through late August, as daytime temperatures average between 85-95 degrees, dropping to 65-70 degrees at night.

No matter which season you are cruising, comfortable shoes are a must for your daily adventures. A windbreaker, preferably waterproof, is also ideal for watching the everchanging landscapes and native wildlife from your private balcony or the sun deck. Be sure to pack fitness clothing if you intend to use our onboard fitness center and don’t forget your daily medications.

When is the best time to cruise the Columbia & Snake Rivers?

For some, the best time to visit the Columbia and Snake rivers is late April through June, and then again in September and October. Spring is peak bloom time for the Columbia River Gorge's wildflowers and orchards and the verdant landscapes along the shore are a sight to behold.

In Autumn the temperatures are not yet too chilly, but the transitioning colors are spectacular. October is also the ideal time for wine enthusiasts to visit, as this is when the harvest and crushing take place.

Summer is the most popular season to visit the Pacific Northwest because of the long sunny days, warm temperatures, and blue skies. So, the best time to set out on your Columbia & Snake Rivers cruise will depend on whether you like it hot, or if you prefer to witness the most colorful landscapes.

What Sets Us Apart

Complimentary & Inclusive

Immerse yourself in our onboard and onshore Columbia & Snake River experiences while cruising to the most fascinating destinations, and we will take care of the rest. Enjoy our complimentary offerings, including breakfast room service, some onshore excursions, all gourmet meals, evening cocktails, and more. All tips and gratuities are included with your cruise reservation.

An American Experience

We build, flag, and crew our ships right here in the United States. Our pride in the All-American experience we provide is the backdrop and ode to the historic destinations we visit, especially the Pacific Northwest where Lewis and Clark took to the region to find the legendary "Northwest Passage."

Private Balconies

Along with the most spacious staterooms in the industry, you will experience breathtaking views and unobstructed scenery on your private balcony. In the Pacific Northwest, you will see the Columbia River Gorge, Mount St. Helens, and other incredible scenery on these magnificent rivers up-close.

World Class Cuisine

The Pacific Northwest produces some of the tastiest seafood and exquisite wines. From salmon to pinot noir grapes, our master chefs have curated a custom Columbia & Snake Rivers inspired menu to make your onboard experience even more special and personalized.