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Columbia & Snake Rivers Cruise

October 1-9, 2021

deaf cruise including
Certified Sign Language Interpreter Service

Columbia and Snake Rivers

Cruising the Columbia and Snake Rivers on the QUEEN OF THE WEST.
Great choice for a small ship cruise experience.

Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls

Columbia River Gorge

Columbia River Gorge

Native American

Native American


Prices include all of the following:

  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel package in Portland
  • Accommodation onboard the QUEEN OF THE WEST
  • Port charges
  • Breakfast, lunch, cocktail hour, dinner onboard the ship
  • Selection of wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner onboard the ship
  • Sightseeing and bus transportation as shown in the itinerary below
  • Some shore excursions (details will be published later)
  • WiFi during the cruise (can be intermittent)

Map

Oct 1 PORTLAND, OR
Check in to the hotel. The rest of the day is free time. Portland is a vibrant city with majestic Mount Hood serving as a stunning backdrop. Situated between the waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, Portland's history is forever entwined with the fortunes of these great rivers. In the golden age of riverboats, sternwheelers crossed Portland's waterfront while steam whistles and calliopes rang out across the water.
Oct 2 PORTLAND, OR - EMBARKATION
After breakfast, check out of the hotel, meet in the hotel lobby and get on the transfer that will take you to the ship.
Lunch, Cocktail Hour, Dinner
Oct 3 ASTORIA, OR
Breakfast. 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 Discover 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.
Lunch, Cocktail Hour, Dinner
Oct 4 MOUNT ST. HELENS, WA
Breakfast. 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.
May 18, 1980 is a day etched into the history of the United States, as the powerful eruption of Mount St. Helens drastically changed the landscape of what is now referred to as the National Volcanic Monument.
Lunch, Cocktail Hour, Dinner
Oct 5 CRUISING THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE - STEVENSON, WA
Breakfast. The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular river canyon cutting through the Cascade Mountain Range with amazing natural contrasts of rain forest and desert, sea-level passage and alpine meadows. As a the largest federally protected National Scenic Area in the United States, the Gorge boasts stunning waterfalls, basalt cliffs, lakes, streams, rivers, and fields of wildflowers.
In the 1800's, Lewis & Clark traveled down the scenic Columbia River Gorge on their journey westward, with the Oregon Trail pioneers following soon after. Today, the area offers a variety history museums and art centers, fine dining, theaters, wineries, many recreational opportunities, as well as some of the most impressive landscapes in the world.
Lunch, Cocktail Hour, Dinner
Oct 6 THE DALLES, OR
Breakfast. Located between Mount Hood and Mount Adams, The Dalles is famous for being the last stop on the historic Oregon Trail. To the pioneers, the terrain was treacherous; to today's visitors, it is simply stunning. Overlooking the Columbia River Gorge is Cascade Cliffs Winery, the ideal place to spend an afternoon with expert sommeliers enjoying the bounty of the fertile Columbia Valley.
Lunch, Cocktail Hour, Dinner
Oct 7 PENDLETON, OR - RICHLAND, WA
Breakfast. Pendleton is known for its beautiful countryside, indigenous Native American tribes, and the 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. Visit The REACH Museum in Richland which illustrates the culture and history of the region through engaging exhibits, artifacts, and tours.
Lunch, Cocktail Hour, Dinner
Oct 8 CLARKSTON, WA
Breakfast. Nestled at the convergence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers in southeast Washington, Clarkston is the gateway to North America's deepest gorge, Hells Canyon. Named for William Clark of the historic Lewis and Clark Expedition, the town features beautiful scenic vistas, year-round recreation, an inland seaport rich in history. Follow the footsteps of the pioneers before us as you explore Clarkston's natural bounty and small town charm.
Lunch, Cocktail Hour, Dinner
Oct 9 CLARKSTON, WA
Breakfast, Disembarkation.
BOOK NOW AND RECEIVE A DISCOUNT OF $300 PER PERSON
Category A, picture window, 183 sq. ft.: $4,600.00 per person
Category AA: picture window, 183 sq. ft.: $4,755.00 per person
Category AAG: picture window, 204 sq. ft.: $4,975.00 per person
Category AAL, private balcony, 236 sq. ft.: $5,600.00 per person
Category AAC: private balcony 246 sq. ft.: $5,850.00 per person
Owner's Suite 280 sq. ft.: $7,495.00 per person

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QUEEN OF THE WEST: Deck Plans, Ship and Stateroom Information


All prices are based on double occupancy. Prices and itinerary are subject to change at any time without prior notification. Prices do not include travel insurance, tips, airfare, etc. The full deposit payment of $500 per person double occupancy is due NOW in order to make a firm reservation ($1,000 per cabin). Appropriate physical fitness is required since the tour includes walking at each stop. Minimum group size: 20 guests, maximum group size: approx. 50 guests.

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