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Northwest Pioneers Cruise

10 days with American Cruise Lines  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Clarkston, WA
One of the Pacific Northwest's most inland seaports, Clarkston is located on the Snake River, near the famous Hells Canyon. The 10-mile wide canyon was carved with significant canyon-shaping events occurring as recently as 15,000 years ago during a flood from Glacial Lake Bonneville in Utah. Frustrating many miners, explorers and settlers, Hells Canyon is now a popular recreation destination.
 
Day 2 Richland, WA
Once known as the village of Chemna, Richland was incorporated as a city in 1910. Richland sits at the confluence of the Yakima and Columbia Rivers and features the Reach Museum. This popular destination tells the unique stories of the culture and history of the region with over 14,000 square feet of exhibits.
 
Day 3 Pendleton, OR
A charming city in Umatilla, OR, Pendleton began as a Eurpoean-American commercial center around 1851. Incorporated as a city in 1880, Pendleton is known for its famous woolen mills. Visit the Pendleton Woolen Mill and Museum to learn about the town's weaving process that has produced world famous woolens since 1901. 
 
Day 4 The Dalles
The Dalles is a 2-mile channel of the Columbia River famous for its rapids. Derived from the French word dalle, meaning "flagstone", the name refers to the columnar basalt rocks carved by the river. In the 1800's, The Dalles was the end point of the famed Oregon Trail and  today it is home to The Discovery Center and the Fort Dalles Museum, Oregon's oldest history museum.
 
Day 5 Hood River, OR
Starting out as a small post office in 1858, Hood River finally was incorporated as a town in 1895. Located where the Columbia and Hood River meet, the town is just 30 miles north of Mount Hood, the tallest peak in the state. A few miles south of this quaint town is Hood River Valley, known for its production of apples, pears and cherries.
 
Day 6 Stevenson, WA
This port in Washington is named after early settler George H. Stevenson. Its prime location made Stevenson an influential transit for travellers and logging. Today, Stevenson is home to the popular Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center that creatively tells the story of the people and landscape of this compelling region.
 
Day 7 Portland, OR
Located between the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, Portland is the largest city in Oregon. Before American pioneers settled in the region, Portland was inhabitied by two tribes of the Upper Chinook Indians, the Multnomah and the Cascades. Today, Portland is a thriving municipality with plenty of popular destinations including the International Rose Test Garden and the Portland Art Museum.
 
Day 8 Port of Kalama, WA
Located in Southwest Washington on the Columbia River, the Port of Kalama is one of the jewels of the Pacific Northwest. In the distance is the towering Mount St. Helens, an active volcano that last erupted in 1980 with such powerful force it triggered a 5.1 on the Richter scale. View this mountain from the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and take a look inside the steaming creater from the Observatory and Interpretive Center.
 
Day 9 Astoria, OR
The charming town of Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. Famous for being instrumental in the booming fur trading industry in the 1800's, the Pacific Fur Trading Company built its primary trading post in Astoria in 1811. Today, Astoria is home to the replica of Fort Clatsop, where explorers Lewis & Clark spent the winter of 1805-1806.
 
Day 10 Portland, OR
End your journey with a return to Portland. With a gorgeous view of Mt. Hood in the background, Portland is a great city to tour and offers plenty of unique destinations including the Pittock Mansion, the Farmer's Market and the World Forestry Center.
Tour Map
All This Included
Cruising the Columbia and Snake Rivers offers guests the unique opportunity to retrace the historic journey of intrepid explorers Lewis & Clark, and see the magnificent views of the majestic Pacific Northwest. Begin your journey on the Snake River, the largest tributary of the Columbia River, which features rugged mountains and rolling plains as well as the Reach Museum in Richland, WA. 

Next you'll cruise onto the longest river in the Pacific Northwest, the Columbia River. This stretch of the journey includes stunning scenery, fascinating history and guided shore excursions to the replica Fort Clatsop, Mount St. Helens and The Dalles. Our ten-night cruise allows more time to explore the wonders of this region. 
  • Dining service, snacks and complimentary cocktail parties
  • Entertainment aboard the ship
  • Oversized staterooms – largest in industry
  • Most with private balconies
  • Flat screen satellite TV and DVD players in all staterooms
  • Wireless internet access shipwide
  • Hairdryers in all staterooms
  • Individual climate control in all staterooms
Accommodations on this Tour
Category A cabin onboard the American Pride
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Itinerary is subject to change.
  • Fares do not include shore tours, gratuities, or port charges and fees.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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