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While on a Columbia River cruise you will explore small river towns and come to appreciate the beauties of the green Pacific Northwest. You can also expect to take walks, bike, swim, and even kayak if the weather allows. Most of our cruises will start in the city of Portland, Oregon, and often will finish by taking the Snake River from Richland to Lewiston, Idaho. Our itineraries usually go west first to the mouth of the river and stop in the port town of Astoria before heading back upriver. Contact our travel specialists to start planning your ideal trip today!
 

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How much does a Columbia River cruise cost?

Columbia River cruises range from $1,400 to $6,100 per person, but the average price for a 7-9 day itinerary is between $4,000-5,000 per person.

What boats cruise the Columbia River?

We feature four of the best vessels cruising the Columbia River - the American Empress, National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Sea Lion, and Wilderness Legacy. Each of these ships is unique, featuring its own atmosphere and appointments onboard, but no matter which you choose you can expect comfortable and spacious accommodations, great food, and exciting itineraries.

What will I do on a Columbia River cruise?

Columbia River cruises are ideal for active travelers willing to get their heart rate up to experience all of the exciting daily activities like biking, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, whitewater rafting, and wildlife viewing. You can also enjoy more relaxed wine tasting and hikes.

What are the top destinations on a Columbia River cruise?

Your Columbia River cruise will take you to some of the top destinations in the Pacific Northwest, including Vancouver, Astoria, Clarkston, The Dalles, the Columbia River Gorge, Walla Walla, and Portland.

Are river cruises good for kids?

River cruises in general are ideal for adult travelers, and Columbia River cruises are best suited to active adults who are looking for a nature-based adventure in the Pacific Northwest. Older teens who like the outdoors may enjoy our Columbia River cruises, but they are not good for younger teens or children. 

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