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Pull out the corks! Take part in this 8-day wine and culinary experience aboard the S.S. Legacy, an old-world charm vessel with the benefits of modern comforts. Sail through the Columbia River on your way to Washington, named one of the top ten wine regions in the world. Visit Oregon´s Willamette Valley, a mecca with over 250 wineries, and sip on some award-winning Pinot Noir and Pinot Grissome on Hawks View Cellars, a farmed 50-acre estate vineyard. Plus, hand-crafted meals and pairings, exclusive brewery and winery tours, on-foot exploration, and a week of relaxation on the sweeping landscape of the Columbia and Snake Rivers —an oenophile and foodie’s dream.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Portland, Oregon | Embark
Day 2 : Astoria
Day 3 : Hood River | Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Day 4 : Walla Walla, Washington
Day 5 : Red Mountain
Day 6 : The Dalles, Oregon
Day 7 : Willamette Valley
Day 8 : Portland, Oregon | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit five Washington & Oregon AVAs and taste their world-class wines
  • Learn about Washington´s wine & food product diversity on Red Mountain
  • Explore historic towns of Astoria, The Dalles, and Walla Walla
  • Enjoy a wine paring lunch demonstration at Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center

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SS Legacy

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Vineyards as far as the eye can see. View on the Columbia River. Enjoy a tasting at a local winery. Grapes from a local winery. Explore the old builds at Fort Walla Walla.

Day 1 Portland, Oregon | Embark

Welcome to Portland! Transfer to the hospitality area in downtown Portland and if time allows, explore the city before setting sail on your “rivers of wine” cruise. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres await you on board before sitting down for a sumptuous dinner.

Day 2 Astoria

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Columbia meets the Pacific in the rustic seaport of Astoria. Settle in and take a bite. Iconic Pacific Northwest razor clams, oysters, salmon, halibut, Dungeness crab, sturgeon, steelhead, and cod are all harvested here. We’ll sample whatever is in season and meet the folks who work in the small-scale seafood industries up and down the Washington and Oregon coast. Wash it all down with a cold one from a local craft brewery. Need to move your feet? Hit the Astoria Riverwalk trail and explore bridges and seafaring history along the path of the old Columbia River Railroad. Or, burn some serious calories and climb from sea level to the Astoria Column for stellar views.

Day 3 Hood River | Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Start your day with on deck guided stretches and a hearty breakfast as you pass through the Bonneville Locks. Misty or sunny, it’s all epic scenery. Today’s focus reflects the agricultural landscape: orchards and vineyards. Sample craft ciders made from the acres of apple and pear orchards that roll across the mountains. Fill up at lunch, the base of Mount Hood is also prime wine growing region—ripe for touring and tasting. Back on board, cruise upriver through the Columbia River Gorge’s diverse collection of ecosystems. At 80 miles long and up to 4,000 feet deep, this river canyon cuts the only sea level route through the Cascade Mountains.

Day 4 Walla Walla, Washington

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Start your day with on deck guided stretches and a hearty breakfast as you pass through the Bonneville Locks. Misty or sunny, it’s all epic scenery. Today’s focus reflects the agricultural landscape: orchards and vineyards. Sample craft ciders made from the acres of apple and pear orchards that roll across the mountains. Fill up at lunch, the base of Mount Hood is also prime wine growing region—ripe for touring and tasting. Back on board, cruise upriver through the Columbia River Gorge’s diverse collection of ecosystems. At 80 miles long and up to 4,000 feet deep, this river canyon cuts the only sea level route through the Cascade Mountains.

Day 5 Red Mountain

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center, providing access to Washington wine experts—learn about the diversity of the state’s wine and food products, perfect food pairings, and sample wines from a featured AVA. Discover the pride of the Red Mountain appellation—the smallest wine-grape growing region of Washington by acreage and known for its critically acclaimed reds. Savor a tour, tasting, and lunch at the exquisite Terra Blanca Estate Winery & Vineyard. Explore Terra Blanca’s rolling vineyards, wine caves, and beautifully-manicured estate grounds. Nose and bouquet, balance and finish, legs and body—your wine host and sommelier guide you through an onboard tasting event before dinner.

Day 6 The Dalles, Oregon

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The entrepreneurial spirit, award-winning wines, and natural beauty of Maryhill Winery are yours to discover. Tour vineyards and a wine cave, taste wines from the barrel, and take in the expansive views of Columbia River Gorge cliffs stretching 1,000 feet below. After lunch aboard the S.S. Legacy, the afternoon in The Dalles is yours as you please—a tour and taste at Columbia Valley AVA’s Sunshine Mill Winery, stroll downtown or along the Riverfront Trail, or perhaps peel a grape and simply relax on deck.

Day 7 Willamette Valley

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit Oregon’s largest AVA. The Willamette Valley is an oenophile’s mecca with over 250 wineries and six recognized sub-appellations. At Hawks View Cellars, tour the sustainably farmed 50-acre estate vineyard and sip on some award-winning Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Then tour and taste at a couple of other hand-picked wineries—perhaps take in Parrett Mountain’s southern views while sipping Archer Vineyards’ old-vine varietals, or nestled among the Dundee Hills, is family-run Domaine Serene, specializing in Pinot Noir from eco-cultivated vineyards. Or maybe it’s world-renowned Ponzi Winery atop a Chehalem Mountain slope or Penner-Ash Wine Cellars with its wide Chehalem Valley vistas. Tonight, pull out all the corks for a wine extravaganza and city lights cruise along the Willamette River—raising one last glass to toast friendship and wine at the captain’s dinner.

Day 8 Portland, Oregon | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Sated, your week of wineries and river cruising has come to an end. Enjoy breakfast with friends and say farewell to the crew before disembarking for your included transfer to the Portland airport.

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SS Legacy's Master Stateroom.
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Master Stateroom
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower. #103-104, 319-320
SS Legacy's Commander's Stateroom
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Commander Stateroom
Queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower. #105-112, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318
SS Legacy's Captain Stateroom
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Captain Stateroom
Queen or two twin beds, view window, private bath with shower. #211-214
SS Legacy's Admiral Stateroom
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Admiral Stateroom
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower, trundle bed for triple. #101-102, 201-202, 309-310
SS Legacy's Commodore Suite.
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Jr Commodore Suite
Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap-around windows, private bath with shower. #301-302
SS Legacy' Owner's Suite
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Owners Suite
Sitting area, king bed, wet bar, entertainment system, view windows, private bath with tub, sofa bed for triple or quad.

Notes

- All rates are quoted in USD and represent cost per person, based on double occupancy. Any stateroom (except designated single) may be sold as a single for 175% of the double occupancy rate. Triple and quad rooming arrangements are available, please contact us for rates.

Included in Your Fare:
- Group transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day
- Entry fees to national parks/preserves
- From-the-vessel adventure activities and equipment
- Exclusive activities and shore visits
- All meals aboard the vessel
- Premium wine, beer and liquor (excludes super-premium wines)
- Non-alcoholic beverages
- Wellness amenities
- Onboard expedition/heritage guides and guest experts

Not included in Your Fare:
Airfare to and from your home city
- Discretionary gratuities to vessel's cew
- Travel protection
- Optional excursions and land tours
- Port taxes/fees
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