Queen of the West

Queen of the West Cruise Ship on the Columbia River

 

Columbia  River Cruise

Experience the luxury of nostalgia cruising 500 river miles in the Wake of Lewis and Clark
 aboard the 126-passenger sternwheeler Queen of the West .

 

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Dates of sailing Portland, OR to Clarkston, WA

2013 October 12, 26 
2014 April 12, 26  May 10, 24  June 7, 21  July 5, 19  August 2, 16, 30  September 13, 27  October 11, 25

 

Day 1  SAT  Portland, OR  Arrive by 12 noon and board Queen of the West paddle wheeler from the Jantzen Beach Red Lion dock on the Columbia River.  Embark for Astoria, OR at 1:30 pm.

Day 2  SUN  Astoria, OR  Optional shore tours include guided tours of the Victorian era homes in the City of Astoria, Fort Clatsop where historians have recreated the headquarters built by Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery for the winter of 1805-6 and the Columbia River Maritime Museum.

Day 3  MON  Rainier, OR  Cruise the Columbia River with views of Mt Hood, Mt St Helens and Mt Adams.  Optional shore tour to Mt St Helens National Volcanic Monument up on the flanks of the 1980 eruption.

Day 4  TUE  Cruise into the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area comprised of 85 river miles between Portland, OR and The Dalles, OR with views that are consistently rated among the most beautiful scenery in the world.

Day 5  WED  Stevenson, WA  Optional shore tours to Bonneville Dam, Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge Interpretive Center.  Cruise to Burbank, WA through the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area where the river cuts down through the Cascade Mountain Range.  Many of the 75 waterfalls are visible from the ship’s viewing areas.

Day 6  THU  Burbank, WA  Optional shore tours include the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute co-operated by the Umatilla, Cayuse and Walla Walla Indian Nations or Pendleton, OR where you visit the Pendleton Wollen Mill and Museum.  If you prefer, there is also a winery tour of the Columbia Valley where more than 160 producers offer world-class wines.

Day 7  FRI  Cruise the Snake River transiting four locks-and-dams.  Today is devoted to total relaxation.

Day 8  SAT  Clarkston, WA  Disembark after breakfast.  Optional transfer to Spokane International Airport (GEG) in time to fly out a 12:00 noon.  You may wish to extend your stay and enjoy an exhilarating Hells Canyon National Recreation Area jet boat excursion.  This pristine wilderness is the deepest canyon in North America and includes surprise viewings of wildlife and 7,000 year old petroglyphs.  A different tour takes you to Spalding, ID where the Nez Perce National Historic Park provides rich history lessons.  Learn how the Nez Perce saved Lewis and Clark’s expedition members from starvation following their harrowing Bitterroot Mountains experience.

 

Dates of sailing Clarkston, WA to Portland, OR

2013  October 5, 19 
2014  April 19  May 3, 17, 31  June 14, 28  July 12, 26  August  9, 23  September 6, 20  October 4, 18  Nov 1

 

Day 1  SAT  Clarkston, WA  Transfer from Spokane International Airport (GEG) at 8:30 am and transfer to the Queen of the West paddle wheeler at the Port of Clarkston, WA.  Cruise the Snake River transiting four locks-and-dams.  Today is devoted to total relaxation.

Day 2  SUN  Burbank, WA  Optional shore tours include the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute operated by the Umatilla, Cayuse and Walla Walla Indian Nations.  You may choose to visit the Pendleton Wollen Mill and Museum.  There is also the choice of a winery tour of Columbia Valley where more than 160 producers offer world-class wines.

Day 3  MON  Enter the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area comprised of 85 river miles between Portland, OR and The Dalles, OR with views that are consistently rated among the most beautiful scenery in the world.

Day 4  TUE  Stevenson, WA  Optional shore tours to Bonneville Dam, Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge Interpretive Center.  Cruise to Burbank, WA through the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area where the river cuts down through the Cascade Mountain Range.  Many of the 75 waterfalls are visible from the ship’s viewing areas.

Day 5  WED  Optional shore tours to Bonneville Dam, Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge Interpretive Center.  Cruise to Astoria, OR.

Day 6  THU  Rainier, OR  Cruise the Columbia River with views of Mt Hood, Mt St Helens and Mt Adams.  Optional shore tour to Mt St Helens National Volcanic Monument up on the flanks of the 1980 eruption.

Day 7  FRI  Astoria, OR  Optional shore tours include guided tours of the Victorian era homes in the City of Astoria, Fort Clatsop where historians have recreated the headquarters built by Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery for the winter of 1805-6 and the Columbia River Maritime Museum.

Day 8  SAT  Disembark in Portland, OR after breakfast.  Optional transfer to Portland International Airport (PDX) in time to fly out at 12:00 noon.

 

Room Rates are per person double occupancy unless identified as single.  Room rates include unlimited food and non-alcoholic beverages, onboard presentations by historians and naturalists, walk-on musicians and daily room service.  Port taxes and fees, ship to airport transfers, all shore tours and gratuities are extra.  Ask about -$400 per room early booking savings.RATESQW14

 

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