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ALL 2016 COLUMBIA RIVER CRUISES INCLUDE A 1-NIGHT PRE-CRUISE HOTEL!

USA River Cruise agents would love to find the perfect Columbia River excursion for you and your family. We have several wonderful small ships ranging from 6 to 250 passengers, ready to transport you beyond your everyday experience. Come join us on the S.S. Legacy, Northern Dream, Sea Bird or Sea Lion, or our paddlewheelers: the Queen of the West (120 passengers) and the American Empress (250 passengers). While each boat offers its own amenities, they all follow in the steps of Lewis & Clark, legendary travelers who pioneered the exploration of the West.

Be sure to pack your camera! On your trip along the mighty Columbia River, you will enjoy breathtaking waterfalls, rolling vineyards, stunning mountains and coastal ranges, unusual rock formations, arid deserts, and deep canyons! Love wildlife? The Columbia River is home to hundreds of fish, amphibians, birds, mammals, reptiles, and marine mammals. On any given day, you may spot a Northern Sea Lion sunning on a rock or a sharp-shinned hawk flying overhead.

Looking for an excursion like no other? Whether you live in the Pacific Northwest or have never visited the region, our small ship cruises promise an exceptional experience, on-and-off board.

For more information, call us at 1-800-578-1479. We’re excited to help you book the trip of a lifetime!

Columbia River Paddlewheel Cruise | 7-nights

Columbia River Paddlewheel Cruise | 7-nights

Save Up to $500 Off Per Stateroom On 2017 Departures!!
Book by: 09/30/2016

Come join us and follow in the Steps of Lewis & Clark and see the mighty Columbia River from the beautiful Queen of the West paddle wheel ship! Enjoy watching the bald eagles or wild goats and the fabulous water falls from the comfort of your balcony cabin. Enjoy a lecture from our historian or a gourmet meal cooked up fresh on board and served to you by our fantastic staff.- More...

American Empress Westbound, Clarkston to Portland

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*Book Early For 2017 & Save up to $1000 Off Per Stateroom!!
Book by: 09/30/2016

WELCOME TO THE MAGNIFICENT PACIFIC NORTHWEST This voyage through the Pacific Northwest shows you the bounty and beauty of nature, as well as the history and heritage of the people who inhabited- More...

In the Path of Lewis & Clark: Rail & Sail

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RAIL & SAIL TRIP!!
Book by: 12/31/2016

Join us on a very special one-time voyage of discovery this September that combines a journey aboard our own private vintage Streamliner train, the 'Great Western Limited' from California to- More...

American Empress Eastbound, Portland to Clarkston

American Empress cruise ship

*Book Early For 2017 & Save up to $1000 Off Per Stateroom!!
Book by: 09/30/2016

“OCIAN IN VIEW! O! THE JOY!” These are the original words (and spelling of “ocean”) thatWilliam Clark scrawled in his journal on November 7, 1805. One could hardly blame him for- More...

Columbia River Wine Tasting Yacht Cruise

Columbia River Wine Tasting Yacht Cruise

Private Yacht Charters!!
Book by: 09/01/2016

Our wine tasting cruise doesn’t just cover the wineries in the region, but also includes excursions that enrich and amaze. Our passengers get to visit the Pacific Ocean at Long Beach- More...

Rivers of Wine Columbia River Cruise

Rivers of Wine Columbia River Cruise

Wine Experts Onboard!! $300 Off Per Cabin on Select 2017 Departures!!
Book by: 10/28/2016

Board the S.S. Legacy and experience Northwest wine on four of its rivers: Columbia, Snake, Willamette and Palouse. As the Pacific Northwest continues to make a name for itself in the wine world,- More...

American Empress-Round Trip Portland Cruise

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Flat Rate of $1699 Balcony Cabin on Select Dates*!!
Book by: 09/01/2016

The American Empress has added Portland roundtrip cruises to their schedule. This cruise focuses on the Western end of the Columbia River, from Astoria to The Dalles. Visit both the Washington- More...

Highlights of the Columbia River | 4-night Cruise

Highlights of the Columbia River | 4-night Cruise

4 Day Cruise on the Columbia River!!
Book by: 08/31/2016

For 2016, the American Pride (newly named and transitioned) and the Queen of the West paddlewheels will have 4-night departures, roundtrip from Portland, OR. Even on this shortened itinerary, you'll- More...

Northwest Pioneers: 10-night Columbia River Cruise

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Save up to $600 off per stateroom on 2017 Departure!
Book by: 08/31/2016

Our 7-night Columbia River cruises are popular every year, but sometimes you just want a little more time to explore! The new 'Northwest Pioneers' itinerary affords you that time to dig a little- More...

Legacy of Discovery

Legacy of Discovery

Embrace the spirit of the American West on a Columbia & Snake Rivers Cruise This 8-day/7-night journey includes Living History programs, natural wonders, historical landmarks, and- More...

Harvests, History & Landscapes

Harvests, History & Landscapes

This 7-day Columbia river cruise takes you to Clarkston, Astoria, and Washington's Wine Country aboard one of Lindblad's deluxe small ships. You'll explore the wonders of the scenic Columbia- More...

Columbia River Fall Cruises aboard the Island Spirit

Columbia River Fall Cruises aboard the Island Spirit

For only two dates this Fall you can cruise the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard our 32-passenger ship, the Island Spirit! You'll cruise from the Pacific Ocean to Idaho, from one state border to the- More...