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Embark on the Journey of a Lifetime in the Pacific Northwest!

Our experienced team at USA River Cruises would be delighted to help you and your family locate the absolute best cruise for you in the heart of this wild, stunning Pacific Northwest landscape. On the Columbia River, we offer several small ship options. The S.S. Legacy, Sea Bird or Sea Lion, Northern Dream Yacht, and our paddlewheelers, Queen of the West, American Pride and American Empress – each offers their own amenities and take you on exciting journeys along the original routes of Lewis and Clark, the first explorers to venture into our lovely region of the country. Bring your camera, as you’ll see breathtaking waterfalls, unique rock formations, lush vineyards, canyons, and even deserts as you make your journey, as well as a host of local animals.

Looking to island-hop? Visit the San Juan islands between Washington State and British Columbia, Canada, where shining waters and deep forests await! Or unlock the natural beauty and stunning wildlife variety of Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. If the Pacific Northwest is not on your travel bucket list, it should be! Call one of our friendly, experienced booking agents today to get started planning the trip of a lifetime!

American Empress Eastbound, Portland to Clarkston

American Empress cruise ship

*Book Early For 2017 & Save up to $800 Off Per Stateroom!!
Book by: 12/31/2016

“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...

American Empress Westbound, Clarkston to Portland

American Empress cruise ship

*Book Early For 2017 & Save up to $800 Off Per Stateroom!!
Book by: 12/31/2016

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...

Puget Sound and San Juan Islands

Puget Sound and San Juan Islands

Save up to $1000 Off Per Stateroom on Select 2017 Departures!!
Book by: 12/04/2016

Puget Sound and the Salish Sea make for one of the most intriguing and majestic cruising grounds anywhere. You’ll spend eight magical days cruising round trip from Seattle, WA; exploring- More...

Columbia River Cruise – Queen of the West

Columbia River Cruise - Queen of the West

Save up to $800 Off Per Stateroom on Select 2017 Departures!!
Book by: 12/04/2016

The Queen of the West is a veteran of the Columbia River and one of the finest paddle wheelers in the US! She has seen some major renovations in the past few years to her lounges, galley, &- 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: 12/31/2016

The American Pride (newly named and transitioned to the Columbia River for 2016) and the Queen of the West paddlewheels will have 4-night departures, roundtrip from Portland, OR. Even on this- More...

Columbia River Cruise Aboard the American Pride

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Save up to $1000 Off Per Stateroom on Select 2017 Departures!!
Book by: 12/04/2016

  Cruise the Columbia and Snake Rivers along the epic route pioneered by Lewis and Clark more than 200 years ago. Join us aboard the paddlewheelers American Pride for an 8-day cruise through- More...

Alaska Inside Passage

Alaska Inside Passage

Sold Out For 2016! Book early for 2017 and save $600 Off Per Stateroom!
Book by: 12/31/2016

"Once in a Lifetime..." That is how you'll describe this cruise to your friends and family when you get home! This 14-night cruise from Seattle to Juneau (or reverse) is a wondrous adventure up- More...

British Columbia’s Yachters’ Paradise

British Columbia's Yachters' Paradise

Cruise through evergreen forested inlets, hike amongst the wilderness, kayak in stunning fjords, and be on the lookout for orca whales Glide through the islands and inlets that served as- 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...

Alaska, British Columbia Photography Expedition

Alaska, British Columbia Photography Expedition

A Longer Alaska Cruise Means More Opportunities for Adventure The coast of Southeast Alaska and British Columbia is a maze of fjords, channels and glaciers. This majestic region is ideally suited- More...

Spring Fling | San Juan Cruise

Spring Fling | San Juan Cruise

Nothing will help you shake off those winter blues like the Spring Fling cruise to the San Juan Islands! 6-days, roundtrip from Seattle, the Island Spirit will take you to beautiful hidden- More...

Explore Olympic Wilderness and San Juan Islands

Explore Olympic Wilderness and San Juan Islands

Transit through the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and cruise Seattle’s picture-perfect waterfront. Enjoy leisurely time for watching orcas, gray whales, sea lions, seals, sea birds, and eagles, and to- More...

Famed Passages of Discovery

Famed Passages of Discovery

12-night Juneau to Seattle Alaska Inside Passage cruise adventure Glide through the Inside Passage of Alaska and British Columbia and float among the ice-rich waters of Tracy Arm. Witness wildlife- More...

Wilderness Passages of Discovery

Wilderness Passages of Discovery

There are 900-nautical miles between Seattle, WA and Juneau, AK, and you will cruise all of them while simultaneously being exhilarated by birds and wildlife, waterfalls, tree-lined narrow- More...

Columbia River Wine Tasting Yacht Cruise

Columbia River Wine Tasting Yacht Cruise

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

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...

North Bound Transition Cruise

North Bound Transition Cruise

During May of 2016 the “Northern Dream” will begin its transition cruise from the state of Washington to the state of Alaska. May 4th the Northern Dream will depart the Puget Sound in- More...

Northwest Pioneers: 10-night Columbia River Cruise

Northwest Pioneers: 10-night Columbia River Cruise

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...

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...

Cruising Alaska aboard the Island Spirit

Cruising Alaska aboard the Island Spirit

Cruising the coastline of Alaska, slipping between islands and getting as close as possible to crashing glaciers - the Island Spirit makes Alaska its home every Spring and Summer. Join the crew this- More...

Great Land Explorer

Great Land Explorer

  Join us on a one-time Holiday from Seattle that offers the ultimate Alaska itinerary this September with many ports and sights you will not have seen even if you have cruised Alaska- More...