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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 and American Empress, each offer 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!

Columbia River Cruise Aboard the Queen of the West

Columbia River Cruise Aboard the Queen of the West

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...

British Columbia’s Yachters’ Paradise

British Columbia's Yachters' Paradise

Save $300 per stateroom on Select 2016 Sailings!!
Book by: 06/30/2016

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

Save $300 per stateroom on Select 2016 Sailings!!
Book by: 06/30/2016

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...

American Empress Eastbound, Portland to Clarkston

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Flat Rate Discounts on Select Staterooms & Dates!
Book by: 06/30/2016

“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...

American Empress Westbound, Clarkston to Portland

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Flat Rate Discounts on Select Staterooms & Dates!
Book by: 06/30/2016

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: 08/01/2016

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...

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...

Ameritage! Four Rivers of Wine & History

Ameritage! Four Rivers of Wine & History

Wine Experts Onboard!!
Book by: 10/01/2016

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...

4-Night Columbia River Cruise – American Pride

4-Night Columbia River Cruise - American Pride

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

For 2016, the American Pride (newly named and transitioned) will have one 4-night departure, roundtrip from Portland, OR. Even on this shortened itinerary, you'll still be able to experience the- More...

Highlights of the Columbia River

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New 4 Night Cruise on the Columbia River!!
Book by: 09/30/2016

Our brand new Highlights of the Columbia River cruise offers the best of the Pacific Northwest and, for the first time, the convenience of a round-trip from Portland. Much of your time on this- More...

Great Land Explorer

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New Itinerary for 2016!!
Book by: 09/10/2016

  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...

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...

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...

Puget Sound and San Juan Islands

Puget Sound and San Juan Islands

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

San Juan Islands: Fall Cruise aboard the Island Spirit

San Juan Islands: Fall Cruise aboard the Island Spirit

The San Juan Islands in Washington's Puget Sound is a spectacular, relaxing destination for a Fall cruise! With only 32 passengers, the crew will be able to serve you in a friendly, familiar way. The- More...

Columbia River Roundtrip Portland Cruise – Queen of the West

Columbia River Roundtrip Portland Cruise - Queen of the West

The Queen of the West is introducing a new Portland roundtrip itinerary for 2016! You'll still enjoy the best ports-of-call along the river, but with the convenience of both embarking and- More...

Columbia River Cruise Aboard the American Pride

Columbia River Cruise Aboard the American Pride

  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...

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...

Columbia River Wine Cruise with Koi Pond Cellars

Columbia River Wine Cruise with Koi Pond Cellars

  USA River Cruises has invited local wine makers Wes and Michelle Parker from Koi Pond Cellars to host the August 13th wine cruise aboard the S.S. Legacy! Wes & Michelle are excited to- 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...