11 Day American Cruise Lines River Cruise from Hayden Island to Clarkston 2022

American Cruise Lines River Cruise - Hayden Island to Clarkston

Northwest Pioneers Cruise

Starting from $7,400
Ship(s): American Harmony, American Pride, American Song
American Cruise Lines
11 Day American Cruise Lines River Cruise from Hayden Island to Clarkston 2022

River Cruise Description

Experience the historic journey of the intrepid explorers Lewis and Clark, while admiring the magnificent views of the Pacific Northwest. Retrace the last leg of the Corps of Discovery Expedition that began on the Mississippi River in 1804 and finally reached the Pacific Ocean in 1806.

Visit Mount St. Helens and bear witness to the awesome power of the once active volcano. Get an up-close view of Multnomah Falls, the 2nd tallest waterfall in the country. Enjoy the scenic views and abundant wildlife of the Columbia River Gorge.

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Jul 4, 2022American Harmony$8,400Call Us!
Sep 27, 2022American Pride$7,400Call Us!
Sep 29, 2022American Song$8,510Call Us!
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River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 Hayden Island, OR

Hayden Island is a hidden treasure of a town in the shadow of Mount Hood, with a rich history and intriguing geography. Home to Jantzen Beach Amusement Park between 1928 and 1970, Hayden Island was once known as the "Coney Island of the West." Today, this tiny island town is a popular place for houseboats, floating homes, outdoor dining, and water recreation and is also known for its spectacular sunsets.

Day 2 Astoria, OR

The oldest American settlement west of the Rockies, the town of Astoria is steeped in culture and tradition, with more than 70 Victorian-era homes lining its historic streets. Visit a replica of Fort Clatsop and learn about what the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Expedition endured on their pioneering journey into the West. Explore the Columbia River Maritime Museum, a tribute to mariners around the globe for their service on the high seas.

Day 3 Kalama, WA

Explore Kalama, a small town nestled in between the big cities of Portland, OR, and Seattle, WA. While here you can peruse one of the many antique stores, take a walk along the Columbia River, or visit one of the nearby wineries. Perhaps the most impactful of all landmarks in the region is Mount St. Helens. From high on an overlook, bear witness to the awesome power of the volcano whose eruption in 1980 scorched 230 square miles of forest land and forever changed the landscape and the lives of those in the surrounding towns.

Day 4 Day of Cruising the Columbia River Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular river canyon cutting through the Cascade Mountain Range with amazing natural contrasts of rain forest and desert, sea-level passage and alpine meadows.As a the largest federally protected National Scenic Area in the United States, the Gorge boasts stunning waterfalls, basalt cliffs, lakes, streams, rivers, and fields of wildflowers.

In the 1800's, Lewis & Clark traveled down the scenic Columbia River Gorge on their journey westward, with the Oregon Trail pioneers following soon after. Today, the area offers a variety history museums and art centers, fine dining, theaters, wineries, many recreational opportunities, as well as some of the most impressive landscapes in the world.

Day 5 Stevenson, WA

Multnomah Falls is an awesome sight to behold. After cruising past the waterfall, enjoy an up-close view of one of North America's tallest waterfalls. Stroll along the footpath to Benson Bridge for the best view of this natural wonder. Explore the village of Stevenson, easily accessible from our dock, offering small town charm and a unique Northwest flair.

Day 6 Hood River, OR

At the base of Mount Hood lies the sleepy town of Hood River. The old trading post is most famous as the terminus of the Mount Hood Railroad, where timber and produce would be transferred to ships and sent downriver. One of Hood River’s special features is its proximity to the myriad small towns that are nestled along the banks of the Columbia River and tucked into nearby agricultural valleys.

Day 7 The Dalles, OR

Located between Mount Hood and Mount Adams, The Dalles is famous for being the last stop on the historic Oregon Trail. To the pioneers, the terrain was treacherous; to today's visitors, it is simply stunning. Overlooking the Columbia River Gorge is the Maryhill Winery, the ideal place to spend an afternoon with expert sommeliers enjoying the bounty of the fertile Columbia Valley.

Day 8 Richland, WA

Incorporated in 1910, Richland sits at confluence of the Yakima and Columbia River. Enjoy strolling along its picturesque waterfront which offers walking trials, antique shops, and several wineries. This vibrant city is also home to a variety of theaters, art galleries, and museums. Visit the REACH Museum, a popular destination which illustrates the unique culture and history of the region through over 14,000 square feet of exhibits.

Day 9 Pendleton, OR

A charming city in Umatilla, OR, Pendleton began as a European-American commercial center around 1851. Incorporated as a city in 1880, Pendleton is known for its beautiful countryside, indigenous Native American tribes, and the network of underground tunnels created a century ago for illicit activities. The area is also famous for its lucrative wool trade in the 18th and 19th centuries. Visit the Pendleton Woolen Mill and Museum to learn about the town's weaving process that has produced world famous woolens since 1901.

Day 10 Cruising the Snake River

On your journey to Clarkston, WA, cruise the renowned Snake River along mountain ranges, canyons, and plains. Relax on the sun deck or your private balcony and view the spectacular wildlife that lives along its shores, including Otter, Coyote, Pronghorn, Deer, Coyote, Mountain Goat, and Marmots. You may also spot Osprey and Eagles and variety of different species of birds.

Day 11 Clarkston, WA

Conclude your incredible voyage in Clarkston, WA, named for William Clark of the historic Lewis and Clark Expedition. After breakfast, we will transport you to the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport (LWS) to begin your journey home.

Or you may take advantage of our brand new Hells Canyon Post-Cruise Package which includes a 1-night hotel stay, Hells Canyon Jet Boat Adventure, breakfast, and transportation to the airport the following day.
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