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

American Cruise Lines River Cruise - Hayden Island to Clarkston

Columbia and Snake Rivers Cruise

Starting from $4,215
Ship(s): American Harmony, American Pride, American Song, American West
American Cruise Lines
8 Day American Cruise Lines River Cruise from Hayden Island to Clarkston 2022

River Cruise Description

Explore the beauty and history of the Pacific Northwest on this 8-day Columbia and Snake Rivers Cruise as you follow the path of the famed Lewis and Clark Expedition. This popular cruise offers a beautiful panorama of environments that range from the lush forests of the Columbia River Gorge to the dramatic eruption of Mount St. Helens and the high desert bordering the Snake River’s Hells Canyon. Be inspired by the breathtaking natural views from the ship and witness the power of human engineering as the river’s famed lock and dam system lifts your ship more than 700 feet above sea level. Each day, excursions ashore are hosted by local guides to showcase the best of the Pacific Northwest. Sample the renowned area wines and regionally-inspired cuisine. Whether on an authentic paddlewheeler or a modern riverboat, you can enjoy comfortable and convenient exploration of the area’s most captivating destinations. 

Onboard, relax and be treated to an unrivaled level of personalized service. Our enthusiastic all-American crew share with you a wonderful journey filled with historical tales, culinary delights, vibrant music, and new friends. Savor time onboard the ship in your spacious stateroom. From large windows and private balconies, enjoy the incredible, ever-changing landscape of the river valley. Delight in the ship’s delicious regional cuisine, socialize at the daily cocktail hour, and enjoy onboard guest speaker presentations to enhance your journey with fascinating stories and insights about the Columbia River Valley’s history, environment, and culture. Unwind each evening with a diverse array of talented regional performers in the intimate performance lounge. 

All this is only available on the breathtaking new ships of American Cruise Lines. The 8-day Columbia and Snake River cruise sails between Hayden Island, Oregon and Clarkston, Washington. 

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Jul 9, 2022American WestWaitlistCall Us!
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Jul 17, 2022American Song$5,860Call Us!
Jul 21, 2022American Harmony$6,095Call Us!
Jul 23, 2022American West$4,215Call Us!
Jul 29, 2022American Pride$5,075Call Us!
Jul 31, 2022American Song$5,860Call Us!
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Aug 6, 2022American West$4,505Call Us!
Aug 12, 2022American Pride$5,365Call Us!
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River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 Hayden Island, OR

Begin your journey in this vibrant region with majestic Mount Hood serving as a stunning backdrop. Situated between the waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, the area's history is forever entwined with the fortunes of these great rivers. In the golden age of riverboats, sternwheelers crossed the waterfront while steam whistles and calliopes rang out across the water.

Day 2 Astoria, OR

A nationally significant historic region at the western end of the Lewis & Clark Trail, Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. In the winter of 1805-06, the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discover Expedition was headquartered at Fort Clatsop. In 1955, a replica of the fort was built near the original site and was eventually named a National Monument.With its steep hills and beautiful Victorian homes, Astoria has been called the "Little San Francisco of the Pacific Northwest" and has a revitalized downtown ideal for shopping and dining.

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 Cruising the Columbia River Gorge / Stevenson, WA

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 The Dalles/Hood River, 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.

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 6 Pendleton, OR / Richland, WA

Pendleton is known for its beautiful countryside, indigenous Native American tribes, and thenetwork 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 REACH Museum in Richland which illustrates the culture and history of the region through engaging exhibits, artifacts, and tours.

Day 7 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 8 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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