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Portland to Clarkston

Roundtrip Vancouver, WA (Portland)

At a glance

Duration: 5 Days, 4 Nights

Coverage: Roundtrip Vancouver/Portland

From: $2,099

Season: March, November

Activities: Birding, Culinary, History

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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 this diverse region. The Cascade Range separates the dense forests of the coastal regions of Washington and Oregon from the arid rolling hills and wine country of the Red Mountain region. You will experience both climates on this voyage sailing west via the scenic Columbia River Gorge, the only break in the Cascades between British Columbia and Southern Oregon. At each port, you can embrace the culture and history of this region on an included shore excursion.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Vancouver, WA

Board the American Empress in beautiful Vancouver, WA and settle in for your magnificent Spring journey through the great Pacific Northwest.

Day 2 - Astoria, OR

Astoria is known to be the oldest American Settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. For thousands of years, Clatsop Indians inhabited the lands that are now known as Astoria. In 1805, Lewis and Clark led their expedition through the town and spent the winter at Fort Clatsop. In 1813, a British warship sailed into the Columbia River, gaining possession of the city and holding control until 1818, when they finally agreed to a joint occupation of the land. The British did not fully leave Astoria until 1846. There is no doubting the rich history has deep roots grounded in this Columbia River town. When the history combines with the scenery, the harmony will surely bring you back for more!

Day 3 - Stevenson, WA

On the banks of the scenic Columbia River, the city of Stevenson is your launch pad to the Washington side of the Gorge. A stroll along the Rock Cove pathway or the Columbia River waterfront is a great way to take in surroundings. Downtown Stevenson is home to unique shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Stevenson is in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Explore the eastern entrance to Mount St. Helens or the spectacular Lewis River Valley.

Day 4 - The Dalles, OR

At the end of the overland Oregon Trail, The Dalles holds a unique place in history as a jumping-off spot for pioneers, soldiers, gold miners, adventurers, gun-slingers, floozies, and scallywags. Lewis and Clark camped at this location at Rock Fort Camp during their historic journey in 1805 and 1806. Fort Dalles was established in 1850. Oregon Trail pioneers ended their overland journey at The Dalles, forced to build rafts and take the “river road” west to Fort Vancouver, then into the Willamette River valley. Ten thousand years of Native American trading took place on the banks of the Columbia River, shaped by the Ice Age Missoula floods. The town was located at the foot of a series of dangerous rapids which the Hudson’s Bay Company fur traders called “The Dalles of the Columbia.”

Day 5 - Vancouver, WA

Arrival 8:00 AM

Enjoy Vancouver at your leisure or consider a Post-Cruise Premium Shore Excursion with airport transfer.

Roundtrip Clarkston WA itinerary map

Dates & Rates

Dates E D C B A LS CS
Mar 24, 2019 $2,099 $2,199 $2,299 $2,999 $3,999 $4,999 $3,499
Nov 10, 2019 $2,099 $2,199 $2,299 $2,999 $3,999 $4,999 $3,499
Nov 17, 2019 $2,099 $2,199 $2,299 $2,999 $3,999 $4,999 $3,499

Fares quoted are in U.S. dollars, are per guest and based on double occupancy with the exception of category CS. Port Charges: $189.


American Empress

American Empress

Proudly serving as the largest overnight riverboat west of the Mississippi River, the American Empress delivers classic elegance and modern luxury on a grand scale. One step onboard and you will quickly discover that there is far more to this vessel than her welcoming appearance and signature red paddlewheel. View ship details...

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