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Columbia and Snake Rivers - River Voyage of Discovery - Round trip from Portland - Spring and Fall CruisesColumbia and River Voyage of Discovery Spring Cruise 38 or Fall Cruise 38 Round Trip From Portland

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

DAY 1 SAIL FROM PORTLAND On arrival in Portland, you will transfer to our Hospitality Suite downtown. After boarding, slowly cruise the Willamette River to view the downtown skyline. This 240-mile tributary of the Columbia River is crossed by 19 bridges and three ferries. D

DAY 2 CRUISING THE WORLD-RENOWNED COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE NATIONAL SCENIC AREA Your ship slips through the locks of Bonneville Dam at the entrance to the Columbia River Gorge. Since 1938, this historic landmark has supplied hydroelectric power, fish and wildlife protection, and recreation. Stop at the Dam's Visitor Center, then tour by motor-coach to breathtaking Multnomah Falls, the tallest falls in Oregon. Visit the Hood River Valley to take in some local flavor. Return to the ship to continue cruising upriver. This spectacular river canyon, 80 miles long and up to 4,000 feet deep, is a natural wind tunnel that cuts the only sea lever route through the Cascade Mountains. BLD

DAY 3 CRUISING THE SNAKE RIVER Over the course of the day, cruise from the Columbia River into the Snake, with several lock passages. Explore the rugged cliffs and buttes along the shores. Mc Nary Dam was completed in 1953 and created Lake Wallula. Ice Harbor Dam near the confluence of the two rivers was completed in 1961, and includes a fish ladder. It creates Lake Sacajawea. BLD

DAY 4 HELLS CANYON After your final upriver locking at Lower Granite Dam, the vessel will dock in historic Clarkston, Washington, where you'll hear the story of the Nez Perce from their perspective. Board jet boats for an exhilarating excursion deep into Hells Canyon. This free-flowing stretch of the Snake River boasts lovely scenery beneath steep cliffs rising thousands of feet on both sides of the gorge. BLD

DAY 5 WALLA WALLA Today, relive history at the Fort Walla Walla Museum with a collection of over 35,000 catalogued artifacts. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Walla Walla's 26Brix restaurant, located in the 130-year-old Dacres Hotel, on the National Register of Historic Places. You will have time to explore the town, taste local wine, or take a walking tour and enjoy the sculptures you'll find throughout town. Return to the ship for some relaxing late afternoon cruising. BLD

DAY 6 THE DALLES AND MARYHILL MUSEUM The Maryhill Museum is your morning treat, a historic mansion sitting in solitary splendor on a bluff over the Columbia River. You'll discover an eclectic collection of Native arts, European paintings, and the Queen of Romania's personal effects. Then explore the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles and see plants like Lewis & Clark saw on the nature trails, with spectacular dioramas and displays of the region's geography and history. Enjoy lunch in this impressive setting. Return to the ship by way of Rowena Crest, one of America's Scenic Byways. Continue cruising into the dramatically beautiful Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. BLD

DAY 7 ASTORIA AND FORT CLATSOP Stand in Lewis &Clark's footsteps at Fort Clatsop National Historic Park. See the fascinating Columbia River Maritime Museum, the site of Lewis & Clark's fort. Step off the beaten path to Astoria and return to the ship for lunch. Later, you can see the best of downtown Astoria on your own, equipped with a city map and recommendations from the crew. You're free to discover the hidden treasures of this Victorian seaport, that is the western terminus of the Trans-American Trail. BLD

DAY 8 BACK TO PORTLAND Return to Portland's attractive riverfront where your week-long voyage into history ends. A transfer is included to the Portland Airport. B

Request: Spring Cruise38 or Fall Cruise38 Availability. (please specify 2007 or 2008 for fall Cruises)

CRUISE 38 FALL 2007COLUMBIA & SNAKE RIVERS
SPIRIT OF ALASKA* CABIN CATEGORY
SUNDAY DEPARTURE C B A AA AAA Deluxe
September 16, 23, 30, 2007 $2449 2549 3049 3249 3649 4049
October 7 $2249 2349 2849 3049 3449 3849
October 14 $2049 2149 2649 2849 3249 3649
 
SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY CABIN CATEGORY
SATURDAY DEPARTURE BBB A AA AAA Deluxe Single
September 15, 22, 29, 2007 $3149 3199 3399 3799 4199 4199
October 6 $2949 2999 3199 3599 3999 3999
October 13. 20 $2749 2799 2999 3399 3799 3799
 
SPIRIT OF '98 CABIN CATEGORY
FRIDAY DEPARTURE A AA AAA Deluxe SUITE Single
September 21, 28 2007 $3199 3399 3799 4199 5399 4199
October 5 $2999 3199 3599 3999 5199 3999
October 12, 19 $2799 2999 3399 3799 4999 3799

The cost of your cruise includes service charges for land-based personnel and $349 per person which covers taxes/port charges/fees and onboard services. Onboard gratuities are neither required nor expected. Prices are per person, double occupancy, U. S. dollars. Single/Triple rates available upon request where applicable. Airfare extra.

*On the Spirit of Alaska, single travelers may book any category "B" or "C" cabin as a single by paying the twin rate- no single supplement!

 

CRUISE 38 SPRING 2008 COLUMBIA & SNAKE RIVERS
SPIRIT OF '98

CABIN CATEGORY

FRIDAY DEPARTURE A AA AAA Deluxe Suite Single
April 4, 11,  2008 2949 3199 3599 3999 5299 3949
April 18, 25 2008 2799 2999 3399 3799 5499 4149
           
CRUISE 38 FALL 2008 COLUMBIA & SNAKE RIVERS
SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY CABIN CATEGORY
SUNDAY DEPARTURE BBB A AA AAA Deluxe Single
SEPT 14, 21, 2008 $3299 3349 3549 3949 4399 3799
SPIRIT OF '98 CRUISE 38 FALL 2008 COLUMBIA & SNAKE RIVERS
FRIDAY DEPARTURE CABIN CATEGORY
A AA AAA Deluxe Suite Single
SEPT 19, 26, 2008 $3349 3549 3949 4399 5599 4399
OCT 3, 2008 $1349 3549 3949 4399 5599 4399
OCT 10, 17, 2008 $2949 3149 3549 3949 5199 3949
The cost of your cruise includes service charges for land-based personnel and $349 per person which covers taxes/port charges/fees, and on board services. On board gratuities are neither required nor expected. Prices are per person, double-occupancy, U. S. dollars. Single/Triple rates available upon request where applicable. Airfare extra.

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