snake river cruises

And you won't find scenery like this aboard an ocean cruise! That's Mt. Hood in Oregon aboard the Queen of the West on the Columbia River.

Lower Prices for Queen of the West Cruises on Columbia River

Explore the Pacific Northwest on a paddlewheeler. After a little snooping, I found that American Cruise Lines has lowered the rates on the Queen of the West this summer and fall, making a cruise on the Columbia and Snake rivers very affordable.  Great news for anyone who wants to experience some of America’s most rugged, remote and unusual […] Read more…

Reconstructed covered wagon sits on the actual wagon ruts of the Oregon Trail.

UnCruise Adventures Cruises to Walla Walla Washington

Walla Walla means wineries, a Pioneer Village and a walk on the Oregon Trail. Hello from Walla Walla, the desert city on the river. Five days of cruising the fast-flowing Columbia River aboard Un-Cruise Adventures’ S.S. Legacy carried us through three unique geographic zones: a temperate rain forest, Columbia River Gorge and now, a desert. Unseasonably warm, dry, sunny […] Read more…

Un-Cruise SS Legacy in Portland

Columbia and Snake Rivers Cruise with UnCruise Adventures

Three states, two rivers, two volcanoes and a wild canyon await. The S.S. Legacy, an 88-passenger replica of a old time steamer ship would be my home for the next week of discovery along the wide Columbia River and the narrower Snake River.  When UnCruise Adventures acquired this lovely ship after Cruise West ceased operations in 2010, […] Read more…

Experience the Queen of the West on Columbia River Cruise

Follow the rugged Lewis and Clark Trail Aboard American Cruise Lines Queen of the West. Soft adventure and breathtaking scenery.  Add regional wine and local craft beer and I couldn’t resist. Without hesitation (and a four-day Amtrak train journey from Florida to Oregon) I hopped aboard American Cruise Lines paddlewheeler, the Queen of the West in Portland, Oregon […] Read more…

Queen of the West on Columbia River Cruise

Follow the rugged Lewis and Clark Trail Aboard American Cruise Lines Queen of the West. Soft adventure and breathtaking scenery.  Add regional wine and local craft beer and I couldn’t resist. Without hesitation (and a four-day Amtrak train journey from Florida) I hopped aboard American Cruise Lines paddlewheeler, the Queen of the West in Portland, Oregon for a […] Read more…

Cruising on Columbia and Snake rivers through Oregon

If you’re looking for adventure right in your own backyard, look no further than the Columbia and Snake rivers.  A cruise along the ruggedly beautiful Columbia River reveals little-known slices of American history, quaint towns, towering peaks and a trio of snow-capped volcanoes.  Enter the Snake River at the eastern end of Oregon for gentle […] Read more…