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SS Legacy

Legacy of Discovery 8 Day Columbia and Snake River Cruise

The S.S Legacy is an 88-guest replica coastal steamer ship exhibiting old-world charm with all the benefits and amenities of a modern cruise ship. The ship's four decks displays carved wooden cabinetry and turn-of-the-century décor and ample public spaces for guests to relax and cruise in complete comfort. The dining room and lounge are both spacious and warm environments in which to relax and enjoy wonderful regional cuisine and meet fellow guests. All cabin categories have traditional touches but include modern amenities including air conditioning, flat-screen TV/DVD and iPod docking stations.





Embark the ship in Portland, Oregon.

Day 1: Portland, Oregon

You'll be met at the airport and transferred to the SS Legacy moored in Portland. Enjoy champagne and hors d’oeuvres before dinner, then following dinner, gather in the Grand Salon for an evening presentation about your week's journey through time.

Day 2: Columbia River Gorge

The ship sails to the entrance of the Columbia River Gorge. Situated close by sits the Beacon Rock, where Lewis & Clark camped on their way to the Pacific. Continue to the locks of Bonneville Dam where you will embark on a private tour of the massive turbines and fish ladders at the dam’s Visitor's Centre. Later you will travel by coach to the impressive Multnomah Falls, the tallest falls in Oregon. At 80 miles long and up to 4,000 feet deep, the Columbia River Gorge canyon cuts the only sea level route through the Cascade Mountains.

Day 3: Snake River

This morning the ship will arrive at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake Rivers. The beautiful surrounding hillsides reveal the vineyards of some of the area's 200 wineries. Observe the intricacies of locking through as you transit the locks and dams of the lower Snake River. This evening, a member of the Nez Perce tribe joins you on board with colorful stories.

Day 4: Clarkston, Washington

Today the ship docks at Clarkston, Washington where you will discover the history and culture of the Nez Perce people. Historical sites connected to the Lewis and Clark Expedition abound in this area, including Clark’s first encounter with the Nez Perce in 1805. Today you will board a speed boat for an invigorating ride into Hell's Canyon. This free-flowing river stretch of the Snake, hemmed in by vertical cliffs, cuts its way through North America’s deepest river gorge. Keep your eyes peeled for bighorn sheep, golden eagles, and 7,000-year-old Indian petroglyphs.

Day 5: Richland

Today you will discover the region's fascinating geologic history—from basalt flows and Ice Age floods to today’s living landscape at Hanford Reach Interpretive Centre. Later, soak up the sweeping views of the Red Mountain AVA while touring and tasting at the award-winning Terra Blanca Winery and Estate Vineyard. Return to the ship in the afternoon for a relaxing massage and enjoy the passing scenery as the ship cruises down river.

Day 6: The Dalles, Oregon

Today you will disembark and visit the Maryhill Museum and the Columbia Gorge Discovery Centre. With its eclectic collection of European paintings, Native artifacts, and the Queen of Romania’s personal effects, the museum—a castle-like chateau—sits on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River Gorge. Transit The Dalles another of the eight dams harnessing these mighty rivers.

Day 7: Astoria

Arrive near the mouth of the Columbia River, where you will step back in time with a visit to Fort Clatsop and Astoria. Fort Clatsop National Monument is a replica of the encampment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition during the winter of 1805-1806. Visit the fascinating Columbia River Maritime Museum and take time to stroll through the quaint Victorian streets of Astoria. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

Day 8: Portland, Oregon

Disembark the ship after breakfast in Portland, Oregon. You will be transferred back to Portland airport.


Disembark the ship in Portland, Oregon.


  • 7 Nights' accommodation on board the S.S Legacy
  • Full board (from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on the last day)
  • All beverages including premium wine, beer and spirits
  • Transfers from the airport to ship and vice versa
  • Sightseeing and excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Port taxes (shown separately) and park/museum/wineries fees
  • All from-the-boat adventure activities and equipment
  • Hot tub, sauna, yoga classes and a complimentary massage


  • International transportation
  • Domestic flights
  • Optional excursions and experiences
  • Super-premium wines, beers and spirits
  • Visas
  • Personal insurance
  • Gratuities

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