If you are looking for a great Pacific Northwest vacation, why not consider
a Pacific Northwest cruise? You'll find rich pioneer history, Native American
culture and splendid natural beauty. Some Pacific Northwest cruises venture
inland, winding down the Columbia, Snake and Willamette rivers. You might trace
the route of Lewis and Clark, transit the stunning Columbia River Gorge, take a
jet boat ride in Hells Canyon or visit spectacular 620-foot-high Multnomah Falls.
Other Pacific Northwest cruises sail coastal itineraries that call at islands
such as Washington's Whidbey Island and the San Juan Islands.
Several larger cruise ships offer short Pacific Northwest cruises immediately
before or after the Alaska cruise season. These itineraries focus on the
metropolitan attractions of Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria.
- Pacific Northwest cruises are generally available from March-June and from September-November.
- Pacific Northwest cruises generally range from 3 to 7 nights.
- If you must fly a long distance to reach your port of departure, we
suggest that you arrive at the port city at least one or two days in
advance of your Pacific Northwest cruise. This will give you time to
rest and get oriented before boarding the ship. Most cruise lines offer
pre-cruise hotel packages.
For a list of Pacific Northwest cruise ports,