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River Cruising
by The Travel Group
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Culinary & Wine Cruise on the Columbia & Snake Rivers

The 88-guest S.S. Legacy, a replica coastal steamer reminiscent of the ships that once plied the rivers in the early 1900s, offers the new weeklong, wine-centric itinerary roundtrip Portland, OR. A wine expert sails on board for the week to interact with guests and lead wine tastings along with food pairings. 

“We created the new Ameritage river cruise itinerary to highlight the culinary and wine offerings in the Pacific Northwest,” said Captain Dan Blanchard, CEO. “With a wine expert on board, tastings, food pairings and visits with winemakers, guests can expect a well-rounded week of Northwest wines along with the striking scenery found on the Columbia & Snake Rivers.”


  • August 15 with Steven (a certified sommelier) and MaryAnn Sinkler, winemakers and owners of the Wine Shack in Cannon Beach, Oregon 
  • August 22 with Kevin Correll, winemaker and owner of Barrage Cellars, a boutique winery in Washington State
  • August 29 with Jameson Fink, a wine expert with a decade of experience in the retail industry, an award-winning blogger of all things wine and currently the wine editor at
  • September 5 with Joel Butler, one of the first two American Masters of Wine (1990) and owner of World of Wine in Redmond, Washington



  • Experience four Pacific Northwest rivers: the Columbia, Snake, Willamette, and Palouse
  • A local wine expert joins you onboard for a week of tastings and presentations on the region's American Viticultural Areas
  • Wine and tours at nine Washington and Oregon wineries and tasting rooms, plus a craft, infused olive oil tasting
  • Enjoy a hosted lunch in Walla Walla and at Terra Blanca Estate Winery and Vineyard
  • Discover stunning Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
  • Explore towering Multnomah Falls and the Palouse Falls canyon
  • Stroll around picturesque Cannon Beach and Victorian Astoria
  • Tour enchanting Maryhill Museum and pastoral Whitman Mission
  • The ease and convenience of sailing roundtrip Portland, Oregon

Highlights of the cruise include cruising through scenic Columbia River Gorge, transiting of eight sets of locks and dams, and visits to Hood River, Walla Walla, Astoria and Cannon Beach. Excursions explore towering Multnomah Falls, Palouse Falls State Park, eclectic Maryhill Museum, Hanford Interpretive Center and Whitman Mission.

A seasonal menu aboard the S.S. Legacy features fresh, local ingredients from the Northwest. Wines from Washington and Oregon will be paired with meals; a seven-course wine-paired dinner will be held one evening. Inclusive wine theme cruises offer on board interpretation by a heritage leader, a wine expert, and guided tours combined with innovative meals; premium wine, beer and spirits; a massage; all taxes and fees and transfers. Rates begin at US$3,695 per person, double occupancy. All winery tasting fees are included. 


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Susan Sandulak, Vacations Consultant
Direct: 604-605-5186

Pairing river cruising with a wine-rich region in the Pacific Northwest, Un-Cruise Adventures’ new Ameritage! Four Rivers of Wine and History itinerary quenches the thirst of travelers interested in learning more about wine while cruising along the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Read more