One of the best ways to experience the culture and history that made American great is to explore her inland waterways. The most famous river on the west coast of the United States is known as the Mighty Columbia, the gateway to the Pacific Ocean. Imagine the thrill of the Lewis & Clark expedition in 1805 when they made their way down the Columbia River and established Ft. Clatsop at the edge of that ocean. Today, small luxury cruiseships make this same voyage roundtrip from the fascinating city of Portland, Oregon. Weekly departures begin in May, continue through October and by planning in advance, you can save up to $1200.00 per cabin for bookings by December 11, 2009.
Small ship cruising has become increasingly popular over the past few years providing guests with a more intimate experience onboard and off. Shore excursion visit quaint museums, family-owned wineries, historic forts and native american villages and are included in the price of the cruise for every passenger. Passengers are also encouraged to participate in a jet-boat trip into Hell’s Canyon on the Snake River or to explore the shoreline via kayak or zodiaks and enjoy the pristine beauty of these rivers up close.
Discounts are offered on all cruises for 2010 but bookings must be confirmed and under deposit by December 11, 2009 for you to qualify and bookings paid in full will get the highest discounts. Call Rhonda or Linda at TMI Tours for full details and to reserve your week long journey through the Columbia River Gorge. 1-800-975-7775 or [email protected]