River Cruises

"The evening lectures were well-done and informative, and enhanced our appreciation for the subsequent activities. Kudos to the staff for making our first cruise experience so delightful and memorable. "
— Michael W., Cumberland, RI (Columbia & Snake Rivers)

History, Heritage & World-Class Wines

Traveling nearly 1,000 miles upriver and down, explore the cultural traditions, unspoiled lands, and the history and evolution of life along the rivers. On our generously inclusive river cruises—the best value available on the Columbia & Snake Rivers—you’ll enjoy a stimulating voyage of colorful places and fascinating people.

Learn and feel the spirit of an illustrious past through included excursions ashore to museums and forts, wineries and tasting rooms, onboard programming, and your heritage team, where stories of yesteryear come to life along the historic routes taken by those who came before. There’s no actual time travel involved, however, you will transcend the modern era to relive days of yore on an unparalleled voyage—unmatched by any other cruise line.

Aboard our 88-guest replica coastal steamer, savor the conveniences of today with the feel of yesteryear. Enjoy old-world charm–period décor defines an atmosphere as elegant and refined as the era. High-quality service and modern amenities provide extra pampering. And included in every fare: a complimentary massage, wellness program, spirits and beverages, port taxes and fees, no long lines or hours on a bus, and you’re never far from the riverbank.

Learn more about the S.S. Legacy’s amenities.

History & Cultural Activities


On Board

  • Delve into history through presentations by heritage guides and historians
  • Sample local flavors with a glass of cask wine
  • Relax in the on-deck hot tub and with a massage
  • Try your hand at frontier or Native crafts
  • Enjoy the views—golden coulees, dramatic gorges, and glorious sunsets

On Shore

  • Premium tours to museums, historic sites, and natural scenic areas
  • Ports offer easy-access to riverside tours
  • Local residents share stories of life on the river
  • Explore engineering achievements of the rivers’ locks and dams
  • Tours to local wineries and tasting rooms


  • Uncover the rivers’ maritime influence
  • Local Native traditions and history
  • Discover European art and artifacts
  • Explore the region’s wine and agricultural growth
  • The rivers’ mighty power—wind, nuclear, and hydro

Timeless Enrichment

There are many tales to be told along the rivers—in historic ports steeped in legend and fact; on tours that guide you through time; during visits with locals who unfold the past; and with characters of yore who share their stories. With backgrounds in American history, historians, heritage guides, and local experts lead you on an exploration of the most extraordinary and significant periods of the region, making your journey memorable in unimaginable ways.

Click the image at left to view a slideshow of our river cruise experience.

Learn more about our river cruises:

Columbia & Snake Rivers