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The Best Way to See the Portland Christmas Ships

Christmas Ships Cruises

The Christmas Ship Parade on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers in Portland, Oregon. The Christmas Ship Fleet cruises both rivers offering the Portland area a thrilling holiday light parade on the water. The Portland tradition that started with just one decorated boat and grew from there; it is a volunteer organization. The privately owned vessels come from Portland, Vancouver, McMinnville, Salem and Hood River areas. Some of the ships owners have been part of Christmas tradition for more than 30 years. Join Portland Spirit to make this your holiday tradition!

Christmas Ship Dinner Cruises

Join us for a Willamette River cruise for front row seats to see the Christmas Ships. Includes a 2.5 hour cruise, plated enteée selected on board (including your choice of beef, chicken, seafood or vegetarian), fresh bread, dinner salad, house dessert and live piano entertainment.

2022 Christmas Ship Dates

Boarding: 6:30 pm
Cruising: 7 pm - 9:30 pm

Monday, 12/5
Tuesday, 12/6
Wednesday, 12/7
Friday, 12/9
Wednesday, 12/14
Thursday, 12/15
Friday, 12/16
Saturday 12/17
Sunday, 12/18

NOTE: December 18th Dinner Cruise boarding at 6 pm, cruising 6:30 pm - 9 pm

Tuesday, 12/20
Wednesday, 12/21

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Adult $96 - $121

Children (0-12) From $48 - $60.50

Departure Point
1010 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR
Return Details
Returns to original departure point

**We make every effort to provide a good view of the Christmas Ship Fleet. Parade viewing can not be guaranteed due to potential river activity and conditions. Vessel subject to change, some cruises are on board the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler. Please double check the vessel during checkout. Book early in the year for the best pricing.**

"The Best Way to See the Christmas Ships"

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Dinner Sample Menu

Freshly baked Focaccia bread
Artisan salad with house dressing


Teriyaki Yakisoba
Yakisoba noodles tossed with Beyond Sausage, vegetables and teriyaki sauce

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast
Topped with house-made rustic marinara sauce, served with our 5-grain medley and seasonal vegetables

Oven-baked Northwest Steelhead
Finished with ceviche, served with our 5-grain medley and seasonal vegetables

Herb-roasted Beef Tenderloin
Topped with harissa demi glace, served with a baked potato and seasonal vegetables

Children's Chicken Tenders
Served with steamed vegetables and potatoes

New York Cheesecake
Included with your meal, features a mixed berry topping

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