Christmas Ships Cruises

The Christmas Ship Parade on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers in Portland, Oregon. The Christmas Ship Fleet cruises between both rivers offering the Portland area thrilling Christmas time parades. The Portland tradition that started with one decorated boat, 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 with many being part of the fleets for over 20 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 entree selected on board (including your choice of beef, chicken, seafood and vegetarian), fresh bread, dinner salad, house dessert, and live piano entertainment.
This years dates are very limited capacity due to social distancing precautions, a full list can be found here. 2020 Covid-19 updates and precautions

2020 Christmas Ship Dates

Boarding: 6:30pm
Cruising: 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Tuesday 12/8 (Canceled)
Wednesday 12/9 (Canceled)
Thursday 12/10 (Canceled)
Friday 12/11 (Canceled)
Wednesday 12/16 (Canceled)
Thursday 12/17 (Canceled)
Friday 12/18 (Canceled)
Saturday 12/19 (Canceled)
Sunday 12/20 (Canceled)
Monday 12/21 (Canceled)
Tuesday 12/22 (Canceled)

Public rate starting from $84/person

Group rate $80/person with 15 or more passengers
(Group rate includes window table, service charge, coffee, tea, and fountain beverages)

Departure Point
110 SE Caruthers St. Portland OR 97214
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.

"The Best Way to See the Christmas Ships"

Sample Dinner Menu