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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. Cruise boards at 6:30 Cruise from 7:00pm-9:30pm

December 10th-13th, 17th-22nd
Public rate starting from $88/person
Group rate fixed $80/person with 15 or more passengers
(Group rate includes window table, service charge, coffee, tea, and fountain beverages)

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.

Explorer "Sleigh Rides on the Water"

Be a part of the parade! This hour and a half cruise complete with hot chocolate, cookies and plenty of blankets for all, will take you up close to Portland's Christmas Ship parade. This cruise takes place on our Explorer Jet-Boat, this boat is not climate controlled, although it is covered please dress for the weather. Boarding 6:30pm, Cruising 7:00pm-8:30pm

December 10th-13th, 17th-22nd
Public rate starting from $55/person
Group rate $45/person for groups of 15 or more passengers


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