Local Cruises - Portland

| January 5, 2009

Local cruises, ship departures from U.S. cities like Seattle and Boston, are back due to the economic slowdown. Here is a guide to finding the perfect local cruise for you.

Local cruises, also known as drive-to cruises in the cruise industry, are popular once again as people look to scale back their vacation costs. A local cruise saves time and money by eliminating the need to fly to your departure port. There is a local cruise for almost everyone if you live within a few hours of the coast -- East or West. Here is our local cruise guide for you:

Local Cruises from Portland Here's your listing of cruises from Portland, Oregon.

  • Small ship cruise line, Cruise West, has several cruises scheduled to navigate the Columbia River. Beginning in Portland, the seven-night voyages include the Snake River, Hells Canyon, Walla Walla and the Maryhill Museum. The ships are Spirit of 98, Spirit of Alaska, Spirit of Columbia and Spirit of Discovery.

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