USA River Cruises

10000 NE 7th Ave. Suite #125 Vancouver, WA 98685


7am-6pm week days. 10am-3pm Saturdays. Closed Sunday.

USA River Cruises represents years of passion for cruising and a strong dedication to customer service. We have been a family-owned company since 1996, finally growing into what we are today: an incorporation that features small-ship cruises and puts service first. When you call, we answer: a real person works with you – from start to finish – to make sure your vacation fits you.

While we offer river cruise expertise across the entire country, we are based in Vancouver, Washington and have a passion for the Pacific Northwest. This is our home, and we are proud of our beautiful backyard! Call our experts to book your river cruise on the Columbia River, Puget Sound or Alaska, and we’ll guide you through the process with our local expertise of the area.


American Empress is offering save up to $800 per stateroom on select 2019 departures! Available on new bookings only. Tell USA River Cruises that you found us on Best of the Northwest! Call for more details. Must book by December 30, 2018.

Save $500 per stateroom on select departures aboard the American Pride. Tell the agent you found them on Best of the Northwest and also get $100 Visa Gift Card! Call for more details. 

The Queen of the West is offering $500 off per stateroom on select departures. Say you got this special from Best of the Northwest and also get $100 Visa Gift Card!

Call USA River Cruises today to save: (800) 578-1479!


The American Pride and Queen of the West are both popular paddlewheelers that cruise from Portland, OR to Clarkston, WA – and reverse. Most of the schedule is their standard 7-night cruise. The ships also offer a 4-night “Highlights” cruise and a longer 10-night cruises focusing on the history of the original Northwest pioneers.

The classic Northwest paddlewheel, the American Empress, cruises from Vancouver, WA – just across the Columbia River from Portland – to Clarkston, WA, and reverse. Indulge in the tastes of the Northwest, including the growing NW wine industry. Every 8-night vacation on the American Empress includes 1-night pre-cruise hotel before the 7-night cruise.

The S.S. Legacy was built to replicate a turn-of-the-century coastal steamer! For 2018, the Legacy will spend most of the Spring and Summer in Alaska, returning to the Columbia River in the Fall for Adventure or Wine themed cruises. 

Want to cruise with a few close friends or family? Charter the 6-passenger yacht, the Northern Dream! 7-night cruises roundtrip from Portland offer you the time to explore what’s most important to your group: wine, history, or the natural beauty of the region.


New to Puget Sound for 2019 is the 6-passenger yacht, the Northern Dream. Enjoy the short 4-night Tulip Cruise, roundtrip from Seattle.

For the adventurer, the Wilderness Discoverer will cruise through Puget Sound and explore the Olympic Wilderness! Kayaking and paddleboarding will let you get closer to the natural wonders of the region, and be sure to watch for the amazing wildlife of the islands. This 7-night cruise is roundtrip from Seattle, with departures in the Spring and Fall.

Yacht north to British Columbia aboard the Safari Quest! Cruise through the San Juan Islands on your way to the beautiful inlets and islands of Canada’s west coast. 7-nights, roundtrip from Seattle.

The American Spirit cruises the San Juan Islands and Puget Sound every Spring and Fall. For 7-nights, roundtrip from Seattle, you’ll visit beautiful sights like Anacortes, Friday Harbor, and enjoy the views of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges.


USA River Cruises offers many small ship cruises in Southeast Alaska, ranging from 7- to 14-night cruises.

Read more about cruises in the Pacific Northwest in the Best of Northwest Cruises Guide.

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