The Pacific Northwest is one of the country’s best wine regions and combines award-winning wineries with a gorgeous natural setting. There’s no better way to experience this area than by cruising down the river with a wine expert on board.
UnCruise Adventures Fills More Glasses with Updated Wine Cruise in 2017
New year, more wine. UnCruise Adventures introduces an updated wine itinerary aboard the 88-guest S.S. Legacy with additional departures for 2017. Weeklong river cruises depart round-trip from Portland, Oregon, along the Columbia, Snake and Willamette rivers and explore one of the country’s most renowned wine regions.
The updated "Rivers of Wine" itinerary adds a day of wine tasting in the Willamette Valley, an area with more than 500 wineries and known for world-class Pinot Noir. A visit to the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center has also been added.
With seven departures scheduled between April and October, oenophiles visit wineries and vineyards in five leading Washington and Oregon wine regions—Walla Walla, the Columbia Gorge, Red Mountain, Columbia Valley and the Willamette Valley. A sommelier and local wine expert sail aboard the ship for a week of special wine tastings, pairings, and presentations.
In addition to winery visits and tastings, guests are treated to an exclusive lunch at Terra Blanca Winery and Estate Vineyard and private wine production and cave tours at Archer Vineyard and Maryhill Winery. Along the seven-night journey, guests also have the opportunity to take in the region’s natural beauty with visits to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls, and Palouse Falls canyon.
The S.S. Legacy, a replica coastal steamer, emulates the steam ships found along the rivers in the early 1900s. Travelers enjoy the ambiance of an elegant coastal steamer with modern conveniences. Public spaces include an elegant Klondike Dining Room, Grand Salon with dance floor, wine bar and rollicking Pesky Barnacle Saloon. An elevator connects three decks. Wellness amenities include two hot tubs, a massage, fitness equipment and yoga on deck.
UnCruise Adventures’ is a responsible travel and adventure leader in the small boat industry. They operate boutique yachts and small boats carrying 22-86 guests on voyages in Alaska, Hawaiian Islands, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Columbia & Snake Rivers, coastal Washington, Galápagos, Costa Rica, Panama, Belize, and Colombia. In 2019, UnCruise Adventures was picked as the top adventure cruise line by Cruise Critic. Travel & Leisure readers also named UnCruise Adventures in its World’s Best Awards and its list of top 10 small ship ocean cruise lines three years in a row. UnCruise Adventures is a member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association and the Transformational Travel Council.