Washington & Oregon Wineries Saluted on S.S. Legacy Cruise | Crown Cruise Vacations
On a crisp autumn day, the S.S. Legacy eased from the shore in Portland, Oregon, and headed along the Columbia River. Passengers lined the decks watching the start of a week-long wine cruise featuring some of the best wineries in Washington State and Oregon.
“You are in wine country now,” said shipboard sommelier Courtney Smith. “Washington State has about 1,000 wineries and Oregon has 725. Only one state has more wineries than Washington. That is California.”
The round-tip cruise from Portland on the Columbia and Snake rivers featured stops in Astoria, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Walla Walla and Red Mountain in Washington State. In Oregon, stops included the Dalles and Willamette Valley.
Itineraries vary so check the UnCruise Adventures website for updated stops. New dates for Rivers of Adventure & Wine will be August through October 2021. The guest sommelier and guest speaker also may be different for some cruises but I’m writing about the cruise I took before the pandemic hit.