Cruise lines sail some 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean to the Port of Astoria while cruise passengers are treated to unparalleled views of the Lower Columbia River and estuary, Mount St. Helens, a recently active volcano, Saddle Mountain, the hills of the neighboring state of Washington, and the Long Beach Peninsula.
Astoria, near the mouth of the majestic Columbia River in the northwest corner of Oregon, serves as a growing cruise ship port-of-call and marine terminal for a variety of cruise lines, including Holland America, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Radisson Seven Seas Cruises and The World of ResidenSea.
With its many natural features, the area is resplendent with recreational opportunities, including boating, fishing, hiking, swimming and beachcombing.
Volunteer Cruise Hosts, easily identifiable in their blue vests visibly labeled with the words “Cruise Host”, greet the ships, provide information about transportation, activities, restaurants, shops, medical services, and more.
Attractions in Astoria and Warrenton include the Astoria Column which presents a spectacular view of the city and surrounding rivers, Columbia River Maritime Museum, Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Fort Stevens State Park, Flavel House Museum, Heritage Museum, Uppertown Firefighters Museum & Astoria Children’s Museum, Fort Astoria, river and fishing tours, a restored 1914 trolley sight-seeing run for 3 miles along the Columbia River, and the Astoria Aquatic Centre.
Photo courtesy Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce
|top Astoria attractions
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Fort Stevens State Park
Flavel House Museum
Uppertown Firefighters Museum & Astoria Children’s Museum
Astoria Riverfront Trolley
Astoria Aquatic Center
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