USA ports of call

Anchorage (Alaska)
Astoria (Oregon)
Baltimore (Maryland)
Baton Rouge (Louisiana)
Birmingham (Alabama)
Boston (Massachusetts)
Charleston (South Carolina)
Chattanooga (Tennessee)
Chicago (Illinois)
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Corpus Christi (Texas)
Eureka (California)
Fort Lauderdale (Florida)
Galveston (Texas)
Gulfport (Mississippi)
Hawaii Big Island (Hawaii)
Houston (Texas)
Jacksonville (Florida)
Juneau (Alaska)
Kauai (Hawaii)
Ketchikan (Alaska)
Little Rock (Arkansas)
Los Angeles (California)
Louisville (Kentucky)
Maui (Hawaii)
Memphis (Tennessee)
Miami (Florida)
Minneapolis/Saint Paul (Minnesota)
Mobile (Alabama)
Nashville (Tennessee)
New Orleans (Louisiana)
New York (New York)
Norfolk (Virginia)
Oahu (Hawaii)
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)
Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania)
Port Canaveral (Florida)
Portland (Maine)
Portland (Oregon)
San Diego (California)
San Francisco (California)
Seattle (Washington)
Sitka (Alaska)
St. Louis (Missouri)
Tampa (Florida)

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Canada ports of call

Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)
Halifax (Nova Scotia)
Montreal (Quebec)
Prince Rupert (British Columbia)
Quebec City (Quebec)
Saint John (New Brunswick)
St. John's (Newfoundland & Labrador)
Vancouver (British Columbia)
Victoria (British Columbia)

Information on the major cruise ports of the USA


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.

Astoria Hotels

Photo courtesy Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce

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top Astoria attractions

Astoria Column
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Fort Stevens State Park
Waterfront parks
Flavel House Museum
Heritage Museum
Uppertown Firefighters Museum & Astoria Children’s Museum
Fort Astoria
Movie tours
River tours
Astoria Riverfront Trolley
Astoria Aquatic Center
Sports fishing

nearest ports

Portland (Oregon)
San Francisco (California)
Seattle (Washington)
Vancouver (British Columbia)
Victoria (British Columbia)

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