Posted on November 2, 2021

Christmas ships on the Willamette River

The Christmas Ship Parade on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers in Portland is a holiday tradition that started with just one decorated boat. Now the Christmas Ship Fleet cruises between both rivers offering the Portland area thrilling Christmas time parades. The privately owned vessels come from Portland, Vancouver, McMinnville, Salem and Hood River areas. Some of the ships owners have been part of Christmas tradition for more than 30 years. Join Portland Spirit to make this your holiday tradition with a Christmas Ship Dinner Cruise!

Join in for a Willamette River cruise with front row seats to see the Christmas Ships. Includes a 2.5 hour cruise, plated entrée selected on board (including your choice of beef, chicken, seafood and vegetarian), fresh bread, dinner salad, house dessert, and live piano entertainment.

2021 Christmas Ship Dates: Monday 12/6, Tuesday 12/7, Wednesday 12/8, Friday 12/10 (Sold Out), Tuesday 12/14, Wednesday 12/15, Friday 12/17 (Sold Out), Saturday 12/18 (Sold Out), **Sunday 12/19, Monday 12/20, Tuesday 12/21

Boarding: 6:30pm
Cruising: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
**December 19th Dinner Cruise boarding at 6:00pm, cruising 6:30pm – 9:00pm
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