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Cruises to Astoria, Oregon

Astoria, Oregon (Photo: Ramunas Bruzas/Shutterstock)

About Astoria, Oregon

Founded more than 200 years ago, Astoria lays claim to being the first American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. The town of about 10,000 is located at the mouth of the Columbia River, a major waterway that transports everything from timber and wheat to frozen Idaho French fries -- most of it headed for Asia. In the past, Astoria was a fishing and canning center; even earlier, Lewis and Clark wintered here after reaching the Pacific Ocean.

The town's prosperous history is on display in the Victorian houses that march up the hills surrounding downtown. Its seafaring life is on display at the outstanding Maritime Museum, including fascinating information about the treacherous Bar, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. Further afield (about two hours' drive), you can visit Mount St. Helens or Oregon wine country.

An army of volunteer greeters hands out information to cruisers at the port, and more helpful folks are on hand in the historic downtown area. The port is about 1.5 miles from the town center, and you can get there by foot along the Sea Walk or hop an historic trolley (not operated in heavy rain).

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Serenade of the Seas
Serenade of the Seas

7 Night
Pacific Coastal CruiseDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Sep 25, 2022
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Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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8 Night
Pacific Coastal CruiseDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Sep 16, 2022
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8 Night
Repo - Pacific CoastalDetails

Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Apr 23, 2023
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Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Oct 4, 2023
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Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Sep 24, 2023
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Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Aug 27, 2022
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Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 26, 2022
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Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Oct 9, 2022
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Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Nov 2, 2022
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Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Sep 29, 2023
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Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Oct 15, 2022
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Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
May 18, 2023
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Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 26, 2022
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Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Sep 7, 2023
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Why go to Astoria, Oregon?

Pros:

Non-touristy port that appeals to history buffs and outdoorsy types.

Cons:

Must navigate the infamous rough seas of The Bar at the Columbia River mouth.

Bottom Line:

Authentic small town that works hard to welcome visitors.

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

Currency in Astoria is the U.S. dollar. For up-to-date currency exchange rates, visit www.xe.com. The closest ATM to the port is at the Portway Tavern, 422 Westv Marine Drive, about a 6-minute walk directly inland from the water. There are also ATMs at downtown banks, about 1.5 miles from the port.

Language?

English is the official language.


Astoria, Oregon Cruise Reviews
We had no idea what Astoria had to offer as a port or why any cruise ship would choose to make it a port of call. We were pleasantly surprised by this quaint town. We chose to not do a formal tour and to instead go eRead More
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GregHZ
We paid for this one as the free ones were filled up. It was fun but a lot of walkingRead More
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cruisegirlkat
Lovely small town...easy to walk. Friendly locals.Read More
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CineGraphic
Not a ton to do here in port but it is a cute little place and if the weather is nice, worth going for a walk. If you are into doing the excursions there's places to visit.Read More
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