We just got back from 7 GLORIOUS DAYS on the S. S. Legacy. Leaving from Portland, we journey through the locks of the Columbia River . . .to the Willamette River, and finally to the Snake River. There we boarded jet boats for 50 miles each way into Hells Canyon. The scenery was UNBELIVIEVABLE . .narrow canyons, beautiful rocks, clear rushing water. From there, we sailed back past Portland to Astoria on the Pacific Ocean, and then returning to Portland.
This is a small cruise ship as we only had 56 passengers. The crew catered to our every wish in such a gracious manner! The chef on the ship is definitely FIVE STAR! The food was delicious and the presentation was like an artist's palete! Wine is served with every dinner and also an aperitif (included in the basic price). Drinks in the bar a similarly served at no extra cost.
And, the tour guides are FANTASTIC! The two guides were knowledgeable, humorous, and intently interested in the history of the area. The lectures were frequently about Lewis and Clark as this was part of their route to the west.
The itinerary for the ship is varied so that each day is filled with interesting sights, trips, and lectures. There are two luxury buses that follow the ship and they take the passengers on day trips from the ship. Great bus drivers too!
We like the trip SO WELL that before leaving the ship, we booked another Un-Cruise trip for Feburary . . to Baja to see the whales!!!
If everyone could go on an Un-Cruise trip where service and quality abounds, they would never go again on a big cruise line. Un-Cruises is the BEST.
Having been to 85 countries, we are pretty good judges of quality travel!!!
All very lovely! Nicely appointed.