On the September 10, Disney Wonder sailing from Vancouver, Canada, guests will be able to enjoy a stop at a very special port-o-call. Cruisers will have the chance to experience the enchanting history and culture of Astoria, Oregon.
Nestled on the banks of the Columbia River and Youngs Bay, this town is the nation’s oldest settlement west of the Rockies. It is the site of Fort Clatsop where Lewis and Clark camped after the expedition to the Pacific. You’ll find exciting adventures here to appeal to all tastes from historic landmarks to a chance to check out the local arts and culture. With this in mind, Disney has hand-picked an eclectic array of Port Adventures to give guests a taste of all this amazing area has to offer.
Explore Mount St. Helens National Monument – Check out the fascinating remnants of the volcano’s 1980 eruption. After discovering the science and beauty of the craters, lava dome and blast zone, guests will head to a gorgeous mountain vista for a picnic-style lunch with stunning views.
Historic Oregon and Fort Clatsop Port Adventure – During this excursion, guests will visit iconic local landmarks including a stop at the towering Astoria Column where you’ll have the option to ascend the winding 164 step staircase to the top where you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of Astoria, the Pacific Ocean and the peaks of Cascade Range. Next visitors will head to the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park for a Fort Clatsop tour where you’ll find a replica of the explorers’ winter lodgings. This special day out ends with a visit to the Columbia River Maritime Museum where you’ll find one of the most extensive collections of nautical artifacts on the West Coast.
Create Your Own Glassblowing Masterpiece Tour – This shorter tour gives guests the opportunity to combine a one-of-a-kind experience with some free time to explore the city on your own! During this special offering guests will not only get to go behind the scenes at Fernhill Glass Studio to learn about the ancient craft of glassblowing but you’ll even get to create your own take-home souvenir.
Filmed in Astoria – Film buffs won’t want to miss this tour which takes you to local landmarks you may recognize from some of your favorite Hollywood films.
These are just a handful of incredible experiences that await guests on Disney Cruise Line’s West Coast sailings. So what are you waiting for? Click here for your FREE no obligation quote or fill out the form at the bottom of this page!
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