Following in historic footsteps aboard the S.S. Legacy

On my mental map, no locator pins dot Oregon. In all my years of traveling, I have never been to that Northwest Pacific state. However, that is about to change. In a few days, I will be headed to Portland, Oregon, to embark on a fabulous weeklong cruise aboard the 88-guest S.S. Legacy. Built in 1984, the S.S. Legacy joined the Un-Cruise fleet of vessels in 2013. Appointed with period décor, the S.S. Legacy emulates the old-world …

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Adventure Savings Offered On Un-Cruise Adventures’ New Heritage Adventure cruises in southeast Alaska and Columbia & Snake Rivers

Un-Cruise Adventures presents a window of opportunity for savings on Heritage Adventure cruises on a new itinerary in Alaska and on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Travelers booked aboard the 88-guest S.S. Legacy by December 20, 2013 receive an adventure savings up to $700 per couple on 2014 voyages. Launched in August 2013, the replica coastal steamer S.S. Legacy sails back through history bringing alive the stories and characters from Alaska’s Gold Rush of ’98 and the …

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Riverboats for cruising the Columbia and Snake

For nearly three years, I have been wondering about the loss of a favorite cruise vessel, the Spirit of ’98. In August, she will be back. Cruise West, the company that owned Spirit, ended its touring days in 2010, and I feared that the ship, which needed some renovation, was lost as well. I should have known better. Serviceable vessels get reborn. Newly refurbished, re-named, and operated by Un-Cruise Adventures, the 88-passenger S.S. Legacy now sports a …

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