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“Dinner Cruise Complete with Lighted Boats” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Portland Spirit River Cruises

Portland Spirit River Cruises
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$175.00*
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Small-Group Portland City Driving Tour and Willamette River Lunch Cruise
Certificate of Excellence
Grants Pass, Oregon
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114 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Dinner Cruise Complete with Lighted Boats”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

We had a wonderful dinner on the Spirit during the Christmas Boat Parade....Boats were decorated with lights and sailing out in the water alongside us for part of the cruise. It was really nice to see all the Portland city lights on the shore, too! Our dinner selection was a filet, and was so tender, you could have cut it with a fork. Very nice wait staff, wonderful piano music, and smooth sailing the whole time. Great way to start the holidays!!

Visited December 2012
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Portland S, Public Relations Manager at Portland Spirit River Cruises, responded to this review, December 26, 2012
So glad you had such a wonderful time on board our Christmas Ships cruise. It is one of our favorites too! Thanks so much for joining us to start your holiday celebrations and we hope to get you on board again!

Kristen Baxter
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Portland, Oregon
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76 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“Good Brunch Cruise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

We had a great time on their Brunch Cruise with the Sternwheeler. The ship is very cool and rides very smooth. The brunch food was just about what you'd expect from a bunch place. On top of that they had some lunch items and to top it off there was Champagne. All in all a great choice for a romantic trip.
I've been on those before and I have to agree with others that the lunch food is not the best.
Chose it for the views, ambiance and maybe for brunch.

Visited December 2012
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Portland S, Public Relations Manager at Portland Spirit River Cruises, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Thank you very much for reviewing our Brunch Cruise. So glad to hear you enjoyed yourself on board and we hope to have you on board again soon!

Kristen Baxter
Director of Marketing
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Vancouver, Canada
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72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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“Portland Spirit River .....super experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

We took the Sunday Brunch in late November & they certainly exceeded our expectations. After a greeting & pictures at the dock (by the Captain & First Mate) we boarded the vessel. The first impression of the buffet was fantastic so we got seated & .....immediately received a glass of champagne. Nice ! And they were very generous :o)

Our waiter was very attentive & the piano player on the main floor churned out some great songs. The announcements of features on the shore were just enough & also very informative of Portland's history & curent changes. Back to the food as we filled a second plate. Lots of offerings from roast beef to fish & all kinds of salads. So this easily accommodated all tastes.

The vessel is very clean & in top shape. Lots of big windows to sight see. The upper deck gave you a bit more perspective & also a chance to check out the gift shop. But the bonus was to get into the wheelhouse to have a chat with the captain. He was very knowledgeable about the waterways, the vessel & other history of the region. Check it out !

What can I say .....strong referral. Great food, great sights & great service. Well worth the price to spend a few hours on the water.

Safe landings
Mike N

Visited November 2012
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Portland S, Public Relations Manager at Portland Spirit River Cruises, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Hi Mike - Thank you so much for all the great feedback from your cruise with us. We are so glad you enjoyed everything on board and had such a wonderful time! Hopefully next time you are in the Portland area we can get you on board again.

Kristen Baxter
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“Halloween Zombie Prom Cruise 2012”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

If you're 21+ and want to dance, drink, win prizes than this is the place for you! It's a three-hour cruise and the view of the city is unbelievable. First thing you should do when you get aboard is get in line for a drink. They had a separate line for beer only but I didn't know until I got near the front of the line. The DJ played the best songs and the food was excellent. It's best to bring your significant other or come with a group of friends. It is a Prom, after all!

Visited October 2012
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Portland S, Public Relations Manager at Portland Spirit River Cruises, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your cruise with us and we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the Zombie Prom! We hope to have you on board again in the future.

Kristen Baxter
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Vancouver, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
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“Great Portland Activity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

Sunday brunch cruise is a wonderful activity the food is great the service is excellent the entertainment lovely. We really enjoyed the experience. Special thanks to our waiter Chris!

Visited October 2012
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Portland S, Public Relations Manager at Portland Spirit River Cruises, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience with us. So glad to hear you had a great time and we hope to have you on board again in the future.

Kristen Baxter
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