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Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

My husband surprised me with a trip to Portland for our anniversary, which is Valentines Day. His goal was to have an outcome much better than last years trip to Crooked River Cabins. That was my surprise gone horribly wrong. Anyway, it's our second anniversary and it was his turn to plan the surprise. After getting to the nice hotel, I was gifted with the Valentines Dinner Cruise. It was amazing. The boat (Spirit),was set up beautifully. There was anti pasta plates on every table. There were intimate dining tables on all levels of the boat. There was a view no matter where you were seated. The staff were very attentive and cheerful. There was a piano player and singer who sang jazz tunes throughout the night. The dinner was a choice of three entrees. We chose the crab and cheese stuffed steelhead. The salad was served with cranberries and walnuts. It was fantastic. The steelhead was amazing. We also ordered mixed drinks that came with a generous pour. Everything went very smooth. The desert was the best red velvet cake we'd ever had. The view of Portland made a wonderful background for picture taking. Towards the end of the cruise, different wait staff got up and sang. Everyone was so pleasant. We plan on going again, but bringing my in laws. They would love it. You won't be disappointed. .

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Portland S, Public Relations Manager at Portland Spirit River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2015

Hi Kimberly and Gregg,
Thank you for review.
We are thrilled to know your Valentine's Day celebration went well.
We hope to have you on board again!
Thanks,
The Portland Spirit

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Reviewed January 24, 2015

I took a group of students on the Portland Spirit. Although we enjoyed ourselves, for the cost, the food was quite slow and inconsistent. Delicious, but they ran out of items to get our meals finished up, and because of the inconsistent timing and the nature of high school kids, a good deal of food was wasted. That said, our piano entertainer was fabulous, and the crew treated my students wonderfully.

Date of experience: April 2014
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Portland S, Public Relations Manager at Portland Spirit River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2015

Hello ~
We appreciate your review. We take each review with great concern and will look into this event to help improve on cruises to come.
We are glad to hear your High School group enjoyed the cruise and staff.
Thank,
The Portland Spirit

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Reviewed January 21, 2015

A good cruise good crew, but lots of add ons $5. For a window per person, $5. If you want desert, $5. If you want a shrimp cocktail, $4. Landing fee that turns a $40. Lunch to $54. If you want "soup to nuts" and 4 bucks to land?

Date of experience: January 2015
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Portland S, Public Relations Manager at Portland Spirit River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2015

Hello ~
Thank you for your review. We will share your concerns with our Management Staff. We take all of our reviews very serious as we are always looking for ways to improve.
Thank you,
The Portland Spirit

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Reviewed January 1, 2015

My wife and I was part of a group that went on Christmas Lights cruise for dinner. I was actually surprised how well it went. Usually dinners like these are not really all that good. But, not this one. Food was good, staff was actually attentive and fun to be around. I would do this again for sure.

Date of experience: December 2014
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Portland S, Public Relations Manager at Portland Spirit River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2015

Hello ~
Thank you for your review.
We are glad you were pleasantly surprised by the food, service and the cruise as a whole.
We are looking forward to surprising you again in the future!
Thanks,
The Portland Spirit

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Reviewed December 29, 2014

Our children kept asking what we were doing for Christmas. We have been blessed all year and really needed nothing. They all have their own families as well, so we didn't have any real plans for the day. They went together to make reservations on the spirit cruise as a surprise for us. The food was fresh, everything prepared could compare to the finest restaurant on land. The prime rib was done just right with perfect horseradish, simple, elegant desserts. As much good coffee as we could drink, alcoholic beverages could be purchased at the full bar. Servers were friendly, available and talented, they sang! I can't rave enough about the experience. If you have a special occasion coming up, do it. Just do it. The view along the willamette river from the top deck was, well, go see for yourself.

Date of experience: December 2014
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Portland S, Public Relations Manager at Portland Spirit River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2015

Hello~
Thank you for your review!
What a great surprise from your family. Happy to hear you all had a wonderful time. We love to impress our guests with our NW cuisine, friendly staff and amazing views.
We look forward to having you on board again!
Thanks,
The Portland Spirit

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