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OREGON / WASHINGTON

Adventures Afloat: Columbia and Snake Rivers: History and Harvest by Small Ship

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Program #20445RJ
8 Days | 7 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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Start of Program
Oct 25, 2013
Program begins with a program orientation at the Red Lion River Inn in Spokane, Washington.
You will be staying at the Red Lion River Inn that night.
Location: Spokane, Washington

End of Program
Nov 1, 2013
Program ends after breakfast on board the ship in Portland, Oregon with transfers to the airport.
You will be staying at the M/V Sea Bird the night before.
Location: Columbia and Snake Rivers
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
700 N Division St
Spokane, WA 99202 USA
phone: 186-659-9667 x4
Room amenities: Premium television channel(s) Premium bedding Climate control Blackout drapes/curtains Air conditioning Phone Free local calls Voice mail Microwave (on request) Refrigerator (on request) Coffee/tea maker Wake-up calls Complimentary toiletries Hair dryer Shower/tub combination Extra towels/bedding in room Electronic check-out Electronic/magnetic keys Window opens Clock radio Desk Iron/ironing board Pillowtop mattress Rollaway/extra beds available Cribs/infant beds available Speakerphone Daily housekeeping ESPN Satellite television service Free Wi-Fi

Facility amenities: Red Lion River Inn features a spa tub and a fitness facility. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. Business-related amenities at this 3-star property consist of audiovisual equipment and small meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 3000 square feet (279 square meters) include conference/meeting rooms, exhibit space, and banquet facilities. This Spokane hotel also offers complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and room service (during limited hours). Complimentary parking is available on site. Red Lion River Inn is a smoke-free property. Spa tub Fitness facilities Bar/lounge Restaurant Room service (limited hours) Free parking Self parking Exhibit space Banquet facilities Multiple small meeting rooms Multiple large conference rooms Event catering Audiovisual equipment Business services Total number of rooms - 245 Safe-deposit box at front desk 24-hour front desk Express check-out Security guard ATM/banking Dry cleaning/laundry service Patio Microwave in lobby Air-conditioned public areas Number of floors - 2 Wedding services Airport transportation (complimentary) Number of outdoor pools - 2 Meeting facilities size (meters) - 279 Meeting facilities size (feet) - 3000 Smoke-free property Complimentary newspapers in lobby Free Wi-Fi

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Please Contact PD for rates

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Small groups in a generous amount of public space with several highly qualified team members who accompany the group throughout the cruise. Zodiac landing craft allow the group to disembark and explore almost anywhere. Menus emphasize local flair. Special expedition equipment on every ship.

Ship Information: Length 152 feet, Beam 33 feet, Draft 8 feet, Tonnage 95 USCG cargo capacity, steel hull with aluminum superstructure, launched in 1982, cruising speed 11.5 to 12 knots.

Contact info:
Portland Docks
Portland, OR 97232 USA
phone: 800-397-3348
Room amenities: All rooms face outside with windows, private facilities and climate controls. Keys are not issued for the cabins, but cabin doors may be locked from the inside. Category 1 (Lindblad Cat 3) Bridge Deck #105, 106 Upper Deck #214, 216, 217, 219 These cabins feature a seating unit with table and two large view windows. Upper Deck cabins include two lower single beds which can convert to a double bed and a pull-out single bed for a third person; Bridge Deck cabins include two lower single beds only. Category 02 (Lindblad Cat 2) Bridge Deck #100-104 Upper Deck #200-212, 215 These well-located cabins include two lower single beds and a view window. Category 03 (Lindblad Cat 1) Main Deck #300-305 Conveniently positioned between the Dining room and Lounge, these cabins feature two lower single beds, a writing desk and a view window. Note: Sole Occupancy cabins are available in Categories 2 and 3 only. Participants wishing to share should enroll in Cat 3.

Facility amenities: The public areas include a library; lounge with full-service bar; facilities for films, slide shows and lectures; an observation deck; and partially covered sun deck with chairs and tables. Ship has an open bridge policy that allows you to meet the officers. There are no laundry facilities on the ship.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shower only


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Included
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7 nights of accommodations
19 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips

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4.9
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