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What’s a can’t-miss moment on your ship and a tip to make the most of a riverboat experience? Jerry: The Riverlorian chats, of course! It is also fun to watch the smokestacks lower for bridges and watch the deckhands do their work while landing or departing a port. Plus, take advantage of the resources available in the chart room. We have a GPS monitor, a USGS water monitor, charts of the cruise, maps of the cruise to take, books that can be checked out, binoculars to check out, and there is always a great view of the river, in any weather. Bobby: Be up on deck with me when we pass through the first lock, no matter what time of day or night it is, as it’s truly fascinating. Laurence: A can’t-miss moment is the cruise through the Columbia Gorge, particularly on a beautiful, clear day. You’ll pass majestic snow- covered Mt. Hood rising up from the Hood River Valley, seemingly hovering over the city of Hood River, and perhaps see a large number of colorful sails out on the water or the billowy kites of the kiteboarders out for a thrill ride in the windy Columbia Gorge. My tip to cruisers is to participate, be present and take in the scenery. You may only see a particular scene from that angle, that quality of light at that time of year from the deck of a riverboat once in your life. If the weather is decent, frankly, I would choose to miss a happy hour or even the occasional meal, so that I could adequately take in the scenery. There are always snacks available 24/7, and then there is the room service option. Mississippi River, Memphis Tennesee Contact Our Agency to Plan Your Personalized Escape · 21