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Richland WA is a Columbia River cruise port and town in Washington USA (Benton County) with population around 55,000. It is located at the confluence of two rivers (Columbia and Yakima) and together with Pasco WA and Kennewick WA forms the Tri-Cities metro region (Eastern Washington) with total population around 250,000.
The initial settlement (Chemna, currently the Columbia Point site) was founded at the mouth of Yakima River by three Indian tribes (Wanapum, Yakama, Walla Walla) and a salmon fishing village. The town was founded in the early-19th-century (1906), named after Nelson Rich (land developer) and received city rights in 1910. The town is well-known for housing world's largest refrigerated warehouse (automated freezer) named "2800 Polar Way". This huge cold-storage facility was inaugurated in July 2015, and features building cost USD 115 million, size over 1,8 ml2 (4,7 km2) and volume 1,03 million m3.
Among the best-known tourist attractions is Howard Amon Park (riverside recreation area in downtown) offering watersport activities, outdoor playground, open-air concert facility, paved bike path (Riverfront Trail, runing park's entire length). At Howard Amon Park is held the annual Tumbleweed Music Festival (on every Labor Day weekend). Cruise ships in Richland WA berth at Lee Boulevard pier (also in the park).
As cruise port, Richland WA is included in the schedules of USA's largest river cruise companies - ACL (American Cruise Lines) and AQSB (American Queen Steamboat Company). Next tables show ships' itineraries as ports sequence.
(AQSB American Empress) 8-day from Clarkston to Vancouver (prices from ~USD 2300 pp).
|Date / Time||Port|
|09-10 Apr (overnight)||Departing from Clarkston, Washington|
|11 Apr||Richland, Washington|
|12 Apr||Snake River|
|13 Apr||The Dalles, Oregon|
|14 Apr||Stevenson, Washington|
|15 Apr||Astoria, Oregon|
|16 Apr||Arriving in Vancouver, Washington|
|Date / Time||Port|
|23 May||Departing from Portland, Oregon|
|24 May||Astoria, Oregon|
|25 May||Rainier, Oregon|
|26 May||Portland, Oregon|
|27 May||Stevenson, Washington|
|28 May||Hood River|
|29 May||The Dalles, Oregon|
|30 May||Richland, Washington|
|31 May||Pendleton, Oregon|
|01-02 Jun (overnight)||Arriving in Clarkston, Washington|
Port Richland WA cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Richland WA, Washington. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|2 November, 2019|
|3 November, 2019|
|7 November, 2019|