A ship longer than two football fields and heavier than the Titanic will sail into Portland next summer.
The cruise line Crystal announced that one of its two ships will make a stop in Portland on Saturday, June 29, 2024, as part of an eight-night commercial voyage up the western coast of North America.
The vessel, a 740-capacity ship named Crystal Serenity, will set out from San Diego, California, making stops in San Francisco, Astoria, Portland, and Victoria, before reaching its final destination in Vancouver, British Columbia. Tickets will cost roughly $4,400 per person.
Crystal was formerly known as “Crystal Cruises” but got a name change when it was acquired by A&K Travel Group last year. The Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony ships underwent $150 million renovations, with work on the Serenity finishing first. Its inaugural journey began this week in France.
If you’re wondering where cruise ships actually dock in Portland, just look to Swan Island where Vigor Industrial operates the largest floating drydock — dubbed the Vigorous — in North America. Ships from cruise lines like the Royal Caribbean and Carnival often dock there. You can see which ships are coming and going at any given time with this online tracker.