Port of Astoria Tour Operators Pushed Out By Cruise Lines

Port of Astoria Tour Operators Pushed Out By Cruise Lines
Astoria Oregon Pier 1 to River Walk Inn Map
Astoria Oregon Pier 1 to River Walk Inn Map

Port of Astoria Tour Operators Pushed Out By Cruise Lines – Because the tour was not vetted and sold through the cruise line, the buses for Astoria Tours were not allowed to pick up passengers up Pier 1.

To reach their buses, elderly and handicap passengers had to walk from Pier 1 to the Astoria Riverwalk Inn to board Vinatieri Astoria Tours excursion bus.

A trickle of cruise ship passengers, many in their 70s and using canes and other walking aids, disembarked Wednesday, October 3, 2019,  from Holland America Line’s cruise ship Amsterdam ready to take a tour of Astoria.

As Astoria has become a bigger cruise ship destination, hosting on average more than 40,000 passengers a year, newer tour providers like Vinatieri and Lori Beth Kulp of Lor’s Tours have called foul over the Port’s access policies.

The agency has an agreement with its cruise ship marketer, Bruce Conner, who also offers shoreside excursions. through his company, Sundial Travel.

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