Portland,OR 97214
+1-503-224-3900
reservations@portlandspirit.com

Cinnamon Bear Cruises

Bringing Imagination To Life

Making the Magic Happen
One Cruise at a Time

We have gone above and beyond to create a truly unique experience full of magic and mystery. Travel through time and memory with us as we follow the spirit of the holidays.

Choose A Date

November 30th – December 27th

Cruise down the river

Two hours on board the Portland Spirit

Hunt for the Silver Star

An interactive adventure for children

A holiday tradition for generations!
Cinnamon Bear Brings magic to life

Be the guests of honor on this two-hour cruise. Enjoy holiday treats while a cast of fanciful characters entertain you with storytelling, music and magic. Have your picture taken with the Cinnamon Bear himself atop his magical throne. Make this a holiday your child will remember forever.

Highlights

Storytime with Queen Melissa

Queen Melissa will carry you away into the a land of mystery, magic, and adventure!

Coloring Stations

Grab some color and make some wonder, don’t forget to enter your kiddos into our coloring contest

Snack Buffet

Enjoy some light breakfast buffet, including fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, hot chocolate, orange juice and milk.

Picture With Cinnamon Bear

Each child will recieve a picture with cinnamon bear.

Character Autographs

Children love getting autographs from all of their favorite characters.

Crazy Quilt Dragon

Journey to the magical forest with crazy quilt dragon!

Sing-a-longs

With multiple songs and stories, enjoy singing along to some of your favorite Christmas songs, as well as some we have created just for you.

Search for Treasure

Stop by Captain Taffy, gain some boating knowledge and grab some treasure from his treasure chest!

Magical Entertainment

Magic and Christmas go hand in hand, we make sure that there is no lack of magic on board, sit back and let Jack Frost lead you on this magial journey.

Pricing

Adult

$43*

*daytime rates
*price subject to change

  • 2-Hour Cruise
  • Adult Beverage Bar Available
  • Snack Buffet

Infant

$15*

*daytime rates
*price subject to change

  • 2-Hour Cruise
  • Picture With Cinnamon Bear
  • Cinnamon Bear Cookie
  • Snack Buffet

Choose Your Date

Green = Morning Cruises  | 11:00am – 1:00pm
Red = Multiple Cruises  | 
9:30pm – 11:30pm & 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Purple = Evening Cruises | 2:00pm – 4:00pm & 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book Soonest Available Date

Boarding Location:
1020 SW Naito Parkway, Portland OR 97014 
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to cruise time

Reviews

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our guests say!

Again, another wonderful year (2016) on the Cinnamon Bear Cruise….this is our fourth year in a row.
Am so impressed with the service on board. Every employee goes up and beyond for each child. I am so amazed.
The captain even let my son, kaden, steer the ship!
Thank you again Portland Spirit!
See you next year!!!!!

Kim E

Oh, man, does my kid love the Cinnamon Bear cruise!
SO AWESOME.

Lisa B

We took our 4yr old Granddaughter on the cruise. I couldn’t believe how exceptional all of the characters were on the cruise. They went above and beyond to make my Granddaughter have a wonderful time. She has always loved fairies and they were the nicest and most fun fairies that my Granddaughter ever saw. She had so much fun that by the end of the cruise when the characters lined up to say good bye with hugs, my Granddaughter went through the line 4 times. We are already planning on this being a regular Christmas event that we do every Christmas. Any one that wants to put some happiness in a child’s life you have to take your child on this cruise. I can’t express how grateful we are to the wonderful people that treated my Granddaughter with such love and kindness.

James O

What an enjoyable way to spend a day. It gets you right into the Christmas spirit. Whoever is under the Cinnamon Bear outfit is just adorable. The Cinnamon Bear made our kids feel so special. The food is very good, for both adults and children. While it may seem to be geared toward kids, groups of adults can enjoy the cruise just as much.

John D

We all old and young enjoyed this new Christmas adventure. It was well done and even the weather cooperated . Will look forward to next year!

Le’Ann M

Check out all of our other holiday cruise options!

Portland Spirit Website

Find out more information about the Portland Spirit boat!

Vessel Features

Learn more information about our company and what we do!

About Us

Meet Some of the Cast!

With 17 Costumed Characters, there is a sure to be something for every child to enjoy.

The Cinnamon Bear

the star of the show

Queen Melissa

Crazy Quilt Dragon

Never say boo

Captain Taffy

he’s got a treasure chest

Sugarplum

favorite color: purple

Ivy

favorite color: green

Spice

favorite color: red

Snowflake

favorite color: blue

Nicky Froodle

Tipsy

the bartender

Peppermint Patty

Gumdrop

favorite color: pink

Book Today

book online or call 503-224-3900

CHOOSE YOUR DATE

Cinnamon Bear History

The “Cinnamon Bear” began his life in 1937 as a holiday radio program written by Glanville and Elizabeth Heisch. This 26 chapter series ran from Thanksgiving through Christmas and still airs today on K103FM from 7:00-7:15pm.
The story follows Jimmy and Judy Barton as they search for the Silver Star for the top of their Christmas tree. The Cinnamon Bear takes them to Maybeland for their search. It seems the Crazy Quilt Dragon stole the star and ran off with it. On their journey they encounter a roster of enchanting characters.

The Cinnamon Bear made live appearances at Lipman Wolfe depart- ment stores from the 1940’s-1980’s just like Santa Claus. In fact, many children of Portland wrote their letters to Cinnamon Bear. The biggest prize in meeting the Cinnamon Bear in person was the cinnamon cookie. In the 1950’s, Lipman’s presented Cinnamon Bear Breakfasts that were aimed at children and were musical performances.

Today the Cinnamon Bear makes appearances on the Portland Spirit along with his entire cast of friends that runs throughout the month of December. The Portland Spirit has even put together a picture book depicting the adventure along with a line of products that children can take home to make this tradition a part of their family!

Cinnamon Bear History