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Fleet Week

Fleet Week

Date: June 07 - June 11, 2023



During Fleet Week, ship tours are offered on a first-come first-served basis. Tour times will vary for each ship and are subject to change without notice.
See more information on requirements to tour ships below.


No tickets are required, tours are free of charge.


Since 1907, visiting ships have made their way to Portland's waterfront. The City of Roses is known to be a favorite port of call for military (and non-military) visitors, as Portland's citizens thank them and make them feel welcome. The Portland Rose Festival is extremely fortunate to be one of a few U.S. Ports of Call for a courtesy visit from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Royal Canadian Navy. Their arrival commemorates a relationship with the Navy that has lasted more than 100 years, and over 80 years of visiting Portland during the Rose Festival. It is a significant commitment by the Navy to make Rose Festival Fleet Week one of the premier Fleet Week events in the country.

Visiting Ships

2023 visiting ships will be announced June 7, 2023.

Tips for ship tours:
  • Bring your government issued ID
  • Visitors will pass through an airport-style security screening checkpoint and may be subject to personal search
  • Visitors must wear closed-toe shoes
  • Bags, strollers, and wheelchairs are not allowed on board, and there is no 'holding area' for personal items
  • Do not bring any items on the prohibited items list
  • Visitors must be physically able to maneuver on board, including climbing narrow ladders

Although Navy vessels are not ADA accessible, visitors with mobility issues may request a dockside tour by checking in at the tent near the front of the ship tour line.
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