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You will visit many historic, scenic and enjoyable sites along your Columbia and Snake River voyage to Clarkston. If you’re looking for something tailored more to a specific interest, you might enjoy the Premium Shore Excursion to Multnomah Falls or a trip to the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum. Other dates and itineraries are available, call for catalog.
Proudly serving as the largest overnight riverboat west of the Mississippi River, the American Empress delivers classic elegance and modern luxury on a grand scale. One step onboard and you will quickly discover that there is far more to this vessel than her welcoming appearance and signature red paddlewheel.
Boasting a vast collection of some of the finest historical artifacts and artwork of the Native Alaska, Russian, Gold Rush and sternwheeler eras, the corridors of the American Empress hold nearly as much beauty and intrigue as the dramatic scenery unfolding on the river outside. You needn’t be an art enthusiast to appreciate the captivating display of Pacific Northwest heritage that this unique collection represents.
A river cruise aboard the American Empress incites moments of sheer perfection with her seamless blend of stunning backdrops, exceptional dining venues, dynamic public spaces and stunning décor. We invite you to step aboard and delight in the luxurious modern amenities, gracious service and endless authentic experiences that await you.
|Call for Cabin Availability & Pricing||PRICING LAND ONLY
(based on double occupancy)*
|Cruise Package (category C)||$3,999* **|
|Single supplement (category C)||$3,699* **|
|Travel Protection||Call for quote|
|Final balance due||90 days before departure|
|SAVE $300 per person||While cabins available for this date.|
* Call for single supplement for other cabin categories.
Day 1: Vancouver, WA
Your journey begins with a deluxe hotel stay in Vancouver.
Day 2: Vancouver, WA
Experience Vancouver at your leisure or consider a guided Pre-Cruise Premium Excursion in Portland. You will board the American Empress in Vancouver.
Day 3: Astoria, OR
Visit the Astoria Column for mesmerizing views of the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean.
Day 4: Stevenson, WA
Witness the beauty and bounty of nature as you tour the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center and Bonneville Dam or journey to the cascading waters of America’s most scenic waterfall, Multnomah Falls on a Premium Shore Excursion.
Day 5: The Dales, OR
Peer into pioneer life at Fort Dalles Museum, explore Sunshine Mills Winery and enjoy browsing the city’s quaint boutiques.
Day 6: Tri-Cities (Richland), WA
Venture to the REACH for informative tours about t he history of the Hanford Nuclear Site, the Northern Pacific Railroad and more.
Day 7: Tri-Cities (Richland), WA
Delve into Sacajawea State Park, the historic grounds where Lewis & Clark camped with their Native American guide, Sacajawea, in 1805.
Day 8: Clarkston, WA
Enjoy a day of discovery as you trace the footsteps of Lewis and Clark and visit Nez Perez Historical Park.
Day 9: Clarkston, WA
Conclude your journey with a guided Post-Cruise Premium Excursion with airport transfer to Spokane.
Hop-On Hop-Off Tours: Included on all American Queen Steamboat Company voyages are signature included shore excursions – your ticket to experience great river cities with selected admissions, narrated tours and our own dedicated fleet of Hop-On Hop-Off Motorcoaches®. You will enjoy hassle-free access to some of the most historically and culturally significant attractions in America’s heartland.