American Empress – COLUMBIA RIVER CRUISE – 5th Dec 2020

Cruise Line
American Queen Steamboat Company
Ship
American Empress
Package Departs
05 Dec 2020
Package Duration
5 Nights
Embark Ship
Vancouver, Washington, USA
Disembark Ship
Vancouver, BC. Canada
C - Balcony D - Oceanview E - Balcony B - Balcony
US $996
per person
US $1,096
per person
US $1,196
per person
US $1,696
per person

WELCOME TO THE MAGNIFICENT PACIFIC NORTHWEST – This voyage through the Pacific Northwest shows you the bounty and beauty of nature, as well as the history and heritage of the people who inhabited this diverse region. The Cascade Range separates the dense forests of the coastal regions of Washington and Oregon from the arid rolling hills and wine country the Red Mountain region. You will experience both climates on this voyage sailing west via the scenic Columbia River Gorge, the only break in the Cascades between British Columbia and Southern Oregon. At each port, you can embrace the culture and history of this region on an included shore excursion.

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EARLYBIRD OFFER – book by 31 July 2019 and save up to US $600 per person.

Prices per person in USD from:
Category E semi private Veranda twin was $1,496 – NOW from $1,196*pp
Category D Large Ocean View with window twin was $1,396 – NOW from $1,096*pp
Category C Deluxe with private Veranda twin was $1,596 – NOW from $996*pp
Category B Superior with private Veranda twin was $1,996 – NOW from $1,696*pp
Category A Suite with semi private Veranda twin was $2,296 – NOW from $1,996*pp
Category LS Luxury Suite with private Veranda twin from $3,096*pp
Single SO sole use with private Veranda from USD $1,996*
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Cruise-Stay package prices include:
– 1 night hotel accommodation pre-cruise with breakfast and taxes
– One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day
– 4 night Columbia & Snake River cruise aboard the American Empress round trip from Vancouver/Portland (Washington USA).
– All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine
– Complimentary Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions in each port of call
– All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine
– 24-Hour Room Service onboard cruise
– Complimentary wine and beer with dinner onboard
– Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your cruise voyage
– This cruise line operates their own dedicated fleet of deluxe motor coaches
– Port charges of USD $119 per person
– Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $78 per person

Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in USD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (26Mar19). Some cabins may have obstructed views. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Visitors to the United States must complete an online ESTA application prior to arrival which is not included and is the guests responsibility. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the prices in our booking system at time of reservation. Offer ends 31Jul19 or until sold out/withdrawn and is subject to availability at time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 26 Mar 2019 to 31 Jul 2019 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
05 Dec 2020
Vancouver, Washington, USA
Hotel
06 Dec 2020
Vancouver, Washington, USA
06:00 PM
07 Dec 2020
The Dalles
08 Dec 2020
Portland, Maine, USA
09 Dec 2020
Astoria, Oregon, USA
10 Dec 2020
Vancouver, BC. Canada
08:00 AM

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

Please select your preferred category and cabin configuration/price. Then scroll down and select Continue to provide your contact details and preference. Our cruise specialists will check availability and respond to you as soon as possible.

Category Twin Per Person     Single Per Person
C - Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
   
D - Outside Stateroom with Window
   
E - Veranda Stateroom
   
B - Superior Veranda Stateroom
   
A - Suite with Veranda
   
LS - Luxury Suite with Veranda
   

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4 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver roundtrip aboard American Empress. 1 Night pre cruise hotel stay in Vancouver.

WELCOME TO THE MAGNIFICENT PACIFIC NORTHWEST – This voyage through the Pacific Northwest shows you the bounty and beauty of nature, as well as the history and heritage of the people who inhabited this diverse region. The Cascade Range separates the dense forests of the coastal regions of Washington and Oregon from the arid rolling hills and wine country the Red Mountain region. You will experience both climates on this voyage sailing west via the scenic Columbia River Gorge, the only break in the Cascades between British Columbia and Southern Oregon. At each port, you can embrace the culture and history of this region on an included shore excursion.

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Hotel Stay – Vancouver, WA (Portland, OR)
Enjoy your complimentary stay at the Hilton Vancouver Hotel. The evening is yours to venture into the city and independently explore local attractions.

Day 2: Vancouver, WA (Portland, OR)
Departure 6:00 PM
Today is the big day! Spend a few hours before your departure exploring the beautiful city of Vancouver.

Day 3: The Dalles, OR
At the end of the overland Oregon Trail, The Dalles holds a unique place in history as a jumping-off spot for pioneers, soldiers, gold miners, adventurers, gun-slingers, floozies, and scallywags. Lewis and Clark camped at this location at Rock Fort Camp during their historic journey in 1805 and 1806. Fort Dalles was established in 1850. Oregon Trail pioneers ended their overland journey at The Dalles, forced to build rafts and take the “river road” west to Fort Vancouver, then into the Willamette River valley. Ten thousand years of Native American trading took place on the banks of the Columbia River, shaped by the Ice Age Missoula floods. The town was located at the foot of a series of dangerous rapids which the Hudson’s Bay Company fur traders called “The Dalles of the Columbia.”

Day 4: Portland, OR
The “City of Roses” is an eclectic blend of art galleries, coffee shops, museums and farm-to-table restaurants with a spirited vibe. Marvel at the beauty of more than 8,000 roses at the International Rose Test Garden. Or spend the day discovering nature’s boundless power at nearby Mount St. Helens.

Day 5: Astoria, OR
Astoria is known to be the oldest American Settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. For thousands of years, Clatsop Indians inhabited the lands that are now known as Astoria. In 1805, Lewis and Clark led their expedition through the town and spent the winter at Fort Clatsop. In 1813, a British warship sailed into the Columbia River, gaining possession of the city and holding control until 1818, when they finally agreed to a joint occupation of the land. The British did not fully leave Astoria until 1846. There is no doubting the rich history has deep roots grounded in this Columbia River town. When the history combines with the scenery, the harmony will surely bring you back for more!

Day 6: Vancouver, WA (Portland, OR)
Arrival 8:00 AM
Thank you for cruising with us! We hope that you had a memorable experience and look forward to welcoming you aboard in the future. Enjoy Vancouver at your leisure or consider a Post-Cruise Premium Shore Excursion with airport transfer.

Proudly serving America’s western rivers, 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.

Join the American Empress for a paddlewheel cruise through America’s Pacific Northwest. Indulge yourself with delicious, onboard dining choices, welcoming staff and country club ambiance.

American Queen Steamboat Company is strongly committed to preserving the marine environment and continually strives to do our part in keeping America’s waterways cleaner.

Each American Empress cruise includes:
• All meals
• Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions by a fleet of dedicated deluxe motorcoaches
• 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay
• Complimentary wine & beer with dinner on board
• Free on board internet
• 24 hour room service
• Complimentary cappuccino, expresso, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage
• The attentive service of an all-American staff
• Daily lectures by American Queen’s `Riverlorian` – a history and culture expert
• Evening entertainment

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 360 feet
  • Maiden Voyage: 2003
  • Refurbished: 2014
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 221
  • Crew Nationality: American
  • Officer Nationality: American
  • Dining Staff Nationality: American
  • Ship Registration: USA

Ship Amenities

  • In Room Safe
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Flatscreen Television
  • Private Bathroom with shower

Ship Facilities

  • Paddlewheel Lounge
  • Showroom
  • Dining Room
  • Calliope Bar & Grill
  • Pilot House
  • The Show Lounge
  • The Astoria Dining Room
  • River Grill & Bar

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* Unless otherwise noted all pricing is on a per person twin share basis. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Special conditions may apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Any pricing not in Australian Dollars will be converted on the day of payment into the relevant currency based on our daily rate of exchange. Please note that many of the prices shown on this website are not shown in real time. Whilst we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ slightly from the live prices in our booking system. All pricing and offers are subject to availability at time of booking. Whilst all information is correct at the time of publication, offers are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Please submit any data errors/omissions you may notice on this site.

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