An American Classic Cruise

October 14 - 23, 2018 - 10 days

early bird special: sign up by december 1st to save $100

Uncover a wealth of natural, awe-inspiring beauty and iconic destinations that will take your breath away as you cruise the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Queen Steamboat Company’s elegant American Empress from Astoria, Oregon to Clarkston, Washington. Enjoy your American Empress deluxe stateroom with private veranda, amenities and services, fine dining, professional entertainment, and shore excursions. 


All Aboard the American Empress

All aboard the largest, most elegant riverboat in the Pacific Northwest! This premier experience features: *included shore excursions in every port of call, *complimentary wine and beer with shipboard dinners featuring regional Pacific Northwest cuisine utilizing fresh ingredients creatively combined with a contemporary flair, *complimentary cappuccino, espresso, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage, *daily Riverlorian lectures onboard, *expert Broadway caliber entertainment every evening - including featured guest performances by sensational local artists, *deluxe private veranda staterooms with dramatic scenery unfolding before your eyes. Now that’s the way to cruise - the American Classic Way


Cruise Route


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10 Days at a Glance


DAY 1: Flight to Portland, OR. Hilton Vancouver, WA & dinner.

DAY 2: Portland guided tour. Board the American Empress.

DAY 3: Astoria, OR. Shore Excursion: Lewis & Clark Experience.

DAY 4: The Dalles, OR. Visit Fort Dalles Museum & Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.

DAY 5: Stevenson, WA. Premium Shore Excursion: Ultimate Pacific
Northwest Experience.

DAY 6: River Cruising. Riverlorian narration as you wind through dramatic forested mountains.

DAY 7: Tri-Cities, WA. Sacajawea State Park where Lewis & Clark
camped with Sacajawea in 1805.

DAY 8: Clarkston, WA. Visit Nez Perce National Historical Park

DAY 9: Seattle, WA. Disembark ship. Scenic travel in Washington state to Seattle. Chihuly Garden & Glass. Space Needle Observation Deck. Crowne Plaza, downtown Seattle & dinner.

DAY 10: Seattle Tour. Flight home.


Portland city tour, Astoria with mesmerizing views of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean, historic Timberline Lodge in the shadow of Mt. Hood, the scenic “Fruit Loop”, The Dalles, Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, Bonneville Dam, Multnomah Falls, Sacajawea State Park, Nez Perce National Historical Park, Seattle city tour, Chihuly Garden & Glass, Space Needle and more! Trace the footsteps of Lewis and Clark on this uniquely American river cruise of the Pacific Northwest!

EXTRA Premium Shore Excursions Included!


Experience Pacific Northwest natural beauty: mountain ranges, lush green forests, cool lakes & meandering rivers. View majestic Multnomah Falls, America’s most scenic waterfall. Tour Bonneville Lock & Dam, the region’s first hydro-power source. Travel the Fruit Loop - a scenic route through fertile valleys of orchards & vineyards. Savor local bounty with lunch at Parkdale Grange and hear about the area. Park Ranger Tour of historic Timberline Lodge in the shadow of Mt. Hood.


Retrace the steps of Lewis & Clark: Middle Village, Station Camp, Cape Disappointment overlooking confluence of the Columbia River & Pacific Ocean. Experience the beauty of ocean waves crashing along the rocky Pacific shore. Visit Lewis & Clark National Historic Park including Fort Clatsop and the Interpretive Center highlighting their historic journey. Special bonus: complimentary copy of In the Wake of Lewis & Clark a historical interpretation of the expedition’s final leg.



What's Included?

Simply put, everything. 

  • Regularly scheduled flights.
  • Luggage handling fee for one compliant bag per flight.
  • All transfers to airports & ship.
  • 2 nights deluxe hotel stays Vancouver, WA & Seattle.
  • 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts on land portion.
  • All shipboard meals, stateroom accommodations, nightly entertainment, many shipboard activities, all gratuities, 2 premium shore excursions in addition to included shore excursions.
  • All gratuities land portion including driver & tour director.
  • Taxes, porterage fees, port charges
  • Experienced American Classic Tour Director throughout tour.
  • Travel Guard Trip Insurance: Trip cancellation & interruption,
    emergency medical & transportation & luggageinsurance


Your plane ticket is purchased, your stateroom is reserved, your dinners are arranged, tips and tax are pre-paid, your trip is insured, your tickets to entertainment and attractions are purchased, your escort is ready, 

all that is left.....IS YOU.



sign up today to Receive $100 Early Bird Special Discount!

Make your reservation today to save $100 off your trip. To make your reservation call 800-666-0358. Offer expires 12/1/17. 

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