Cruise & Stay 8 nights with the paddlewheeler, American Empress, on a journey from Washington State on the Columbia & Snake Rivers.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver roundtrip aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Vancouver. Day by Day Itinerary: Day 1: Hotel Stay – Vancouver, WA Enjoy your complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. Day 2: Vancouver, WA, Departure 6:00 PM A suburb of Portland, Oregon, Vancouver, Washington, has taken on a distinctive identity of its own. Located in an ideal spot among Mount St. Helens, the Columbia River Gorge and the Pacific Coast, Vancouver boasts a newly renovated waterfront and an abundance of activities, scenic landscapes and historic attractions for all to enjoy. Day 3: Astoria, OR Astoria is known to be the oldest American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. There is no doubting the richness of the history grounded in this Columbia River town. For thousands of years, the Clatsop Tribe inhabited the lands. Today, you can climb to the top of the Astoria Column – wrapped in depictions of history – look out over the landscape toward the Pacific Ocean and watch your model wooden airplane glide through the air to its rest below. Day 4: River Cruising Day 5: 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 6: 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. The Dalles, although a part of the Oregon High Desert, features a long growing season and a relatively warm climate that supports the growing of grapes. As a result, the region is home to a wine scene unlike any other in Oregon. Visitors will be pleased to see the rolling hills speckled with vineyards. Day 7 and 8: Stevenson, WA Stevenson embraces the adventurist – with hiking trails, hot springs and local wineries, a visitor is sure to find plenty to do. Opportunities for educational enlightenment abound within the Columbia River Gorge Interpretive Center and at Bonneville Dam. Consider a stop downtown to visit restaurants, cafés and small locally owned shops in which reside treasures of the Pacific Northwest. Day 9: Vancouver, WA Disembark.
SUMMARY: Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay Package Begins: 12 March 2023 – hotel in Vancouver (Washington State) USA Cruise Begins: 13 March 2023 – embark, Vancouver, (Washington State) USA Cruise Ends: 20 March 2023 – disembark, Vancouver, (Washington State) USA Ship: American Empress River: Columbia & Snake Rivers INCLUSIONS: • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in Vancouver, Washington State • One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day • 7 night Columbia & Snake Rivers cruise aboard the American Empress round trip from Vancouver (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 onboard cruise `Unlimited Beverage Package` – including beer, wine by the glass, spirits and cocktails valued at up to US $12 in value per drink including 15% gratuity (does not include special tasting events onboard) • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your cruise voyage • A dedicated fleet of deluxe motor coaches • Port charges of USD $199 per person • Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $137 per person DISCOUNTS: This cruise has been discounted by between $300 and $750 USD per person on selected categories for Australian residents! Please see below for a list of the significant savings you can enjoy for new bookings up to the 31st of December 2021*. All rates in USD per person Twin Cat E Semi Private Veranda Stateroom: Was $3335 – NOW $3035* Twin Cat D Riverview Stateroom with Window: Was $3235 – NOW $2935* Twin Cat C Deluxe Private Veranda: Was $3535 – NOW $2785* Twin Cat B Superior Private Veranda: Was $4535 – NOW $3785* Twin Cat A Suite with Semi Private Veranda: Was $5335 – NOW $4585* Twin Cat LS Luxury Suite with Private Veranda: from $7435 (no discount) Single Cat SO Single Veranda Stateroom: from $4035 (no discount)