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American Empress, Pacific Northwest 2024 ex Vancouver to Clarkston – 26 May 2024

Cruise Only 8 nights with American Empress departing 26th May 2024

Cruise Inclusions

7 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver to Clarkston aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Vancouver.

Itinerary

*Itinerary and shore excursions are subject to change and may vary by departure.
  • Full itinerary
    9 days
  • Day
    1
    Vancouver, Washington, USA
  • Vancouver, Washington, USA

    Enjoy your complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening is yours to become acquainted with the city. Our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving premium experiences. Both American Queen Steamboat Company and local representatives will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here.

  • Day
    2
    Vancouver, Washington, USA
  • Vancouver, Washington, USA

    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, Oregon, USA
  • Astoria, Oregon, USA

    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
    Washougal, Washington, USA
  • Washougal, Washington, USA

    Washougal is a city in Clark County, Washington, United States. It is set in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge and its beauty is further enhanced by the Washougal River which runs through town. The Washougal River is one of the premiere Salmon and Steelhead rivers in the state.

    A gateway to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Washougal is a rural community with small town charm. The Washougal River is a favorite fishing spot while nearby Dougan Falls offers great fishing and rafting.

    Things to See & Do

    * Columbia River Gorge * Dougan Falls * Franz Lake National Wildllife Refuge * Parkers Landing * Captain William Clark Park

    General information

    Cruise Season – May – October Currency –

    United States Dollar (USD) Language – English Land Area – 12.8 km²

    Population – 13, 900 approx

    Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time – GMT minus eight hours International Country Telephone Code – 1

    Transport Links – The City of Washougal is within a 20-minute drive from Portland International Airport.

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    4
    Stevenson, WA
  • 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
    5
    Stevenson, WA
  • 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
    5
    The Dalles
  • The Dalles

    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
    6
    The Dalles
  • The Dalles

    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
    Umatilla Landing, Oregon, USA
  • Umatilla Landing, Oregon, USA

    Umatilla is a city in Umatilla County, Oregon, United States. It is named for the Umatilla River, which enters the Columbia River on the side of the city.

    The county is located at the southwest corner of the great Columbia Basin and extends from the 200 foot elevation of the Columbia River, across the rolling plains and low hills to the tops of the Blue Mountains at the 5,000 foot elevation.

    Umatilla County is situated along the Oregon Trail and was visited by Lewis and Clark in 1805-1806.

    Wagon trains traveled through the Blue Mountains, winding their way down to the banks of the Umatilla River where Pendleton now stands.

    Things to See and Do

    * Hells Canyon * John Day Fossil Beds National Monument * Nez Perce National Historical Park * Oregon Trail

    General information

    Cruise Season – May – October

    Currency –

    United States Dollar (USD) Language – English Land Area – 9.1km²

    Population – 6,500 approx

    Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time – GMT minus eight hours International Country Telephone Code – 1

    Travel Links –

    Umatilla County is served by Union Pacific Railroad, Greyhound Bus, and Horizon Air.

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    7
    Richland, Washington, USA
  • Richland, Washington, USA

    Step off the boat directly into a perfectly polished park, and take a short stroll to downtown shops, eateries and attractions. Incorporated in 1910, Richland remained a small agricultural community until it was acquired by the U.S. Army for the site of the Hanford Engineer Works – used to produce plutonium during World War II and the Cold War. Today, the historic B Reactor and other important historic venues are part of the Manhattan Project National Historic Park. This and many other intriguing locations are offered as part of your experience in Richland.

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    8
    Clarkston, Washington, USA
  • Clarkston, Washington, USA

    Nestled at the union of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers in southeast Washington, Clarkston is the gateway to North America’s deepest gorge – Hells Canyon – on the Snake River. Picturesque vistas, year-round mild climates and a deep history make this scenic inland port a desirable stop. Spend the day enjoying Clarkston, Washington and neighboring Lewiston, Idaho while tracing the legacy of the journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark – for whom the cities are named.

  • Day
    9
    Clarkston, Washington, USA
  • Clarkston, Washington, USA

    Nestled at the union of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers in southeast Washington, Clarkston is the gateway to North America’s deepest gorge – Hells Canyon – on the Snake River. Picturesque vistas, year-round mild climates and a deep history make this scenic inland port a desirable stop. Spend the day enjoying Clarkston, Washington and neighboring Lewiston, Idaho while tracing the legacy of the journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark – for whom the cities are named.

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Vancouver, Washington, USA

Enjoy your complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening is yours to become acquainted with the city. Our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving premium experiences. Both American Queen Steamboat Company and local representatives will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here.

Pricing and Cabins

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