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Grapes and Gorges Themed Cruise – 06 Nov 2022

Cruise and Stay 8 nights with American Empress departing 06th November 2022

* Valid until 31 December 2021 or sold out/withdrawn

Cruise Inclusions

SPECIAL EDITION THEME CRUISE: Grapes and Gorges
The cruise will start off with a private wine reception at the pre-voyage hotel. Onboard, guests will enjoy upscale offerings include various tastings, pairings and educational series by regional experts.

SUMMARY:
Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay
Package Begins: 6 November 2022 – hotel in Vancouver, (Washington State) USA
Cruise Begins: 7 November 2022 – embark, Vancouver, (Washington State) USA
Cruise Ends: 14 November 2022 – disembark, Clarkston, (near Spokane – Washington State) USA
Ship: American Empress
River: Columbia & Snake Rivers

INCLUSIONS:
• 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in Vancouver (Washington State, USA)
• One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day
• 7 night Columbia & Snake Rivers cruise aboard the American Empress from Vancouver (USA) to Clarkston (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 $200 to $500 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 $4235 – NOW $4035*
Twin Cat D Riverview Stateroom with Window: Was $4135 – NOW $3935*
Twin Cat C Deluxe Private Veranda: Was $4535 – NOW $4035*
Twin Cat B Superior Private Veranda: Was $5735 – NOW $5235*
Twin Cat A Suite with Semi Private Veranda: Was $6835 – NOW $6335*
Twin Cat LS Luxury Suite with Private Veranda from $9535* (no discount)
Single Cat SO Single Veranda Stateroom: $5035* (no discount)

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
    Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Portland, Oregon, USA

    Portland is a city located in the Northwestern United States, near the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers in the state of Oregon. It is known as “The City of Roses” and also for its many parks and gardens, lively music scene and its large number of microbreweries.

    The major tourism districts in Portland include Chinatown, Old Town and the trendy Lloyd District, containing America’s first major shopping mall.

    Major tourist attractions include the Oregon Zoo, the Tom McCall Waterfront on the banks of Willamette River; the World Forestry Discovery Center, and Washington Park – a large park, containing the famous Japanese Garden, Hoyt Arboretum and rose gardens.

    Portland is also home to numerous museums. Some of the most popular include the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), the Portland Children’s Museum, the Oregon Jewish Museum, the Oregon Maritime Center and Museum and the Portland Art Museum.

    Things to See and Do

    * Oregon Museum of Science and Industry * Portland Art Museum * Washington Park & Oregon Zoo * Portland International Rose Test Gardens * Old Town area

    General information

    Cruise Season – May – October Currency –

    United States Dollar (USD) Language – English Population – 583,000 approx

    Land Area –

    347.9 km2 Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time – GMT minus eight hours International Country Telephone Code – 1

    Port Location – The Port of Portland terminal facilities are located on the Willamette and Columbia rivers.

    Travel Links – Portland’s main airport is Portland International Airport, located about 20 minutes by car (40 minutes by MAX) northeast of downtown. In addition Portland is home to Oregon’s only public use heliport, the Portland Downtown Heliport.

    Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Portland at Union Station on three routes. Long-haul train routes include the Coast Starlight (with service from Los Angeles to Seattle) and the Empire Builder (with service from Portland to Chicago.) The Amtrak Cascades commuter trains operate between Vancouver, British Columbia and Eugene, Oregon, and serve Portland several times daily.

    Greyhound provides bus service along the West coast as well as from points inland. Amtrak provides different routes to various cities like Seattle and San Francisco via their buses.

  • 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.

  • Day
    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.

  • Day
    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

Please select your preferred category and cabin configuration/price. Then select Continue to provide your contact details and preferences. Our cruise specialists will check availability and respond to you as soon as possible.
Category Twin/pp Single/pp
D - Outside Stateroom with Window
E - Veranda Stateroom
C - Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
B - Superior Veranda Stateroom
A - Suite with Veranda
LS - Luxury Suite with Veranda
SO - Single Outside Stateroom with Veranda
Please select your preferred category and cabin configuration/price. Then select Continue to provide your contact details and preferences. Our cruise specialists will check availability and respond to you as soon as possible.

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in USD, based on best available promotional cruise fare at time of publication and including all discounts. 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. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Please note that cabin availability is not shown in real time – All enquiries will be checked for current availability at the time requested. Promotional fares shown here include discounts ranging from $200 – $500 per person USD and are not valid on cat LS or SO. All discounts and offers are capacity controlled. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. All offers for Australian residents only. Transfer to hotel and post cruise are not included.

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