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  • Ship Profile


    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

    Amenities

    • Flatscreen Television
    • Private Bathroom with shower

    Ship Details

    • Cruise Type: River
    • Maiden Voyage: 2003
    • Refurbished: 2014
    • Tonnage:
    • Length: 360 feet
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    • Ship Registration: USA
    • Passenger Space:
    • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 221
    • Crew Size:
    • Nationality of Crew: American
    • Nationality of Officers: American
    • Nationality of Dining Staff: American
    • Onboard Currency: US Dollars
  • Itineraries

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      • Date:4 Oct 20
      • Cruise:American Empress, Beauty & Bounty of Nature ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:11 Oct 20
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest Splendour ex Vancouver to Clarkston
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:18 Oct 20
      • Cruise:American Empress, Beauty & Bounty of Nature ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:25 Oct 20
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest Splendour ex Vancouver to Clarkston
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:1 Nov 20
      • Cruise:American Empress, Beauty & Bounty of Nature ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:8 Nov 20
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest Splendour ex Vancouver to Clarkston
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:15 Nov 20
      • Cruise:American Empress, Beauty & Bounty of Nature ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:22 Nov 20
      • Cruise:American Empress, Magnificent Pacific Northwest ex Vancouver Return
      • Nights:6 nights
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      • Date:27 Nov 20
      • Cruise:American Empress, Magnificent Pacific Northwest ex Vancouver Return
      • Nights:5 nights
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      • Date:1 Dec 20
      • Cruise:American Empress, Magnificent Pacific Northwest ex Vancouver Return
      • Nights:5 nights
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      • Date:5 Dec 20
      • Cruise:American Empress, Magnificent Pacific Northwest ex Vancouver Return
      • Nights:5 nights
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      • Date:14 Mar 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest ex Vancouver to Clarkston
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:21 Mar 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:28 Mar 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest ex Vancouver to Clarkston
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:4 Apr 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:11 Apr 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest ex Vancouver to Clarkston
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:18 Apr 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
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      • Date:25 Apr 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest ex Vancouver to Clarkston
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:2 May 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
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      • Date:9 May 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:16 May 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
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      • Date:23 May 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest ex Vancouver to Clarkston
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:30 May 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:6 Jun 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest ex Vancouver to Clarkston
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:13 Jun 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:20 Jun 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest ex Vancouver to Clarkston
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:27 Jun 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:4 Jul 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest ex Vancouver to Clarkston
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:11 Jul 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:18 Jul 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest ex Vancouver to Clarkston
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:25 Jul 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:1 Aug 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest ex Vancouver to Clarkston
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:8 Aug 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:15 Aug 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest ex Vancouver to Clarkston
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:22 Aug 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:29 Aug 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest ex Vancouver to Clarkston
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:5 Sep 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:12 Sep 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest ex Vancouver to Clarkston
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:19 Sep 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:26 Sep 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest ex Vancouver to Clarkston
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:3 Oct 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:10 Oct 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest ex Vancouver to Clarkston
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:17 Oct 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:24 Oct 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest ex Vancouver to Clarkston
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:31 Oct 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:7 Nov 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest ex Vancouver to Clarkston
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:14 Nov 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:21 Nov 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Magnificent Pacific Northwest 2021 ex Vancouver Return
      • Nights:6 nights
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      • Date:26 Nov 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Magnificent Pacific Northwest 2021 ex Vancouver Return
      • Nights:6 nights
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      • Date:1 Dec 21
      • Cruise:American Empress, Magnificent Pacific Northwest 2021 ex Vancouver Return
      • Nights:6 nights
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  • Deck Plans & Cabins

  • Dining

    Every meal aboard the American Queen is an affair to remember. Regina Charboneau, our Culinary Director and celebrated American chef, draws her inspiration from our great Heartland has created a movable, delectable feast for you to indulge in. From piping hot beignets and bananas foster French toast for breakfast to succulent five-course dinners, every day celebrates the culinary senses.

    Creations Befitting a Queen
    Even more astounding than the choices you will find on our menus are your daily choices of dining venues. The opulent J.M. White Dining Saloon is the centerpiece, serving breakfasts, lunches and dinners that are befittingly grand. The Front Porch of America offers a wide variety of classic American favorites and can satisfy any craving, at any time, as it is open 24 hours. The Calliope Grill serves up views as spectacular as the grilled fare and fresh salads and offers romantic, alfresco dining in the evenings. Should you be feeling peckish in the wee hours, you will find the Moonlight Supper in the Engine Room Bar offers surprising midnight delights.

    BREAKFAST
    Early Riser Coffee and Beignets / Front Porch of America
    Buffet Breakfast / Grand Saloon
    Traditional Breakfast Service / J.M. White Dining Room

    LUNCH
    Buffet Luncheon / Grand Saloon
    Traditional Luncheon / J.M. White Dining Room
    Alfresco Lunch / River Grill

    DINNER
    Traditional Dinner / J.M. White Dining Room
    Alfresco Dinner / River Grill


    SNACKS AND SANDWICHES
    24-Hour Dining Service / Front Porch of America
    Afternoon Ice Cream & Cookies / Front Porch of America
    Traditional Po’Boy Sandwiches / River Grill
    Elegant Southern Tea / Ladies’ Parlor
    Pre-Dinner Canapés & Hors d’Oeuvres / Main Deck
    Moonlight Supper / Engine Room Bar


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