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  • Ship Profile


    Boasting a vast collection of some of the most intricate artifacts and artwork of Native Alaska, Russia, the Gold Rush and the sternwheeler era in and around Portland, Oregon, the corridors of our Columbia and Snake River cruise boat hold nearly as much beauty and intrigue as the dramatic scenery unfolding on the river outside.

    We invite you to step aboard our authentic paddlewheeler and delight in the luxurious modern amenities, gracious service and endless authentic experiences that await you.

    Amenities

    • 24-Hour Room Service
    • Flatscreen Television
    • Private Bathroom with shower

    Ship Details

    • Cruise Type: River
    • Maiden Voyage: 2003
    • Refurbished: 2014
    • Tonnage:
    • Length: 360 feet
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    • Draft:
    • Speed:
    • 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:13 Mar 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest Cruise ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:20 Mar 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia and Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
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      • Date:27 Mar 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest Cruise ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:3 Apr 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia and Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
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      • Date:10 Apr 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest Cruise ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:17 Apr 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia and Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
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      • Date:24 Apr 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest Cruise ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:1 May 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia and Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
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      • Date:8 May 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest Cruise ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:15 May 22
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      • Date:22 May 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest Cruise ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:29 May 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia and Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
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      • Date:5 Jun 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest Cruise ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:12 Jun 22
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      • Date:19 Jun 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest Cruise ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:26 Jun 22
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      • Date:3 Jul 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest Cruise ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:10 Jul 22
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      • Date:17 Jul 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest Cruise ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:24 Jul 22
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      • Date:31 Jul 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest Cruise ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:7 Aug 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia and Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
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      • Date:14 Aug 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest Cruise ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:21 Aug 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia and Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
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      • Date:28 Aug 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest Cruise ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:4 Sep 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia and Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
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      • Date:11 Sep 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest Cruise ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:18 Sep 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia and Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
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      • Date:25 Sep 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest Cruise ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:2 Oct 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia and Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
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      • Date:9 Oct 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest Cruise ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:16 Oct 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane to Vancouver
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      • Date:23 Oct 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest Cruise ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:30 Oct 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane to Vancouver
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      • Date:6 Nov 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest Cruise ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:13 Nov 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane to Vancouver
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      • Date:20 Nov 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Magnificent Pacific Northwest ex Vancouver Return
      • Nights:6 nights
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      • Date:25 Nov 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Magnificent Pacific Northwest Cruise ex Vancouver Return
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      • Date:30 Nov 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Magnificent Pacific Northwest ex Vancouver Roundtrip
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      • Date:5 Dec 22
      • Cruise:American Empress, Magnificent Pacific Northwest ex Vancouver Roundtrip
      • Nights:6 nights
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      • Date:12 Mar 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest Cruise ex Vancouver Return
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:19 Mar 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest 2023 ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:26 Mar 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia and Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
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      • Date:2 Apr 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest 2023 ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:9 Apr 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia and Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
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      • Date:16 Apr 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest 2023 ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:23 Apr 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane to Vancouver
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      • Date:30 Apr 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest 2023 ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:7 May 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane to Vancouver
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      • Date:14 May 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest 2023 ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:21 May 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane to Vancouver
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      • Date:28 May 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest 2023 ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:4 Jun 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane to Vancouver
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      • Date:11 Jun 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest 2023 ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:18 Jun 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia and Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
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      • Date:25 Jun 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest 2023 ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:2 Jul 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia and Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
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      • Date:9 Jul 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest 2023 ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:16 Jul 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia and Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
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      • Date:23 Jul 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest 2023 ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:30 Jul 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia and Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
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      • Date:6 Aug 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest 2023 ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:13 Aug 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia and Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
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      • Date:20 Aug 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest 2023 ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:27 Aug 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia and Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
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      • Date:3 Sep 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest 2023 ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:10 Sep 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia and Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
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      • Date:17 Sep 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest 2023 ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:24 Sep 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia and Snake Rivers ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
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      • Date:1 Oct 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest 2023 ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:8 Oct 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane to Vancouver
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      • Date:15 Oct 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest 2023 ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:22 Oct 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane to Vancouver
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      • Date:29 Oct 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest 2023 ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:5 Nov 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane to Vancouver
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      • Date:12 Nov 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Pacific Northwest 2023 ex Vancouver to Clarkston
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      • Date:19 Nov 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Spokane to Vancouver
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:26 Nov 23
      • Cruise:American Empress, Magnificent Pacific Northwest Cruise ex Vancouver Roundtrip
      • 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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