Visit many historic, scenic and enjoyable sites along your Columbia and Snake River voyage to Clarkston.
|15/04/18||Vancouver, Washington, USA||Hotel|
|16/04/18||Vancouver, Washington, USA||Embark|
|17/04/18||Astoria, Oregon, USA|
|20/04/18||Richland, Washington, USA|
|21/04/18||Richland, Washington, USA|
|22/04/18||Clarkston, Washington, USA|
|23/04/18||Clarkston, Washington, USA||Disembark|
- 8 night cruise Vancouver to Clarkston aboard American Empress
- All main meals onboard, including both fine dining and casual cuisine
- 24 hour room service
- Complimentary wine and beer with dinner
- Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage
- Lectures by the Riverlorian, the onboard historian
- Complimentary Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions in each port of call
- Port taxes
HOT BONUS: Save up to $450 per person (included in price)^
(Flights are additional)
7 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver to Clarkston aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Vancouver.
Day 1: Hotel Stay - Vancouver, WA
Your journey begins with a deluxe hotel stay in Vancouver, Washington.
Day 2: Vancouver, WA
Departure 6:00 PM
Explore Vancouver at your leisure or consider a Pre-Cruise Premium Shore Excursion in Portland, Oregon with afternoon transfer to the American Empress.
Day 3: Astoria, OR
Astoria is known to be the oldest American Settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. For thousands of years, Clatsop Indians inhabited the lands that are now known as Astoria. In 1805, Lewis and Clark led their expedition through the town and spent the winter at Fort Clatsop. In 1813, a British warship sailed into the Columbia River, gaining possession of the city and holding control until 1818, when they finally agreed to a joint occupation of the land. The British did not fully leave Astoria until 1846. There is no doubting the rich history has deep roots grounded in this Columbia River town. When the history combines with the scenery, the harmony will surely bring you back for more!
Day 4: The Dalles, OR
Known as the end of the Oregon Trail, The Dalles has long been a destination point for pioneers and adventurers alike. Located on the south bank of the Columbia River between Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, the city's rich history dates back thousands of years to the Native American trading which took place right on the banks of the river. Explore the history that weaves through the town at every stop, discover the art that lines each of the streets, and taste the culinary expertise at some of the town’s most popular cuisine restaurants!
Day 5: Stevenson, WA
On the banks of the scenic Columbia River, the city of Stevenson is your launch pad to the Washington side of the Gorge. A stroll along the Rock Cove pathway or the Columbia River waterfront is a great way to take in surroundings. Downtown Stevenson is home to unique shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Stevenson is in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Explore the eastern entrance to Mount St. Helens or the spectacular Lewis River Valley.
Day 6: Tri-Cities (Richland), WA
Richland is located at the confluence of the Yakima and the Columbia Rivers. The town has become an important hub for produce and local food and products. Visitors can enjoy the scenic beauty of tis stunning and unique river-town. Spend the day exploring the many attractions and shops that line the streets of the city. Richland is weaved with history and filled with a culture that is unlike other northwest cities. Experience a place that thrives on the community and utilizes the support from each other to sustain a strong, intertwined city.
Day 7: Tri-Cities (Richland), WA
Home to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's first national monument, Richland is a city dedicated to preserving its unique history, culture and landscape. At the Hanford Reach National Monument you will witness a diverse landscape of sweeping vistas and towering bluffs, blended with an abundance of wildlife. Although being dismantled, remnants of WWII and the Cold War such as plutonium reactors can still be seen dotted along the river.
Day 8: Clarkston, WA
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. The picturesque vistas, year-round mild climates, and a deep history make this scenic inland port a more-than-desirable stop! Spend the day following the footsteps of the historic Lewis and Clark journey – where the city received its name. This incredible city is filled with artifacts and stories that depict the journeys of famous explorers. Clarkston has the ideal climate for visitors to enjoy countless activities including fishing, scenic walks along the trails, shopping, and exploring.
Day 9: Clarkston, WA
Arrival 8:00 AM
Disembark the American Empress.
Terms and Conditions
Advertised promotional fare is in NZ dollars, per person, twin share based on sailing 15 Apr 18 category E and includes port taxes & all discounts. ^Discount savings varies depending on sailing date and is not applicable on categories CS. Category E – Veranda Stateroom – have semi-private verandas. Fares are valid until 31 Dec 17 unless sold our prior. Fare are subject to availability at time of booking, is not combinable with other offers, are capacity controlled. Gratuities are additional. Prices correct as at 30 Oct 17, and subject to currency fluctuations. For new bookings only, cancellation penalties and conditions apply. Prices based on payment by cash or cheque only. Travel agent service fees not included. American Queen Steamboat Company reserve the right to change, correct errors, withdraw from sale any or all fares, itineraries, excursions & fees. For full terms & conditions visit www.aqsc.com. For more information contact your House of Travel Agent. HOT Code: CRS061117-AQ