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American Queen Steamboat Company's American Empress


American Empress

Proudly serving as the largest overnight riverboat west of the Mississippi River, the American Empress delivers classic elegance and modern luxury on a grand scale. One step onboard and you will quickly discover that there is far more to this vessel than her welcoming appearance and signature red paddlewheel.

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. You needn't be an art enthusiast to appreciate the captivating display of Pacific Northwest heritage that this unique collection represents.
A river cruise aboard the American Empress incites moments of sheer perfection with her seamless blend of stunning backdrops, exceptional dining venues, dynamic public spaces and stunning décor. We invite you to step aboard and delight in the luxurious modern amenities, gracious service and endless authentic experiences that await you.

The American Empress Steamboat Distinctions:

* The largest and most elegant riverboat in the Pacific Northwest
* Included shore excursions in every port of call
* Included deluxe hotel stay before your voyage – includes breakfast, taxes, porterage and transfers to the American Empress
* Complimentary wine and beer with dinner
* Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage
* Regional Pacific Northwest cuisine utilizing fresh ingredients creatively combined with a contemporary flair
* Gracious service from a friendly, all-American staff
* Country club casual ambiance, no formal wear required
* Daily lectures by the Riverlorian, our onboard history and culture expert
* Broadway caliber entertainment every evening, including featured guest performances by sensational local artists
* All staterooms feature a balcony or picture window with dramatic scenery unfolding before your eyes 24 hours a day
* Our own dedicated fleet of luxury coaches

Ship Data

Rating
River
Cruise Line
American Queen Steamboat Company

Ship Profile & Stats

Length
360 feet
Maiden Voyage
2002
Passenger Capacity
223
Crew Nationality
American
Officer Nationality
American
Dining Staff Nat.
American

Ship Amenities

  • Flatscreen Television
  • In Room Safe
  • Mini Refrigerator

Ship Facilities

  • Calliope Bar & Grill
  • Dining Room
  • Paddlewheel Lounge
  • Pilot House
  • Showroom
Details Departs Price
American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Vancouver Return
4 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver roundtrip aboard American Empress.
17 Mar 2018
4 nights
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American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Vancouver Return
4 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver roundtrip aboard American Empress.
21 Mar 2018
4 nights
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American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Vancouver Return
4 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver roundtrip aboard American Empress.
25 Mar 2018
4 nights
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American Empress, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Vancouver Return
4 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver roundtrip aboard American Empress.
29 Mar 2018
4 nights
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American Empress, Eastbound Voyage ex Vancouver to Clarkston
7 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver to Clarkston aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Vancouver.
01 Apr 2018
8 nights
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American Empress, Westbound Voyage ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
7 Night Cruise sailing from Clarkston to Vancouver aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Spokane.
08 Apr 2018
8 nights
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Pacific Northwest Splendour
15 Apr 2018
8 nights
NZ $4,189

American Empress, Eastbound Voyage ex Vancouver to Clarkston
7 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver to Clarkston aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Vancouver.
15 Apr 2018
8 nights
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American Empress, Westbound Voyage ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
7 Night Cruise sailing from Clarkston to Vancouver aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Spokane.
22 Apr 2018
8 nights
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American Empress, Eastbound Voyage ex Vancouver to Clarkston
7 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver to Clarkston aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Vancouver.
29 Apr 2018
8 nights
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American Empress, Westbound Voyage ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
7 Night Cruise sailing from Clarkston to Vancouver aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Spokane.
06 May 2018
8 nights
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American Empress, Eastbound Voyage ex Vancouver to Clarkston
7 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver to Clarkston aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Vancouver.
13 May 2018
8 nights
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American Empress, Westbound Voyage ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
7 Night Cruise sailing from Clarkston to Vancouver aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Spokane.
20 May 2018
8 nights
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American Empress, Eastbound Voyage ex Vancouver to Clarkston
7 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver to Clarkston aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Vancouver.
27 May 2018
8 nights
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American Empress, Westbound Voyage ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
7 Night Cruise sailing from Clarkston to Vancouver aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Spokane.
03 Jun 2018
8 nights
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American Empress, Eastbound Voyage ex Vancouver to Clarkston
7 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver to Clarkston aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Vancouver.
10 Jun 2018
8 nights
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American Empress, Westbound Voyage ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
7 Night Cruise sailing from Clarkston to Vancouver aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Spokane.
17 Jun 2018
8 nights
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American Empress, Eastbound Voyage ex Vancouver to Clarkston
7 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver to Clarkston aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Vancouver.
24 Jun 2018
8 nights
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American Empress, Westbound Voyage ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver
7 Night Cruise sailing from Clarkston to Vancouver aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Spokane.
01 Jul 2018
8 nights
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American Empress, Eastbound Voyage ex Vancouver to Clarkston
7 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver to Clarkston aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Vancouver.
08 Jul 2018
8 nights
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LS - Luxury Suite with Veranda

Feel as if you own the American Empress in this expansive suite. You are treated to sweeping river views through large windows facing forward and starboard. Step out onto your private veranda and scean the riverbanks for wildlife. Sip a beverage and converse in your spacious sitting room complete with a large flat-screen TV, premium sound, cocktail table and wet bar. Your bedroom is separate from the sitting room for the ideal home away from home. 410 sq. ft. Queen Bed or Two Twin Beds One Sofa Bed Large View Windows Private Veranda Sitting Room Panoramic View Forward and Starboard Wet Bar Large Flat-screen TV Alarm Clock Mini Refrigerator Coffee Maker Sound System Safe

A - Veranda Suite

Enjoy this large suite with a comfortable sitting area and premium sound system. Your semiprivate veranda provides splendid river views from four stories above the river as well as direct access to the wraparound Vista View Deck, perfect for sharing a view and socializing with fellow guests. View stateroom floor plan. * 310 sq. ft. * Queen Bed or Two Twin Beds * Large View Windows * Semiprivate Veranda with Vista View Deck Access * Sitting Area * Flat-screen TV * Alarm Clock * Mini Refrigerator * Coffee Maker * Sound System * Safe

B - Superior Veranda Stateroom

Relax and unwind in this spacious stateroom with either a cozy sitting area or a panoramic view with large forward-facing windows. Your private veranda provides a quiet place to watch the dramatic, ever-changing scenery. * 210-250 sq. ft. * Queen Bed or Two Twin Beds * Large View Windows * Private Veranda * Sitting Area or Panoramic View Forward * Flat-screen TV * Alarm Clock * Mini Refrigerator * Safe

C - Deluxe Veranda Stateroom

Deluxe veranda staterooms are a popular choice for many couples. Share a toast on your private veranda as you glide through the scenic Pacific Northwest. * 180 sq. ft. * Queen Bed or Two Twin Beds * View Windows * Private Veranda * Flat-screen TV * Alarm Clock * Mini Refrigerator * Safe

D - Outside Stateroom with Window

Delight in this large stateroom with generously sized windows and lovely river views. * 180 sq. ft. * View Windows * Flat-screen TV * Alarm Clock * Mini Refrigerator * Safe

E - Veranda Stateroom

Enjoy a great value with this efficient stateroom. Your semiprivate veranda provides breathtaking views as well as direct access to the Vista View Deck. * 150 sq. ft. * Queen Bed or Two Twin Beds * View Windows * Semiprivate Veranda with Vista View Deck Access * Flat-screenTV * Alarm Clock * Mini Refrigerator * Safe

CS - Single Outside with Veranda

Take advantage of the features found in a Deluxe Veranda Stateroom in this slightly scaled down version, custom fit for the single traveler. * 160 sq. ft. * One Twin Bed * View Windows * Private Veranda * Flat-screen TV * Alarm Clock * Mini Refrigerator * Safe
  • Flatscreen Television
  • In Room Safe
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Calliope Bar & Grill
  • Dining Room
  • Paddlewheel Lounge
  • Pilot House
  • Showroom