May 24, 2020
Embark with us on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, one of the world’s most unique travel experiences, for a trip you’ll never forget!
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Pricing and Specifics
- Fees (per person): $5,199 - $6,899
- Includes: Three sumptuous meals a day, featuring a fabulous five-course dinner each night, late night snacks and other treats. Complimentary wines and beers at dinner. Professional, showboat-style entertainment and special performances each evening and lively piano bar. Nightly dancing to swing, big band, Broadway and Dixieland jazz music; Interesting ‘Riverlorian’ talks. All American crew; unpack only once. Complimentary snacks, bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees. Complimentary daily shore excursions are included; optional tours available for extra fee. Includes round trip airfare, 1-night pre-cruise hotel in Portland/Vancouver with breakfast and Rose Garden/city tour in Portland and all transfers. Trip cancellation/medical protection purchased on your behalf.
Aboard the newly launched sternwheeler American Empress, we’ll cruise the historic path of Lewis and Clark’s expedition in 1805 and 1806, following the footprints of the Oregon Trail pioneers. Our journey will take us through eight locks and along more than 400 miles, from Astoria, Oregon, to Clarkston, Washington, as we experience the incredible scenery of the Columbia River Gorge.
The mighty Columbia River is the longest waterway on the West Coast, and the only one to carve its way through the Cascade Mountain Range, making east and west migration possible. By the time you disembark, you will have seen sights few people have the opportunity to gaze upon from that vantage point—rolling farmland, orchards and vineyards, bustling towns and cities, incomparable Pacific Northwest scenery, interesting and unique cultural attractions, and historic sites.
The American Empress offers a boutique cruising experience, with only 223 passengers on board. Deluxe accommodations and a staff that pays acute attention to detail ensure that your journey is comfortable and delightful!