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Pacific Northwest Passage Cruise – EARLYBIRD – 27 Oct 2024

Cruise and Stay 8 nights with American Empress departing 27th October 2024

* Valid until 30 June 2022 or sold out/withdrawn

Cruise Inclusions

SUMMARY:
Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay
Package Begins: 27 October 2024 – hotel in Vancouver (Washington State) USA
Cruise Begins: 28 October 2024 – embark, Vancouver, (Washington State) USA
Cruise Ends: 4 November 2024 – disembark, Clarkston (near Spokane) USA
Ship: American Empress
River: Columbia & Snake Rivers

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INCLUSIONS:
• 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in Vancouver, Washington State
• One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day
• 7 night Columbia & Snake Rivers cruise aboard the American Empress from Vancouver (USA) to Clarkston (USA)
• All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine
• Complimentary hop-on hop-off shore excursions in each port of call
• 24-Hour room service onboard cruise
• Complimentary onboard cruise `Unlimited Beverage Package` – including beer, wine by the glass, spirits and cocktails valued at up to US $12 in value per drink including 15% gratuity (does not include special tasting events onboard)
• Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your cruise voyage
• A dedicated fleet of deluxe motor coaches
• Port charges of USD $249 per person
• Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $137 per person

DISCOUNTS:
This cruise has been discounted by up to $1000 USD per person in selected categories for Australian residents!
Please see below for a list of the significant savings you can enjoy for new bookings up to the 30th of June 2022*.

All rates in USD per person

Twin Cat E Veranda Stateroom with Semi Private Veranda: Was $5185 – NOW $4185*
Twin Cat D Riverview Stateroom with Window: Was $4885 – NOW $3885*
Twin Cat C Deluxe Private Veranda: Was $5285 – NOW $4285*
Twin Cat B Superior Private Veranda: Was $6485 – NOW $5485*
Twin Cat A Suite with Semi Private Veranda: Was $7485 – NOW $6485*
Twin Cat LS Luxury Suite with Private Veranda: Was $10385 – NOW $9385*
Single Cat SO Single Stateroom: Was $6385 – NOW $5385*

Itinerary

*Itinerary and shore excursions are subject to change and may vary by departure.
  • Full itinerary
    9 days
  • Day
    1
    Vancouver, Washington, USA
  • Vancouver, Washington, USA

    Enjoy your complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening is yours to become acquainted with the city. Our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving premium experiences. Both American Queen Steamboat Company and local representatives will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here.

  • Day
    2
    Vancouver, Washington, USA
  • Vancouver, Washington, USA

    A suburb of Portland, Oregon, Vancouver, Washington, has taken on a distinctive identity of its own. Located in an ideal spot among Mount St. Helens, the Columbia River Gorge and the Pacific Coast, Vancouver boasts a newly renovated waterfront and an abundance of activities, scenic landscapes and historic attractions for all to enjoy.

  • Day
    3
    Astoria, Oregon, USA
  • Astoria, Oregon, USA

    Astoria is known to be the oldest American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. There is no doubting the richness of the history grounded in this Columbia River town. For thousands of years, the Clatsop Tribe inhabited the lands. Today, you can climb to the top of the Astoria Column – wrapped in depictions of history – look out over the landscape toward the Pacific Ocean and watch your model wooden airplane glide through the air to its rest below.

  • Day
    4
    Washougal, Washington, USA
  • Washougal, Washington, USA

    Washougal is a city in Clark County, Washington, United States. It is set in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge and its beauty is further enhanced by the Washougal River which runs through town. The Washougal River is one of the premiere Salmon and Steelhead rivers in the state.

    A gateway to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Washougal is a rural community with small town charm. The Washougal River is a favorite fishing spot while nearby Dougan Falls offers great fishing and rafting.

    Things to See & Do

    * Columbia River Gorge * Dougan Falls * Franz Lake National Wildllife Refuge * Parkers Landing * Captain William Clark Park

    General information

    Cruise Season – May – October Currency –

    United States Dollar (USD) Language – English Land Area – 12.8 km²

    Population – 13, 900 approx

    Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time – GMT minus eight hours International Country Telephone Code – 1

    Transport Links – The City of Washougal is within a 20-minute drive from Portland International Airport.

  • Day
    4
    Stevenson, WA
  • Stevenson, WA

    Stevenson embraces the adventurist – with hiking trails, hot springs and local wineries, a visitor is sure to find plenty to do. Opportunities for educational enlightenment abound within the Columbia River Gorge Interpretive Center and at Bonneville Dam. Consider a stop downtown to visit restaurants, cafés and small locally owned shops in which reside treasures of the Pacific Northwest.

  • Day
    5
    Stevenson, WA
  • Stevenson, WA

    Stevenson embraces the adventurist – with hiking trails, hot springs and local wineries, a visitor is sure to find plenty to do. Opportunities for educational enlightenment abound within the Columbia River Gorge Interpretive Center and at Bonneville Dam. Consider a stop downtown to visit restaurants, cafés and small locally owned shops in which reside treasures of the Pacific Northwest.

  • Day
    5
    The Dalles
  • The Dalles

    At the end of the overland Oregon Trail, The Dalles holds a unique place in history as a jumping-off spot for pioneers, soldiers, gold miners, adventurers, gun-slingers, floozies and scallywags. The Dalles, although a part of the Oregon High Desert, features a long growing season and a relatively warm climate that supports the growing of grapes. As a result, the region is home to a wine scene unlike any other in Oregon. Visitors will be pleased to see the rolling hills speckled with vineyards.

  • Day
    6
    The Dalles
  • The Dalles

    At the end of the overland Oregon Trail, The Dalles holds a unique place in history as a jumping-off spot for pioneers, soldiers, gold miners, adventurers, gun-slingers, floozies and scallywags. The Dalles, although a part of the Oregon High Desert, features a long growing season and a relatively warm climate that supports the growing of grapes. As a result, the region is home to a wine scene unlike any other in Oregon. Visitors will be pleased to see the rolling hills speckled with vineyards.

  • Day
    7
    Umatilla Landing, Oregon, USA
  • Umatilla Landing, Oregon, USA

    Umatilla is a city in Umatilla County, Oregon, United States. It is named for the Umatilla River, which enters the Columbia River on the side of the city.

    The county is located at the southwest corner of the great Columbia Basin and extends from the 200 foot elevation of the Columbia River, across the rolling plains and low hills to the tops of the Blue Mountains at the 5,000 foot elevation.

    Umatilla County is situated along the Oregon Trail and was visited by Lewis and Clark in 1805-1806.

    Wagon trains traveled through the Blue Mountains, winding their way down to the banks of the Umatilla River where Pendleton now stands.

    Things to See and Do

    * Hells Canyon * John Day Fossil Beds National Monument * Nez Perce National Historical Park * Oregon Trail

    General information

    Cruise Season – May – October

    Currency –

    United States Dollar (USD) Language – English Land Area – 9.1km²

    Population – 6,500 approx

    Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time – GMT minus eight hours International Country Telephone Code – 1

    Travel Links –

    Umatilla County is served by Union Pacific Railroad, Greyhound Bus, and Horizon Air.

  • Day
    7
    Richland, Washington, USA
  • Richland, Washington, USA

    Step off the boat directly into a perfectly polished park, and take a short stroll to downtown shops, eateries and attractions. Incorporated in 1910, Richland remained a small agricultural community until it was acquired by the U.S. Army for the site of the Hanford Engineer Works – used to produce plutonium during World War II and the Cold War. Today, the historic B Reactor and other important historic venues are part of the Manhattan Project National Historic Park. This and many other intriguing locations are offered as part of your experience in Richland.

  • Day
    8
    Clarkston, Washington, USA
  • Clarkston, Washington, USA

    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 – on the Snake River. Picturesque vistas, year-round mild climates and a deep history make this scenic inland port a desirable stop. Spend the day enjoying Clarkston, Washington and neighboring Lewiston, Idaho while tracing the legacy of the journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark – for whom the cities are named.

  • Day
    9
    Clarkston, Washington, USA
  • Clarkston, Washington, USA

    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 – on the Snake River. Picturesque vistas, year-round mild climates and a deep history make this scenic inland port a desirable stop. Spend the day enjoying Clarkston, Washington and neighboring Lewiston, Idaho while tracing the legacy of the journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark – for whom the cities are named.

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Vancouver, Washington, USA

Enjoy your complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening is yours to become acquainted with the city. Our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving premium experiences. Both American Queen Steamboat Company and local representatives will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here.

Pricing and Cabins

Please select your preferred category and cabin configuration/price. Then select Continue to provide your contact details and preferences. Our cruise specialists will check availability and respond to you as soon as possible.
Category Twin/pp Single/pp
D - Outside Stateroom with Window
E - Veranda Stateroom
C - Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
B - Superior Veranda Stateroom
A - Suite with Veranda
LS - Luxury Suite with Veranda
SO - Single Outside Stateroom with Veranda
Please select your preferred category and cabin configuration/price. Then select Continue to provide your contact details and preferences. Our cruise specialists will check availability and respond to you as soon as possible.

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in USD, based on best available promotional cruise fare at time of publication and including all discounts. Visitors to the United States or Canada must complete an online ESTA/CANESTA application prior to arrival which is not included and is the guests responsibility. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Please note that cabin availability is not shown in real time – All enquiries will be checked for current availability at the time requested. Promotional fares shown here include discounts of up to $1000 USD and are capacity controlled – pricing ends 30Jun22. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. All offers for Australian residents. Transfer to hotel on arrival and post cruise are not included. All guests must be fully vaccinated by a US approved vaccine and complete a covid test prior to departure on any American Queen Voyages cruise.

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