The American Empress Extends 2015 Season
The American Empress extends 2015 season.
The American Empress Extends 2015 Season with Two Newly Announced Sailings
The American Queen Steamboat Company has announced two added sailings onboard the American Empress , a 223-guest riverboat, traveling roundtrip from Vancouver, Wash. (Portland) on November 15 and November 22 . With eight-day itineraries steeped in culture, exclusive museum tours and winery tastings, the American Empress voyages continue to deliver an unforgettable vacation through the eyes of the region’s first settlers.
“We are thrilled to announce two added sailings onboard the American Empress for the end of the 2015 season,” shares American Queen Steamboat Company President and COO Ted Sykes. “With the next 15 sailings on the vessel almost sold out, we are happy to be able to offer our guests two additional opportunities to enjoy the riverboat, its amenities and this special excursion down the Columbia river. Also the time of year makes these two voyages especially unique so we were inspired to create a special Roundtrip Portland itinerary, which not only offers guests a low price point, but also saves our guests time and money on air travel.”
Highlights of the American Empress itineraries include:
- Riverwalk along the Columbia River in Astoria, Ore.
Also known as the Astoria River Trail, this four-mile paved walkway stretches the entire length of the city’s waterfront, connecting restaurants and breweries, museums, and dozens of other attractions.
- Visit to Bonneville Dam in Stevenson, Wash.
Completed in 1938, the hydroelectric generator is located 40 miles east of Portland, Ore. and is named after Captain Benjamin Bonneville, a soldier, trader and explorer.
- Included Tour: Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM)
Located at the end of the Oregon Trail in The Dalles, Ore., guests of the WAAAM step back in time to when flight was a novelty rather than a daily mode of transportation and the automobile required a crank, all while touring the property in an authentic Ford Model T.
- Included Tour: Sunshine Mill Winery in The Dalles, Ore.
The included Hop-on Hop-Off Tour will feature Sunshine Mill Winery, housed in the first building in The Dalles to have electricity that now includes an amphitheater for wine tastings.
Offering the most inclusive river cruise experience in North America, fares on the American Empress begin at $1,999 based on double occupancy. The journeys include shore tours in all ports, complimentary wine and beer with dinner and a host of other amenities. To order a brochure, request additional information and make reservations, contact the American Queen Steamboat Company at 888-749-5280 , visit online or contact a professional travel agent.
American Queen Steamboat Company
The American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) is the owner and operator of the U.S. flagged American Queen , the largest, most opulent riverboat in the world. Longer than a football field, towering six decks in height and laced with fanciful gingerbread trim, she is a marvel of modern engineering. Her journeys through the heartland offer a unique perspective on America’s history, culture and landscape with convenient departures from some of America’s most iconic river port cities including Memphis, New Orleans, Cincinnati, Louisville, Nashville, Chattanooga, St. Louis and St. Paul. In April 2014, AQSC began serving the Pacific Northwest with opulence and grandeur on the American Empress. The American Queen Steamboat Company’s boats are the only vessels registered as Historic Hotels of America. AQSC is a proud supporter of The National Trust for Historic Preservation. For additional information and reservations, contact the American Queen Steamboat Company at 888-749-5280 , visit the website or call a professional travel agent.