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American Queen Steamboat Company purchased American Empress (formerly Majestic America Line's Empress of the North) in 2013 and completely refurbished the vessel, officially launching it in spring 2014. The ...
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George Werderich
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This is second trip on Empress. We were doing it to relive route of Lewis and Clark. Our previous trip on the boat had been very nice. So we did it from the opposite direction. Some of crew was the same and others we had met on American ... Read more
engscot
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) Best For: • Guests who enjoy a first-rate, relaxed river cruise experience. • Couples, family & friends traveling together, and parents traveling with adult children. ... Read more
debraandsteven
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This is my first cruise with American Queen Steamboat Company. Although it is only my 2nd day I have had many requests and they have all been fufilled. I have some food allergies and requests and they were all taken seriously, although it ... Read more
grandslamhomer
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My wife and I took an American Queen Steamboat Company Cruise on The American Empress Steamboat last week, traveling up the Columbia and Snake Rivers. We have been on 30 international large cruise ships, but this was our first United ... Read more
setfortravel
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
we were on the Snake and Columbia rivers following their trail.. It is amazing to see this terrain and in awe on how they navigated it over 200 years ago with the rapids etc., The Mt St. Helens volcano extra trip was interesting . I did ... Read more
SunCityDon
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
We just returned from a wonderful, scenic, relaxing cruise from Vancouver, WA to Clarkston, WA on the American Empress paddle wheeler up the Columbia and Snake Rivers. It was extremely enjoyable in every way. The age group of the ... Read more
kayakbob
Member Since 2008
1 review
74 forum posts
9 helpful votes
My wife and I sailed on the August 9 departure of the American Empress, a 7-night journey that began in Vancouver WA (across the river from Portland OR) and ended in Clarkston WA, about 2 hours south of Spokane. The cruise exceeded my ... Read more
beldingi
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Everything was beyond what I expected. Larger cabin, comfortable bed, excellent food. And the service - bar manager, cruise directors, Carmen the Maitre D', the housekeepers, Anton in Astoria Room, Richard and Jill and Shade and Michael in ... Read more
evac93rd
Member Since 2012
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We cruised from Clarkston, WA to Portland, OR 18-26 July 2015 on the American Empress. Everything was seamless on this cruise except for a couple of things that were not the cruise lines fault. The travel agency that had reserved the ... Read more
Isako
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We met the American Empress in Clarkston WA, so we flew into Spokane WA and stayed at the luxurious Davenport Hotel in Spokane. American Queen Steamboat Co pays for your stay at the Davenport, including a great breakfast buffet the next ... Read more
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Alstromeria
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Corrections/rebuttals of other reviews: There is a toilet on board the busses. We did not have the female Riverlorian – ours was Lawrence and he was very interesting and informative. I attended all of his lectures. I didn’t ... Read more
Suzanne Freerking
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are back from the cruise and really enjoyed it. The suite was the largest we have been in on any cruise, river or ocean. The ship was only a little over half full, so we got a lot of great attention, but I believe if the ship had been ... Read more
Artandfood
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
First, a caveat: I am not an aficionado of cruise ships, and furthermore the only two cruises I have previously taken were by Crystal Cruises and Oceania, so I not only may not know what serious cruisers like, I also probably have ... Read more
Sburygrandma
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
The ship was not full (which was to our advantage) but I do not understand why not...this is the best trip we have taken in ages! The American Empress leaves either out of Vancouver, Washington or Clarkston, Washington depending if the ... Read more
daydreamcruiser
Member Since 2002
1 review
15 forum posts
2 helpful votes
American Empress May 30 to June 7, 2015 First a little about us. We have sailed on 39 ocean cruises and one European river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. This is our first riverboat cruise. My husband is a retired Air Force Colonel ... Read more
padrek
Member Since 2009
30 reviews
66 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The American Empress is the 2nd ship for American Queen Steamship Co and plies the Snake and Columbia Rivers in Washington and Oregon. Like the American Queen (AQ), the American Empress (AE) is a paddlewheel ship but AE is diesel powered ... Read more
asksphinx
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
A good friend and myself took the first cruise of the season on the American Empress. We were greeted at the dock by a very friendly petite woman (Lyndie) offering to help with our bags. We checked into a lush 2 bed room. Very ... Read more
miketristangadt
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
We just finished a cruise from Vancouver Wa. to Clarkson Wa. And we were impressed with the quality of the product. Everyone was super friendly, no matter the position or rank onboard.. The food was excellent, the entertainment was ... Read more
Noelle George
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
Last October 2014 I had the pleasure of taking the American Empress cruise on the Columbia River from Vancouver, WA to Spokane, WA. I have been on several cruises, on both larger and smaller boats and enjoyed them all, but this by far was ... Read more
Nadomom
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
My husband and I recently enjoyed a hassle-free, drama-free truly enjoyable Columbia River cruise aboard the American Empress. I'll concede that some of the 'fabulousness' I attribute to this trip was to due to luck. The weather was ... Read more
Janiceanne
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
Let's begin at the beginning. We stayed the first night at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane. This beautiful hotel, a gem in downtown Spokane, has been restored to its former glory. It was opulent in every respect, a fun way to begin the ... Read more
smurfjet
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2014
The difficult aspect of this review is to be accurate and objective, without sounding like a company shill. My wife and I were on the Sept. 20, 2014 cruise from Portland (Vancouver) to Clarkston. Of course, no voyage is perfect, so ... Read more
BeeZee Roadtrotter
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
So "Happy" we chose The American Empress Riverboat tour of the Columbia River this September 2014. It was a perfect weather, perfect staff & accommodations trip. From the very start, the Hilton Hotel in Vancouver was gracious and ... Read more
fudgbug
Member Since 2004
10 reviews
16 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
The cruise has you start in Spokane, WA where you spend one night at the Doubletree City Center. The hotel is comfortable and has a very good, though a bit expensive, Spencer's Steakhouse. The hotel is located so that you can walk to ... Read more
mlevi
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My wife and I are in our 70's and this was our first river cruise, having been on several ocean cruises in the Caribbean and Europe. The boat was the American Empress and the trip from Portland, OR to Clarkston, WA. Everything was done ... Read more
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