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American Queen of the West River Cruises Cruise Reviews

American Cruise Lines
Queen of the West
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Departure Port

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4

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Cruise type

Senior Cruises

25

River Cruises

22

Group and Theme Cruises

8

Family Cruises

4

Cruises for the Disabled

4

22 American Queen of the West River Cruises Cruise Reviews


beverlyhiller avatar

beverlyhiller

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

The Columbia River Gorge is absolutely breathtaking!

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I chose this cruise because I went with a group of 20 people. The Columbia River Gorge is beaufiful and in a part of the country not visited by my husband and me before. Other members of the group has previously ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Perry Treadwell

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Following the Lewis and Clark Expedition down the Snake and Columbia Rivers

The highlight of the trip was the resource person, Todd Webber, who took the part of Mariwether Lewis telling the history of the expedition. Richland the try cities site of the Hanford Nuclear facility. Getting ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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WillieW0218

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Insurance Overpriced

My wife and I took the Columbia/Snake River route from Portland to Clarkston. Staff very courteous and seemed anxious to please. Cabin person was new & couldn't seem to get the hang of fresh towels each day, but ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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matron#1

2 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Scenery on the Columbia River

Here's a rundown of the passengers! About 15% of the passengers on the Columbia/Snake River Cruise departing from Portland, Oct 10th, had significant physical disabilities, such as walking with a cane, walker or ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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lremly

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

The Great Northwest: Down the Snake and Columbia Rivers

I selected ACL's cruise down the Snake and Columbia Rivers for several reasons: I'm interested in the Lewis and Clark expedition, I wanted to see the landscape of the Inland Northwest, and my earlier cruise with ACL ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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sablatt

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Geriatric cruise with the friendliest staff

My family of six (88, 61, 59, 29, 25, & 18 years old) took the two Owner's cabins, which each can hold three people and are located on the top deck, next to the captain's cabin. The captain was always at the helm or ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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crawshaw04

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Columbia River Cruise Portland, OR to Clarkston, WA

This cruise exceeded all our expectations. The only negative is that the cabins were much smaller than advertised though still ample. The balconies were small and not private being shared with two other cabins. ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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Alamedacruiser

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Portland, OR. to Clarkson, WA.

The Queen of the West docked at the Red Lion Hotel at Jantzen Beach in Portland. Boarding was easy with our bags picked up from our room in the hotel. We boarded about 10:30 am and joined our new shipmates in the ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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bobazwi

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Queen of the Worst

It rained the first 3 days of the trip which was not the fault of ACL.This meant we could not go to Astoria. They didn't seam to know what to do and we traveled about 35 miles in 3 days. The cabins on this boat are ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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GmaLS

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

American Cruise Lines Columbia & Snake Rivers Cruise

Cruising the Columbia and Snake Rivers, from Clarkston, WA to Portland, OR, on the Queen of the West, our fifth trip with American Cruise Lines (ACL), was fascinating. The scenery was often breath-taking, especially ...
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Sail Date August 2013


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Hydrokitty

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Trip was great.....dining room needs training

DH and I had looked forward to the "Lewis & Clark" cruise on the Columbia and Snake Rivers for a long time. The ship was clean and comfortable; the ports were fantastic, although for what they charged they could ...
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Sail Date August 2013


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anglerted

7 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Queen of the West

A grand old lady refurbished several times but in great shape. If you are looking for music, dancing and lavish entertainment, you are on the wrong cruise. We embarked from Clarkston, WA for a very interesting ...
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Sail Date August 2012


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Elegant Trogon

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing in many ways

The Queen of the West looks tired. Our Veranda stateroom was small & cramped, and the door to the veranda was not all glass so the view we expected wasn't there. There were fumes so we didn't use the balcony much. ...
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Sail Date June 2012


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loverofrivers

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Cruising the Scenic Columbia River

After taking Amtrak from Memphis to Spokane, I stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn at the airport. ACL had a special rate which included the transfer to Clarkston, WA to board the Queen of the West. The drive to the ...
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Sail Date May 2012


PennyAgain avatar

PennyAgain

1 Review Written

Went for the rivers, the history & the boat experience

When folks ask us why we booked American Cruise Lines Queen of the West, we reply that we did it to have the experience of traveling on the Snake and Columbia Rivers from Clarkston Washington to Portland Oregon. We ...
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Sail Date April 2012


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philcoopp

1 Review Written

Columbia and Snake River Trip Meets Expectations

My wife and I had a great time on the seven-night ACL cruise from Portland to Astoria, OR and then back up the Columbia and Snake Rivers to Clarkston, WA. We both love history, scenery, and small ship cruising, so ...
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Sail Date September 2011


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gordon4109

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Small Ship Cruising in the Pacific Northwest.

Last month I had the pleasure to experience a cruise on the Columbia and Snake Rivers in the Pacific Northwest aboard American Cruise Lines "Queen of the West". The itinerary included ports of call on both the ...
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Sail Date October 2011


amberrr333 avatar

amberrr333

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

American Cruise Line's Queen of the West-BIG disappointment

A scenic River Cruise sounded great, but, in the end, it was one of the worst experiences of our lives (and definitely the most expensive). The Queen of the West is an old renovated ship and did not have many (or ...
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Sail Date June 2011


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jama27

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Columbia Snake River Cruise

This is our 3rd small ship cruise with American Cruise Lines in the last 4 years. We enjoy the cultural, educational aspect of these cruises and the small ship ambiance. The average age of their passengers range ...
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Sail Date September 2011


wizard222 avatar

wizard222

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Pacific Northwest

My wife and I had a wonderful cruise on the Queen of the West on the Columbia River. The accommodations were comfortable and the ship's staff could not have been any better. The cruise is well planned, with a ...
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Sail Date July 2011


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cruise**77

6 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable Coumbia river Cruise

This cruise was generally quite enjoyable. We embarked in Portland, Oregon, then cruised downriver to Astoria Oregon. did a tour of Astoria and a second one of the Oregon Coast. We then proceeded upriver, and did ...
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Sail Date June 2011


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