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American Queen Steamboat Company Vancouver Cruise Reviews

American Queen Steamboat Company
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23 American Queen Steamboat Company Vancouver Cruise Reviews


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RealJewell

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

First River Cruise . . . and not our last

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We had been wanting to try a river cruise, especially after watching the size of ocean-going cruise ships balloon until some can carry more than 6,000 passengers. The American Empress beautifully accommodates just ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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KGlasgow

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Many Hits, but a few misses

This cruise for for my 10th anniversary. We were the youngest couple on the boat (not a critique, just an observation). It was the first river boat experience for both of us. There was one port-of-call change ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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smurfjet

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Sequel to my 9/14 review (it's worth referring to that one, also)

This was a 4-night "add-on" to the end of the normal cruise season. The price was irrestible, plus the convenience of being a round-trip cruise. We'd previously done the traditional 8-day, one-way trip up the ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Jens56

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great cruise with one exception

Loved this cruise which sailed from Vancouver ,Washington to Clarkston Washington over 9 days .Not being American we didn’t really know anything about Lewis and Clark ,and mainly picked this cruise for the ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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aphrab

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Pleasant week on the Columbia River

Not our favorite cruise, yet, this week's expedition offered rest and beautiful country in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. The staff bombarded us with picky details and scheduling, more than was necessary. The boat ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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NancyB1942

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Area

We had sailed on American Queen along the Mississippi before and knew and liked the way the Hop-off Hop-On excursions operated. Our cabin onboard the Empress was larger and than what we had before, and we really ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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bemije

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great river cruise on scenic Columbia River

We had a great trip. Loved the accommodations, the size of the boat, dining options and quality of the food, high quality entertainment, educational experiences, hop on/hop off option and beautiful scenery. The ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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KrissaJ

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Excursions mediocre for seasoned cruisers

The travel from Spokane and Embarkation process was very efficient. The stay at the Davenport hotel was the highlight of the trip. Cabins on board the Empress were adequate and the beds were comfortable. The cabins ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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1901Phil

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Cruising the Columbia and Snake Rivers

Chose this cruise for the itinerary. Interesting places and wonderful and varied scenery. We were not disappointed. Starting in an area with 100 inches of rain a year and ending where there are just 8 ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Cbunny

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Mediocre, wouldn't recommend

Wanted to revisit the NW and felt that this was an excellent way to do it. The staff was pleasant and knowledgeable. The food was plentiful, but mediocre in quality. Music in the lounge was so loud that it ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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SFW

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Don't Miss This Boat

We took this Pacific Northwest river cruise for our 30th wedding anniversary. I really wanted a more intimate experience than a large ship/liner and this 220+ passenger boat was a perfect fit. From arrival to the ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Rebel2386

4 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

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

My husband and I have taken quite a few cruises on mid to larger ships. We were tired of the big cruise ship/company experience, as every ship seemed to offer the same food/activities, etc, and decided to take a ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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SunCityDon

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

A Fabulous River Cruise Without the Hassle of Flying to Europe

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. ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Alstromeria

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Glad We Went

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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karenseastar

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

American Empress 2014 - I'm Empressed!

We had the loveliest time sailing on the American Empress June 15-22, 2014. My mother and I had both enjoyed steamboat sailings on the Mississippi and we looked forward to this one, closer to home in Vancouver, ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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asksphinx

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Upstream on The Columbia River

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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miketristangadt

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent

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, ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Noelle George

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The American Empress

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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smurfjet

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

American Empress

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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BeeZee Roadtrotter

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Charming-First Time Riverboat Trip in Pacific Northwest

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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mirasinick

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great getaway ro refresh

Beautiful Location, short trip, excellent small boat with personal service and great entertainment. Food selections were varied and fresh. Unfortunately our trip included several wet and misty days, but knowing this ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Apo ni Intal

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

September River

I am working for two ladies in their late 80's as their caregiver on board the ship, but one of them is my employer. I work for her as an all around helper ,cook,driver and maintenance man. But before that i took ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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eracerok

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Do not take this cruise on this cruise line

This cruise line makes all kinds of promises and then backs out once they have your money. We paid out almost $30,000 for 3 suites and got bupkes. The bathrooms were so small as to be laughable. You could not turn ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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