America West is one of the last authentic paddlewheel ships you can experience. We sailed on this cute little piece of nostalgia in July 2022. She had apparently just undergone a beautiful renovation of her interior. Now she has the same bright and modern decor as ACL's newer ships. The Columbia/Snake River is a beautiful itinerary and the Lewis & Clark themed cruise was a piece of history only to be matched by the sound of the paddlewheel churning through the water. The chef was from New Orleans and she turned out consistently fabulous meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. We loved the shore excursions, there are a lot to choose from. I suggest you read about them and decide what you want to go on before you arrive. All the crew and staff were very friendly. Loved having our own busses daily, river cruising in the US is nothing like we've ever experienced on any bigger ship, so personal and intimate. It's hard to beat the charm of an authentic little paddlewheel ship like America West.