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Portland (Oregon) to North America River American Queen Voyages American Empress Cruise Reviews

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Upper Deck Dinning area and Back Patio
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American Empress, July 11-19, 2021: Cruising In The Time Of COVID
"Deck 1 (“Explorer” Deck) contains the Show Lounge (venue for almost all of the evening activities as well as lectures), the Astoria Dining Room (the only formal dining room on board), public restrooms, the Purser’s Desk, and a small gift shop.We had one final dinner in the Dining Room but skipped the champagne farewell in the Show Lounge...."Read More
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American Empress, July 11-19, 2021: Cruising In The Time Of COVID

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Cyberchomp
10+ Cruises

July 8-11: Pre-Cruise First: my wife (“The Missus”) and I had a taste of river cruising almost a decade ago, sailing up the Danube on Ama Waterways. We had a fabulous time. But it’s a PITA to get from the West Coast to Europe. We’ve been on over forty ocean cruises on various cruise lines. We had never sailed the byways of North America. This was our reason to try American Queen. Not so ...
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Sail Date: July 2021


The BEST way to see the Columbia River!!!

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Amble Along
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

In November I traveled with a small group of 10 on the American Empress steamboat-style Cruise. The group absolutely LOVED the trip and the ship! The food was incredible- truly top notch! We even had lobster tail! The meals were always artfully prepared and served by the kindest, warmest staff I’ve encountered on a cruise ship. Every meal was an event. During our scenic rides cruising the ...
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Response from JaneF, Guest Relations Manager

Dear Amble Along, It's so exciting to picture the appetizers and Hot Toddies while watching sea lions and eagles! Just perfect. The scenery on that cruise is spectacular. Multnomah Falls is...

Sail Date: November 2019


Wonderful cruise, amazing sights, upscale?

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Nona Gal
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We wanted to experience the pacific northwest and travel with some good friends. The literature advertised this as upscale, all inclusive. We've taken many ocean cruises (15+) but never a river cruise anywhere. I'm not sure I'd say this is upscale, and I'm not convinced its worth the additional monies versus what you'd pay for a large vessel cruise. The Hop On/Hop Off bus is a nice feature, as ...
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Response from JaneF, Guest Relations Manager

Dear Nona Gal, Thank you for the kind review. A river cruise is definitely different than an ocean cruiser and most do find it to be quite relaxing . We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed...

Sail Date: July 2019


Very good cruise EXCEPT first day!

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adamsdle
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise to see the Pacific Northwest. It was good, except for the nightmarish first day with no air conditioning and a toilet that did not work! UGH! We were moved (to a lesser room) and after that things were OK. The company offered no compensation for this awful experience. The company is still working things out with meals, excursions, but acceptable. The waiter spilled beer ...
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Response from AlexL, Consumer Marketing Mgr. - AQSC

Hi adamsdle, We are sorry to hear about the difficulties you experienced. Normally we are known for providing an outstanding guest experience and we regret that didn’t happen for you early...

Sail Date: May 2018


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