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American Queen Steamboat Company Portland (Oregon) Cruise Reviews

Nez Perez Indian Special Guest Performer
Upper Deck Dinning area and Back Patio
Upper Deck Buffet
Appetizer of clam seafood
Cruiser Rating
4.3
Very Good
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Review for American Empress to U.S.A.

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digcruising2
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was the third actual cruise for the American Empress after the reopening. We started from Clarkston WA and sailed down the Snake and Columbia Rivers. The cruise was fairly full and the crew was slightly short handed. But the officers and assigned people filled in marvelously well. The cabins are small and compact on the Empress but most have private verandas. Food was American style, ...
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Sail Date: June 2021


Bumpy start, but the staff onboard and the scenery along the rivers made the cruise special.

Review for American Empress to U.S.A.

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Julie04005
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This was was my first river cruise, but I traveled with three others who had traveled with AQSC before and love river cruising, especially the HO-HO opportunities offered by AQSC. They agreed, this cruise was a letdown. We sailed from Clarkston to Portland and I’d recommend that sailing, especially if you are a Lewis & Clark fan. You get to experience the changing scenery and follow their ...
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Sail Date: June 2021


The BEST way to see the Columbia River!!!

Review for American Empress to North America 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?

Review for American Empress to North America River

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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


American Empress - Beautiful and Entertaining!

Review for American Empress to U.S.A.

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Nformato
6-10 Cruises • Age 20s

After traveling with the American Queen Steamboat Company on the American Duchess, we had such an enjoyable experience that we decided to book a trip on the American Empress in the Pacific Northwest; and it was so worth it! From the smooth check in process at the hotel to easy and enjoyable disembarkation day options, the whole week ran so seamlessly We never had to worry about a thing! The ...
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Response from JaneF, Guest Relations Manager

Hi Nformato! It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed another cruise with us! American Empress takes you to some truly breathtaking places. Our partners at Shore Excursions of America do a...

Sail Date: April 2019

Traveled with disabled person


Very good cruise EXCEPT first day!

Review for American Empress to North America River

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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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