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Vancouver River Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Trailing Lewis and Clark

Review for American Empress to U.S.A.

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bob brown
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

(First, actual embarkation was in Clarkston, WA, but that port wasn't listed) I wanted to take my first 'post-pandemic' cruise close to home, and always wanted to try a riverboat cruise. My wife had already been on most of their other itineraries, and always wanted a Snake/Columbia River cruise. She had 'Ruby' status on AQSC, so we chose this one, and in our preferred westbound, downriver ...
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Sail Date: July 2021


First River Cruise . . . and not our last

Review for American Empress to North America River

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RealJewell
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 over 221, with an attentive crew of 88. Our Category C cabin--212--was cozy, but well laid out so that we had plenty of closet space and storage, even in the bathroom. Yes, the shower is ...
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Response from JaneF, Guest Relations Manager

RealJewell - you live up to your name! What a gem you are for sharing such a thoughtful review. To say that our "staff was unfailingly cordial, professional, and attentive," just knocks it...

Sail Date: November 2019


Many Hits, but a few misses

Review for American Empress to North America River

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KGlasgow
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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 that was made after we booked due to an event at on of the ports that seemed significant enough to have warranted more warning. The excursions we took: The LEWIS & CLARK ...
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Response from JaneF, Guest Relations Manager

Hi KGlasgow, Happy Anniversary! Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate the detailed feedback. Be sure and drop our guest experience manager a line at...

Sail Date: June 2019


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

Review for American Empress to North America River

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smurfjet
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 Columbia on this boat. Earlier this year, we did a lower Mississippi cruise on the American Queen. AQSC is a "class act", and we love the company. I hope they will expand to other ...
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Response from JaneF, Guest Relations Manager

Dear Smurfjet, Thank you for your very well thought out and detailed review! We can certainly tell that you are extremely knowledgeable when it comes to American Queen Steamboat Company...

Sail Date: November 2018


September River

Review for American Empress to North America River

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Apo ni Intal
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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 care of her husband for 4 years until he passed away. Fortunately she kept me on and I still work for her. Once a year she and her sister in law go on vacation for a week and take me ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


Great cruise with one exception

Review for American Empress to U.S.A.

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Jens56
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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 beautiful scenery, but learning about the Lewis and Clark expeditions was a bonus ,the Riverlorian was very informative and we enjoyed his commentary .The food ,the staff and the service were ...
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Response from AlexL, Consumer Marketing Mgr. - AQSC

Hi Jens56, Thank you for taking the time to submit this review about your recent American Empress voyage. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your trip (despite the unfortunate noise issue)...

Sail Date: May 2018


Great getaway ro refresh

Review for American Empress to Pacific Coastal

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mirasinick
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 ahead of time, we dressed appropriately. The well appointed rooms on the boat are very comfortable and the boat includes 2 dining rooms and 2 lounges. We had plenty of time to get ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Traveled with disabled person


Pleasant week on the Columbia River

Review for American Empress to North America River

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aphrab
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 was noisy and the companionways too chilly. Not many places to retreat and read. Too small for lounge chairs. Food was well prepared—caesar salad, fruit compote, pork roast, ...
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Sail Date: July 2017


Beautiful Area

Review for American Empress to U.S.A.

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NancyB1942
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 enjoyed our private balcony. The food has been outstanding--especially the seafood options, and having complimentary local wine with dinner is a nice touch. Having the Riverlorian ...
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Sail Date: June 2017


Do not take this cruise on this cruise line

Review for American Empress to North America River

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eracerok
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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 around in the shower. The maître D was the most ignorant and unpleasant we have ever encountered. We have taken many cruises including ocean and river cruises in Europe and river ...
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Sail Date: April 2017


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