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Great Pacific Northwest – The Columbia & Snake Rivers Aboard American Empress

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Departure Dates

  • Sep 15, 2019 - Sep 23, 2019


Complimentary and Award-Winning HOP-ON HOP-OFF SHORE EXCURSIONS

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Great Pacific Northwest – The Columbia & Snake Rivers Aboard American Empress

Discover the pristine glory of the Pacific Northwest—a region of unparalleled natural bounty and spellbinding beauty—where waterfalls plunge down mossy cliffs, and powerful rivers are edged by steep canyon walls and mountains swathed in dense greenery. From Portland to Clarkston, cruise the mighty Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress, the largest and most elegant riverboat west of the Mississippi.

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Daily lectures by the Riverlorian, your onboard history and culture expert Showboat-style entertainment including cabaret shows, one-man historical acts and dancing to big band music.


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Day 1 Portland, Oregon

Arrive, overnight in Vancouver, WA hotel

Day 2 Vancouver, Washington – Embark

Day 3 Astoria, Oregon

Day 4 Stevenson, Washington

Day 5 The Dalles, Oregon

Day 6 River Cruising

Day 7 Richland (Tri-Cities), Washington

Day 8 Clarkston, Washington

Day 9 Clarkston, Washington – Disembark

Spokane, Washington

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Pre or Post Tours

Discover the highlights of the Willamette Valley and Portland that you might otherwise miss. This carefully crafted program includes two days of specially arranged sightseeing tours, professional guides, and exceptional concierge support from an on-location Go Next Program Manager.

Pre-Cruise Program
SEPT 14–16

$499 per person, double occupancy

• 1 additional night at 4-star Hilton Vancouver Washington or similar accommodations, with breakfast

• Full-day tour of the famous Willamette Valley, including visits to two unique wineries and lunch

• Half-day tour of historic Portland

• Transfers from hotel to riverboat, with related luggage handling


Check-in to the four-star Hilton Vancouver Washington for a restful evening. In the morning, trek from the city for a full-day tour of the gorgeous Willamette Valley, a lush countryside with quaint farmhouses, rustic cottages, and prosperous wineries. The next day, tour historic Portland, a trendy eco-friendly city with a unique topography of rivers and bridges.