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American Empress 2019/2020 Cruises

Take in the breathtaking landscapes along the Columbia River on a scenic American Empress river cruise!

Cruises on board the American Empress

Combining stylish vessels, timeless glamour, and unforgettable excursions, the American Queen Steamboat Company is the proud owner of the Pacific Northwest’s largest and most elegant overnight riverboat, the American Empress. A historic, all-American experience awaits you on board, thanks to the sheer number of artifacts from the Gold Rush and Sternwheeler eras that line the corridors. With its beautiful décor, sumptuous dining opportunities, and stylish ambiance, the American Empress is sure to delight.

Sail in the wake of Lewis and Clark along the Columbia and Snake rivers, enjoy the stunning scenery of the Pacific Northwest, and learn about local history from the vessel's very own Riverlorian, an onboard historian. In addition, you’ll be enthralled by the stories they tell. Premium shore excursions will spark your interest, but life on board is just as good. Lavish furnishings and fine dining are all yours to enjoy when you step aboard. Enjoy a particularly exclusive cruise, with fewer than 250 passengers and just 84 crew members.

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FACTS & FIGURES - American Empress

  • Ship length
    358 ft
  • Passengers
  • Decks

Decks and Staterooms - American Empress


Oceanview stateroom

max. 2183 sq ft

Safe, Alarm Clock, Flat-screen TV, Mini Refrigerator

Stateroom Features

Balcony stateroom

max. 2151 sq ft

Sound System, Large Flat-screen TV, Flat-screenTV, Panoramic View Forward and Starboard, Safe, Alarm Clock, Sitting room, Flat-screen TV, Wet bar, Mini refrigerator, Sitting Area or Panoramic View Forward, One Sofa Bed, Coffee maker, Mini Refrigerator

Stateroom Features


max. 2312 sq ft

Sound System, Safe, Alarm Clock, Flat-screen TV, Sitting area, Mini refrigerator, Coffee maker

Stateroom Features

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Vista View Deck
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