Cruises on board the Queen of the West
Queen of the West is a seasoned sailor on the Columbia and Snake Rivers in Washington and Oregon. Built in 1995, a 2011 refurbishment has kept her in shipshape, adding private balconies, more stateroom options, and a revolutionary, environmentally-friendly propulsion system powered by biodegradable hydraulic oil. Though the refurbishment has brought her up to par with her sister ships in the American Cruise Lines fleet, a traditional atmosphere reigns onboard, and the ship tends to attract a mature passenger base.
American-built and American-flagged, Queen of the West offers the perfect way to explore America’s scenic Pacific Northwest. Built like a traditional paddlewheeler, she features a unique onboard ramp that allows passengers to disembark anywhere along the river, just like in the days of yore. Though the onboard activities typically feature low-key activities such as historical lectures, socializing over cocktails, and putting practice, there is one excursion that is sure to get your adrenaline pumping: a jet boat ride through the deepest canyon in the United States!