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American Empress
American Empress
Ship
American Empress
Overview

Proudly serving as the largest overnight riverboat west of the Mississippi River, the American Empress delivers classic elegance and modern luxury on a grand scale. One step onboard and you will quickly discover that there is far more to this vessel than her welcoming appearance and signature red paddlewheel.

Boasting a vast collection of some of the finest historical artifacts and artwork of the Native Alaska, Russian, Gold Rush and sternwheeler eras, the corridors of the American Empress hold nearly as much beauty and intrigue as the dramatic scenery unfolding on the river outside. You needn't be an art enthusiast to appreciate the captivating display of Pacific Northwest heritage that this unique collection represents.

A river cruise aboard the American Empress incites moments of sheer perfection with her seamless blend of stunning backdrops, exceptional dining venues, dynamic public spaces and stunning decor. We invite you to step aboard and delight in the luxurious modern amenities, gracious service and endless authentic experiences that await you.

The American Queen Steamboat Company is strongly committed to preserving the marine environment and continually strives to do our part in keeping America's waterways cleaner.

Dining

Each morning, afternoon and evening you?ll savor each bite of the delectable dishes fashioned by our creative culinary staff. Staying true to her Pacific Northwest surroundings, the culinary team takes full advantage of the region?s diverse bounty of fresh ingredients including sustainable fish, free-range chicken and artisan cheeses along with seasonal fruits and vegetables. Menu choices are abundant allowing you to make it as light or as hearty as you wish. From made-to-order omelets and smoked salmon, to Dungeness crab, freshly cut steaks and indulgent desserts, the possibilities are endless.

In addition to the sumputous array of selections thoughtfully prepared each day, guests have the opportunity to taste top local beers, wines and liquors of the region as the vessel passes through the majestic scenery of the Columbia and Snake Rivers.

Entertainment

American Empress voyages include a variety of splendid entertainment that will keep your toes tapping and your imagination running wild.

Night after night, top entertainers take center stage and deliver high-caliber performances worthy of Broadway. Boasting a rich d?cor accentuated with sparkling crystal chandeliers, elevated ceiling and comfortable seating, the warm ambiance of The Show Lounge provides the perfect setting in which to enjoy rousing musical revues and high-energy cabaret from our exceptional cast.

The vessel?s Paddlewheel Lounge is a popular, alternate venue featuring smooth solo performances and soft piano music. Take pleasure in this intimate atmosphere which is ideal for sharing pre-dinner cocktails and late-night entertainment.

As history plays such a large part of your cruise experience, our Riverlorian is onboard for each voyage to impart the history and lore of the Columbia and Snake Rivers. In addition to our ever-present Riverlorian, we often feature a diverse lineup of guest historians who take to the stage and transport you to another era. You?ll enjoy hearing from these noted speakers who offer astounding insights on the culture and heritage of the Pacific Northwest. Delight in an all-encompassing narrative of the Lewis & Clark Expeditions for a spellbinding evening and you will retire to your room convinced that you've just had a conversation with history.

Categories
American Empress

Please note: Stateroom images and features are samples only. Actual furniture, fixtures, colors, configurations and window/porthole views may vary.

Suite with Veranda
Category Code(s)
A
Description
Queen Bed or Two Single Beds, Large View Windows, Semiprivate Veranda with Vista View Deck Access, Sitting Area, Flat-screen TV, Alarm Clock, Mini Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Sound System, Safe.
Superior Veranda
Category Code(s)
B
Description
Queen Bed or Two Single Beds, Large View Windows, Private Veranda, Sitting Area or Panoramic View Forward, Flat-screen TV, Alarm Clock, Mini Refrigerator, Safe.
Deluxe Veranda
Category Code(s)
C
Description
Queen Bed or Two Twin Beds, View Windows, Private Veranda, Flat-screen TV, Alarm Clock, Mini Refrigerator, Safe. Stateroom 341 is wheelchair accessible with roll-in shower and a queen bed.
Single Outside Stateroom with Veranda
Category Code(s)
CS
Description
One Single Bed, View Windows, Private Veranda, Flat-screen TV, Alarm Clock, Mini Refrigerator, Safe.
Outside Stateroom with Window
Category Code(s)
D
Description
One Single Bed, View Windows, Private Veranda, Flat-screen TV, Alarm Clock, Mini Refrigerator, Safe.
Veranda Stateroom
Category Code(s)
E
Description
Queen Bed or Two Single Beds, View Windows, Semi-private Veranda with Vista View Deck Access, Flat-screenTV, Alarm Clock, Mini Refrigerator, Safe.
Luxury Suite with Veranda
Category Code(s)
LS
Description
Queen Bed or Two Single Beds, One Sofa Bed, Large View Windows, Private Veranda, Sitting Room, Panoramic View Forward and Starboard, Wet Bar, Large Flat-screen TV, Alarm Clock, Mini Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Sound System, Safe.

Please note: Stateroom images and features are samples only. Actual furniture, fixtures, colors, configurations and window/porthole views may vary.

Decks
American Empress
Stateroom Legend
  • Stateroom Legend
  • A Suite with Veranda
    B Superior Veranda
    C Deluxe Veranda
    CS Single Outside Stateroom with Veranda
    D Outside Stateroom with Window
    E Veranda Stateroom
    LS Luxury Suite with Veranda
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Explorer Deck

Explorer Deck
Vendor
American Queen Steamboat Company
General

To travel by steamboat is to step back in time and forward within your imagination. From your unique perspective on deck and during your excursions on shore, you become all that you want to be - explorer, adventurer, history buff, antique or art enthusiast, bird-watcher.

Relaxing in the regal ambiance of the Steamer American Queen, you are the pampered guest. Inhaling the misty morning air, you are a naturalist, scanning for waterfowl and white-tailed deer.

You revel in your independence and freedom, inspired by the river's constant flow, invigorated and awakened by its unspoiled beauty. You are a photographer capturing breathtaking scenery. You are the connoisseur of fine regional cuisine. You are the belle of the ball, the life of the party - dancing the night away and seizing the day.

Visiting the birthplaces of great Americans, the landmarks of war, the mansions, museums and main streets of historic ports of call, you are the ultimate sightseer. Sinking into your bed, lulled by the rhythm of the paddlewheel and soothed by the softness of fine linens, you are the traveler who feels very much at home.

Steamboating on rivers that are the lifeblood of our heartland is an all-American experience - as American as Mark Twain and Louis Armstrong, the Fourth of July and the Kentucky Derby.

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