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American Empress


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The American Empress maintains a balance of yesterday’s historic charm and today’s modern comforts. Easy-going yet elegant, the 237-guest sternwheeler offers all outside staterooms with large river view windows and modern conveniences like a refrigerator, mini-bar, individual thermostat, CD-player and television. The spacious bathroom includes a shower, hair dryer, clothesline and vanity with abundant storage space.

With the American Empress serving as a floating boutique hotel for your journey between Portland, Oregon and Clarkston, Washington, you will trace the footsteps of Lewis and Clark surrounded by all the comforts of modern luxury. The soaring mountains, dramatic landscapes, abundant wildlife, and frontier spirit of the fascinating West
are the perfect complements to the cultural history, quiet towns, and genteel character of voyages on the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers. Just as the American Queen embodies the Heartland and the legacy of Mark Twain, the American Empress was designed specifically to celebrate the rich tradition of exploration in the West.

Detailed Information

American Empress Deck Plans
Dining Info
 Ship Statistics 
  Year Built 2003  
  Registry United States  
  Length 360 feet  
  Beam 58 feet  
  Passenger Capacity 237  
  Crew Size 73  
  Total Inside Cabins 0  
  Total Outside Cabins 112  
  Cabins & Suites w/ verandas 105  
  Suites 8  
  Maximum Occupancy per room 2  
  Age Restrictions One person must be 18 or older  
  Dinner Seatings 1  
  Seating Assignments Assigned  
  Dining Hours 7:00pm  
  Dining Room Dress Code Casual  
  Tipping Recommended? Yes  
  Onboard Currency US Dollar  
   
 Services & Amenities 
 Bars/Lounges   3 
 Beauty Salon/Barber Shop   No 
 Casino   No 
 Chapel   No 
 Disco/Dancing   No 
 Elevators   Yes 
 Hot Tub   No 
 Cell Phone Service   No 
 Internet Access   No 
 Internet Center   No 
 Wireless Internet Access   No 
 Laundry/Dry Cleaning   No 
 Library   No 
 Movie Theatre   No 
 Outdoor Movie Screen   No 
 Onboard Weddings   No 
 Self Serve Laundromats   No 
 Shops   Yes 
 Showroom   Yes 
 Spa   No 
 Video Arcade   No 
 Fitness & Sports Facilities 
 Basketball Court   No 
 Fitness Center   No 
 Golf Driving Net   No 
 Ice Skating Rink   No 
 Jogging Track   No 
 Mini-Golf Course   No 
 Rock Climbing Wall   No 
 Swimming Pool   No 
 Tennis Court   No 
 Water Sports Platform   No 
 Golf Simulator   No 
 Cabin Features & Amenities 
 Telephone   Yes 
 Television   Yes 
 24-Hour Room Service   No 
 Hair Dryer   Yes 
 Safe   No 
 Kids Facilities 
 Supervised Youth Program   No 
 Teen Center   No 
 Babysitting   No 
 Children's Playroom   No 
 Kiddie Pool   No 
 Special Needs & Requests 
 Adjoining Cabins
     (private connecting doors) 
 No 
 Kosher Meals   No 
 Single Occupancy Cabins   No 
 Single Share Program   No 
 Wheelchair-Accessible Cabins   2 




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