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American Empress

The American Empress maintains a balance of yesterday’s historic charm and today’s modern comforts. Easy-going yet elegant, the ship 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. See soaring mountains, dramatic landscapes, abundant wildlife, and the frontier spirit of the fascinating West on a ship designed specifically to celebrate the rich tradition of exploration in the West.

Ship Pictures


Ship Statistics
Year Built 2003
Registry United States
Length 360 feet
Beam 58 feet
Passenger Capacity 221
Crew Size 73
# of Inside Cabins 0
# of Outside Cabins 112
# of Cabins w/ Verandas 105
# of Suites 8
Max. Room Occupancy 2
Age Restrictions
One person must be 18 or older
Dinner Seatings 2
Main Dining Room Seating Assigned
Dining Hours 5:15pm; 7:45pm
Tipping Expected? 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 Yes
Internet Center No
Wireless Internet Access Yes
Laundromats (self service) No
Laundry/Dry Cleaning No
Library No
Movie Theatre No
Outdoor Movie Screen No
Onboard Weddings No
Shops Yes
Showroom Yes
Spa No
Video Arcade No
Fitness & Sports Facilities
Basketball Court No
Fitness Center No
Golf Driving Net No
Golf Simulator No
Ice Skating Rink No
Jogging Track No
Mini-Golf Course No
Rock Climbing Wall No
Swimming Pool No
Tennis Court No
Water Slide No
Water Sports Platform No
Cabin Features & Amenities
24-Hour Room Service Yes
Hair Dryer Yes
Safe No
Telephone Yes
Television Yes
Kids Facilities
Babysitting No
Children's Playroom No
Kiddie Pool No
Supervised Youth Program No
Teen Center No
Water Playground/Splash Park 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
Category Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (C) (Deluxe Veranda Stateroom)
Deluxe veranda staterooms are a popular choice for many couples. Share a toast on your private veranda as you glide through the scenic Pacific Northwest. Features 180 sq. ft., Queen Bed or 2 Twin Beds, View Windows, Private Veranda, TV, Alarm Clock, Mini Refrigerator and Safe.

Category Veranda Stateroom (E) (Veranda Stateroom)
Enjoy wonderful views from your veranda which provides access to the Vista View Deck. You will enjoy a more social experience with this semiprivate veranda option. Features 150 sq. ft., Queen Bed or 2 Twin Beds, View Windows, Semiprivate Veranda with Vista View Deck Access, TV, Alarm Clock, Mini Refrigerator and Safe.

Category Veranda Suite (A) (Veranda Suite)
Enjoy your large suite with a convivial sitting area and your own sound system. Your semiprivate veranda provides splendid river views from four stories above the river and also allows for direct access to the Vista View Deck for a stroll around the vessel. Features 310 sq. ft., Queen Bed or 2 Twin Beds, Large View Windows, Semiprivate Veranda with Vista View Deck Access, Sitting Area, TV, Alarm Clock, Mini Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Sound System, Safe.

Category Superior Veranda Stateroom (B) (Superior Veranda Stateroom)
Enjoy your spacious stateroom with a charming sitting area or panoramic view with large forward-facing windows. Your private veranda provides a quiet place to watch the ever-changing scenery. Features 210-250 sq. ft., Queen Bed or 2 Twin Beds, Large View Windows, Private Veranda, Sitting Area or Panoramic View Forward, TV, Alarm Clock, Mini Refrigerator and Safe.

Category Single Outside Stateroom with Veranda (CS) (Single Outside Stateroom with Veranda)
The perfect option for the single traveler. Take advantage of all of the features found in a Deluxe Veranda Stateroom, scaled down slightly to meet the needs of a single guest. Features 160 sq. ft., 1 Twin Bed, View Windows, Private Veranda, TV, Alarm Clock, Mini Refrigerator and Safe.

Category Outside Stateroom with Window (D) (Outside Staterooms with Window)
This large stateroom provides river views through generously sized windows. Features 180 sq. ft., View Windows, TV, Alarm Clock, Mini Refrigerator and Safe.

Category Luxury Suite (LS) (Luxury Suite)
Own the American Empress, or at least feel as if you do, as you enjoy the best. From your spacious suite, you are treated to a sweeping river view with large windows facing both forward and starboard. Step out onto your private veranda and search the shores for wildlife. Sip a beverage and share conversation in your cozy sitting room complete with a large TV, sound system and cocktail table, as well as your own mini refrigerator and wet bar. Your plush bedroom is separate from the sitting room, allowing you to entertain while maintaining privacy. Features: 410 sq. ft., Queen Bed or Two Twin Beds, One Sofa Bed, Large View Windows, Private Veranda, Sitting Room, Panoramic View Forward and Starboard , Wet Bar, TV, Alarm Clock, Mini Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Sound System, Safe.