Great Pacific Northwest

Date: Aug 4-12, 2024
Starting Price: $3,539
Trip Length: 8 nights
Trip: Portland (Vancouver, WA) to Spokane (Clarkston, WA)
Cruise line: American Queen Voyages | American Empress®

Travel where goldminers, dreamers, and discoverers once roamed on this 8-night cruise aboard American Queen Voyages’ American Empress®. Enjoy a 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Vancouver, WA, then embark and sail to Astoria, home of the oldest settlement west of the Rocky Mountains.

Spend a day cruising to Stevenson and find yourself surrounded by soaring mountains and gorgeous riverside views. Make a stop to view the historic Bonneville Dam before exploring The Dalles, situated at the end of the overland Oregon Trail. Catch breathtaking views of Mt. Hood and stroll the downtown streets of Richland to find a unique souvenir in a boutique shop or café. Explore in Clarkston, known for its Native American heritage, and experience its beautiful art and deep spirituality. Before ending your journey in Spokane, trace the path of Lewis and Clark and search for the sidewalk etchings depicting the adventures of their expedition.

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Climb to the tallest point in Astoria by way of the Astoria Column. See the power of the Bonneville Dam in Stevenson and learn the gold mining history in The Dalles. Enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Hood, meander shops and cafés in downtown Richland, and learn about Lewis and Clark in Clarkston. 

  • NEW INCLUSIVE cruise fare now includes port taxes and fees & gratuities
  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Portland —with breakfast, coverage of taxes, porterage, and transfers to the American Empress
  • 8-night trip with voyage aboard the American Empress, with all meals included 
  • $800 early booking savings per person, is not reflected in the prices below
  • Unlimited free shore excursions in port and with your comfort in mind, deluxe private motor coaches to get you there safely
  • Live entertainment and enrichment
  • Gracious service from a professionally trained staff
  • Luxury accommodations
  • Smart-casual attire—recommends dressing up for dinner
  • Unlimited WIFI
  • Casual to refined dining options
  • Menus inspired by America’s heartland with fresh, locally sourced ingredients featuring freshly prepared lobster and USDA Prime Beef
  • Enjoy unlimited beverages and open bars & lounges
  • Round trip economy class airfare available for $499 per person (restrictions apply, call for details)


  • August 4: Portland, Oregon (Vancouver, Washington)
  • August 5: Vancouver, Washington
  • August 6: Astoria, Oregon
  • August 7: River Cruising
  • August 8: Stevenson, Washington
  • August 9: The Dalles, Oregon
  • August 10: Umatilla, Oregon
  • August 11: Richland, Washington
  • August 12: Spokane (Clarkston), Washington
Click here to view round trip air options for 499.00 US Only and 799.00 Canada or Costa Rica per person >

Air Cities

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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Boston, MA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver. CO
  • Detroit, MI
  • Newark, NJ
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Intercontinental Houston, TX
  • John F. Kennedy New York, NY
  • LaGuardia New York, NY
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
  • Midway Chicago, IL
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • O'Hare Chicago, IL
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Savannah, GA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Washington Dulles, VA
  • West Palm Beach, FL

Deck Plans


Personalize your trip by booking shore excursions that cater to your style. Immerse yourself in local culture by discovering the unique culinary tastes of the area or take a behind the scenes look at the region’s hidden gems. Whether you want to unwind and experience more of the local flare or embark on an epic adventure, there is an excursion waiting for you. Premium Shore Excursions become available for booking 6 months prior to departure. Space is limited and fills up quickly, so click here to book your onshore adventures through American Queen Voyages.

Hop-On Hop-Off Experiences

American Queen Voyages guests are invited to participate in the Exclusive Hop-on Hop-off tour experience. These tours are included in your cruise fare and are available for guest’s use at nearly every river port with no pre-booking required. American Queen’s industry leading and award winning “Steamcoaches” make it easy for guests to explore river ports and attractions with no additional cost.

Cancellation Policy

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS: If you change your plans or cancel, your rights to a refund are limited. Submit a written cancellation to cancel@gonext.com. Upon receipt of a written cancellation from you, the following fees will apply (as indicated in days prior to initial flight departure).
Cancellation Fees:
121 days or more = $250 per person
120-91 days = 25% of total fare
90-61 days = 50% of total fare
60-31 days = 75% of total fare
30-0 days = 100% of total fare
Any requests for cancellation must be communicated to Go Next in writing. Applicable refunds, if any, will be made within 90 days after the cancellation. (Subject to change; refer to your brochure for current rates.)

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Great Pacific Northwest

Date: Aug 4-12, 2024
Starting Price: $3,539
Trip Length: 8 nights
Trip: Portland (Vancouver, WA) to Spokane (Clarkston, WA)
Cruise line: American Queen Voyages | American Empress®
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