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American Empress®

Guest-to-staff ratio: 3 to 1
Room Size: 150-410 SF
On-board restaurants: 2

A MODERN-DAY JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY

There’s never been a better way to rediscover America than aboard the American Empress. Journey with us to the Pacific Northwest, where the Columbia and Snake Rivers wend through gentle hills, imposing mountains, and dramatic canyons. The land appears today much like it did to Lewis and Clark in 1805. From the scenic Columbia River Gorge and the Red Mountains to the rocky cliffs and award-winning vineyards that epitomize Cascadia, this corner of America still thrives with adventure and the pioneer spirit.

Discover one of America’s most treasured regions on a journey aboard the American Empress, specifically designed to celebrate the centuries-old tradition of exploration in the West. Enjoy sweeping river views aboard the largest and most elegant riverboat west of the Mississippi, combining Victorian-inspired décor with frontier flair. Unwind in the Paddlewheel Lounge and sample regional cuisine in the sophisticated Astoria Dining Room. At the end of the day, retreat to the comfort of your fine accommodations.

Features

  • Scenic voyages aboard the American Empress, with all meals included
  • Included deluxe hotel stay before your voyage—including breakfast, taxes, porterage, and transfers to the American Empress 
  • All staterooms feature a balcony or picture window with dramatic scenery unfolding before you
  • Complimentary Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions with a dedicated fleet of deluxe motor coaches in every port of call
  • Regional Pacific Northwest cuisine using fresh ingredients creatively combined with contemporary flair
  • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, filtered water, and soft drinks throughout your voyage
  • Complimentary wine and beer with dinner
  • Gracious service from a friendly, professionally trained staff
  • Smart-casual attire throughout your voyage—no formal wear required
  • Complimentary bottle of wine per stateroom from Go Next
  • Private Go Next reception including hot and cold canapés, wine, beer, and soft drinks
  • Services of an onboard Go Next Program Manager
  • Lectures by the Riverlorian, your onboard river historian
  • Showboat-style entertainment including cabaret shows, one-man historical acts and dancing to big band music

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Deck Plans

Staterooms

Cabin Type

Deck(s)

Suite Type

LS
3,2
Luxury Suite

Feel as if you own the American Empress in this expansive suite. You are treated to sweeping river views through large windows facing forward and starboard. Step out onto your private veranda and scan the riverbanks for wildlife. Sip a beverage and converse in your spacious sitting room complete with a large flat-screen TV, premium sound, cocktail table and wet bar. Your bedroom is separate from the sitting room for the ideal home away from home. As a guest of our luxury suite, you will be treated to exclusive suite-level Commodore Services® and amenities, as well as River Butler Service.

Commodore Services®

This elite level of service includes a bottle of wine from the region with fruit basket upon arrival, preferred dining arrangements, reserved seating in The Show Lounge theater and an invitation to dine with Senior Officers of the American Empress.

As a special guest of our luxury suite, you will also receive the additional services of a friendly butler.  Butler service includes a warm welcome with a tour of your suite, unpacking and hanging of clothes in addition to the preparation and packing of your luggage, laundry and pressing services along with shoe shine and conditioning, afternoon tea served in your suite, breakfast and dinner served on your private veranda (upon request), in-suite pre-dinner canapés and post-dinner sweets, as well as a personal escort to your reserved seating in The Show Lounge theater.

Luxury Suite Amenities

  • 410 sq. ft.
  • 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
A
4
Suite With Veranda

Enjoy this large suite with a comfortable sitting area and premium sound system. Your veranda provides splendid river views from four stories above the river as well as direct access to the wraparound Vista View Deck, perfect for sharing a view and socializing with fellow guests.

Suite With Veranda Amenities

  • 310 sq. ft.
  • Queen Bed or Two Twin Beds
  • Large View Windows
  • Veranda with Vista View Deck Access
  • Sitting Area
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Alarm Clock
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Sound System
  • Safe

Note: Twin beds cannot be converted to a queen/king bed for select staterooms. Please ask your reservations agent for details.

B
4,3,2
Superior Veranda Stateroom

Relax and unwind in this spacious stateroom with either a cozy sitting area or a panoramic view with large forward-facing windows. Your private veranda provides a quiet place to watch the dramatic, ever-changing scenery. 

Superior Veranda Stateroom Amenities

  • 210 sq. ft.
  • Queen Bed or Two Twin Beds
  • Private Veranda
  • Sitting Area or Panoramic View Forward
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Alarm Clock
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Safe

Note: Twin beds cannot be converted to a queen/king bed in select staterooms. Please ask your reservations agent for details.

C
3,2
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.

Deluxe Veranda Stateroom Amenities

  • 180 sq. ft.
  • Queen Bed or Two Twin Beds
  • Private Veranda
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Alarm Clock
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Safe

Note: Twin beds cannot be converted to a queen/king bed in select staterooms. Please ask your reservations agent for details.

CS
2
Single Outside Stateroom

Take advantage of the features found in a Deluxe Veranda Stateroom in this slightly scaled down version, custom fit for the single traveler.

Single Outside Stateroom Amenities

  • 160 sq. ft.
  • One Twin Bed
  • Private Veranda
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Alarm Clock
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Safe
D
1
Outside Stateroom

Delight in this large stateroom with generously sized windows and lovely river views.

Outside Stateroom Amenities

  • 180 sq. ft.
  • Queen Bed or Two Twin Beds
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Alarm Clock
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Safe

Note: Twin beds cannot be converted to a queen/king bed in select staterooms. Please ask your reservations agent for details.

E
4
Veranda Stateroom

Enjoy a great value with this efficient stateroom. Your veranda provides breathtaking views as well as direct access to the Vista View Deck.

Veranda Stateroom Amenities

  • 150 sq. ft.
  • Queen Bed or Two Twin Beds
  • Veranda with Vista View Deck Access
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Alarm Clock
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Safe

Note: Twin beds cannot be converted to a queen/king bed in select staterooms. Please ask your reservations agent for details.