Nowhere is the timelessness of rivers more apparent than here in the pristine Pacific Northwest where the Columbia and Snake Rivers wind through gentle hills, impressive mountains, vertical canyons and fertile fields. The land appears in 2014 just as it did in 1805 to Lewis and Clark, unspoiled and unimaginably glorious. Step aboard the American Empress and discover America’s hidden treasures in peerless comfort and luxurious style.
Our City Stay packages afford you the opportunity to extend your stay and become better acquainted with the fascinating cities of Portland and Spokane.
Art and expression reigns supreme in this Pacific Northwest city. Indulge in our Rose City Stay Package and enjoy the uniqueness of Portland and the majesty of Mount St. Helens, along with picturesque gardens, museums and an impressive local arts scene. “OCIAN IN VIEW! O! THE JOY!”
These are the original words, and spelling of “ocean,” William Clark scrawled in his journal on November 7, 1805. One could hardly blame him for forgetting his spelling lessons in all the excitement. Experience the same sense of excitement and wonder as your journey begins in Portland near the Pacific Ocean, the objective of Lewis and Clark’s expeditionary party, the Corps of Discovery. You will visit many historic, scenic and enjoyable sites along your Columbia and Snake River voyage to Clarkston. If you’re looking for something tailored more to a specific interest, you might enjoy the Premium Experience Excursion to the Walla Walla Wine Trail or a trip to the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum.
Experience a city that blends the unmistakable beauty of the Pacific Northwest with urban sophistication. Take in the delights of this one time European trading post including Riverfront Park and some of the best wineries in the Pacific Northwest.