This week, I am sailing aboard American Queen Steamboat Company‘s classy replica paddlewheel steamer, the 360-foot long, 223-guest American Empress, on the Columbia River that separates the states of Washington and Oregon.
After 36 hours onboard, I can say this is one great experience. This isn’t the first time I’ve sailed the Columbia and Snake Rivers, but it is my first time sailing with the American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) and the American Empress. And so far, I’m quite impressed with the ship and the trip. I love discovering new cruises and ships, and AQSC delivers on its promise of offering an enjoyable, educational, All-American river cruise through two of the United State’s most picturesque states.
Of course, if you’ve read this blog for more than a few weeks, you’ll know that shipboard internet is a fickle beast at the best of times. For that reason, we’re delaying the bulk of our Live Voyage Report by a week. Day-by-day reports will begin on Sunday, November 27, and will run through Sunday, December 4, at which point our next Live Voyage Report -aboard Holland America Line’s Westerdam in Mexico – will begin.
Until then, enjoy this look at the American Empress, in pictures!
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