As we reported back in September, the authentic paddlewheel Queen of the West was purchased by American Cruise Lines. The ship had last sailed the Columbia River in 2008 for the now defunct Majestic America Line.
The only paddlewheel sailing American waters, the Queen of the West is due to sail three itineraries on the Columbia River departing from Portland, Oregon and Clarkston, Washington starting August 2010. Stops along the route will include the Columbia River Gorge, Multonomah Falls, Mt. St. Helen’s, The Dalles, Hells Canyon and Astoria. Passengers can look forward to a few modifications to the ship including a number of even larger staterooms and a decrease in passenger capacity, allowing for an even higher level of personal service from the all-American crew.
Passengers who have had the pleasure of cruising on Queen of the West in the past can expect the same unparalleled experience they had aboard this grand ship. But now they can discover the additional features, such as exceptional cuisine and the highest level of personalized service, for which American Cruise Lines is known.
Stay tuned for details on these unique itineraries.