Small ship cruises, so many changes in the market….Columbia Snake River

As far as a booking period goes, we are pretty much done with 2015 and have set our sights on 2016 and further.

There will be a number of changes in the small ship market for 2016. All plus plus plus for the consumer with more choices, more ships, more destinations.

American Cruise Line will bring another paddlewheel ship over to the Columbia Snake River. Making a total of three paddlewheel ships sailing seven night itineraries, mostly round trip Portland.  The ship will join the other American Cruise Line ship, Queen of the West, 120 passengers, a veteran of the Columbia River being renovated in 20011

They new entry ship is presently sailing as the Queen of the Mississippi up and down the Mississippi River. She wil be            re-named when she is moved to the Columbia. We are open for name suggestions…I bet on Queen of the Columbia, Columbia Queen. She is a much newer ship with larger cabins and 90% balconies.

If you would like to be updated when the ship is moved and named, just give us your e-mail.

Linda Androlia

Sunstone Tours / small ship adventure cruisesQueen of the Mississippi


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