American Queen Steamboat Company today finalized its purchase of the American Empress. The 223-passenger riverboat, formerly known as Empress of the North, will begin operating Columbia and Snake river cruises between Portland, Oregon and Clarkston, Washington on April 5, 2014. View itinerary details.
The American Queen Steamboat Company has purchased a steamboat to explore the Columbia River and Snake River.
The former Empress of the North, built for and operated by the now defunct American West Steamboat Company / Majestic America Line, will be renamed American Empress, and begin sailing the Columbia River and Snake River starting April 2014, offering seven-day trips between Portland and Clarkston, Wash. Ports of call include Astoria, Wash.; Stevenson, Wash.; The Dalles, Ore.; Umatilla, Ore.; and Richland, Wash.