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 …

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S.S. Legacy Re-positioned to Columbia River Year-round for 2015

Un-Cruise Adventure's S.S.Legacy, the replica coastal steamer, will be re-positioned from Alaska to its new home on the Columbia River in 2015. As river cruising continues to grow, cruise lines are adapting. The S.S. Legacy is scheduled for 34 departures on the Columbia, Snake and Willamette Rivers from April-November 2015. The line is also offering …

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American Empress sailing the Columbia River

American Queen Steamboat Company Finalizes Purchase of American Empress

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 ship was built in 2003 by Majestic America Line. It sailed …

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Smithsonian Magazine Introduces EvoTourism – An Evolution World Tour

In the January 2012 issue, Smithsonian Magazine is introducing Evotourism™. The word isn't in the dictionary. But they think it's worth adding to the lexicon because it describes a new kind of travel. evo•tourism (ē vō toor' iz' əm) n. travel intended to promote awareness of evolution. The article celebrates ten desinationa that span 300 …

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Lindblad Expeditions Offers New Culinary Program & Columbia River Itinerary

Lindblad Expeditions is set to launch a new culinary program associated with a new Columbia River itinerary in 2012. The new onboard dining program features a menu dominated by local and sustainable foods in addition to a selection of wines and craft beers that have gained the region international acclaim. At the same time, Lindblad …

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5 Reasons to Cruise the Columbia & Snake Rivers with American Cruise Lines

Ever consider cruising the Columbia & Snake Rivers? Never consider it? Well, here's five reasons why you should consider cruising the Columbia & Snake Rivers this coming Spring 2012, specifically aboard American Cruise Lines Queen of the West. View details of American Cruise Lines Columbia & Snake Rivers itinerary... Reason #1: Experience Breathtaking Scenery From deep …

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Former Cruise West Ships – Where are they now?

Back in the 90's and into most of the 2000's, Cruise West was a major player in the small ship cruising niche industry. Many of our clients fell in love with their Alaska experience and the ships. With the one-year anniversary of the Cruise West's demise approaching, we like to check in on the former …

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