American Empress

american empress

The American Empress maintains a balance of yesterday’s historic charm and today’s modern comforts. Easy-going yet elegant, the 237-guest sternwheeler offers all outside staterooms with large river view windows and modern conveniences like a refrigerator, mini-bar, individual thermostat, CD-player and television. The spacious bathroom includes a shower, hair dryer, clothesline and vanity with abundant storage space. With the American Empress serving as a floating boutique hotel for your journey between Portland, Oregon and Clarkston, Washington, you will trace the footsteps of Lewis and Clark surrounded by all the comforts of modern luxury. The soaring mountains, dramatic landscapes, abundant wildlife, and frontier spirit of the fascinating West are the perfect complements to the cultural history, quiet towns, and genteel character of voyages on the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers. Just as the American Queen embodies the Heartland and the legacy of Mark Twain, the American Empress was designed specifically to celebrate the rich tradition of exploration in the West.

Detailed Information

Year Built 2003
Registry United States
Length 360 feet
Beam 58 feet
Passenger Capacity 221
Crew Size 73
Total Inside Cabins 0
Total Outside Cabins 112
Cabins & Suites w/ verandas 105
Suites 8
Maximum Occupancy per room 2
Age Restrictions One person must be 18 or older
Dinner Seatings 2
Seating Assignments Assigned
Dining Hours 5:15pm; 7:45pm
Dining Room Dress Code Casual
Tipping Expected? Yes
Onboard Currency US Dollar

Basketball Court No
Fitness Center No
Golf Driving Net No
Golf Simulator No
Ice Skating Rink No
Jogging Track No
Mini-Golf Course No
Rock Climbing Wall No
Swimming Pool No
Tennis Court No
Water Slide No
Water Sports Platform No

Babysitting No
Children's Playroom No
Kiddie Pool No
Supervised Youth Program No
Teen Center No
Water Playground/Splash Park No

Bars/Lounges 3
Beauty Salon/Barber Shop No
Casino No
Chapel No
Disco/Dancing No
Elevators Yes
Hot Tub No
Cell Phone Service No
Internet Access Yes
Internet Center No
Wireless Internet Access Yes
Movie Theatre No
Onboard Weddings No
Spa No
Video Arcade No
Laundromats (self service) No
Laundry/Dry Cleaning No
Library No
Outdoor Movie Screen No
Shops Yes
Showroom Yes

24-Hour Room Service Yes
Hair Dryer Yes
Safe No
Telephone Yes
Television Yes

Adjoining Cabins
(private connecting doors)
Kosher Meals No
Single Occupancy Cabins No
Single Share Program No
Wheelchair-Accessible Cabins 2

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