2017 Post-Cruise: Portland - The Rose City
Art and expression reigns supreme in this Pacific Northwest City. Indulge yourself with The Rose City Stay and enjoy an additional three days and two nights to appreciate the uniqueness of Portland and the Majesty of Mount Saint Helens. Your accommodation, the Westin Portland Hotel*, has everything to make your stay as relaxing as your voyage on the American Empress. Dotted throughout the city, and in between the signature Public Art on the streets of Portland, are some of the country's most picturesque gardens. You can enjoy the Waterfront Park, Lan Su Chinese Garden and the International Rose Test Garden to name just a few. For a more urban experience, visit Powell’s City of Books, Portland Art Museum or the Pittock Mansion—sitting high atop the bluffs overlooking this distinctive city.
Your 2017 American Empress City Stay Includes:
Breakfast onboard the American Empress on disembarkation day
Disembarkation day Premium Shore Excursion: Mt. Saint Helens Tour with lunch
Explore the unique beauty of Mount St. Helens, known for her powerful catastrophic explosion in 1980. Get a once-in-a-lifetime view of the mountain’s treasures, including the “Blast Zone,” where you can see first-hand how nature heals itself. Enjoy the scenery as we wind up the mountain, arriving at our first stop, Coldwater Lake, where a picture-perfect photo opportunity presents itself. Enjoy a delicious included lunch before continuing to Johnston Ridge Observatory, the closest stop to the Mount St, Helens crater, where we will get an incredible shot you will want to keep forever and discover the history of this natural beauty. This special tour includes:
- Visit and Admission to the international Rose Test Garden
- Narrated journey to Mt. Saint Helens which includes:
The "Blast Zone"
Coldwater Lake Science and Learning Center
Johnston Ridge Observatory (see note)
- Tour is approximately 8 hours in duration and ends at the Westin Portland Hotel*
Three-day/Two-night hotel stay at the Westin Portland Hotel*
Two full American breakfasts at the hotel
Downtown Portland Walking Tour at 10 a.m. on day two
This walking tour explores early and modern Portland as your guide shows you an enlightened city rich with artwork, parks, bridges, downtown trains and streetcars, fountains and friendly people. This walk meanders through the most fascinating portions of the city eventually leading to the waterfront. This special tour includes:
- Public Artwork/Sculptures
- Front Street Fountain
- Portland Waterfront
- Historic Portland bridge
- Explore 1.5 miles of flat terrain
- ADA Accessible
-Duration of tour is 2 hours
Local American Empress City Stay representative at the hotel to answer questions and assist with planning your stay in Portland
Private Black Car Service from the Westin Portland Hotel* to the Portland International Airport on day of departure
$599 per guest - Triple Occupancy | $599 per guest - Double Occupancy | $999 per guest - Single Occupancy
City Stay Packages are not available on the following dates: March 20; November 6, 13, 20
Note: Due to the elevation, Johnston Ridge Observatory’s accessibility is dependent upon the climate. Johnston Ridge is not accessible in April or November and may be unavailable for some dates in May and October. An additional stop at the Mount St. Helen’s Visitor’s Center at Silver Lake will replace the Johnston Ridge Observatory during these months.
*Effective August 1, 2017 The Westin Portland Hotel will be rebranded as the Dossier Hotel
All city stay pricing, availability and package information is subject to change without notice.