Travelzoo - American Empress

Cruise Aboard the American Empress® Riverboat!

A the largest riverboat in the Pacific Northwest, the American Empress follows the trail of Lewis and Clark on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
Year Rebuilt/Refurbished: 2003 / 2014 | Length: 358 ft. | Passenger Decks: 4 | Suites and Staterooms: 112 | Passengers: 221 | Crew: 88

Call 888-749-5286 for reservations and more information


Experience an unforgettable river cruise aboard the American Empress, the largest overnight riverboat west of the Mississippi. Explore her beautiful decks, lounge in your private and luxurious state room or watch the scenery slip by as her signature red paddlewheel spins. The American Empress offers cruises through the Pacific Northwest and boasts a vast collection of historical artifacts and artwork of the Native Alaska, Russian, Gold Rush and sternwheeler eras. Step aboard to experience the elegant and modern amenities, gracious service and authentic experiences that await you! 



Earn up to $300 air credit per person on select 2019 voyages!*


Available dates:

April 28 May 12
May 26 June 9
June 23 July 7
August 4 August 18
September 1 September 29
October 13 October 27




Available dates:

November 10

November 17




Uncompromised value. Unlimited enjoyment.

What you receive with an American Queen Steamboat Company river cruise:



Ready to reserve your cabin onboard one of our gorgeous paddlewheelers?

Call 888-749-5286 and mention 2019 SAVINGS. Sale ends March 31.


Terms and Conditions:
*Receive a $150-per-person air credit with the purchase of any cabin on the following American Empress 2019 voyages: 4/28, 5/12, 5/26, 6/9, 6/23, 7/7, 8/4, 8/18, 9/1, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 11/17. Air credit will be shown as an additional discount on the cruise invoice. Airfare does not have to be purchased in order to receive the credit. Offer not valid on American Empress cabin category CS.
Offer expires March 31, 2019, or when no valid cabins remain. Valid on new, paid-in-full bookings made between January 2 and March 31, 2019. Singles booked in double-occupancy cabins will receive double the discount. Not valid on group bookings or existing reservations. Cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Promotional fares and amenities are capacity-controlled, may vary by sailing and may be withdrawn without notice. Cruise fares quoted are in U.S. dollars, are per person and do not include government taxes and fees, port charges, gratuities, insurance, personal expenditures or transportation costs incurred while traveling to and from embarkation ports. Not responsible for errors or omissions. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Call for details, and mention Offer Code 2019 SAVINGS.