American Empress Entertainment

Can't Miss Columbia and Snake River Cruise Entertainment

American Empress voyages include a variety of splendid entertainment that will keep your toes tapping and your imagination running wild. 

Night after night, top entertainers take center stage and deliver high-caliber performances worthy of Broadway. Boasting a rich décor accentuated with sparkling crystal chandeliers, elevated ceiling and comfortable seating, the warm ambiance of The Show Lounge provides the perfect setting in which to enjoy rousing musical revues and high-energy cabaret from our exceptional cast.

The vessel's Paddlewheel Lounge is a popular, alternate venue featuring smooth solo performances and soft piano music in the afternoon. Take pleasure in this intimate atmosphere which is ideal for sharing pre-dinner cocktails. For your late-night entertainment, we'll pick up the pace and play all your favorites as you dance the night away.
As history plays such a large part of your cruise experience, our Riverlorian is onboard for each voyage to impart the history and lore of the Columbia and Snake Rivers. In addition to our ever-present Riverlorian, we often feature a diverse lineup of guest historians who take to the stage and transport you to another era. You’ll enjoy hearing from these noted speakers who offer astounding insights on the culture and heritage of the Pacific Northwest. Delight in an all-encompassing narrative of the Lewis & Clark Expeditions for a spellbinding evening and you will retire to your room convinced that you've just had a conversation with history.