American West Steamboat Company brings sternwheeler cruising back to America’s most historic and scenic rivers aboard the faithfully recreated 19th century sternwheelers Queen of the West and Empress of the North.

America’s newest and most elegant small cruise ships journey up to 1,000 miles on the Columbia, Snake and Willamette Rivers. These close-to-home, unique cruises provide close-up cruising of the great rivers of the West and a chance to re-live the history of the Lewis & Clark Route, the Oregon Trail and the Great Sternwheeler Era.

During each cruise, guests are immersed in the history and culture of the Pacific Northwest during the included, fully narrated shore excursions. American West Steamboat cruises are not along industrialized rivers like Mississippi river boat cruises. These luxury cruises are enhanced by the lush scenic grandeur of the Pacific Northwest. Aboard our deluxe motorcoaches, guests visit and photograph many scenic and historic attractions, National Parks, museums and riverside communities.

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