The American Queen Steamboat Company will add three sailings from Portland this fall on the American Empress, to meet growing demand.

The additional itineraries double to six the number of five-day cruises the ship is offering on the Columbia River this season.

The cruises will include special off-boat events like an evening with the Columbia River Symphony at the historic Liberty Theatre in Astoria, and an old-fashioned sock hop at the National Neon Museum in The Dalles, Oregon.

"Fall is a special time in the Pacific Northwest, and we're happy to offer more sailings this year aboard the American Empress," said Ted Sykes, president and COO of American Queen Steamboat Company.

The American Empress also offered four, five-day sailings from Portland in the spring. The ship's typical cruise length is nine days.

"These five-day voyagers are perfect for travelers with busy schedules who may be looking to sample river cruising for the very first time, and they also offer excellent value," Sykes said.

The five-day sailings start at $899 per person.

 

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