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American Empress Cruise Review to River Cruises - United States

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 32

Overall rating:

3.3 out of 5
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American Empress

8 Night Welcome To The Magnificent Pacific Northwest (Vancouver Wa Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 24, 2019

Ship: American Empress

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 312

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We took this cruise specifically for the Lewis and Clark expedition. It met that requirement. We were fortunate that we had great weather the entire time. I enjoyed river cruising, got a different perspective from that of driving or training. Glad we did the cruise, would not do another.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Except for the talks by the "Riverlorian" there were none that I was aware of.


5 out of 5
The best part of the ship. Excellent singers and well produced shows.

Children's Programs

No children. The average age on the boat was in the low 80s!!!

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
No problems, efficient, friendly service.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
The bed was a true queen size, much smaller than what we are used to. Took several nights to adjust to it.

Ship tip

If you like an easy, stress free trip and are in your 70s, 80s and beyond, this may be for you.

Ports of call


3 out of 5
Walked to the library. No excursion.

Astoria, Oregon

4 out of 5
Did the "premium" Lewis & Clark excursion which I very much enjoyed. Had beautiful weather that aday.


3 out of 5
Heard a Riverlorian talk which was good.


3 out of 5
Did the hop on/hop off bus.


4 out of 5
Really liked this town. Took the HO/HO excursion.

Portland, Oregon

3 out of 5
An OK city. Spent 2 additional nights here on our own.


3 out of 5
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