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American Empress Cruise Review to River Cruises - United States

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
American Empress

8 Night The Beauty And Bounty Of Nature (Clarkston To Vancouver Wa)

Sail date: August 11, 2019

Ship: American Empress

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I really enjoyed this cruise. Easy on easy off for all excursions, well organized. The entertainment quality & variety was very enjoyable. The staff catered to all our needs. I liked the quality & variety of foods. I wish I could have eaten more. The ship/river historian supplied us with a copious amount of information, he was much appreciated.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Plenty large, each room had a balcony with a 2 chairs & a table, 2 closets, a chest of drawers, safe & a very clean bathroom with plenty of space for toiletries.

Ship tip

Read your daily info sheets( maps are included) to plan your days, remember sunscreen. the giftshop had items you may have forgotten, also the ports of call

Ports of call

Spokane, Washington

5 out of 5
the Historic Davenport Hotel was lovely

Clarkston, Washington

5 out of 5
I did the premium excursion on a jet boat to Hell's Canyon via the Snake River, not to be missed


5 out of 5
hop on, hop off continuous loop buses were a very nice way to explore


5 out of 5
We traveled through 8 dams via the lock system, including the 2nd highest lock in the world. You couldn't feel boat movement while cruising. The geology of this area is spectacular.


5 out of 5
My husband did a premium excursion to Hood River, antique cars & airplanes. I had a sick day


5 out of 5
A very walkable town & a lot shops to visit.

Astoria, Oregon

5 out of 5
I used to hop on hop off bus service to visit a museum & also the Astoria Column & then chose to walk back so I could explore The Sunday Market farmers & artesians and also the region


this was 8am disembarkation so didn't get to visit this city


5 out of 5
very easy & organized
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