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Portland (Oregon) Cruise Reviews

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32 Portland (Oregon) Cruise Reviews


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Nformato

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

American Empress - Beautiful and Entertaining!

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After traveling with the American Queen Steamboat Company on the American Duchess, we had such an enjoyable experience that we decided to book a trip on the American Empress in the Pacific Northwest; and it was so ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Amble Along

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The BEST way to see the Columbia River!!!

In November I traveled with a small group of 10 on the American Empress steamboat-style Cruise. The group absolutely LOVED the trip and the ship! The food was incredible- truly top notch! We even had lobster ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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AdventuRed

1 Review Written

Holiday Inn experience at Burj Al Arab prices

This cruise line promises small ship cruising "done perfectly", and claims that it stands out from larger, much more affordable lines with personalized service, all-inclusive dining, and meticulous attention to ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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CdMAgFox

24 Reviews Written

84 Helpful Votes

Northwest. Pioneers Cruise of Columbia & Snake Rivers

Northwest Pioneers Columbia & Snake Rivers Cruise October 9 – 21, 2019 Portland, OR – Wednesday - Monday, October 9 - 14 Just to catch up a little, today (Monday) we are back in Portland for the day, ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Expipemjr

3 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Lewis and Clark Columbia and Snake river

Pre-cruise at Red Lion Jansen beach hotel,$ 40 cab ride from airport ,very large hotel,nice rooms ,good restaurant,boat docks at hotel,free breakfast on day of embarkation.Some confusion on day of ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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FL Cruiser 101

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A relaxing cruise down the river

We chose this particular cruise for location/itinerary and the fact that it included a new riverboat. It was a very pleasant cruise overall; but there was some room for improvement. The crew/staff was especially ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Nona Gal

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise, amazing sights, upscale?

We wanted to experience the pacific northwest and travel with some good friends. The literature advertised this as upscale, all inclusive. We've taken many ocean cruises (15+) but never a river cruise anywhere. ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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kj85226

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Low Low Key

Great comfortable cabin on nearly new ship, but open closet hanging space is limited. Lectures were good and musical entertainment was generally adequate, we came prepared with own DVD's. Shore excursion to Mt St ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Aekh16

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

America Pride - Columbia and Snake Rivers Cruise

About us - my husband and I are in our early 40s, no children, spending time with my well and healthy but aging parents on this cruise. Initially concerned about the expense, average age of the cruisers (65 and ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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gourds3743

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruising down the Columbia Snake River

Doing the Lewis and Clark riverboat Cruise has always been on our bucket list. This seemed to be a good time of the year. Queen of the West is an older boat and is very intimate. Bedroom very small but ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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pwpeterson

1 Review Written

Wonderful service for disabled traveler

We were seeking a vacation that could accommodate my husband in a wheelchair and chose the river cruise on the Columbia River on the American Song. This new boat is beautiful with lovely cabins and public rooms. The ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Bennygal

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Pacific Northwest Adventure

The American Song is a newer ship, so everything was fresh and new. The staterooms are roomy, with a large bathroom. Plenty of storage, but not a lot of hanging space. The (very) young crew was very professional ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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rrichar903

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Columbia and Snake Rivers on American Cruise lines

We explored Portland, OR for a couple of days prior to boarding the ship, which enriched our cruise experience, since the cruise did not include a shore excursion there. Embarkation was very easy, as the ship was ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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A Knitter

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Awesome cruise along the Columbia River

We were a little hesitant to sail on the Queen of the West after reading some reviews here on cruise critic and other sites. We spent the night at the Red Lion Inn in Jantzen Beach. Hotel was very nice and the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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LindaWhitt

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Relaxing, wonderful staff, smooth sailing

Oregon was on my bucket list, so for a retirement gift, I took this tour on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. American Cruise Lines has their ships made in America, and their staff booked my trip flawlessly, always ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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jrclv

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

American Song is a beautiful ship

We sailed the Columbia/Snake River cruise. The American Song is a beautiful ship with spacious staterooms and very comfortable design and furnishings. The public deck areas are exceptionally nice with probably the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Jim McW

1 Review Written

Following in the steps of Lewis and Clark

This was the 3rd cruise with American Cruise Lines for my wife and I. It was recommended to us by fellow travellers during our last ACL cruise in Chesapeake Bay. In particular they asked us to make sure that we ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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flyaz2018

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Dated Ship But They Try Hard To Please

Before I start, let me say that overall the cruise was OK for my wife and I. For my 87 year old mother who we brought, the cruise was better than OK and she enjoyed it a lot. Having never been on another river ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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debcrosman

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Loved the onshore tours and the onboard historian and entertainment

We did the Mississippi river cruise with ACL the year before and had a great time. We prefer small ship cruises, especially river cruises. We took a couple of walks around the area of our embarkation port, which ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Bruce1968

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed

Wanted to see the northwest and brochures for American Cruise lines was inviting. The queen of the West American Cruise Line trip was very disappointing. The ship was old, food mediocre, overpriced, noisy going ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Bigbird87

1 Review Written

Scenic Cruise of Two Rivers

We chose this cruise because it offered an opportunity to see parts of the US that we had not visited. We specifically chose this itinerary because it gave us a chance to reunite with old friends in our embarkation ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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adamsdle

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Very good cruise EXCEPT first day!

We chose this cruise to see the Pacific Northwest. It was good, except for the nightmarish first day with no air conditioning and a toilet that did not work! UGH! We were moved (to a lesser room) and after that ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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JAYB1943

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

NICE SCENERY BUT POOR FOOD AND SERVICES

Wanted to see the snake/columbia rivers. Only cruise line to offer the itinerary we wanted. PLUSES: * FRIENDLY CREW, ALBEIT INEXPERIENCED * OPEN BAR COCKTAIL HOUR EACH EVENING * SMOOTH RIDE, ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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saguaro city

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cruising the Columbia River

This was a small ship-175 passengers on a USA River. We did not need to fly to or from another country. The trip on the Columbia and Snake Rivers was Wonderful. While we had driven the route through the Gorge, it ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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finegael

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Short but a lot of fun

After our 2017 cruise on the Queen of the Mississippi, we wanted to experience another cruise on ACL. We piggybacked this cruise with a few days in the Willamette Valley, so the shorter cruise time was not an ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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