Snake River Cruise

July 10 – 17, 2021

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Itinerary

Cruise to enchanting destinations

Embrace your inner pioneer as you travel along the epic route forged by Lewis and Clark more than 200 years ago.

View the lush landscapes of the Columbia River Gorge and be awed by the magnificent Multnomah Falls. Visit Mount St. Helens with our local expert and learn how the eruption has affected the landscape and surrounding communities.

Enjoy a trip to wine country and stop at a local winery for a tasting of the area’s finest varietals. Along the way, be entertained by onboard musicians performing maritime songs, sea shanties, and selections from “The Great American Songbook.”

Day by DayCruise Ports
1SatPortland, OR
2SunAstoria, OR
3MonMount St. Helens, WA
4TueCruising the Columbia River Gorge / Stevenson, WA
5WedThe Dalles, OR
6ThuPendleton, OR / Richland, WA
7FriClarkston, WA
8SatClarkston, WA

Day by day

To learn more about each port of call and our included, click on the individual days.

Situated between the waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, Portland’s history is forever entwined with the fortunes of these great rivers. In the golden age of riverboats, sternwheelers crossed Portland’s waterfront while steam whistles and calliopes rang out across the water. Today, highlights include the Portland Art Museum, the International Rose Test Garden, and the famous Powell’s Bookstore, filling an entire city block.

A nationally significant historic region at the western end of the Lewis & Clark Trail, Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. In the winter of 1805-06, the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discover Expedition was headquartered at Fort Clatsop. In 1955, a replica of the fort was built near the original site and was eventually named a National Monument. With its steep hills and beautiful Victorian homes, Astoria has been called the “Little San Francisco of the Pacific Northwest” and has a revitalized downtown ideal for shopping and dining.
Perhaps the most impactful of all landmarks in the region is Mount St. Helens. From high on an overlook, bear witness to the awesome power of the volcano whose eruption in 1980 scorched 230 square miles of forest land and forever changed the landscape. Expert guides will show you the pumice plain and lava dome as they explain the effect the volcano had on the lives of those in the surrounding towns.
The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular river canyon cutting through the Cascade Mountain Range with amazing natural contrasts of rain forest and desert, sea-level passage and alpine meadows. As a the largest federally protected National Scenic Area in the United States, the Gorge boasts stunning waterfalls, basalt cliffs, lakes, streams, rivers, and fields of wildflowers.

In the 1800’s, Lewis & Clark traveled down the scenic Columbia River Gorge on their journey westward, with the Oregon Trail pioneers following soon after. Today, the area offers a variety history museums and art centers, fine dining, theaters, wineries, many recreational opportunities, as well as some of the most impressive landscapes in the world.
Located between Mount Hood and Mount Adams, The Dalles is famous for being the last stop on the historic Oregon Trail. To the pioneers, the terrain was treacherous; to today’s visitors, it is simply stunning. Overlooking the Columbia River Gorge is Cascade Cliffs Winery, the ideal place to spend an afternoon with expert sommeliers enjoying the bounty of the fertile Columbia Valley.
Pendleton is known for its beautiful countryside, indigenous Native American tribes, and the network of underground tunnels created a century ago for illicit activities. The area is also famous for its lucrative wool trade in the 18th and 19th centuries. Visit The REACH Museum in Richland which illustrates the culture and history of the region through engaging exhibits, artifacts, and tours.
Nestled at the convergence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers in southeast Washington, Clarkston is the gateway to North America’s deepest gorge, Hells Canyon. Named for William Clark of the historic Lewis and Clark Expedition, the town features beautiful scenic vistas, year-round recreation, an inland seaport rich in history. Follow the footsteps of the pioneers before us as you explore Clarkston’s natural bounty and small town charm.
After breakfast, explore the scenic city of Clarkston at your leisure. If you need assistance with departure travel arrangements, be sure to ask our onboard hotel manager.
 
Please Note: On reverse itineraries, we offer a Premium Pre-Cruise Package which includes a Hells Canyon Jet Boat Adventure. Call a Cruise Specialist to learn more.

American Song

The American River Cruise Revolution is here with American Song, the flagship in the new series of contemporary riverboats from American Cruise Lines. As the first modern riverboat ever in the U.S., American Song is introducing many pioneering innovations to America’s waters.

With a capacity of just 184 guests, this new ship has the modern design features and contemporary styling that today’s traveler has come to expect. Featured are lounges soaring 40 feet above the water with triple the glass of other riverboats, offering astounding views. American Song also showcases a four-story glass-enclosed atrium with a large domed skylight, which serves as the central gathering point for the entire ship.

Our new suite design allows for unprecedented comfort while traveling, beginning with the new Grand Suites featuring 900 square feet of private space. These spacious suites include two glass walls and a wraparound private balcony. Complimentary room service during select mealtimes is available for every stateroom, but the Grand Suites offer ample space to host small cocktail parties or private dinner events.

Experience the American River Cruise Revolution on American Song cruising the Columbia & Snake Rivers in 2019.

American Song Amenities and Features

  • Wi-Fi
  • Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood
  • Exercise room with the latest equipment
  • Spacious staterooms, the largest on any cruise ship
  • Private balconies
  • Twice daily stateroom service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Evening entertainment focuses on music and history
  • Breakfast room service
  • All-American Crew
  • Onboard historians and naturalists
  • Personalized Service
  • Elevator access to all decks of the ship
  • Grand dining room accommodates all guests together
  • Satellite TV and DVD player in all staterooms
  • Hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities
  • Sliding glass balcony doors offer panoramic views
  • Putting green on the top deck
  • Individual climate control
  • Brand new ship
  • Built in the USA
  • Cocktail hour each evening
  • Program featuring locally sourced ingredients
  • Open picture windows

Onboard Activities

The Columbia & Snake Rivers cruise is an exploration for the senses. During your voyage, taste the finest cuisine in the region, view the most spectacular scenery, and hear amazing tales about the rich history of this captivating destination.

*Entertainment times, days, and performers are subject to change.

Staterooms Aboard

The staterooms in our newest riverboats are the most spacious and modern in U.S. small ship cruising – each with the finest appointments, modern décor and a private bathroom. Your stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and enjoy the ever-changing scenery from your large private balcony.

Grand Suite (Private Balcony)
Owner's Suite (Private Balcony)
Veranda Suite (Private Balcony)
AAM/AAc/AAL (Private Balcony)
AAR (Private Balcony)
AAG (Private Balcony)
Single (Private Balcony)
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American Song features the first ever Grand Suite. This luxurious suite measures over 900 sq. ft. and offers 270◦ of panoramic views through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Sliding glass doors lead out to a wrap-around balcony complete with a private dining area, the perfect place to enjoy breakfast room service or watch the sun set. Each Grand Suite features a separate bedroom and living area, ideal for gathering with family and friends after an invigorating day of exploration.

Each Owner’s Suite offers the finest accommodations with unsurpassed views of the passing scenery. A spectacular 600 sq. ft. of space is your private sanctuary to spread out and make yourself at home. This spacious suite features a full-size bathroom, as well as a separate bedroom and living area. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors let light pour in and allow private panoramic views from every vantage point. An expansive private balcony is a perfect place to savor a calm afternoon or to enjoy breakfast as the sun rises over the riverbank.

With a generous 405 sq. ft. of relaxing space, each Veranda suite includes a private walk-out balcony to enjoy the panoramic views. Considered one of the finest staterooms on any cruise ship, guests will enjoy full-size bathrooms and large living area with sliding glass door.

Located on the top deck, these spacious staterooms feature commanding views of the passing river landscapes. At 328 sq. ft., there is plenty of room to enjoy the tasteful comfort of your surroundings. These staterooms have all the comforts of a fine hotel and feature floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with a private balcony to offer panoramic views from every angle.

AAC staterooms are conveniently located on the third deck and offer all of the comforts of a fine hotel. Complete with a private balcony and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, these staterooms provide spectacular views of the Pacific Northwest and the surrounding landscape. At 316 sq. ft., these staterooms also offer a sitting area, desk full-size bathrooms.

AAL staterooms can be found on the second deck and offer a luxurious 304 sq. ft. of living space. Each room is equipped with plush seating, full-size bathroom, and a private balcony with large sliding glass doors that offer great views of the Pacific Northwest scenery. These staterooms are the epitome of comfort and relaxation.

AAR staterooms on the 2nd deck offer complete comfort with approximately 285 sq. ft. of living space, full-size bathrooms, and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that lead out to a furnished private balcony. These staterooms also feature a large sitting area, ideal for getting together with friends.

AAG staterooms are conveniently located on the main deck with easy access to the dining room. At a spacious 304 sq. ft. of living space, each room features a full-size bathroom, and a furnished private balcony, offering spectacular views of the passing landscapes. Also included is a writing desk and large sitting area.

Perfect for the solo traveler, our Single staterooms offer all of the amenities you expect from a fine hotel. At 250 sq. ft., these staterooms have spacious bathrooms and large sliding glass doors that lead to a private balcony.

Onboard Dining

Dining Room
As you savor exquisite locally sourced, regionally inspired cuisine, enjoy panoramic views of passing landscapes from any table in our dining room.
The Pacific Northwest is known for its fresh seafood and delicious fare. Our team of master chefs takes great pride in offering you a customized menu, featuring the finest locally sourced cuisine in the region.

Appetizer

Sourced Locally

Pacific Northwest Scampi – Jumbo Shrimp served in a savory Herbed Butter Sauce over Lemon Arugula Risotto

Pacific Coast Shrimp Bisque

Entree

Created by master chefs

Widmer Cascadian Ale braised Snake River Farms Pork Shank served with Herbed Polenta, Heirloom Bean Cassoulet, and Apple Gremolata

Delectable Dungeness Crab Cake served with Roasted Red Pepper Remoulade, Rice Pilaf, and Sautéed Green Beans

Scrumptious Salmon Pasta Alfredo served with a Squash Sauté and Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Dessert

Regionally inspired

Moist Marionberry Cheesecake

Almond Cake served with flavorful Balsamic Strawberries and Orange Mascarpone

Chocolate-Cherry Cake with a decadent Earl Grey Ganache and White Chocolate Sauce

What's Included

  • An 8-day journey along the trail of Lewis & Clark
  • Cruise on the newest riverboats in the U.S.
  • Staterooms up to 900 sq. ft.
  • Pre-cruise hotel package
  • Daily shore excursions
  • Cocktail hour each evening
  • Acclaimed entertainment  
  • Award-winning enrichment programs
  • Gourmet culinary experience
  • 7 unique shipboard lounges
  • Wi-Fi throughout the ship (connection speed may vary)

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