Queen of the West
Stoney Creek Travel
Weaverville / Asheville, NC
877-658-2582 / Local 828-658-2582
Schedules: Columbia & Snake RIvers 2015
Portland to Clarkston
April 11 Lewis & Clark Theme
May 9 Lewis & Clark Theme
May 23 Lewis & Clark Theme
June 6 Lewis & Clark Theme
October 24 Lewis & Clark Theme
Clarkston to Portland
April 4 Lewis & Clark Theme
April 18 Lewis & Clark Theme
June 27 Lewis & Clark Theme
August 8 Lewis & Clark Theme
October 17 Lewis & Clark Theme
The 230-foot Queen of the West was the first overnight passenger paddle wheel boat to be built and operated to cruise the United States Rivers of the western USA in 80 years. Designed to showcase the wide-open vistas, forested riverbanks and small towns of the Pacific Northwest, the Queen of the West paddleboat has four decks offering panoramic views of the western river and mountainous forests from every angle. Spacious lounges offer guests a view of the dramatic deep canyon scenery of the Columbia River Gorge on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
This beautiful paddlewheel boat visits charming ports along the Columbia and Snake Rivers on its cruises. Enjoy unique riverboat entertainment. Activities are designed to highlight the areas visited. Highlights include guest lecturers, local musicians, demonstrations, minor theatrical performances and games. You wil find the boat atmosphere to be refreshingly casual with an intimate ambience that is lends itself to congenial camaraderie with fellow passengers and quiet relaxation.
What is included: Spacious accommodations, three masterfully prepared meals, snacks, beverages (including alcoholic drinks at the complimentary cocktail hour), onboard entertainment and lectures. Specially arranged shore excursions designed to be affordable, educational, and entertaining, allowing guests to explore the port of calls and surrounding areas, museums, art galleries, and wildlife are optional -- 1 free excursion per port.
Arrive early to visit the beautiful city of Portland. Situated between the sparkling waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, Portland has flourished throughout history with the fortunes of the great rivers. In the golden age of riverboats, sternwheelers crossed Portland’s busy waterfront while steam whistles and calliopes rang out across the water. Today big city excitement, combined with small town charm, make Portland one of the favorite destinations in the West. Highlights include the Portland Art Museum, International Rose Test Garden and the famous Powell’s Bookstore, filling an entire city block.
Cruising the Columbia River Gorge
Eighty miles long and up to four thousand feet deep, the Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular river canyon cutting the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountain Range. A popular recreational destination, the gorge holds federally protected status as a National Scenic Area called the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and is managed by the United States Forest Service. The cliffs of the awe-inspiring Gorge look down on quaint riverfront towns and exhilarating windsurfing waters. Through millenniums of geologic events, waterfalls have found their home in the Columbia River Gorge.
In the heart of the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, a spectacular river canyon cutting the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountain Range, the ship will transit the Bonneville Lock and Dam to reach the port of Stevenson. At the Bonneville Dam Visitors Center, learn about the workings of the massive turbine generators behind this imposing hydroelectric power source. The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center showcases the area's unique cultural and historical diversity, from the Native American tribes that inhabited the Gorge, to Lewis and Clark and 19th-century loggers.
Rainier, OR / Mount St. Helens
Cruise through Volcano Alley on the Columbia River with views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens. From Rainier, travel to Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. At the nearby observatory and interpretive center, look right into the volcanic crater with its steaming dome, and witness first hand the destructive power and damage caused by this volcanic blast in 1980.
A nationally significant historic region at the western end of the Lewis & Clark Trail, Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies and today showcases more than 70 Victorian-era homes in its unique historic district. In the winter of 1805-06 the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery headquartered at Fort Clatsop. In 1955, a replica of the fort was built near the original site, following Clark’s own sketches, and was eventually named a National Monument. At Fort Canby and the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, get a comprehensive overview of the Corp’s entire expedition.
Clarkston, WA / Lewiston, ID
The twin cities of Lewiston, Idaho and Clarkston, Washington, are known as the Northwest’s most inland seaports. Here, along the Snake River, you’ll find Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America. The canyon is known for its pristine wilderness and breathtaking scenery. View ancient Indian petroglyphs and magnificent wildlife.
Pictures Compliments of American Cruise Lines
Itineraries Subject to Change
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Allow 10-14 Days For Delivery
Itinerary With Portland Departure:
Day 1 Portland, OR
Day 2 Astoria, OR
Day 3 Rainier OR
Day 4 Cruise Columbia River Gorge
Day 5 Stevenson, WA
Day 6 The Dalles, OR
Day 7 Pendleton OR / Richland WA
Day 8 Clarkston, WA
Reverse itinerary for departures out of Clarkston
Shuttle transport to original port is available for a nominal cost.
• Most staterooms with private balconies
• Large Opening Picture Window
• All interior entrances means that every stateroom has a private view
• Complimentary Wi-Fi in all staterooms
• Satellite TV and DVD player in all staterooms
• Twice-Daily Stateroom Service
• Individual Climate Control System
• Writing Desk & Stationary
• Hair Dryer
• Spacious Closet
• Four-Drawer Dressers & Night Tables
• 110-Volt Outlets
Add $250 port charge to rates.