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Columbia & Snake River Steamboatin' Cruise

Oct 23, 2022 - Oct 31, 2022

Steamboatin' Cruise on the Columbia & Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress

October 23-31, 2022

Cruise from Vancouver, WA to Clarkston, WA

One Night in Vancouver, WA with sightseeing included

● Astoria ● Stevenson ● The Dalles ● Richland (Tri-Cities) ● Clarkston

9 Day(s)


  • Transportation to Bradley Airport from Hartford area
  • Flights to/from Bradley & All Transfers
  • Hop on Hop off tours in each port
  • 1 Nt Pre-Stay in Vancouver, WA; Breakfast & Sightseeing Tour
  • 7 Nt Cruise aboard the Steamboat American Empress
  • Onboard Entertainment in the evening
  • Daily lectures by the Riverlorian
  • Award winning cuisine & gracious service
  • Unlimited Beverage Package including Beer, Wine, Spirits, Bottled Water, Soft Drinks, Specialty Coffees


Outside Cabin with Private Veranda - Category C





Payment Policy

Deposit: $900.pp due with reservation. Second Deposit: $900.pp due by Feb 25, 2022. Space is subject to availability at time of booking. Final Payment: Due by June 9, 2022

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled after deposit and before June 9, 2022 fee of $450pp; June 10-July 10, 2022 fee of 50% of total fare; July 11-Aug 11, 2022 fee of 75% of total fare; No refunds after Aug 11, 2022. Airline fees may be additional and not included in the above.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Aon Affinity administers the NTA Travel Protection plan designed specifically for members of the National Tour Association.

The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within 14 days of your deposit or initial payment. Purchase of the plan within this time period also provides eligibility for the Financial Insolvency benefit.

Traveling companions / roommates are required to take the same plan (Basic or Enhanced) in order to be properly covered. Premium is non-refundable once paid. Three ways to enroll:

Website: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068. You can view plan details on this site.

Call Aon 1-800-388-1470. Tour Operator Location #076068. Customer service agents can answer questions about each plan.

Call Friendship Tours / The Ship Shop 860-243-1630 or 800-243-1630

Trip Protection Coverage with CANCEL FOR ANY REASON coverage is available through Travel Insured International when purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit—ask Friendship Tours/The Ship Shop for more information

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