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American Empress River Cruise

Sep 8, 2024 - Sep 16, 2024

Steamboatin' Cruise from Spokane (Clarkston) to Portland (Vancouver), Washington

Sep 8-6, 2024

1 Nt Spokane with Sightseeing Tour & Breakfast

Follow in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark...embrace dramatic scenery and relive the daring exploits of frontiersmen and adventurers. It is here that history thrives in the parade of a quiet land, uplifted by the rocky cliffs and ripened trees that stretch from the ground below. We invite you to experience the serenity of wilderness in the Pacific Northwest aboard the American Empress. The Columbia and Snake Rivers are flowing passageways to rare ventures. Come find your inner explorer with the Ship Shop on this amazing journey!

9 Day(s)


  • Transportation to Bradley Airport from Hartford area (minimum # of passengers)
  • Flights to/from Bradley
  • Hop on Hop off tours in each port
  • 1 Nt Pre-Stay in Spokane; Breakfast & Sightseeing Tour
  • 7 Nt Cruise aboard the American Empress
  • Onboard Entertainment in the evening
  • Lectures by the Riverlorian
  • Award winning cuisine & gracious service
  • Unlimited Beverage Package including Beer, Wine, Spirits, Bottled Water, Soft Drinks, Specialty Coffees


Outside Cabins with Private Veranda, Per Person Twin



Payment Policy

Deposit: $900.pp due with reservation. Reservations are recommended ASAP for best cabins. Space is subject to availability at time of deposit. Check with the Ship Shop at any time for current availability on this sailing. Final Payment: Apr 25, 2024

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled after deposit and before Apr 25, 2024 fee of $450.pp; Apr 26-May 26/24 fee of 50% of total fare; May 27-June 20/24 fee of 75% of total fare; No refunds after Jun 20/24. Air penalties are not included in above and may be additional.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Friendship Tours offers Travel Protection insurance through 2 insurance providers: NTA Travel Protection Plan and Travel Insured International. Trip Protection offers coverage for Cancellation for covered medical reasons, Interruption, Emergency Medical, Travel Delay, & more.

· The AON/NTA Travel Protection Plan offers 3 levels of insurance: Basic or Enhanced or Enhanced with Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR). The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within14 days of your deposit or initial payment. The Enhanced Plan with the add-on of CFAR must be purchased within 14 days of initial deposit. CFAR allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 priors to departure and reimburses up to 75% of your nonrefundable trip cost. To enroll: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068 OR call AON 1-800-388-1470.

· Travel Insured International offers the Worldwide Trip Protection plan with the option to add upgrade benefits (available for additional cost) including CFAR when purchased within 21 days of your initial deposit. Other upgrades include Bed Rest, Electronic Equipment, Event Ticket Fee Protection, Travel Inconvenience. To enroll: https://www.friendshiptours.net/protection-plan Agency #18649

Premiums are non-refundable once paid. Terms & Conditions apply.

Plan details are available at https://www.friendshiptours.net/protection-plan. Call Friendship Tours 860-243-1630 for assistance in enrolling.

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