American Cruise Lines is celebrating the growth of US River cruising with its biggest season yet on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.

Following recent major announcements about the company’s rapidly expanding fleet, including five more new US ships coming in 2024 and 2025, American continues to lead the US industry’s expansion west, featuring five riverboats and an extensive collection of itineraries on the Columbia and Snake Rivers from April through early November.

The line also has two small ships on the West Coast in Puget Sound and Alaska.

American’s 2024 Columbia and Snake Rivers fleet includes three modern riverboats and two classic paddlewheels, exploring the region’s rich history, exceptional sites and diverse cultural influences.

American Song, American Harmony, and American Westare already cruising, and riverboats, American Jazz and American Pride, begin cruising this week.

American Cruise Lines Paddlewheel passing American Cruise Lines modern riverboat on Columbia and Snake Rivers
American Cruise Lines Paddlewheel passing American Cruise Lines modern riverboat on Columbia and Snake Rivers

The company’s spacious ships accommodate 100 to 180 guests in 100% outside accommodations and private balcony staterooms.

American’s Columbia and Snake Rivers cruises feature discovery and an array of experiences on well-curated six- to 16-day itineraries.

Cruises highlight bucket-list adventures from guided tours through the country’s most beautiful national parks to visits to Mount St Helens and Multnomah Falls, jet boat rides and flightseeing adventures in Hells Canyon.

American Cruise Lines paddle passing American Cruise Lines modern riverboat on Columbia and Snake River
American Cruise Lines paddle passing American Cruise Lines modern riverboat on Columbia and Snake River

Cruises also highlight the area’s awesome natural beauty, offering scenic views of flowering alpine meadows, rugged desert canyons, snow-capped mountains, and the breathtaking coast of Astoriathe oldest American settlement west of the Rockies, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean.

This season’s itinerary collection includes the company’s popular new 16-day National Parks & Legendary Rivers cruises, which blend Columbia and Snake river cruising along with seven days of guided adventure through Yellowstone, Glacier and Grand Teton National Parks; classic nine-day Columbia & Snake Rivers cruises; shorter six-day Highlights of the Columbia River cruises; and longer 12-day Northwest Pioneers cruises.

American Cruise Lines Paddlewheel 'American Pride'
American Cruise Lines Paddlewheel ‘American Pride’

Cruises sail in both directions between Portland, Oregon and Clarkston, Washington, with the National Parks & Legendary Rivers itinerary operating between Portland, Oregon and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

All of American’s Columbia and Snake Rivers cruises include enrichment and experiences highlighting Lewis and Clark’s famous expedition west, while the company also offers special themed including nine-day Lewis & Clark cruises which feature additional onboard experts and experiences that delve deeper into the intrepid explorers’ expedition; nine-day Art Immersion cruises perfect for aspiring painters and artisans; and nine-day Vineyard Cruises showcasing visits to regional vineyards led by wine connoisseurs, plus special experiences on board from wine tastings and pairings to culinary demonstrations, as well as other wine-inspired events.

American’s 2024 Columbia and Snake Rivers itineraries offer the most comprehensive cruise experiences in the region.

Cruises feature an all-inclusive onboard experience, including entertainment and enrichment, guided shore excursions, complimentary pre-cruise hotel stays, and extended packages in Clarkston, Washington.

2024 price start from £2,220 per person for a five-night Highlights of the Columbia River cruise round trip from Portland, Oregon with a complimentary hotel stay departing 19th October.

For further information call Fred. Holidays, American Cruise Line’s preferred booking agent, on 0800 021 3172, email sales@fredrivercruises.co.uk or visit www.americancruiselines.com

Source: Kate Selley PR

Images: © Copyright 2024 American Cruise Lines. All rights reserved.

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