American Queen Steamboat Company allows you to sail close to home on these immersive 9-night voyages onboard American Empress along the Columbia River, and follow in the footsteps of the famous explorers, Lewis and Clark. These itineraries are especially designed so that you thoroughly enjoy the natural wonders and beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Dramatic mountains, scenic countryside and unique landmarks are yours to discover. Complimentary shore excursions enhance your understanding of this historically rich region at your own pace, or opt for a more in-depth experience such as ziplining in an Oregon forest or a closer view of stunning Multnomah Falls. See why people flock to the Gorge, The Dalles and Washington’s lovely wine country.