Great Pacific Northwest
Date: September 17 - 25, 2016
Price: from $2,899 per person*
Travel Partner: Go Next
Group Capacity: TBA
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
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Imagine a region of unparalleled natural bounty and spellbinding beauty, where majestic waterfalls plunge down mossy cliffs and powerful rivers flow through deep, awe-inspiring gorges edged by steep canyon walls, rugged high desert, and mountains swathed in verdant forests. From Vancouver to Clarkston, cruise the mighty Columbia an Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress, the largest and most elegant riverboat west of the Mississippi, and experience this pristine, captivating corner of America-- the Pacific Northwest.
Your adventure begins with a stay in Portland, Oregon, famed for its gorgeous parks, eclectic neighborhoods, and cutting-edge cuisine. Then board the grand American Empress, a modern vessel that exudes the charm and lavish features of a 19th-century riverboat, and cruise to Astoria, where splendid Victorian homes and maritime relics mingle with delightful cafes and shops. Admire the small-town charms of The Dalles, the end of the Oregon Trail, and take Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum. Before concluding your voyage in Clarkston, explore Sacajawea State Park, the site of Lew and Clark's 1805 campsite, and celebrate rich Native American heritage at the Nez Perce National Historical Park.
This outstanding seven-night cruise includes fresh regional cuisine, beautifully appointed accommodations, and fascinating shore excursions. Reserve your spot by March 18, 2016, to receive the one-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Portland as well as the $100 onboard credit and $800 early booking savings per stateroom. Don't miss this opportunity to encounter the Pacific Northwest's soul-stirring landscapes and storied towns with fellow alumni.
*All dates and pricing are subject to minor changes.