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  • American-Cruise-Lines-Dining-Room.jpg - Take in the passing landscapes over dinner with family or friends on your American Cruise Lines sailing.
  • ACL-Dessert-Dish.jpg - A dessert dish served on an American Cruise Lines voyage.
  • Dining-Room-Table-Setting.jpg - A table setting in the dining room on an American Cruise Lines sailing.
  • Queen-of-the-West-stateroom.jpg - Cozy staterooms aboard the 120-passenger Queen of the West ensure comfortable trips to Columbia and Snake River destinations.
  • Deck-Chairs-on-Columbia.jpg - Pull up a deck chair on your American Cruise Lines sailing along the Columbia River in Washington and Oregon.
  • Queen-of-the-West - The 120-passenger Queen of the West sails the Snake and Columbia rivers in the U.S. Northwest from Clarkston, Washington, to Portland, Oregon.
  • Queen-of-the-West-at-Mt-Hood - Queen of the West guests will love looking at scenery punctuated by Mount Hood as the ship sails Oregon's waterways.
  • Bear-Cub.jpg - Catch a glimpse of a bear cub and other wildlife during an American Cruise Lines expedition.
  • Columbia-River-Gorge.jpg - See the scenic landscapes along the Columbia River Gorge on an American Cruise Lines voyage.
  • Queen-of-the-West-sailing.jpg - See natural rock formations, sweeping landscapes and rivertowns on a cruise along the Columbia and Snake rivers on Queen of the West.
  • Astoria-River-Mouth.jpg - See the Astoria-Megler Bridge over the Columbia River, connecting Oregon and Washington, on an American Cruise Lines riverboat.
  • Bear-and-Fish-on-Waterfall.jpg - A brown bear tries some mind control over unsuspecting salmon swimming upstream in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Japanese-Garden-Portland-Oregon - The upper pool at the Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon.
  • Mt-Hood-Oregon - Majestic Mt. Hood rises about 50 miles outside of Portland, Oregon.
  • Building-on-Puget-Sound.jpg - A classic building on Puget Sound. See it on an American Cruise Lines sailing.
  • Crown-Point-Oregon.jpg - Join American Cruise Lines' Puget Sound Fall Foliage tour and take in Crown Point, the 730-foot-high bluff in Oregon rising from the Columbia River.
  • Disappointment-Lighthouse.jpg - See the historic lighthouse on Cape Disappointment near the mouth of the Columbia River on an American Cruise Lines voyage to the Pacific Northwest. Built in 1856, it's the oldest operating lighthouse in the West.
  • Friday-Harbor.jpg - Picturesque Friday Harbor in the Pacific Northwest's San Juan Islands has been used as a setting for books, movies and games.
  • Mount-Hood-fall-foliage.jpg - Enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Hood and colorful fall foliage during an American Cruise Lines river cruise.
  • Mt-St-Helens-from-distance.jpg - See majestic Mount St. Helens when traveling through Washington state on an American Cruise Lines voyage.
  • Multnomah-Falls.jpg - See stunning Multnomah Falls at Oregon's Columbia River Gorge during a Queen of the West cruise.
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A Native American boy in ceremonial dress at the Pendleton Roundup in Pendleton, Ore.
  • San-Juan-Islands-Overhead.jpg - See the San Juan Islands on a cruise through Puget Sound on an American Spirit sailing.
  • waterfront-Portland-Oregon - The waterfront in Portland, Oregon.

Queen of the West: Trailblazing in the Pacific Northwest

Health advisory: Vaccines may be required in specific instances when necessitated by the ports or states visited, and guests will be asked to show proof of their vaccination status.


A veteran of the Columbia and Snake Rivers, Queen of the West from American Cruise Lines underwent a major renovation in 2011, with upgrades to passenger staterooms, lounges, galley, and engine room. Meticulous care and attention to detail went into the reconstruction, from the newly designed and custom built furniture, expanded staterooms and addition of more private balconies.

On board you’ll find an intimate atmosphere with multiple lounges and cozy staterooms, just a smaller than other American Cruise Lines ships. Sharing the ship with just 120 passengers allows for exceptionally camaraderie among passengers, and lets the attentive, personalized service of American Cruise Lines shine.

Who will like sailing on Queen of the West

Travelers who like small towns and dramatic vistas will enjoy cruising on Queen of the West.

Where Queen of the West sails

American Cruise Lines' Queen of the West sails the Snake and Columbia Rivers in the U.S. Northwest from Clarkston, Wash., to Portland, Ore.

Cruises on this ship

Retrace the journey of Lewis and Clark

Seven day cruises take you between Clarkston, Wash., and Portland, while others include the Columbia River Gorge, following the route of Lewis and Clark. 

Stateroom features

  • Spacious staterooms 
  • Most staterooms have private balconies
  • Large opening picture window
  • All interior entrances means that every stateroom has a private view
  • Complimentary wi-fi in all staterooms
  • Satellite TV and DVD player in all staterooms
  • Twice-daily stateroom service
  • Individual climate control system
  • Writing desk & stationery
  • Hair dryer
  • Spacious closet
  • Four-drawer dressers and night tables
  • 110-volt outlets

Amenities on this ship

Note: There's no pool, fitness center, spa facilities or casino on Queen of the West. Passengers get their exercise by going ashore and walking around the port towns.

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Fast facts

120 Passengers [?]
37 Crew
4 Decks
1995 Maiden voyage
2,115 Tonnage [?]
232 Length in feet
50 Width in feet (max beam)

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