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Passengers120
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Queen of the West

Sternwheeler
Operated by American Cruise Lines

 

The 230-foot Queen is propelled by a three-story-high churning paddlewheel. But unlike earlier paddlewheelers, the Queen of the West doesn’t rely on a steam engine. Instead, it is powered by a revolutionary hydraulic propulsion system that uses environmentally safe biodegradable hydraulic oil. The 45-foot-long bow ramp allows passengers to go ashore anywhere along the river, much as the 19th-century vessels did. Launched in 1995, the Queen of the West is the first overnight passenger sternwheeler to be built and operated in the West in 80 years.

TopVessel History

  • Registered in United States
  • Built in 1995

TopVessel Specifications and Information

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TopOnboard Facilities and Services

Elevators / Lifts
Internet Access / Internet Cafe Wireless internet access shipwide

TopList of Cruises for This Vessel

Columbia & Snake River

Portland to Clarkston | August to October | 7 Nights

On the Queen of the West (Sternwheeler) | Operated by American Cruise Lines

From the high desert of the inland empire to the endless sweep of the Pacific Ocean, the Columbia and Snake rivers follow an epic course, flowing through a rich tapestry of ever-changing landscapes, lush wildlife habitat and fascinating human endeavors. Scenes of natural beauty and human ingenuity unfold one by one.…

Columbia & Snake River Round Trip

Portland to Portland | August to October | 7 Nights

On the Queen of the West (Sternwheeler) | Operated by American Cruise Lines

From the high desert of the inland empire to the endless sweep of the Pacific Ocean, the Columbia and Snake rivers follow an epic course, flowing through a rich tapestry of ever-changing landscapes, lush wildlife habitat and fascinating human endeavors. Scenes of natural beauty and human ingenuity unfold one by one.…

Great Western Rivers

Portland to Portland | August to October | 7 Nights

On the Queen of the West (Sternwheeler) | Operated by American Cruise Lines

From the high desert of the inland empire to the endless sweep of the Pacific Ocean, the Columbia and Snake rivers follow an epic course, flowing through a rich tapestry of ever-changing landscapes, lush wildlife habitat and fascinating human endeavors. Scenes of natural beauty and human ingenuity unfold one by one.…

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