Brooks Aehron Music at Sea”

Columbia & Snake River Cruise

10-nights Spokane to Portland

July 1 to July 11, 2016

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Think of Lewis and Clark and sail through history and the stunning beauty of the Pacific Northwest at 7 miles per hour.  Your adventure starts with 2 nights in beautiful Spokane, a concert by Brooks, a bus to Clarkston to start your 7-night cruise on the Snake and Columbia Rivers on American Empress.  You can walk in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark, see giant dams, take a jet boat ride in Hells Canyon,  visit an antique car and airplane museum, steamboat through the gorgeous Columbia Gorge, visit stunning Multnomah Falls (partly pictured below), local wineries  and much more.   All this plus concerts from Brooks in Spokane and Portland.

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amadagio Join us for an exclusive 10-night Music at Sea package on the American Empress, the largest and most elegant ship in the Pacific Northwest.

 

Our Package includes: 

·        Complimentary shore excursions in every port

·        Pre-cruise hotel night in Spokane at the Doubletree City Center (2-nights includes breakfast) and 1 night in at our Portland/Vancouver hotel to be determined

·        Two concerts from Brooks in nice venues with large grand  pianos  (In Spokane prior to the cruise and in Portland after the cruise).  Transfers included.

·        Dining with Brooks once during the cruise

·        Coffee get togethers with Brooks during the day

·        Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, bottled water and soft drinks

·        Regional Pacific Northwest cuisine utilizing fresh ingredients creatively combined with a contemporary flair

·        Complimentary wine and beer with dinner

·        Casual elegance abounds, no formal wear required

·        Daily lectures by the Riverlorian, your onboard historian

·        All staterooms feature a balcony or picture window with dramatic scenery unfolding before your eyes 24 hours a day

·        A dedicated fleet of Steamcoaches (luxury motorcoaches) for shore excursions

 

Our 10-night package price per person double occupancy in US$                

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  Cat. E  Semi-private Balcony–150 SF –          sold-out       

  Cat. D  Window – 180 SF                                    $3,808           

  Cat. C  Private Balcony – 180 SF                     $4,208                       

  Cat. B  Private Balcony – 210-225SF              $4,848

  Cat. A  Suite with Private Balcony – 310SF   $5,288           

  Cat. LS Luxury Suite w Private Balc-410SF  $6,528                             SF =  Square Feet

·        A $500 deposit per person is required to reserve a cabin - $100pp nonrefundable

·         Prices include shore excursions ineach port but do ot include airfare, transfers or gratuities.  Call for single prices.   

 

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July 1: Fly to Spokane, WA

 

Arrive in Spokane.  Overnight at the Spokane Doubletree City Center right on the beautiful Spokane River.  Stroll the Centennial Trail along the river or explore the island park in the center of the  river next to the hotel.

 

 

 

July 2, 2016: Spokane, WA

Enjoy your morning free time.  You can take a self-guided walking tour or explore the river parks next to the hotel.  In the afternoon you will be transported to the concert venue and enjoy a private concert from Brooks.  After the concert you will be returned to the hotel.

July 3, 2016 - Clarkston, WA

This morning you have the choice of a transfer to Clarkston where you can leisurely explore the town before embarking or consider the Premium Shore Excursion tour of Spokane with an afternoon transfer to Clarkston.

 

PREMIUM SHORE EXCURSION
“Near Nature, Near Perfect City Tour”

July 4, 2016 - Clarkston, WA

http://www.americanqueensteamboatcompany.com/aqsc/media/Design/AE%20DBD%20Ports/Clarkston-AmericanEmpress-LewisandClarkStatue.jpg?width=217&height=144&ext=.jpg Nestled at the union of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers in southeast Washington, Clarkston is the gateway to North America's deepest gorge, Hells Canyon. The picturesque vistas, year-round mild climates, and a deep history make this scenic inland port a more-than-desirable stop! Spend the day following the footsteps of the historic Lewis and Clark journey – where the city received its name. This incredible city is filled with artifacts and stories that depict the journeys of famous explorers. Clarkston has the ideal climate for visitors to enjoy countless activities including fishing, scenic walks along the trails, shopping, and exploring.

PREMIUM SHORE EXCURSION   

“Hells Canyon Scenic Jet Boat Experience”

July 5, 2016  - Tri-Cities (Richland), WA

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PREMIUM SHORE EXCURSIONS

“Wine and Spirits on Red Mountain”, and “Pendleton and the Wild West”

July 6, 2016  - River Cruising

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July 7, 2016 - The Dalles, OR

http://www.americanqueensteamboatcompany.com/aqsc/media/Design/AE%20DBD%20Ports/TheDalles-AmericanEmpress-port-FortDallesMuseum_220x144.jpg?width=220&height=144&ext=.jpg Known as the end of the Oregon Trail, The Dalles has long been a destination point for pioneers and adventurers alike. Located on the south bank of the Columbia River between Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, the city's rich history dates back thousands of years to the Native American trading which took place right on the banks of the river. Explore the history that weaves through the town at every stop, discover the art that lines each of the streets, and taste the culinary expertise at some of the town’s most popular restaurants.

 

PREMIUM SHORE EXCURSIONS

“High Octane Antiques: The Western Aeroplane and Automobile Museum”,” High Octane Antiques and Private Plane Ride Bundle”, “The Art of the Gorge and the Grape”

 

 

July 8, 2016  - Stevenson, WA

http://www.americanqueensteamboatcompany.com/aqsc/media/Design/AE%20DBD%20Ports/Stevenson-AmericanEmpress-port-MultnomahFalls_220x144.jpg?width=220&height=144&ext=.jpg On the banks of the Columbia River, the city of Stevenson is your launch pad to the Washington side of the Gorge. A stroll along the Rock Cove pathway or the Columbia River waterfront is a great way to take in your surroundings. Situated in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Stevenson is home to unique shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Explore the eastern entrance to Mount St. Helens or the spectacular Lewis River Valley. 

PREMIUM SHORE EXCURSIONS

“The Beauty and Bounty of the Pacific Northwest - Including Mt. Hood and the ‘Fruit Loop’” “Multnomah Falls and Vista House - Including the Old Scenic Highway”, and

“The Art of the Gorge and the Grape”

 

 July 9, 2016 - Astoria, OR

Astoria is known to be the oldest American Settlement west of the Rocky

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PREMIUM SHORE EXCURSIONS   
“The Lewis & Clark Experience”, “A Taste of the Pacific Culinary Experience”, and “ Zip Lining Adventure”

 

July 10, 2016   - Vancouver, WA

Disembark the American Empress this morning and take the transfer to our post-cruise hotel in Portland/Vancouver (exact hotel to be determined)  or take the optional Premium Shore Excursion of Portland.  You will be picked up at about 1:30pm at our hotel for a transfer to the concert venue in Portland for a private concert from Brooks.  After the concert you will be taken back to the hotel.

PREMIUM SHORE EXCURSIONS

Portland City Tour - The City of Roses

 

July 11, 2016   - Flight home

Take a taxi or transfer to the airport today for your flight home.  We wish you a safe journey home.

 

 

       Cabin Selections on American Empress

 

 

 

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  Category A                                    

      Suite with Private                                         
      Balcony – 310SF   

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Category B- Private Balcony – 210-225SF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Category C

Private Balcony – 180 SF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  Category LS

 Luxury Suite with Private Balc-410SF

 

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