Queen of the West

Why cruise on this ship?

A veteran of the Columbia and Snake Rivers, Queen of the West underwent a major renovation in 2011, with upgrades to passenger staterooms, lounges, galley, and engine room.

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Dining

American Cruise Lines' chefs explore the nation searching for exceptional, locally grown menu items. Each ship receives local seafood reports and their menus are adjusted seasonally to best utilise local fruits and vegetables at their peak of freshness. Meals are adjusted seasonally, prepared to order and served in the Main Dining Room where every seat offers a panoramic view of the passing scenery.

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Main Dining Room

Chandeliers and fine furnishing adorn the space, but what seasoned cruisers appreciate the most is the space. The dining room comfortably accommodates all guests in one seating, so you can dine whenever and with whomever you please.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: American

Entertaining

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Magnolia Lounge

The largest lounge on the boat and the best place to mingle with new friends during cocktail hour or enjoy an evening of live music.

Features

  • Lounge
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Paddlewheel Lounge

The Paddlewheel Lounge is located on Deck 2.

Features

  • Lounge

Enrichment

Onboard Experts & Historians

American Cruise Lines carefully selects industry experts to join us on each of our cruises. Their informal presentations, open discussions, and activities bring local history, nature and culture to life through their knowledge and passion for American heritage. These specialists, naturalists, and historians also attend shore excursions to give our guests behind the scenes insight into some of America’s most treasured destinations.

Columbia & Snake Rivers

Our onboard experts share tales of characters who helped shape the history of America along the Columbia and Snake Rivers, from Lewis and Clark and their Corps of Discovery to Sacajawea and the legendary John Colter. Learn about the stunning eruption of Mount St. Helens and the leveling of the Columbia River as you transit its many lock and dam systems.

New England

Indulge in the rich maritime history and cultural treasures of New England, with the help of our onboard experts. Through engaging presentations onboard and ashore, learn about early exploration and the history of America’s birthplace from the first settlers to the present. Discover the plentiful marine wildlife, the amazing Maine lobster industry, and the region’s unique ecology and geology.

Mississippi River

As we cruise this legendary river, our experts will provide you with a deeper understanding of river history, culture, and lore. Learn about the Civil War as you walk the grounds on which it took place. Take part in discussions about the river’s role in the development of American music and discover how steamboats played a major part in America’s western expansion.

Southeast

From Baltimore to Jacksonville, topics of our onboard experts include a blend of natural and human history. Learn about the underlying geology of the area, coastal culture and ecology, native wildlife, and maritime heritage, including the history of pirates. Discover why many destinations along the way were once winter retreats for America’s wealthiest families.

Puget Sound

Our onboard naturalists and historians bring meaning and relevance to each destination. Learn about the unique marine life and the incredible ecosystem of Washington's temperate rainforest, as well as the native art and culture of the region. As we cruise, listen to our onboard expert describe the native wildlife including whales, eagles, and seals from the sun deck.

Alaska

Alaska holds some of the greatest scenery and wildlife on the planet. Seasoned Alaskan travelers, our onboard experts share their knowledge of the area in an entertaining and fun way. While cruising, discover fascinating facts on the region's flora, fauna, geology, and wildlife as well as the history of the native people.

Features

  • Lectures

Musically Rich Destinations

Your musical entertainment doesn’t end on board; it perfectly harmonizes with the destinations we visit. Nashville, also known as “Music City” is home to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Grand Ole Opry, and the Johnny Cash Museum. Memphis is one of America's most renowned music towns and also home to the famous Sun Studios and Graceland mansion. It’s also the city that launched the careers of Elvis Presley, B.B. King, and many other legendary Country and Blues musicians. St. Louis is synonymous with the Blues, enough so that there is a specific style of the genre called “St. Louis Blues.” It’s also the birthplace of Miles Davis, Roosevelt Sykes, and Ike Turner.

Features

Health and fitness

Kids and teens

Please note: there are no dedicated facilities for Kids & Teens onboard the ship.

Accommodation

The Queen of the West is the center of your adventure on the Columbia & Snake Rivers. As you follow the route of Lewis and Clark, you will experience the Pacific Northwest in the most comfortable way possible.

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Owner's Suite

Enjoy the spacious accommodations of our 280 sq. ft. Owner’s Suites that provide the luxury and privacy. Each features a full-size bathroom, a seating area, and desk. Offering the best views of the river directly from your suite and the living space of premium hotel, the expansive Owner’s Suite is the very best way to follow the grand route of Lewis and Clark.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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AAC Private Balcony

Conveniently located on the second and third decks, these AAC staterooms are equipped with private balconies which provide some spectacular panoramic views of the Columbia and Snake Rivers and the surrounding landscape. At 246 sq. ft., these staterooms also offer a sitting area, desk, and full-size bathroom.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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AAL Private Balcony

Located on the second and third decks, our AAL staterooms give you plenty of room to relax and unwind during your cruise. Enjoy a luxurious 236 sq. ft. living space that is equipped with plush seating, a full-size bathroom, and a private balcony that offers great views of the surrounding scenery.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Desk
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AAG Stateroom

With 204 square feet of space, these elegant staterooms feature additional room to make you more comfortable. Enjoy hotel size bathrooms, writing desks with stationary and large opening picture windows.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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AA Stateroom

Located on the third deck, these 183 sq. ft. staterooms offer both intimate privacy and expansive views of the passing scenery. Equipped with all of the amenities found in a hotel, these staterooms offer exceptional comfort and are located near the ship’s library.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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A Stateroom

These category A staterooms are cozy suites with easy access to the lounge and dining room. Featuring your choice of two Twin beds or one King sized bed, comfortable seating area and private bathroom, these staterooms provide relaxing comfort.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Single Private Balcony

The intimate atmosphere of our single staterooms is ideal for the solo traveler. Featuring 155 square foot rooms with Twin sized beds and spacious bathrooms, these single suites also include your very own private balcony.

Features

  • Twin
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Single Stateroom

Retaining the luxury of a double-occupancy stateroom, these single suites feature rooms with 149 square feet of space, open views and an oversized bathroom.

Features

  • One Single Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Deck 1

  • Ship's Office
  • Mt. Hood Lounge
  • Single Stateroom
  • Category A Stateroom
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Deck 2

  • Paddlewheel Lounge
  • Owner's Suites
  • Category AAC Private Balcony
  • Category AAL Private Balcony
  • Single Private Balcony
  • Category A Stateroom
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3rd Deck

  • Library
  • Owner's Suites
  • Category AAG Staterooms
  • Category AAL Private Balcony
  • Category AAC Private Balcony
  • Single Private Balcony
  • Single Stateroom
  • Category AA Stateroom
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4th Deck

  • Pilothouse
  • Calliope Lounge
  • Putting Green
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Owner's Suites
Ship facts
Passengers
100
Crew
Launched
1995
Last refit
2011
Tonnage
2115t
Length
71m
Width
15
Speed
12kts
Decks
4
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
USD