EXCITING NEWS FOR OUR COMMUNITY
The Port of Camas-Washougal is getting ready to welcome the largest overnight riverboat west of the Mississippi River to East Clark County this summer. The American Empress will be visiting The Port of Camas-Washougal each week, starting in June 2022. The Florida-based American Queen Voyages deploys the American Empress for, seven-day voyages from Vancouver, and Clarkston, WA, with stops in Astoria, Oregon; Stevenson, Washington; The Dalles, Oregon; and Richland, Washington. The American Empress has capacity for 221 guests and features four decks and 112 staterooms, including single cabins for solo travelers and luxury suites.
The Port of Camas-Washougal Commission announced the approval of a 5-year moorage agreement with American Queen Voyages. The Port first met with the cruise line in 2017 when they were touring local communities along the Columbia River for potential destination stops. To help the port become a viable option as a stopover, in 2021 the Port received a grant through Washington’s Recreation Conservation Office to rebuild our breakwater access to be more ADA conforming and relocate our electrical lines for safety.
The Port is honored to be a part of this cruise line’s many destined stops that also journey along the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, and Cumberland Rivers. The Port sees this commitment as a long-term benefit for our community as well as the future waterfront at Parkers Landing.
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For more information contact American Queen Voyages, at www.aqvoyages.com or