Free Airfare for Fall Travel on American West Steamboat

Ana Figueroa Fall is a perfect time to experience the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, and American West Steamboat Company (AWSC) has just made it a little easier. The line is offering free airfare and special discounts for selected river cruises aboard its two sternwheelers, the 235-passenger Empress of

By: Ana Figueroa

Fall is a perfect time to experience the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, and American West Steamboat Company (AWSC) has just made it a little easier. The line is offering free airfare and special discounts for selected river cruises aboard its two sternwheelers, the 235-passenger Empress of the North and the 150-passenger Queen of the West.

Passengers booking a river cruise on the Empress of the North’s Oct. 16 and 23 Paths of the Explorers itinerary will receive free airfare. The seven-night itinerary, which is new this year, departs Portland for a 1,000 mile odyssey along the Columbia, Snake and Willamette Rivers from Astoria to the Pacific Ocean. The journey continues through the Columbia River Gorge and all the way to Idaho, where the Snake and Clearwater Rivers meet. Fares start at $2,629, and passengers who book four months in advance can receive a $150 discount in addition to the free airfare.

The free airfare offer also applies to the Oct. 22 Three Great Rivers journey aboard the Queen of the West. The seven-night itinerary departs Portland, and follows along the route of Lewis & Clark. Highlights include the Columbia River Gorge, Hells Canyon and numerous historic riverside towns. Fares start at $2,149 and, passengers can also save $400 per person on this Very Best Buy voyage by asking for the savings code VBB. The savings code for all October Free Air offers is CRS.

The AWSC experience includes shore excursions and motorcoach trips to various sites that are noted for their natural beauty and history. Examples include Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, where passengers will enjoy a whitewater jet boat ride. Historians will make daily presentations throughout the cruise, and evenings feature showboat-style entertainment and different musical themes each night.

800-434-1232
www.americanweststeamboat.com

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