Paddle the Rivers of America's Northwest
Experience the breathtaking scenery of America's Northwest on Majestic America Line's Queen of the West and cruise along the Columbia River. Onboard this 7-night adventure you will wind through the unique history of America's Northwest and immerse yourself in the 'Wild West'. Unlock some of America's cultural heritage, with prices starting from US$1,999 per person, twin share, if you book before 31 October 2007.
Onboard the Queen of the West, you can explore all that the Columbia River has to offer. The modest size of this picturesque paddleboat allows the captain to take you on a journey down the side streams and get close to the shore to view the contrasting scenery, amazing wildlife and the many dams for which the Columbia River is famous.
Departing from Portland, Oregon, a city with a reputation for its green untouched beauty, the cruise visits Klickatat Dock, then onto Pendelton, Oregon, the centre of the 'Wild West'. Here you can learn about American Indian culture and visit some of the saloons that are entrenched in America's history. The Queen of the West will then transport you to Clarkston, Washington, the gateway to Hells Canyon, North America's deepest gorge. While here you can take a guided jet boat ride, an exciting way to experience the untamed waterway that is Hells Canyon. Next stop is the small town of Longview, Washington, and the site of the 1980 Mount St Helens volcano eruption. Before returning to Portland, the cruise visits Astoria, Oregon, a city with a reputation as a romantic get-a-way, it showcases the best of Victorian architecture and is surrounded by unspoiled evergreens.
The Queen of the West is propelled by a three storey high paddlewheel, and accommodates a comfortable 142 guests. The ships expansive decks offer the perfect view of the monumental landscapes that will pass you by on this 7-day adventure. Victorian furnishings and artwork celebrating the rich history of the Northwest, will transport you back to America's life beyond the settled frontier and give you a taste of the Columbia River's intricate and diverse history.
This 7-night Northwest Cruise onboard the Queen of the West includes:
To obtain more information about Majestic America Line, please contact Travel the World on 02-8296 7075 or visit their website, www.traveltheworld.com.au
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