was another ship in her former life. Go to Wiki if you want to read the background…
What she is at this point is a diesel driven paddlewheel ship owned by the American Queen Steamship Company plying her trade on the Columbia and Snake Rivers ported out of Vancouver Washington. Her full complement of passengers would be 223, but according to the lovely young people at the information desk, she is sailing not completely booked on this last cruise of the season.
We can see her from our hotel window.
I just looked at the website – and it doesn’t look like they are offering this particular cruise again which is roundtrip Vancouver Washington. Next year there are short cruises of five days roundtrip or 9 day one way Vancouver <-> Clarkston. This makes sense as you complete avoid any of the backtracking that otherwise occurs.
We sail this evening at 1800 (and yes, there is the mandatory emergency drill….)
Our stops include Astoria, Portland, The Dalles and Stevenson before disembarkation in Vancouver on the 27th.
From here on in, posts will be done from my phone which will present a bit of a challenge as that will be my source of wifi…