Queen of the West Review and Specifications
Specifications of Queen of the West
|Builder||Nichols Bros Boat Builders|
|Speed||12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph|
|Length (LOA)||71 m / 233 ft|
|Beam (width)||15 m / 49 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||2100 gt|
|Decks with cabins||4|
Review of Queen of the West
The paddlewheeler Queen of the West riverboat cruises on Columbia and Snake rivers, departing from Portland (Oregon) and Clarkston (Washington).
Launched in 1995, Queen of the West cruise ship is America flagged, and offers 7-day cruises in the USA Pacific Northwest while following the route of Clark and Lewis. She's 230-foot long, four-decks high and carries 120 passengers. The ship's all-American crew and staff provides a most personalized service. The boat was built for American West Steamboat Company, and later sold to Majestic America Line. In 2009 was sold to American Cruise Lines, and extensively renovated in 2011. This American Cruise Lines riverboat features spacious staterooms, and most of them have private balconies. They all have opening picture windows with a private view and individual climate control. DVD player, satellite TV and complimentary Wi-Fi are a plus in all staterooms. The vessel's sister by design is Queen of the Mississippi (cruising on Ohio and Mississippi rivers in the Southern USA). Both ships have stern-mounted paddlewheel (20-ton). It is driven by a hydraulic motor, powered by diesel engines. The ships are easily navigated by a couple of Z-drive units providing more maneuverability and higher cruising speed than typical riverboats.
Queen of the West cruise prices are per person (USD) and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative American Cruise Lines riverboat cruise rates. They might be different when you book your USA river cruise deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. The Queen of the West ship offers 7-night itineraries on an authentic paddlewheeler cruises in the USA Pacific Northwest. Although the oldest in the fleet, this riverboat was extensively refurbished in 2011 so it's basically a new ship combining traditional American river travel experiences with modern technologies and amenities. Sailings are operated with departures from the ports of Portland OR and Clarkston WA.
Queen of the West wiki
Year built 1995
Passenger capacity / crew capacity 120 / 47
Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 2100 tons / 230 ft (70 m)
Paddlewheel weight 20 tons
Ship builder Nichols Bros. Boat Builders (Freeland WA, USA) and Chesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury Maryland, USA)
Ship owner and Operator American Cruise Lines
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Official website link americancruiselines.com
Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com
Queen of the West related cruise news
American Cruise Lines will move one of its paddlewheelers to Columbia and Snake Rivers, Pacific Northwest, thus doubling capacity on the flourishing...August 4, 2015