Come with us to explore the Pacific Northwest! Enjoy a complimentary pre-cruise hotel stay in Vancouver, Washington, then board the American Empress and set sail for Astoria, where you can climb to the top of the Astoria Column—the highest point in the city and visit the Japanese Garden in Portland. In Portland, relax in one of the many city parks and gardens before moving on to Stevenson, where you can pay a visit to the Bonneville Dam. Spend two days in The Dalles and learn the history of its past, filled with gold miners and gun slingers. In Richland, walk downtown to browse the shops and cafés. Before your trip ends, spend a day in Clarkston, the gateway to Hells Canyon.