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American Cruise Lines reduces Queen of the West pricing

Queen of the West fares now start at $1,975 (Photo: American Cruise Lines)
American Cruise Lines reduced fares for its Columbia and Snake rivers itineraries aboard Queen of the West. The new pricing, starting at $1,975 per person, is a first for the company, American Cruise Lines said.

'We know there is a large market who wants to experience these incredible destinations in a higher level of comfort than currently available at this price level,' said Susan Shultz, director of sales. 'Now that we have multiple ships positioned on the Columbia and Snake rivers, we are able to offer both access and comfort on a spectrum of appealing rates.'

American Cruise Lines is the only company with two paddlewheelers on the route. Queen of the West debuted in 2011 and is being joined this year by American Pride, a 3-year-old vessel that previously operated on the Mississippi River as Queen of the Mississippi.

The new reduced Queen of the West pricing is effective immediately, and applies to new bookings made Feb. 17 to April 1.