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Lewis & Clark Cruise

Lewis and Clark Cruises

on the Columbia and Snake Rivers

The Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, was the first American expedition to travel into the Western United States. Commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson shortly after the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark set out to explore the new territory for a practical route of travel and establish an American presence in the West before other nations attempted to claim it.

Follow the path pioneered by Lewis and Clark on an unforgettable Columbia & Snake River cruise, including a stop at Fort Clatsop, where the expeditionary team camped before heading back to St. Louis. Discover the maritime history of the rivers in Astoria, the picturesque beauty of Multnomah Falls and the famous wineries along the shores of this remarkable area. 

                         Lewis and Clark Cruise Dates

August 6, 2016 August 13, 2016 March 22, 2017
May 6, 2017 May 9, 2017 May 13, 2017
May 20, 2017 May 27, 2017 May 30, 2017

               Onboard Experts Bring History to Life

Todd Weber

Todd Weber
  Junius Rochester

Columbia River Cruise
  Ian Sampson

Ian Sampson

Todd has sailed the Columbia River aboard Queen of the West as historian for American Cruise Lines sharing his appreciation for the ingenuity and character that existed in those who helped shape the  American West.


As a lifelong resident of Seattle, WA, Rochester has written articles for regional and national publications. A graduate of Harvard Business School, he was Regional Historian for KUOW-FM, the NPR affiliate for the Pacific Northwest.


Ian Sampson is a professional natural resources interpreter and historian. Sampson lends his skills in helping guests gain an understanding of the history, culture, geology and geography of each region visited on the cruise.

Customer Testimonials
  • "I enjoyed watching the beautiful scenery sailing down the Columbia and snake Rivers. I loved the peacefulness of the cruise and the relaxed atmosphere."
    Marie R, 
  • "Although we enjoyed everything about this cruise, the lectures by the riverlorian were very interesting and informative. His delivery and sense of humor added to his stories."
    Robert L.
  • "This was our seventh sailing with ACL - it and all others have been terrific!"
    William and Emma W.
  • 'Well organized all the way. We had a great time. The fall foliage was beautiful."
    Douglas and Karen H.

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