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Lewis and Clark Cruises

on the Columbia and Snake Rivers

Lewis & Clark Cruise

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. Whether you are enthralled with the lush wildlife habitats, crystal clear rivers or rich landscapes, you will experience a trip through an area unchanged by time. Discover the deep maritime history of the rivers in Astoria, the picturesque beauty of Multnomah Falls and the famous wineries along the shores of this remarkable area of the world. We cruise the Columbia & Snake Rivers from March through November each year. Learn More




Todd Weber - Bringing History to Life


Todd Weber   

We’re very pleased to announce the return of Todd Weber as our special guest aboard select 2015 and 2016 Lewis and Clark Cruises. Todd has sailed on 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 history of the American West.

His in-depth knowledge, hand-crafted period attire and passion for American History provide guests a unique insight into the Lewis and Clark expedition and American History.

Join us aboard a Lewis and Clark cruise on the Columbia River to experience a memorable journey through the Pacific Northwest. 
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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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