American Cruise Lines has launched its first-ever land and river package that combines an 8-day cruise on the Columbia & Snake Rivers in the US Northwest, with a 7-day land itinerary of three National Parks.
The new 15-day National Parks & Legendary Rivers itinerary for 2023 comes after a successful product test earlier in 2022. Operating between Portland, Oregon, and Jackson, Wyoming, American’s National Parks & Legendary Rivers itinerary includes visits to Glacier, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton National Parks. The journey is sold as one commissionable itinerary and not sold separately.
There are five departure dates listed in 2023 for the voyage on 28 May, 5 June, 15 and 20 July and 7 August, with the river component operated by either American Harmony, American Jazz or American Song.
“This new itinerary showcases the operating breadth and market leadership of American Cruise Lines,” said Charles B. Robertson, President & CEO of American Cruise Lines. “The National Parks & Legendary Rivers itinerary offers our guests a unique opportunity to explore two rivers and five states throughout the Northwest in a single seamless journey.”
Along the Columbia and Snake Rivers, guests will re-trace the epic route traveled by Lewis & Clark, immersing themselves in the history of the famous expedition, admire the landscapes of the diverse passing scenery of the Pacific in Astoria to lush alpine meadows, to high desert canyons to the picturesque sight of snowcapped Mt. Hood. Guests will also enjoy guided immersive experiences both on board and on shore each day.
As the adventure continues on land, guests journey onward into the National Parks where they can explore the Parks’ magnificent glacier-carved peaks and valleys, dense ancient forests, and pristine turquoise lakes. Guests will experience Yellowstone’s world-famous geyser, Old
Highlights include a Jet Boat ride through Hells Canyon; visits to Mammoth Hot Springs, Lake MacDonald, and Jenny Lake; plus overnights in scenic Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Jackson, Wyoming.
The National Parks portion of the itinerary includes a dedicated American Cruise Lines’ adventure guide leading guests throughout their entire journey; accommodations in centrally located hotels; transportation to the parks each day; park entrance fees and fully curated experiences within the parks; all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner); and transportation at the conclusion of the adventure to the airport in Jackson.
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