COLUMBIA QUEEN
Facts & Details
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Launched in:
built in 2000 (hull re-used from a former casino boat), renovated in 2005
Length:
218 ft / 66.45 m
Width:
66 ft / 20.12 m
Height:
72 ft / 21.95 m (to top of retractable stacks)
Number of Decks:
4
Gross Tonnage:
1,599 tons
Passenger Cabins:
75
Total Passengers:
150
Total Crew:
57 (all American crew)
Speed:
12.65 knots
Cabin Sizes:
* 143 sqft / 13.28 sqm  (J Inside)
* 165 sqft / 15.33 sqm (C Deluxe Outside)
* 220 sqft / 20.44 sqm (B Superior Outside)
* 220 sqft / 20.44 sqm (BB Superior Verandah)
* 235 sqft / 21.83 sqm (A Vista Outside Suite)
In-Room Amenities:
* Categories C, B, BB, A are outside cabins (54 in total, private verandas and french balconies available) / Categories J are inside cabins (21 in total)
* private bathrooms with enclosed showers
* makeup mirror
* massage showerhead
* in-room Continental Breakfast
* robes
* telephone (ship-to-shore)
* sattelite TV (9 channels) / DVD player (DVDs available at the Purser's)
* writing desk
* iron and ironing board
* hair dryer
* luggage rack
* ice bucket
* soap, shampoo, lotion
* stationary, complimentary postcards
Amenities:
* one exercise bike
* Email center in Purser´s Lobby ($ 1.99 per e-mail via www.seawave.com)
* Onboard Photographer (4x6 %5, 5x7 $8, 8x10 $12, DVD with all pictures $20)
* Onboard Masseuse
* Gift Shop
* no Passenger Laundry
Entertainment:
* Evening Show
* onboard historian / naturalist
* cultural enrichment programs
* music in the Explorer Bar
Family:
no special family program
Food & Beverages:
* Specialties of the Northwest
* Breakfast and Lunch (open seating)
* 4 course Dinner (vegetarian and healthy-heart choices, special diets on request), house wine included (assigned seating)
* additional Continental Breakfast in the Back Porch
* 24-hour coffee/tea/juices and snacks/frozen yoghurt in the Back Porch
Attire:
* Causal for daytime
* 2 formal nights (Captain´s Reception and Farewell Dinner, more dressy attire: sport coats for men, cocktail dresses/pant suits for women)
Shore Tours:
basic shore tours are included in the fare; optional shore excursions avialable
Special Cruises:
-
Cruise Length:
7 nights
Ports of Call:
Portland
Rivers:
Columbia, Willamette, Snake Rivers
Specials:
included shore tours, Mississippi riverboat style
Amenities for physically challenged passengers:
2 elevators
Single Travellers:
-
Gratuities (as in 2005):
Suggested gratuity $109 per guest/per cruise (stateroom attendant: $4.75 per guest/night x 7 nights = $33.25; waiter: $4.75 per guest/night x 7 = $33.25; bus person: $3.50 per guest/night x 7 = $24.50; maitre'd: $3 per guest/per cruise; porters: $5 per guest/per cruise; motorcoach driver: $10 per guest/per cruise)
Fellow Travellers:
Average age is 50+
Electricity:
110 V, US plug-ins
Climate Control:
individually controlled heat and air condition
Currency / Credit Cards:
USD, all major credit cards
Language:
English, all American crew
Contact:
(out of business)