EMPRESS OF THE NORTH
Facts & Details
< GUIDED TOUR >
Launched in:
2003
Length:
360 ft / 109.73 m
Width:
58 ft / 17.68 m
Height:
83 ft / 25.30 m) (keel to stack), air draft 53 tf / 15.85 m with stacks folded
Number of Decks:
4
Gross Tonnage:
3,200 tons (3,338 gross tons fully loaded)
Passenger Cabins:
112
Total Passengers:
223
Total Crew:
84 (all American crew)
Speed:
11 knots, 14 knots with Z-drives (16 mph / 25.7 km/h)
Cabin Sizes:
* 143 - 153 sqft / 13.28 - 14.21 sqm (Category D)
* 178 sqft / 16.54 sqm (Category DD)
* 158 sqft / 14.68 sqm (Category CS)
* 177 - 211 sqft / 16.44 - 19.60 sqm (Category CC)
* 208 - 248 sqft / 19.32 - 23.04 sqm (Category BB)
* 312 sqft / 28.98 sqm (Category AA)
* 408 sqft / 37.90 sqm (Category OS)
In-Room Amenities:
* all outside cabins
* private veranda (except Category DD)
* satellite TV / DVD player (plasma screen TV in OS)
* clock radio / CD player
* telephone (no ship-to-shore, pay cell phone available)
* mini-bar with refrigerator (full-size bar in OS)
* robes
* fresh flowers (Category AA, OS)
* writing desk
* sitting area
* private bathrooms with enclosed shower
* massage showerhead
* makeup mirror
* hair dryer
* clothesline
* iron / iron board (available on request from the stateroom attendant)
Amenities:
* Gift Shop
* Theater (Golden Nugget Showroom)
* Art Gallery
* no Passenger Laundry
* Library
* Board and Card Games
* daily activity bulletin
* movies
Entertainment:
* Onboard historian
* Pre-Dinner Cocktail Hour
* Evening Show
* Onboard Activities (like bingo)
* dancing
Family:
* 8 cabins with triple occupancy (Category CC and OS)
* no special kids´ activities
* kids pay $150 per night in the same stateroom with two full-fare passengers plus port charges and taxes
Food & Beverages:
* Pacific Northwest regional cuisine
* 24-hour self service snack bar with coffee/tea, latte, cappucino,  yoghurt sundaes,  popcorn, hot dogs at the Calliope Bar & Grill
* additional Continental Breakfast at the Calliope Bar & Grill
* 5 course dinner (single seating, open seating), special diets on request
* breakfast and lunch menue
Attire:
* relaxed and casual during daytime
* Dinner attire is informal (sport shirt, slacks, sport coat or sweater for men, dresses, sweater, slacks, pant suits for women)
* 2 formal nights (Captain´s Welcome Aboard Reception - attire is casual ; Captain´s Farewell Dinner - men wear suit, sport coat, tie optional / women wear cocktail dress, dressy pantsuit)
Shore Tours:
shore tours are included; optional tours available ($ 26 - $ 398)
Special Cruises:
Themed cruises
Cruise Length:
4, 5, 7 and 12 nights
Ports of Call:
Portland, Seattle, Juneau
Rivers:
Alaska´s Inside Passage, Columbia, Willamette and Snake Rivers, Puget Sound
Specials:
Mississippi River style paddlewheeler
Amenities for physically challenged passengers:
* 2 cabins are wheelchair accessible (Categories CC and BB)
* 2 elevators
Single Travellers:
* 1 cabin for single travellers (Category CS)
Gratuities:
Pooled Gratuities, $ 13 - 15 per person per day, $ 2 per person per day for motorcoach drivers
Fellow Travellers:
Average age is 50+
Electricity:
110 V, US plug-ins
Climate Control:
individual heating and air condition
Currency / Credit Cards:
USD,  AE, MC, Discover, Visa
Language:
English, all American crew
Contact:
(out of business)