from the Portland newspaper re: the startup of the AE today:
American Empress returns to Columbia River cruising as West's largest riverboat (photos) | OregonLive.com
American Empress just one of many ways to cruise Columbia, Willamette rivers | OregonLive.com
Largest riverboat west of the Mississippi, the American Empress, docks in downtown Portland | OregonLive.com
American Empress, Empress of the North look pretty much the same (photos of both) | OregonLive.com
American Empress riverboat christened in downtown Portland (photos) | OregonLive.com