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Alaska Inside Passage

Alaska's Inside Passage

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Duration: 14 Days/13 Nights

Coverage: Seattle, WA to Juneau, AK

From: $10,825

Season: June, September

Activities: Glacier Bay, Port Visits, Photography

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American Cruise Lines
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Take a 14-day cruise through the Alaska Inside Passage. Beautiful views of immaculate shores pair with amazing destinations to create a one-of-a-kind experience.

Discover the majestic splendor of a summer Alaska Inside Passage cruise with this incredible 13-night voyage from Seattle, Washington to Juneau, Alaska. Your unforgettable journey cruises the protected waters of the Inside Passage while docking regularly to explore the natural scenery, historic treasures and local communities along the way. Enjoy American Cruise Lines' personalized service and gracious hospitality as we visit Anacortes, Friday Harbor and cruise through Frederick Sound.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Seattle, WA

Seattle is a city of natural wonders and beautiful vistas. Departing from the famous Fisherman’s Terminal, your cruise begins by traveling from this lively city to the majestic waters of Puget Sound.

Day 2 - Anacortes, WA

Anacortes is much warmer than its neighbors, so you can make the most of your time here. Visit Deception Pass State Park, one of the most photographed locations in Washington State. This park’s miles of scenic shoreline, serene trails, and abundant wildlife make it a rewarding destination for all visitors.

Day 3 - Friday Harbor, WA

The intoxicating aromas and majestic views of Friday Harbor will electrify your senses. Explore Friday Harbor’s diverse topography from pebbly beaches to monstrous mountains and lush valleys. Take a step back in time and experience island life as it was over a century ago.

Day 4 - Cruising Strait of Georgia

The Strait of Georgia runs from the Puget Sound at the US border north to the Campbell River and Discovery Islands. The Strait is part of a huge estuary system where hundreds of rivers flow into the sea which helps to form its unique, biologically rich characteristics.

Day 5 - Cruising Queen Charlotte Strait

Queen Charlotte Strait forms part of the Inside Passage from Washington to Alaska. It connects Queen Charlotte Sound with Johnstone Strait, Discovery Passage and then to the Strait of Georgia and Puget Sound. Cruise the strait and view the breathtaking beauty of the Broughton.

Day 6 - Cruising the Inside Passage

Spend the day cruising the Inside Passage on our way to Ketchikan, AK. We'll travel through stunning forest-lined passages with abundant opportunities to gaze at wildlife in the nearby waters and on shore.

Day 7 - Ketchikan, AK

Ketchikan is one of Alaska’s southernmost cities and an inspirational first stop in Alaska. Known as the “Yosemite of the North”, Ketchikan is the gateway to Misty Fjords National Monument. Formed by glaciers and lava flows, Misty Fjords demonstrate the raw power of nature and the majestic results.

Day 8 - Wrangell, AK

Explore the city of Wrangell and walk among the petroglyph carvings as you enter the "Gateway to the Stikine River." Experience the fresh flavors of salmon and halibut while freshwater fishing, view bears on the mountainside, participate in Tlingit Native culture, or stop and pick from the abundance of wild blueberries, huckleberries, and salmonberries.

Day 9 - Petersburg, AK

Petersburg is a thriving fishing community with a strong Norwegian heritage. Enjoy fresh local seafood or visit many of the art galleries located in downtown Petersburg. Explore Mitkof Island, home to the largest temperate rainforest in the world.

Day 10 - Tracy Arm, AK & South Sawyer Glacier

Cruise under Tracy Arm’s 1,500 foot high vertical cliffs and experience the awe and wonder of nature as hundreds of waterfalls cascade down the sides of this fjord. Admire seals in their natural habitat among the small icebergs surrounding South Sawyer Glacier. You are sure to feel serenity in the midst of this tranquil scenery, with glaciers nearly a mile wide and 20 stories tall.

Day 11 - Cruising through Glacier Bay

Covering 3.3 million acres of dynamic topography, Glacier Bay is the world’s largest biosphere. It includes glaciers, temperate rainforest, and snow-capped mountain peaks. During the day you will see seals, whales, eagles, and bears, and come face to face with the massive glaciers.

Day 12 - Haines, AK

Bald Eagles are among the most populous of over 260 species of birds in Chilkat Valley. Our onboard expert and a local guide will take you through the valley pointing out all the different species along the way. We have an extended stay in Haines to let you do a variety of things, including kayaking on Chilkoot Lake, or an afternoon of salmon fishing on a charter boat.

Day 13 - Skagway, AK

Known as the “Gateway to the Yukon”, Skagway was central to the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. The restored town is true to its past with period architecture, performers, and old street cars to relive the experience of the frontier.

Day 14 - Juneau, AK

Watch humpback whales frolic in the cool waters of the Gulf of Alaska. Experience Mendenhall Glacier and soar to new heights in an enclosed gondola tramway from downtown Juneau to the top of Mount Roberts. Enjoy breathtaking views of the harbor, the sea, and the mountains.

* Passengers will visit either Tracy Arm or Dawes Glacier depending on ice flow.

Dates & Rates

Date Ship Direction AA AAL AAC AAM Veranda Suite Owner's Suite Single Single /Private Balcony
Jun 9, 2018 American Constellation Seattle to Juneau $10,825 $12,965 $13,600 $14,565 $16,240 $17,645 $13,065 $14,540
Sep 8, 2018 American Constellation Juneau to Seattle $11,490 $12,540 $13,610 $14,680 $15,690 $16,900 $13,040 $14,110
Jun 8, 2019 American Constellation Seattle to Juneau $11,325 $13,465 $14,100 $15,065 $16,740 $18,145 $14,065 $15,540
Sep 7, 2019 American Constellation Juneau to Seattle $11,325 $13,465 $14,100 $15,065 $16,740 $18,145 $14,065 $15,540

Sailings go in both directions, please contact us prior to making further plans.

All rates are shown in US dollars, per person, double occupancy.
Any stateroom (except Single stateroom) may be sold as a single for 175% of double occupancy rate.
† Kids sailings

Included in Cruise Fare

  • Meet/greet services and transfers
  • Exclusive excursions and activities
  • All meals aboard the yachts
  • Premium wine, beer and liquor
  • Kayaking and small-boat exploration
  • Onboard professional naturalists
  • All taxes, port charges and fees

Not Included in Cruise Fare

  • Airfare to and from your home city
  • Super-premium wine, beer and liquor
  • Discretionary gratuities to vessel’s crew, typically 5-10% of fare
  • Travel insurance


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American Constellation

American Constellation

American Constellation is the latest cruise ship from American Cruise Lines. Uniquely designed to navigate the inland waterways, American Constellation brings guests to beautiful ports the larger ships can't access. In the intimate atmosphere onboard, guests will find the largest staterooms in the industry, spacious lounges, as well as observation decks and private balconies that offer spectacular views of the passing landscapes.

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Cruise Reviews

American Spirit - June 2012

American SpiritWe returned from our long anticipated Alaska sailing. This was the first sailing for the cruise line in Alaska round trip Juneau. Cabin: Queen bed cabin with a comfortable mattress. We had a balcony which was lovely, large and comfortable. Definitely worth the extra bucks. There are two chairs on the small balcony, the wife and I would sit out in the late evening before going to bed as it stays lightish all night long. Those hours were very special to us.

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