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Alaska Inside Passage

Southeast Alaska Cruise

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Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights

Coverage: Roundtrip Juneau, Alaska

From: $5,135

Season: June - August

Activities: Glacier Bay, Port Visits, Photography

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To cruise the forest-lined passages, pristine bays and magnificent inland waterways of Alaska is to experience America at its most majestic. Nearly every mile offers another breathtaking sight, from a pod of orcas surfacing to play alongside the ship to Tlingit totem poles that point to the skies where snowy peaks rise to astonishing heights. It’s a world of electric-blue glaciers, shimmering northern lights, and an amazing diversity of wildlife. Discover it all with American Cruise Lines.

Along Alaska’s coastlines and rivers, tribal nations have lived, hunted, and fished for centuries. Totem poles, which were once a common sight in Southeast Alaska, can still be seen today. This indigenous art form utilized symbolic animals to convey mystical meanings.

From the observation decks of the American Constellation or American Spirit or during excursions on land, you will observe this incredible state’s first inhabitants—grizzlies, caribou, moose, Dall sheep, wolves, eagles, porpoises, harbor seals and other wildlife in their natural habitats. But perhaps the most thrilling encounters are with the humpback whales, some of the largest mammals on the planet. These creatures are frequently sighted in Alaska’s Inside Passage. Migrating from warmer winters in Hawaii and Mexico, they find their summer feeding ground in Alaska’s bountiful waters.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Pre-Cruise - Juneau, AK

Each Southeast Alaska itinerary comes complete with a Complimentary Pre-Cruise Package, providing you with a seamless way to board the ship and explore the local area. Arrive the day before your scheduled cruise date and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. The package includes a premium hotel stay, a guided tour of Juneau, and transportation to the ship. All luggage will be brought directly from the hotel and placed in your stateroom aboard the ship.

*Pre-Cruise Package is not available for reservations made within 30 days of cruise date.

Day 1 - Juneau, AK

Arrive a day before your cruise begins to maximize your time exploring Juneau. The town offers unique shopping, native heritage sites, and is easy access to Mendenhall Glacier. Forested islands, quiet coves, and rugged coastal mountain ranges greet you as soon as you leave the dock.

Day 2 - 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 and vintage streetcars reminiscent of the old frontier.

Day 3 - 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 describing the different species along the way. Take advantage of the variety of activities available in Haines, including a guided wildlife expedition or a private kayaking tour on Chilkoot Lake.

Day 4 - Glacier Bay, AK

Covering 3.3 million acres of dynamic topography, Glacier Bay is the world’s largest biosphere, comprised of massive glaciers, temperate rainforest, and snow-capped mountain peaks. During the day, witness the native wildlife, including seals, whales, eagles, bears, and more.

Day 5 - Kake, AK

Just 38 miles northwest of Petersburg in the Inside Passage is the beachfront village of Kake. This small community, with a population of 500, is home to the Tlingit tribe, a proud people who have frequently defended their land against other tribes and early American explorers. The waters around Kake are well-known among seasoned anglers and boast a healthy population of halibut and salmon.

Day 6 - Petersburg, AK

Located on Frederick Sound, Petersburg is a thriving fishing community with a strong Norwegian heritage. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, as you explore the charming village of this authentic Alaskan town.

Day 7 - Tracy Arm, AK / Sawyer Glacier

Sail under the 1,500-foot-high vertical cliffs of Tracy Arm as seals lounge on small ice floes before reaching the mile-wide South Sawyer Glacier. Hundreds of waterfalls cascade down the sides of this fjord, creating a majestic effect.

Day 8 - Juneau, AK

On your return to Juneau, spend some time exploring the impressive collection of museums, shops, and attractions in the heart of Alaska’s capital.

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

Alaska Inside Passage Itinerary Map

Dates & Rates

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Dates Ship A AA AAL AAC AAM Veranda Suite Owner's Suite Single Single /w Balcony
Jul 7, 2018 American Constellation $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Jul 14, 2018 American Constellation $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Jul 21, 2018 American Constellation $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Jul 28, 2018 American Constellation $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Aug 4, 2018 American Constellation $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $7,530 $8,370 $9,070 $6,995 $7,730
Aug 11, 2018 American Constellation $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $7,530 $8,370 $9,070 $6,995 $7,730
Aug 18, 2018 American Constellation $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $7,530 $8,370 $9,070 $6,995 $7,730
Aug 25, 2018 American Constellation $5,135 $6,195 $6,515 $7,030 $7,870 $8,570 $5,995 $6,730
Sep 1, 2018 American Constellation $5,135 $6,195 $6,515 $7,030 $7,870 $8,570 $5,995 $6,730
Jun 22, 2019 American Constellation $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Jun 28, 2019 American Spirit $5,450 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $9,070 $7,730
Jun 29, 2019 American Constellation $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Jul 5, 2019 American Spirit $5,450 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $9,070 $7,730
Jul 6, 2019 American Constellation $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Jul 12, 2019 American Spirit $5,450 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $9,070 $7,730
Jul 13, 2019 American Constellation $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Jul 19, 2019 American Spirit $5,450 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $9,070 $7,730
Jul 20, 2019 American Constellation $5,370 $6,475 $6,805 $7,345 $8,220 $8,950 $6,290 $7,050
Jul 26, 2019 American Spirit $5,450 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $9,070 $7,730
Jul 27, 2019 American Constellation $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Aug 2, 2019 American Spirit $5,085 $5,260 $6,250 $6,545 $8,465 $7,215
Aug 3, 2019 American Constellation $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Aug 10, 2019 American Constellation $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Aug 17, 2019 American Constellation $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Aug 24, 2019 American Constellation $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Aug 31, 2019 American Constellation $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Jun 6, 2020 American Spirit $5,450 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $9,070 $7,730
Jun 13, 2020 American Spirit $5,450 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $9,070 $7,730
Jun 20, 2020 American Spirit $5,450 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $9,070 $7,730
Jun 27, 2020 American Spirit $5,450 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $9,070 $7,730
Jul 4, 2020 American Spirit $5,450 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $9,070 $7,730
Jul 11, 2020 American Spirit $5,450 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $9,070 $7,730
Jul 18, 2020 American Spirit $5,450 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $9,070 $7,730
Jul 25, 2020 American Spirit $5,450 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $9,070 $7,730
Aug 1, 2020 American Spirit $5,085 $5,260 $6,250 $6,545 $8,465 $7,215
Aug 5, 2020 American Constellation $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $7,530 $8,370 $9,070 $6,995 $7,730
Aug 8, 2020 American Spirit $5,085 $5,260 $6,250 $6,545 $8,465 $7,215
Aug 12, 2020 American Constellation $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $7,530 $8,370 $9,070 $6,995 $7,730
Aug 19, 2020 American Constellation $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $7,530 $8,370 $9,070 $6,995 $7,730
Aug 26, 2020 American Constellation $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $7,530 $8,370 $9,070 $6,995 $7,730

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

Ships

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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American Spirit

American Spirit

A small ship cruise on the modern American Spirit is for the traveler who pursues the exceptional. Uniquely designed to navigate the inland waterways of the magnificent East Coast, the American Spirit brings passengers to some of the most fascinating places in America. In the intimate atmosphere onboard, guests find that fellow travelers share their passion for these historic places, and often become fast friends. It's easy to relax and feel comfortable in the huge public spaces onboard.

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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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