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Alaska Inside Passage

Southeast Alaska Cruise

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Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights

Coverage: Roundtrip Juneau, Alaska

From: $5,370

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 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

Day 1 - Juneau, AK

Arrive on Friday evening to maximize your time exploring Juneau. The town offers unique shopping, native heritage sites, and an easy trip 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, performers, and old street cars to relive the experience of the 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 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 4 - Glacier Bay, AK

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, as well as massive glaciers.

Day 5 - Kake, AK

Just 38 miles northwest of Petersburg in the Inside Passage is the beachfront village of Kake. This small community of 500 is home to the Kake 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. This charming village offers a relaxed atmosphere while exploring an 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 atmosphere.

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.

Dates & Rates

Dates AA AAL AAC AAM Veranda Suite Owner's Suite Single Single /w Balcony
Jun 23, 2018 $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Jun 30, 2018 $5,370 $6,475 $6,805 $7,345 $8,220 $8,950 $6,290 $7,050
Jul 7, 2018 $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Jul 14, 2018 $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Jul 21, 2018 $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Jul 28, 2018 $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Aug 4, 2018 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $7,530 $8,370 $9,070 $6,995 $7,730
Aug 11, 2018 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $7,530 $8,370 $9,070 $6,995 $7,730
Aug 18, 2018 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $7,530 $8,370 $9,070 $6,995 $7,730
Aug 25, 2018 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $7,530 $8,370 $9,070 $6,995 $7,730
Sep 1, 2018 $5,135 $6,195 $6,515 $7,030 $7,870 $8,570 $5,995 $6,730
Jun 22, 2019 $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Jun 29, 2019 $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Jul 6, 2019 $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Jul 13, 2019 $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Jul 20, 2019 $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Jul 27, 2019 $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Aug 3, 2019 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $7,530 $8,370 $9,070 $6,995 $7,730
Aug 10, 2019 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $7,530 $8,370 $9,070 $6,995 $7,730
Aug 17, 2019 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $7,530 $8,370 $9,070 $6,995 $7,730
Aug 24, 2019 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $7,530 $8,370 $9,070 $6,995 $7,730
Aug 31, 2019 $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

Map

Alaska Inside Passage Itinerary Map

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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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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