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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: $9,560

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

Pre-Cruise - Pre-Cruise Package Available

American Cruise Lines custom Seattle Pre-Cruise Package provides you with a seamless way to experience the city and easily board the ship. Arrive the day before your cruise and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. The package includes a premium 4-star hotel stay in downtown Seattle, a complete city tour on the morning of your cruise, and transportation to the ship.

* Pre-Cruise Package only available for Cruises departing from Seattle

Day 1 - Seattle, WA

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

Day 2 - Anacortes, WA

Anacortes, much warmer than its neighbors, is home to Deception Pass State Park, one of the most photographed locations in Washington State. Enjoy the beauty of this park’s miles of scenic shoreline, serene trails, and abundant wildlife.

Day 3 - Friday Harbor, WA

The majestic views of Friday Harbor is a delight for the senses. Explore Friday Harbor’s diverse topography, from pebbly beaches to magnificent 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

Witness the natural wonders and majestic beauty of the Strait of Georgia. From the comfort of your furnished private balcony, discover the unique and biologically rich characteristics of this estuary system where hundreds of rivers flow into the sea. Along the way, delight in the locally inspired cuisine prepared by our team of master chefs.

Day 5 - Cruising Queen Charlotte Strait

Enjoy a relaxing day of cruising along the Queen Charlotte Strait, a part of the Inside Passage from Washington to Alaska. View the beauty of the Broughton Archipelago with its variety of marine mammals, including orcas, harbor seals, and sea lions. In the evening, enjoy our award-winning onboard enrichment programs presented by the area’s finest historians, naturalists, and entertainers.

Day 6 - Cruising the Inside Passage

Spend the day cruising the Inside Passage on our journey to Ketchikan. As we travel through stunning forest-lined passages, witness majestic wildlife and stunning scenery from a top of American Constellation’s spacious sun deck.

Day 7 - Ketchikan, AK

Ketchikan is one of Alaska’s southernmost cities and an inspirational destination. 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." Savor the flavors of fresh salmon and halibut, view bears on the mountainside, participate in native Tlingit 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 the many art galleries located downtown. 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 ft. tall vertical cliffs and experience the 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 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 describing 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.

*We visit Haines on cruises departing from Juneau. Cruises departing from Seattle spend an extra day in Glacier Bay.

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 and vintage street cars reminiscent of the old 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.

Day 15 - Juneau, AK

Departure day. Breakfast is served onboard, then 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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Date Direction AA AAL AAC AAM Veranda Suite Owner's Suite Single Single /Private Balcony
Jun 8, 2019 Seattle to Juneau $11,325 $13,465 $14,100 $15,065 $16,740 $18,145 $14,065 $15,540
Sep 7, 2019 Juneau to Seattle $11,325 $13,465 $14,100 $15,065 $16,740 $18,145 $14,065 $15,540
Jun 2, 2020 Seattle to Juneau $11,030 $13,115 $13,740 $14,745 $16,250 $17,615 $13,700 $15,130
Sep 2, 2020 Juneau to Seattle $10,590 $12,590 $13,190 $14,155 $15,600 $16,910 $13,150 $14,525

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


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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