Alaska's Inside Passage
At a glance
Duration: 12 Days/11 Nights
Coverage: Seattle, WA to Juneau, AK
Season: June - July
Activities: Glacier Bay, Port Visits, Photography
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Take a 15-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 14-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 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 - Cruising through Frederick Sound
The calm summer waters and incredible number of humpback whales that congregate here make Frederick Sound one of the premier whale watching destinations in the world. The waterway is also home to significant populations of Steller sea lions, Dall’s porpoise and harbor seals. Black bears, brown bears, black-tailed deer and wolves are common sights along the shoreline.
- Day 11 - 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, creating a majestic atmosphere. 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 12 - 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||A||AA||AAL||AAC||Owner's Suite||Single w/ Balcony|
|Jun 10, 2017||American Spirit||$10,540||$11,450||$12,500||$13,620||$16,910||$14,110|
|Aug 19, 2017||American Spirit||$10,540||$11,450||$12,500||$13,620||$16,910||$14,110|
|Jun 9, 2018||American Spirit||$10,540||$11,450||$12,500||$13,620||$16,910||$14,110|
|Aug 18, 2018||American Spirit||$10,540||$11,450||$12,500||$13,620||$16,910||$14,110|
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
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.
- American Spirit - June 2012
We 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.