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Alaska Inside Passage

Southeast Alaska Cruise

At a glance

Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights

Coverage: Roundtrip Juneau, Alaska

From: $4,630

Season: July - August

Activities: Glacier Bay, Port Visits, Photography

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American Cruise Lines
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Experience the breathtaking scenery of Alaska in the sophisticated atmosphere of the region’s most modern ships. On this unforgettable 8-day cruise, discover the unique ports, colorful history, and inspiring wildlife of Alaska in the most personalized way possible.

Aboard the brand new American Constellation, the only fully stabilized small cruise ship in the region, enjoy the smoothest cruise available with every modern comfort and convenience. Savor breakfast on your private balcony as you admire breathtaking views of whales, eagles, and scenic shorelines. Receive complimentary guided shore excursions at every port, featuring world-class experts and entertainers who bring the very best of the region to life.

Highlights of this incredible journey include a visit to Mendenhall Glacier, exclusive access to Glacier Bay, up-close bald eagle viewing in Haines, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cruise under Tracy Arm’s 1,500-foot vertical cliffs. Only American Cruise Lines can provide this highly-personalized, unmatched level of service in Alaska.

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 / Mendenhall Glacier

Arrive a day before your cruise begins to maximize your time exploring Juneau and viewing the breathtaking Mendenhall Glacier, one of the most beautiful glaciers in North America. Downtown, enjoy Juneau’s unique shops and native heritage sites. Forested islands, quiet coves, and rugged coastal mountain ranges greet you as soon as you leave the dock.

Day 2 - Skagway, AK

Located at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage, Skagway was central to the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. Known as the “Gateway to the Yukon,” the restored town is true to its past with vintage streetcars reminiscent of the old frontier and gold-rush-era buildings, now preserved as part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Vintage locomotives from The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad continue to run past the iconic Chilkoot trail, offering sweeping mountain views on the way up to Canada.

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. American Cruise Lines is one of a few cruise lines allowed privileged access into this natural wonder. Immerse yourself in its majesty as you enjoy spectacular views and breathtaking moments. From the comfort of your private balcony, witness the native wildlife, including seals, whales, eagles, bear, and more.

Day 5 - Cruising the Inside Passage & Frederick Sound

Spend the day cruising the Frederick Sound and Inside Passage. Surrounded by majestic snow-covered mountains, the glacier-fed waters of the Frederick Sound are abundant with krill and herring, making it one of the world’s premier locations to observe humpback whales. Thousands migrate here to feed on the super nutrient-rich waters, as do orcas, sea lions, porpoise, and harbor seals. Along the shoreline, you may also spot black and brown bears as well as Sitka black-tailed deer.

Day 6 - Petersburg, AK

Founded more than 100 years ago by Norwegian fishermen, Petersburg is a thriving fishing community that maintains its strong Norwegian heritage and continues to make its living from the sea. Located on Frederick Sound near the summer feeding grounds of hundreds of humpback whales, this authentic Alaskan town is surrounded by breathtaking wilderness. Explore its beautiful seaport, charter a fishing boat for the afternoon, or learn about the area’s rich history at the Clausen Museum.

Day 7 - Tracy Arm, AK / Sawyer Glacier

Fifty miles southeast of Juneau is Tracy Arm, a long, narrow fjord leading to the mile-wide South Sawyer Glacier. Witness seals lounging on small ice floes, as you sail under the 1,500-foot-high vertical cliffs of Tracy Arm surrounded by the magnificent sight of hundreds of waterfalls cascading down its towering sides. Indulge yourself at our one-of-a-kind Hot Chocolate Bar on the sun deck, as our onboard naturalist provides expert commentary on this natural wonder. There is a sense of excitement as you anticipate the next waterfall, mountain goat, or bear, on your way to the crystal blue glacier.

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.

Alaska Inside Passage Itinerary Map

Dates & Rates

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Dates AA AAL AAC AAM Veranda Suite Owner's Suite Single Single /w Balcony
Jul 16, 2020 $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Jul 23, 2020 $5,370 $6,475 $6,805 $7,345 $8,220 $8,950 $6,290 $7,050
Jul 30, 2020 $4,630 $5,600 $5,890 $6,355 $7,125 $7,765 $5,370 $6,040
Aug 5, 2020 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $7,530 $8,370 $9,070 $6,995 $7,730
Aug 12, 2020 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $7,530 $8,370 $9,070 $6,995 $7,730
Aug 19, 2020 $5,135 $6,195 $6,515 $7,030 $7,870 $8,570 $5,995 $6,730
Aug 26, 2020 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $7,530 $8,370 $9,070 $6,995 $7,730
Jul 14, 2021 $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Jul 21, 2021 $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Jul 28, 2021 $5,870 $6,975 $7,305 $7,845 $8,720 $9,450 $7,290 $8,050
Aug 4, 2021 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $7,530 $8,370 $9,070 $6,995 $7,730
Aug 11, 2021 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $7,530 $8,370 $9,070 $6,995 $7,730
Aug 18, 2021 $5,635 $6,695 $7,015 $7,530 $8,370 $9,070 $6,995 $7,730
Aug 25, 2021 $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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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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