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Pacific Northwest Cruises

Small Ship Cruises in Alaska, Washington & Oregon


The Pacific Northwest is world renowned for its diverse ecosystems and wildlife. Join American Cruise Lines as we explore the rustic splendor of the region with a collection of Southeast Alaska and Alaska Inside Passage cruises, Portland Round-Trip cruises, Columbia and Snake Rivers cruises, and Puget Sound and San Juan Islands cruises aboard our modern fleet of small cruise ships. Explore the stunning views and awe-inspiring wildlife of this region while enjoying the spacious accommodations, fine cuisine and personalized service of American Cruise Lines.

Columbia and Snake River Cruises

Eight-Day / Seven-Night Cruises
Departing from Clarkston, WA or Portland, OR

Pacific Northwest Cruises Columbia and Snake River Small Ship Cruises  

Cruise the Columbia and Snake rivers on this 7-night river cruise along the route pioneered by Lewis & Clark over 200 years ago. Relax aboard the paddlewheeler Queen of the West. Visit Fort Clatsop in Astoria, OR where Lewis & Clark spent the winter of 1805. Look into the heart of a volcano with a visit to Mt. St. Helens in Washington. Or, sit back and enjoy the tastes on a Columbia River Valley Wine cruise.

Cruise Highlights: Clarkston, Pendleton, Stevenson, Columbia River Gorge, Mount St. Helens, Astoria, Portland

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11-Day Northwest Pioneers Cruises

Eleven-Day / Ten-Night Cruises
Departing from Clarkston, WA

Lewis and Clark Historic Site on Mississippi River Cruise  

Over 200 years ago, intrepid explorers Lewis & Clark set out on the Corps of Discovery Expedition. Retrace this historic journey on a ten-night Columbia River cruise that features guided shore excursions to the replica Fort Clatsop where the explorers spent the winter of 1805-1806. Also enjoy stops at Multnomah Falls, Mount St. Helens, The Dalles and Hells Canyon. 

Cruise Highlights: Clarkston, Richland, Pendleton, The Dalles, Hood River, Stevenson, Portland, Mount St. Helens, Astoria


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Highlights of the Columbia River Cruises

Five-Day / Four-Night Cruises
Departing from Portland, OR

Columbia River Gorge on Columbia and Snake River cruise

Take a five-day / four-night Portland Round-Trip cruise on the Columbia River. This abbreviated cruise brings you right to the highlights of this region, a place that was made famous by intrepid explorers Lewis & Clark over 200 years ago. On this cruise you will have the opportunity to visit intriguing sites including the recreated Fort Clatsop in Astoria, the Columbia River Gorge and Mount St. Helens.

Cruise Highlights: Portland, Astoria, Mount St. Helens and Stevenson

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Puget Sound and San Juan Island Cruises

Eight-Day / Seven-Night Cruise
Departing from Seattle, WA

Pacific Northwest Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise  

Puget Sound cruises aboard the American Spirit from American Cruise Lines transport guests to a land of stunning beauty. Join us for a seven-night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands cruise as we discover this natural wonderland of sea lions, hawks, whales and more. Travel round trip from Seattle, WA with visits to Poulsbo, Port Townsend, Friday Harbor and Anacortes.

Cruise Highlights: Seattle, Puget Sound, Anacortes, Friday Harbor, San Juan Islands, Port Townsend, Poulsbo

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Southeast Alaska Cruises

Eight-Day / Seven-Night Cruise
Departing from Juneau, AK


Discover the beauty of Southeast Alaska with a seven-night cruise along this pristine waterway. Join us aboard the American Spirit as we cruise the Alaskan waterways and explore the amazing diversity of wildlife. Enjoy fine American cuisine prepared with Pacific Northwest flair by our culinary experts. The modern small ships of our fleet take you to amazing ports of call not accessible by larger ships.

Cruise Highlights: Juneau, Glacier Bay, Kake, Haines, Skagway, Petersburg, Tracy Arm, South Sawyer Glacier

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Alaska Inside Passage Cruises

Twelve-Day / Eleven-Night Cruise
Departing from Seattle, WA or Juneau, AK


Explore the Pacific Northwest with this 11-night Seattle to Juneau  Alaska Inside Passage cruise. Join us aboard the American Spirit for a 1,000-mile journey to deep fjords, narrow waterways and pristine islands of British Columbia and Southeast Alaska. There are few places on earth that have remained unchanged for hundreds of years. This cruise is a rare opportunity to see one of them.

Cruise Highlights: Seattle, Anacortes, Friday Harbor, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Frederick Sound, Tracy Arm, South Sawyer Glacier, Juneau, AK

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Columbia River Wine Cruise

Lewis & Clark Theme Cruise

  • "I had a wonderful, relaxing vacation! I will have great memories for a long time to come."

    Joan B., Columbia and Snake Rivers Cruise
  • "We will recommend American Cruise Lines to anyone who asks. The small ship experience was everything we had hoped for"

    William and Deborah R., Alaska Inside Passage Cruise
  • "The captain was willing to slow down and stop for views of interest while we were underway. It allowed us to see rare animal sightings, glaciers, spectacular falls, etc."

    Evelyn F., Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

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