Adventure and Enrichment in Every Destination

American Cruises Lines offers the most comprehensive guided shore excursions that bring out the distinct flavor and unique culture of the destinations we visit. We offer over 400 shore excursions which are meticulously planned and supported with personal guides who are well-versed in each region. Guided, small group excursions are available in every port of call and range from museums, historic landmarks, and culturally enriching sites to more active excursions such as hiking, kayaking, and bicycling. With various onshore options, guests can tailor their cruise experiences according to their passions and interests.

Whale Watching Cruise
Immersive Excursion
On The Puget Sound

Depart Friday Harbor for an exciting whale watching cruise in search of the Orca, Humpback, Minke, and Gray Whales. Enjoy an adventure aboard a vessel equipped with indoor and outdoor viewing platforms and crewed by the most experienced captains around. San Juan Island is considered the one of best places to view whales in their natural habitat.

Great River Outdoor Adventure
Deception Pass Jet Boat Adventure
Exciting Excursion
On The Puget Sound

Learn about Deception Pass and the surrounding area on this amazing jet boat adventure aboard the Island Whaler- an aluminum jet catamaran! Take a unique ride on a seated open-deck boat and enjoy a 360 degree unobstructed view of the National Historic Landmark, Deception Pass Bridge, the Old Prison Rock Quarry, Deception Island, and a bald eagle’s nest.

Over 400 Onshore Experiences


Pre-Cruise Packages

Extend the journey with more days to discover and explore. American Cruise Lines has a variety of Pre-Cruise Packages allowing our guests to fully immerse themselves in the region in which they are traveling and to seamlessly board the ship. These convenient packages include a 1 to 2-night stay in a premium hotel, breakfast, a city exploration which concludes at the ship, and concierge luggage service. Choose from our new National Parks Post-Cruise Packages, Boston Four Seasons Pre-Cruise Package, and more.

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2-Night Graceland Pre-Cruise Package

The complete Elvis experience is yours with two nights at The Guest House at Graceland, breakfast each morning, and The Graceland Experience, a tour of Elvis' mansion and grounds. The following day, enjoy a Memphis City Exploration which concludes at the ship the morning of your cruise.

Boston Four Seasons Pre-Cruise Package

Arrive in Boston the night before your cruise and stay at the highly acclaimed Four Seasons Hotel, conveniently located in the heart of downtown. Take part in a narrated city excursion which visits sites such as Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, and take in all of the sights that Boston has to offer.

Hells Canyon Flightseeing adventure

Enjoy our Hells Canyon Flightseeing Adventure over, through, and around the Nez Perce's "land of the winding rivers." On this unforgettable narrated experience, soar over scenic rolling hills, crystal clear rivers, and abounding timbered wilderness as you learn about the region’s spectacular ecology, geology, and history.

Seattle Four Seasons Pre-Cruise Package

Stay the night before your cruise at the Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown to receive concierge luggage service and enjoy a narrated city excursion of Seattle visiting highlights such as Pike Place Market, and Elliott Bay.