Southeast Alaska Cruise

Experience the breathtaking scenery of Alaska in the sophisticated atmosphere of the region’s most modern ship. 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 ship in Alaska, 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 rugged shorelines. Receive complimentary guided shore excursions at every port, featuring world-class experts and entertainers who highlight the very best of the region. Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cruise under Tracy Arm’s 1,500-foot vertical cliffs as you enjoy American Cruise Lines’ famous Hot Chocolate Bar. Only American Cruise Lines can provide this highly-personalized, unmatched level of service in Alaska.

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Cruise Itinerary

Day
Ports of Call
1
Juneau, AK
2
Skagway, AK
3
Haines, AK
4
Glacier Bay, AK
5
Kake, AK
6
Petersburg, AK
7
Tracy Arm, AK / Sawyer Glacier
8
Juneau, AK

Southeast Alaska Cruise

Southeast Alaska has a natural beauty that simply isn't found in many places. Explore the untouched natural beauty of this area on a magnificent 8-day cruise. Witness bald eagles, deep blue glaciers, quaint fishing villages, and humpback whales.

Ports of Call

  • Juneau, AK
  • Juneau, AK
  • Skagway, AK
  • Haines, AK
  • Glacier Bay, AK
  • Kake, AK
  • Petersburg, AK
  • Tracy Arm, AK / Sawyer Glacier
  • Juneau, AK

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Pre-Cruise
Juneau, AK

Each Southeast Alaska itinerary 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.

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Day  1
Juneau, AK

Arrive on Friday evening to maximize your time exploring Juneau. The town offers unique shopping, native heritage sites, and an easy trip to Mendenhall Glacier. Forested islands, quiet coves, and rugged coastal mountain ranges greet you as soon as you leave the dock.

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Juneau Experience & Mendenhall Glacier - Complimentary Excursion

On this tour through the city of Juneau, your guide will share the colorful history of Juneau's gold rush era and point out buildings of historical significance. As the tour takes you away from downtown Juneau, you will be able to experience the wonders of nature with breathtaking views of Mendenhall Glacier. At its widest point, this glacier is an impressive half a mile wide, with ice about 1,000 feet deep. This tour will stop at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, where you can discover the mystery behind this magnificent geological phenomenon from an unobstructed vantage point. Further explore this towering glacier along one of its many nature trails and experience the breathtaking views of this impressive feat of nature, before returning to the ship's gangway.

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Day  2
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, performers, and old street cars to relive the experience of the frontier.

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Yukon Gateway Journey - Complimentary Excursion

Skagway has called itself the "Gateway to the Yukon" since the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898. This tour experience offers an overview of the town, a spectacular ride on the White Pass and Yukon Route narrow gauge railroad into British Columbia, a bus tour over the scenic Klondike Highway, and time to explore historic Skagway's attractions and shops.

* Please note: Passport is required to participate in this excursion

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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 pointing out 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.

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Chilkoot Lake Wildlife Kayak Tour

Sea kayaking is a great way to explore the scenic wonders of Alaska. Outfitted with the proper gear, you will soon be gliding silently along the shores of the pristine Chilkoot Lake. The tour begins with a seaside drive to Chilkoot Lake State Park which features a salmon-filled river flowing into the sea, a turquoise lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains, and important Tlingit cultural sites. Keep an eye out for wildlife; bald eagles, brown bear, and migratory birds, all of which are often seen here. Arrive at the lake, take in the scenery and board your sea kayak. This lake is uncrowded, and the scenery is spectacular. Huge waterfalls spill off of the cliffs surrounding the lake, lush green forests line the shore, and wildlife abounds. This is a Signature Shore Tour. Please call (800) 460-4518 for more information.

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Nature & Wildlife Expedition - Complimentary Excursion

Knowledgeable and experienced local naturalists will guide you through the "Valley of the Eagles" to take in Alaska's magnificent nature and wildlife in six different wildlife habitats: ocean, estuary, river, lake, muskeg, and rainforest. Nestled between rugged glaciers and snow-capped mountains, the fertile Chilkoot Valley provides you with the potential to observe a wide variety of wildlife including brown bears, bald eagles, whales, seals, and river otters.

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Haines Historical Walking Tour - Complimentary Excursion

Enjoy a historic walking tour led by a local guide who will give you an insider’s look at life in this small Alaskan town. Start at Fort William H. Seward, the first permanent Army base in Alaska. Learn about the rich history of the Chilkat Valley, including the pre-contact days of the Tlingit, the arrival of the missionaries, the US Army and Ft. Seward period, as well as more modern times. Admire the views from Officer’s Row, and visit Soap Suds Alley and the Parade Grounds. Visit the famous Hammer Museum, one of the prime attractions on Main Street. Hear stories about local controversies and the challenges of remote Alaskan living.

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Day  4
Glacier Bay, AK

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, as well as massive glaciers.

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Interpretive Glacier Bay Program - Complimentary Excursion

The marine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is like no place else on earth. The park includes magnificent glaciers, towering snow-capped mountains, abundant wildlife, and miles of pristine coastline. Experience all of Glacier Bay’s beauty from the comfort of the American Spirit. An expert National Park Service Ranger will board the American Spirit for the day and will provide expert narration as we cruise through Glacier Bay, identifying wildlife including Orcas, Humpback Whales, Brown Bears, and Bald Eagles. Your tour will include a stop at a majestic tidewater glacier where you may experience the sounds of a calving glacier. American Cruise Lines has also made special arrangements to have a Huna Tlingit Cultural Interpreter join us onboard. He will share with you the fascinating human history and family stories of Glacier Bay’s native clans and people.

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Kake, AK

Just 38 miles northwest of Petersburg in the Inside Passage is the beachfront village of Kake. This small community of 500 is home to the Tlingit tribe, a proud people who have frequently defended their land against other tribes and early American explorers. The waters around Kake are well-known among seasoned anglers and boast a healthy population of halibut and salmon.

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Cultural Kake Experience - Complimentary Excursion

Take a two and a half hour guided bus tour of beautiful Kake, making a stop at The Hatchery, known for its advantageous view of Alaskan bears and a live salmon stream. Next your guide will take you to the Carving Shed, where local history and lore will be shared. On the way back to the ship you will make a stop at the world’s largest totem pole for story-telling.

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Day  6
Petersburg, AK

Located on Frederick Sound, Petersburg is a thriving fishing community with a strong Norwegian heritage. This charming village offers a relaxed atmosphere while exploring an authentic Alaskan town.

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Petersburg Dock Walk - Complimentary Excursion

Petersburg’s location is in the heart of southeast Alaska, making it ideal for major industry commercial fishing. Led by local fishermen and fishery biologists, enjoy a one hour narrated dock walk through Petersburg’s boat harbors. Enjoy a discussion about various fishing boats, methods of fishing, permits, processing and more.

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Signature Fishing Charter

In the company of a small group of fellow American Cruise Lines guests, enjoy a half day of fishing aboard the “First Choice” fishing charter. Enjoy the scenic splendor of southeast Alaska while you cast a line for wild Alaskan Salmon. All equipment is provided and you will even be able to keep your delicious catch to ship home.

This is a Signature Shore Tour. Please call (800) 460-4518 for more information.

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The Clausen Museum - Complimentary Excursion

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Clausen Museum at your leisure. Established in 1968, the Clausen Museum is dedicated to preserving the history and telling the story of those who have lived and worked in Petersburg and the surrounding area.

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Day  7
Tracy Arm, AK / Sawyer Glacier

Sail under the 1,500-foot-high vertical cliffs of Tracy Arm as seals lounge on small ice floes before reaching the mile wide South Sawyer Glacier. Hundreds of waterfalls cascade down the sides of this fjord, creating a majestic atmosphere.

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Sailing through Tracy Arm

Cruise under Tracy Arm's 1,500 foot high vertical cliffs and experience the awe and wonder of nature. Our expert naturalist will join us onboard to provide narration as we cruise through this mighty fjord. Witness hundreds of waterfalls cascading down the sides of this fjord, creating a majestic atmosphere. You will be inspired and impressed by the grandeur and beauty of Tracy Arm fjord. Note: This experience takes place on your ship.

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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.

American Constellation

American Constellation is the latest cruise ship from American Cruise Lines. Uniquely designed to navigate the inland waterways of the East Coast, 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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Owner's Suite (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

At up to 450 sq. ft. the American Constellation Owner's Suites are both spacious and elegantly appointed. Located on a private deck, each secluded suite offers our distinguished travelers amazing views from the private walk-out balcony. The well-furnished suites come fully equipped and offer a sitting area, writer’s desk, sliding glass door and full hotel-size bathroom.

Veranda Suite (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

With a generous up to 450 sq. ft. of relaxing space, each Veranda suite includes a private walk-out balcony to enjoy the panoramic views. Considered one of the finest staterooms on any cruise ship, guests will enjoy full hotel-size bathrooms and large living area with sliding glass door.

AAM (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

At 368 sq. ft., our AAM staterooms are designed to offer the privacy you desire while cruising. Located on the fourth deck, these spacious staterooms are elegantly furnished and feature floor to ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to a private walk-out balcony where the grandness of the Northeast, Hudson, and Southeast scenery can be enjoyed.

AAC (Private Balcony)

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 At 350 sq. ft., each AAC stateroom offers all of the comforts of a fine hotel. These staterooms also feature full sliding glass doors and a private walk-out balcony which provide spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding scenery.

AAL (Private Balcony)

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Our AAL staterooms offer all the comforts of home and amazing panoramic views. At 350 sq. ft. each room includes an interior entrance, expansive private walk-out balcony, and a large sitting area.  

AA

Deckplan

Centrally located, these 302 sq. ft. staterooms offer amazing views and easy access to the lounge areas. Enjoy the expansive views out of your own large opening picture window. Each room comes equipped with a large closet and full-size bathroom.

Single (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

Solo travelers will find relaxing comfort in our Single staterooms complete with a walk-out private balcony. Enjoy one of the largest single staterooms in the industry at 250 sq. ft., featuring a comfortable twin bed, large sliding glass door, and spacious full-size bathrooms.

Single

Deckplan

Find modern amenities and relaxing comfort in our 226 sq. ft. Single staterooms. With a large picture window, twin size beds and sizable bathrooms, these Single staterooms are perfect for solo travelers.

American Constellation Deck Plan

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Eagle Society Cruise


Discover America’s last great frontier. Home to majestic glaciers, active wildlife, and vast miles of untouched wilderness, Alaska is a truly magical place. Eagle Society members will experience the power of a Leikarring Dance performance at the historic Sons of Norway Hall in Petersburg, AK. This exclusive performance will be complimented by hors d’oeuvres and local desserts.

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The Hottest Hot Chocolate Bar in Alaska
The full-service hot chocolate bar on the sun deck of the American Constellation in Tracy Arm, Alaska is a warm treat in this chilly climate. A visionary concept of American Cruise Lines’ Hotel managers, the Hot Chocolate bar has recipes so wildly delicious you'll want to try them all.
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