Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

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

Discover the majestic splendor of a summer Alaska Inside Passage cruise with this incredible 11-night voyage from Seattle 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.

Early Bird Discount: Book early and Save $400 or more per stateroom on this cruise.
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We also offer an 8-day Southeast Alaska cruise, click here.

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Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Map Take an exclusive 11-day cruise through the Alaska Inside Passage. Beautiful views of immaculate shores pair with amazing destinations like Hoonah and Petersburg to create a one-of-a-kind experience.

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Day 1
Seattle, WA

Alaska inside Passage cruises from Seattle

Seattle is a city of natural wonders and beautiful vistas. Departing from the famous Fisherman’s Terminal, your cruise begins by traveling from this vivacious 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

Friday Harbor Cruises

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

Cruising the Puget Sound to the 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

Southeast Alaska Cruise Wildlife

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 Archipelago.


Day 6
Cruising the Inside Passage

Alaska Inside Passage cruise onshore Wildlife

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

Misty Fjords National Monument on Alaska Inside Passage cruise. photo by stockfreeimages.com

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. Enjoy the steep valleys and winding rivers. Formed by glaciers and lava flows, Misty Fjords demonstrate the raw power of nature and the majestic results.


Day 8
Wrangell, AK

Visit the Wrangell Museum during Alaska cruise shore excursionsExplore 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 Alaska Harbor on Seattle Juneau cruise

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

Orca Whale

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

Tracy Arm on Seattle Juneau Inside Passage cruise

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 humbled in the midst of this tranquil scenery, with glaciers nearly a mile wide and 20 stories tall.


Day 12
Juneau, AK

Mendenhall Glacier Juneau Alaska Inside Passage cruise

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.



Alaska Inside Passage cruises video

The Alaska Inside Passage is a majestic coastal route along a network of passages which weave through the islands along the Pacific Coast of North America. Discover southeastern Alaska, British Columbia and Puget Sound with this eleven night cruise aboard American Spirit.

Date # of Nights Cruise Departure Location Ship
Jun 13, 2015 11 Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Seattle, WA American Spirit
Aug 1, 2015 11 Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Juneau, AK American Spirit

American Spirit

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 Alaska, the American Spirit brings passengers to some of the most beautiful locations 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.  
Rate Schedule Per Person A AA AAL AAC Owner's Suite Single w/ Balcony
11 Nights $7,475 $8,175 $8,945 $9,720 $12,110 $10,075

Rates subject to change


The Hottest Hot Chocolate Bar in Alaska

The full-service hot chocolate bar on the sun deck of the American Spirit in Tracy Arm, Alaska. 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.
hot chocolate bar


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