Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise

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

The Cascade and Olympic Mountains meet the sea to form Puget Sound and create an area of stunning landscapes and thriving wildlife. The crystal blue water is dotted by the San Juan Islands, where idyllic towns are nestled into the wilderness. Cruising Puget Sound is as much about the journey as it is about each destination. Join us as we explore everything the region has to offer from the gardens of Victoria to whale watching on the sundeck.

Ports of Call: Seattle, Anacortes, Friday Harbor, Victoria, BC / Port Townsend, and Poulsbo, WA


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Day 1
Seattle, WA

Seattle Washington

Arrive early in Seattle and spend the day exploring local attractions like the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. In the afternoon your cruise on Puget Sound begins as we set out across the clear blue water. The week will be filled with opportunities for whale watching, but this is a great time to get your first few sightings.


Day 2
Anacortes, WA

Anacortes, WA Cruise Destination

Anacortes is home to Deception Pass, one of the most photographed places in the Northwest. See the pass from the water, or explore on easy walking trails along the shoreline. Leave some time to explore the town, just a few steps from our dock. After dinner, the Fidalgo Swing Band will join us for an evening of swing in the main lounge.


Day 3
Cruising the San Juan Islands

Your cruise is as much about the journey as it is about each place we visit. Today is a day to revel in the scenery as we make our way through the San Juan Islands. As we travel whales, eagles, and seals will be set to the backdrop of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. Our onboard expert will point out wildlife as we cruise or you can just sit back and enjoy the sun on the top deck.


Day 4
Friday Harbor, WA

Friday Harbor Cruises

Friday Harbor is a beautiful, walkable seaport with small shops and turn of-the-century buildings. Experience island life as it was over a century ago by visiting the San Juan Historical Museum or the Whale Museum. At the whale museum you can learn about Spirit, the Orca whale American Cruise Lines adopted during our first season on Puget Sound.


Day 5
Victoria, BC / Port Angeles, WA

The only Canadian town on our cruise is Victoria. It’s a wonderful place to spend a day on a guided tour through the magnificent Butchart gardens and lively waterfront. The tour begins from our berth in Port Angeles, a town with its own host of options, including a tour to Hurricane Ridge with vast views over the Strait of Juan de Fuca and deep into the heart of the mountainous wilderness of Olympic National Forest.


Day 6
Port Townsend, WA

Port Townsend, WA

Port Townsend is a charming town with a fascinating past. Beautifully restored Victorian architecture is now home to small museums, galleries, and shops. In the evening, members of the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra will be aboard for a night of dramatic classical music.


Day 7
Poulsbo, WA

Cruise to Poulsbo, WA

Originally a logging camp settled by Norwegians who likened the landscape to the fjords of their homeland, Poulsbo retains a Scandinavian influence. It is a great place to visit for the history, scenery, and lively downtown just steps from the harbor. A distinct Native American influence is present in nearby Suquamish, located on the Port Madison Indian Reservation, where there is a wonderful museum dedicated to the history and culture of the Suquamish Tribe.


Day 8
Seattle, WA

Seattle Cruises

Welcome back to Seattle. Relax on the sundeck as the skyline of the city draws nearer. Once we arrive, make the most of you time in Seattle with a tour, or allow American Cruise Lines to assist with transportation arrangements home.



Date # of Nights Cruise Departure Location Ship
Mar 28, 2015 7 Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle, WA American Spirit
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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
7 Nights $3,985 $4,500 $4,805 $5,330 $6,870 $5,365

Rates subject to change


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