Southeast Alaska Cruise

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

Watch humpback whales frolic in the cool waters of the Gulf of Alaska as you begin your cruise through Alaska’s Inside Passage. The pristine coves and inlets offer endless opportunities to view sea lions, orcas, harbor seals and porpoise in their natural habitat. Each day cruising Southeast Alaska aboard American Spirit offers breathtaking sights, from orcas surfacing alongside the ship to Tlingit totem poles pointing to the skies with astonishing mountain peaks behind them.


This unforgettable, personalized cruise experience starts at only $4,620 per person with Free Guided Shore Excursions and a Free Pre-Cruise hotel night in Juneau.

We also offer an 11 day, Alaska Inside Passage cruise, click here.

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Juneau Alaska round trip Inside Passage cruise map 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, with stops in Skagway, Glacier Bay, and other remarkable locales. 

To see more about this Pacific Northwest voyage, click the blue Day by Day tab above. 


Day 1
Juneau, AK

Juneau Alaska Cruise

Watch humpback whales frolic in the cool waters of the Gulf of Alaska as you begin your journey through Alaska’s Inside Passage. 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. Soar to new heights in an enclosed gondola tramway from downtown Juneau to the top of Mount Roberts. From high above, you’ll be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the harbor, the sea, and the mountains. Be sure to bring your camera!

Day 2
Glacier Bay, AK

Glacier Bay, Alaska Cruise

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 and abundant wildlife. A National Park Service Ranger will board the American Spirit  for the day and provide a comprehensive interpretive program. In addition, American Cruise Lines has made special arrangements to have a Huna Tlingit Cultural Interpreter come onboard to share the fascinating human history of Glacier Bay’s native clans and people.

Day 3
Cruising Southeast Alaska

Inside Passage Cruise Icy Strait

Experiencing Southeast Alaska is a wondrous adventure. The coves and inlets offer enticing opportunities to observe sea lions, orcas, harbor seals and porpoise in their natural habitat. With endless possibilities, take in the natural surroundings during this leisurely day.

Day 4
Haines, AK

Haines, Alaska Cruise Excursion

Watch for eagles, hawks, bears, and other wildlife on a spectacular river float trip. Begin your adventure with a ride up the Alaska Highway and into the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. The eagle preserve boasts the largest congregation of bald eagles in the world. Moose are often spotted crossing the river or feeding in the ponds of the valley.

Day 5
Skagway, AK

Glacier Bay Cruise

Often called the "Gateway to the Yukon" since the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897, Skagway offers breathtaking views of the National Park Historic District.

Day 6
Petersburg, AK

Alaska Glacier Bay

Petersburg is a thriving fishing community with a strong Norwegian heritage. While roaming the streets of Petersburg, you’ll find artistic designs stamped into the concrete sidewalks, and Rosemaling (Norwegian folk-painting) on storefronts and residences. 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 7
Tracy Arm, AK / Sawyer Glacier

Mountains in Glaciery Bay National Park

Cruise under Tracy Arm’s 1,500 foot high vertical cliffs and experience the awe and wonder of nature. Hundreds of waterfalls cascade down the sides of this fjord, creating a majestic atmosphere. Observe and admire seals in their natural habitat among small icebergs surrounding South Sawyer Glacier. You are sure to feel humbled in the midst of this mile wide glacier.

Day 8
Juneau, AK

Mendenhall Glacier Visitors' Center

Welcome back to Juneau! Juneau's stunning natural landscape has inspired many artists, whose works of art are displayed throughout the city. As your adventure through Alaska’s Inside Passage nears its end, be sure to visit Juneau’s downtown district to explore the nature inspired art galleries and do some shopping. This historic district is just a short walk from the waterfront.

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 27, 2015 7 Southeast Alaska Cruise Juneau, AK American Spirit
Jul 4, 2015 7 Southeast Alaska Cruise Juneau, AK American Spirit
Jul 11, 2015 7 Southeast Alaska Cruise Juneau, AK American Spirit
Jul 18, 2015 7 Southeast Alaska Cruise Juneau, AK American Spirit
Jul 25, 2015 7 Southeast Alaska 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
7 Nights $4,760 $5,205 $5,690 $6,185 $7,710 $6,415

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 aboard American Spirit cruises 

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