Experience the breathtaking scenery of Alaska in the sophisticated atmosphere of the region’s most modern ships. 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 cruise ship in the region, 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 scenic shorelines. Receive complimentary guided shore excursions at every port, featuring world-class experts and entertainers who bring the very best of the region to life.
When you Adventure with Sam, your Southeast Alaska itinerary comes 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. Keep on reading I have more surprises for you !
Day 1 - Juneau, AK / Mendenhall Glacier - Arrive a day before your cruise begins to maximize your time exploring Juneau and viewing the breathtaking Mendenhall Glacier, one of the most beautiful glaciers in North America. Downtown, enjoy Juneau’s unique shops and native heritage sites. Forested islands, quiet coves, and rugged coastal mountain ranges greet you as soon as you leave the dock.
Day 2 - Skagway, AK - Located at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage, Skagway was central to the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. Known as the “Gateway to the Yukon,” the restored town is true to its past with vintage streetcars reminiscent of the old frontier and gold-rush-era buildings, now preserved as part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Vintage locomotives from The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad continue to run past the iconic Chilkoot trail, offering sweeping mountain views on the way up to Canada.
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 describing the different species along the way. Take advantage of the variety of activities available in Haines, including a guided wildlife expedition or a private kayaking tour on Chilkoot Lake.
Day 4 - Glacier Bay, AK - Covering 3.3 million acres of dynamic topography, Glacier Bay is the world’s largest biosphere, comprised of massive glaciers, temperate rainforest, and snow-capped mountain peaks. American Cruise Lines is one of a few cruise lines allowed privileged access into this natural wonder. Immerse yourself in its majesty as you enjoy spectacular views and breathtaking moments. From the comfort of your private balcony, witness the native wildlife, including seals, whales, eagles, bear, and more.
Day 5 - Cruising the Inside Passage & Frederick Sound - Spend the day cruising the Frederick Sound and Inside Passage. Surrounded by majestic snow-covered mountains, the glacier-fed waters of the Frederick Sound are abundant with krill and herring, making it one of the world’s premier locations to observe humpback whales. Thousands migrate here to feed on the super nutrient-rich waters, as do orcas, sea lions, porpoise, and harbor seals. Along the shoreline, you may also spot black and brown bears as well as Sitka black-tailed deer.
Day 6 - Petersburg, AK - Founded more than 100 years ago by Norwegian fishermen, Petersburg is a thriving fishing community that maintains its strong Norwegian heritage and continues to make its living from the sea. Located on Frederick Sound near the summer feeding grounds of hundreds of humpback whales, this authentic Alaskan town is surrounded by breathtaking wilderness. Explore its beautiful seaport, charter a fishing boat for the afternoon, or learn about the area’s rich history at the Clausen Museum.
Day 7 - Tracy Arm, AK / Sawyer Glacier - Fifty miles southeast of Juneau is Tracy Arm, a long, narrow fjord leading to the mile-wide South Sawyer Glacier. Witness seals lounging on small ice floes, as you sail under the 1,500-foot-high vertical cliffs of Tracy Arm surrounded by the magnificent sight of hundreds of waterfalls cascading down its towering sides.
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.
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day 1 - 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, 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. explore this towering glacier along one of its many nature trails and witness the grandeur of this impressive feat of nature, before returning to the ship's gangway.
day 2 -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.
day 3 - Historic Haines Exploration - 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. Explore the famous Hammer Museum, one of the prime attractions on Main Street. Hear stories about local controversies and the challenges of remote Alaskan living. OR 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.
OR Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Raft Tour - *This is a paid Signature Shore Tour. Please SIGN UP in advance . - As you make your way to the Chilkat River to begin your rafting excursion, take a scenic riverside drive along Haines Highway, declared A National Scenic Byway. Witness glacier-clad mountains thrust to the sky, colorful wildflowers line the road, and green riverside channels that provide habitat for moose, bear, and trumpeter swans. After boarding your raft, enjoy a rapid-free, scenic float down the Chilkat River through the famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, home of the world's largest concentration of Bald Eagle. Paddling is not required, as your expert guide will push the raft along, explaining the natural history of the area, the Chilkat Indian heritage, and fun facts about bald eagle ecology. OR Chilkoot Lake Wildlife Kayak Tour - *This is a PAID Signature Shore Tour. Please SIGN UP IN ADVANCE. - 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.
day 4 - 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 Constellation. A National Park Service Ranger will board the ship 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 hear the sounds of a calving glacier. American Cruise Lines has also made special arrangements to have an Huna Tlingit Cultural Interpreter join us on board who will share with you the fascinating human history and family stories of Glacier Bay’s native clans and people.
day 5 - Cultural Kake Experience - Complimentary Excursion - Just 38 miles northwest of Petersburg in the Inside Passage is the beachfront village of Kake. This small community, with a population of 500, is home to the Tlingit tribe, a proud people who have frequently defended their land against other tribes and early American explorers. Take a guided tour, 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.
day 6 - 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.
OR 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.
OR Signature Fishing Charter - This is a PAID Signature Shore Tour. Please SIGN UP IN ADVANCE - 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.
Pricing for South East Alaska 8 Day 7 Night Small Ship Cruise
Your Choice OF Finely Appointed Floor to Ceiling Glass Doors with Private Balcony Staterooms
Owner's Suite (Private Balcony) - $9,450 - 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-size bathroom
Veranda Suite (Private Balcony) - $8,720 Veranda Suite (Private Balcony) 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-size bathrooms and large living area with sliding glass door.
AAM (Private Balcony) - $7,845 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 Pacific Northwest scenery can be enjoyed.
AAC (Private Balcony) - $7,305 At 350 . 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) - $6,975 Our AAL staterooms offer all the comforts of home and amazing panoramic views. At 350 . ft. each room includes an interior entrance, expansive private walk-out balcony, and a large sitting area.
AA - $5,870 Centrally located, . 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
Your deposit of $550.00 per person locks in your exclusives and secures your cabin !
Prices are per person based on double occupancy
Prices and available space is subject to change until a deposit is placed.
Prices do not include Travel Insurance - This is highly recommended.
Prices do not include return domestic flight from hometown to Juneau, AK
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Complimentary WI FI - Elevator access to all decks of the ship - Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood - Grand dining room accommodates guests together - Exercise room with latest equipment - Satellite TV and DVD players in all staterooms - Spacious staterooms , the largest on any cruise ships - Full sized private bathrooms with a full set of amenities - Private balconies - Sliding glass balcony doors offer panoramic views - Twice daily stateroom service - Putting Green on the top deck - Laundry facilities - Breakfast room service Individual climate control - Personalized service - Evening entertainment focuses on music and history with on board historians and naturalists - Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients - Complimentary cocktail hour each evening
Lets not forget about the Regionally Inspired Cuisine - Alaska is known for turning out some of the most delicious seafood in the nation. Our team of master chefs takes great pride in offering you a customized menu, featuring the finest cuisine. Fresh produce, seafood & meats are sourced as near as possible to the cruise and we provide a masterful culinary experience by using sustainable ingredients. We support farmers' markets & small American businesses and communicate with vendors & Seafood Watch when selecting fresh seafood. Waste is limited by offering half-portions & carefully customized menu options. Menus adjusted based on seasonality
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