once-in-a-lifetime adventure, on our brand new
11-day Alaskan Explorer Cruise. Venture to the
most captivating destinations in southern Alaska
and along the Inside Passage, in the comfort of
the most modern cruise ships in the region.
Admire the wonders of nature from your furnished
private balcony as you cruise to Mendenhall
Glacier. Learn about the history of the Klondike
Gold Rush in Skagway from our local guide,
before heading to Haines for a Nature and
Wildlife Expedition. Enjoy the most
comprehensive Glacier Bay experience available.
With exclusive access to this incredible
biosphere, view majestic glaciers and abundant
wildlife up-close, as our onboard park ranger
provides expert commentary.
Immerse yourself in the scenic beauty of Tracy
Arm Fjord and witness the hundreds of waterfalls
cascading down its vertical cliffs. On board,
American Cruise Lines will provide exquisite
cuisine, the finest entertainment, and the most
engaging experts in Alaska.
1 Juneau, Alaska/ Mendenhall
2 Skagway, Alaska
3 Haines, Alaska
4 Glacier Bay, Alaska
5 Glacier Bay, Alaska
6 Petersburg, Alaska
7 Ketchikan, Alaska
8 Wrangell, Alaska
9 Cruising the Inside Passage &
10 Tracy Arm, Alaska
11 Juneau, Alaska
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Daily excursions subject to change.
Complimentary Package :
Each Alaska Explorer 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
Pre-Cruise Packages must be reserved at least 30 days before
your cruise date.
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.
Small boat cruising
Mendenhall Glacier & Juneau City Exploration -
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. Further 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.
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.
Scenic River Cruising
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 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.
As you explore Haines, our onboard expert and a local guide will take
you through the valley describing the different species along the way.
Get a up-close view of bald eagles which are among the most populous of
over 260 species of birds in Chilkat Valley. Take advantage of the
variety of activities available in Haines, including a guided wildlife
expedition or a private kayaking tour on Chilkoot Lake.
Historic Haines Exploration - Complimentary
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
Nature & Wildlife Expedition - Complimentary
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.
Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Raft Excursion
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. This is a Signature shore excursion and should be
reserved in advance. Please call (800) 460-4518 for information.
Chilkoot Lake Wildlife Kayak Adventure
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
excursion and should be reserved in advance. Please call (800) 460-4518
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
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
Glacier Bay, AK
Glacier Bay is too magnificent to just spend a single day. Enjoy more time in
this natural wonder as a park ranger joins us on board providing expert
commentary on the landscape and native wildlife.
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
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.
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. Admire the scenic
splendor of southeast Alaska as you enjoy the thrill of the catch. All equipment
is provided and you will even be able to keep your delicious catch to ship home.
This is a Signature shore excursion and should be reserved in advance. Please
call (800) 460-4518 for information.
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.
Ketchikan, Alaska is truly the beginning of the last frontier, where animals may
actually outnumber people. Located in the midst of the Tongass National Forest,
Ketchikan is home to black bears, mountain goats, Sitka black-tailed deer, and
Witness the incredibly rich Alaska native culture and the many Native American
totem poles on display throughout town. Enjoy the scenic views of nearby Misty
Fiords National Monument, a glacier-carved wilderness featuring snow-capped
mountains, waterfalls, and salmon spawning streams.
Ketchikan Duck Boat - Complimentary Excursion
Feel the energy of the “Salmon Capital of the World” as you pass by its diverse
local fishing fleet. Motor down the channel for up-close views of local fishing
canneries, seaplane docks, and Ketchikan’s waterfront community. Travel by the
salmon ladder on Ketchikan Creek viewing the spawning grounds and live salmon in
season, as well as to Creek Street where you will learn of Ketchikan’s colorful
past and salty beginnings.
Natural beauty abounds in Wrangell with a variety of landscapes including
mountains, islands, and rainforest. Explore the city of Wrangell and walk among
the petroglyph carvings as you enter the "Gateway to the Stikine River." Visit
places along the river where miners camped and garnets were mined during the
Gold Rush. Savor the flavors of fresh salmon and halibut, view bears on the
mountainside, participate in native Tlingit culture, or stop and pick from the
abundance of wild blueberries, huckleberries, and salmon-berries.
Wrangell Experience - Complimentary Excursion
Discover the highlights of this truly Alaskan town with its colorful history and
Native American culture. Explore Wrangell’s famous anthropological sight,
Petroglyph Beach where you can view Chief Shakes Tribal House and rock carvings.
Enjoy a petroglyph rubbing demonstration before heading to the Wrangell Museum
which houses a rich assortment of over 5,000 historic photos, native artifacts,
and a collection of Tlingit petroglyphs.
Stikine River Jet Boat Exploration- Complimentary
Climb aboard a jet boat and explore the historic Stikine River. The Stikine
River, or Stik-Heen, which means ‘Great River’ in Tlinglit, is the fastest
navigable, free-flowing river in North America and is truly a photographer’s
dream. This natural habitat is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including
moose, deer, brown and black bear, and the bald eagle. The Stikine River was
also the primary means of river transport during the Gold Rush. View the
picturesque scenery of this historic river, including massive glaciers that
descend to the shores of the river and arcing mountains that extend to the sky.
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
Tracy Arm, AK
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. Indulge yourself at our one-of-a-kind Hot Chocolate Bar on the sun deck,
as our onboard naturalist provides expert commentary on this natural wonder.
There is a sense of excitement as you anticipate the next waterfall, mountain
goat, or bear, on your way to the crystal blue glacier.
On your return, spend some time in Juneau. Explore the impressive collection of
museums, shops, and attractions in the heart of Alaska’s capital.
RATES & DATES
Alaskan Explorer Cruise
Sails From: Juneau, Alaska Ends in: Juneau, Alaska
Cruising on the new American Constellation
The smoothest and most comfortable travel experience
Many complimentary excursions and unique experiences
Suites up to 700 sq. feet
Balconies with sliding glass doors
7 unique lounges
Exquisite culinary program
Breakfast room service
Cocktail hour each evening
Award-winning enrichment programs
Wi-Fi throughout the ship (connection speed may vary)
Pre-cruise hotel package
Jun 16, 2020
Jun 26, 2020
Jul 06, 2020
Jun 14, 2021
Jun 24, 2021
Jul 04, 2021
Owner's Suite (Private Balcony) $12,965
Veranda Suite (Private Balcony) $11,955
AAM (Private Balcony) $10,755
AAC (Private Balcony) $10,075
AAL (Private Balcony) $9,615
Single (Private Balcony) $11,100
* Prices displayed are per person based on double occupancy.
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