Alaskan Explorer Cruise

Cruising an Alaskan Explorer Cruise aboard the American Constellation can get you up-close to the action. Closer to the shore, you can better see wildlife on land; feel the spray when a piece of glacier falls into the ocean; watch for whale pods and catch your breath when you witness a whale breaching the water! This new 11-day vacation package will bring you to the wilderness of Alaska, as if you are the explorer of old, discovering something new to the world – at least, new to you! Whales, bears, bald eagles and more!

Book an Alaskan Explorer Cruise now: Complimentary Pre-Cruise Package in Juneau Included!

Cruise Details

Clock11 Days & 10 Nights

Double Occupancy from $8,965 pp/do*

Single Occupancyfrom $12,590 pp

CalendarJune 16, 2024 | June 26, 2024 | July 6, 2024 | July 30, 2024 | August 9, 2024

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*Per person/double occupancy. Special single rates apply where listed. Excludes port fees.
Itineraries may operate in reverse.

Your Itinerary

    1Embark in Juneau, AK
    Begin your cruise with a complimentary excursion through the streets of Juneau, learning about the gold rush era, and a trip to Mendenhall Glacier – a half mile wide, with ice 1000 feet deep! Learn more about the glacier at the Visitor’s Center.

    2Skagway, AK
    This town was pivotal during the Gold Rush of 1897, known as the ‘Gateway to the Yukon’! You can choose to ride the rails on a tour to White Pass and Klondike Highway, or choose to stay in Skagway with a Street Car tour of the city. *Passport may be required for some excursions.

    3Haines, AK
    Our stop in Haines offers many ways to view the natural wonders of Alaska! On the complimentary ‘Nature and Wildlife Expedition’, local naturalists will take you to the ‘Valley of the Eagles’, with six wildlife habitats, home to bald eagles, brown bears, seals, river otters, and more. The complimentary Historic Haines tour will lead you deeper into Alaskan history, from the days of the Tlingit to the modern challenges of remote Alaskan living. Or you can choose the Signature Shore Tours that explore the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve by raft, or Chilkoot Lake’s wildlife habitat by kayak! Both options highlight the magnificent landscapes of Alaska, from glaciers to snow-capped mountains, and all the lakes, rivers, rainforests and waterfalls in between!

    4Glacier Bay, AK
    3.3 million acres. How much of Glacier Bay can you explore in one day? A National Park Service Ranger will join us onboard today to guide us through Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Miles of coastline, filled abundantly with wildlife, including orcas, humpback whales, brown bears and bald eagles. Our ship will stop right in front of a tidewater glacier and we may see and hear the magnificent sounds of a calving glacier! A Huna Tlingit Cultural Interpreter will also come onboard to share the history and family stories of the native people of Glacier Bay.

    5Glacier Bay, AK
    Enjoy Day 2 of the National Park. Take advantage of the Park Ranger's time onboard to ask all the questions you can think of.

    6Petersburg, AK
    This fishing village has a strong Norwegian heritage. Take a complimentary walking tour of the town, learning about its rich heritage, the art and Rosemaling that decorate the town, and visit the Clausen Museum, home to artifacts and photographs of the region. For a Signature Shore Tour, ask our agents about heading out on a fishing charter tour – half a day of salmon fishing in Alaska!

    7Ketchikan, AK
    As gateway to Misty Fjords National Monument, Ketchikan has two fantastic nicknames: 'Yosemite of the North' and 'Salmon Capital of the World'!

    8Wrangell, AK
    The city of Wrangell sits on the Stikine River. History is everywhere, including the Petroglyph Beach and rock carvings. You'll be fascinated by the petroglyph demonstration. Or head to the river for a jet boat tour to see more wildlife, including deer, bears and bald eagles!

    9Cruising the Inside Passage & Frederick Sound
    Enjoy an easy day of relaxing onboard, watching the splendid scenery roll by. Keep your ears open for announcements by the crew of passing wildlife.

    10Tracy Arm, AK
    1500 foot high cliffs – that’s the breathtaking views of Tracy Arm! An expert naturalist will join us onboard to point out sights along the way, including the waterfalls cascading down the fjord, the mile wide South Sawyer Glacier, and the seals hanging out on ice floes.

    11Disembark in Juneau, AK

Alaskan Explorer Cruise Map

Cabin Categories

Cabin Single Price Double Price
Owner's Suite (Private Balcony)$15,365 pp
Veranda Suite (Private Balcony)$13,625 pp
AAM (Private Balcony)$11,620 pp
AAC (Private Balcony)$10,925 pp
AAL (Private Balcony)$10,530 pp
AA$8,965 pp
Single (Private Balcony)$12,590

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*Prices may vary due to seasonality

Onboard Experience

The American Cruise Line fleet of ships are the newest and most environmentally friendly small ships in the US. The cruise line prides itself on their hospitable staff, and that you’ll be graciously received no matter which ship you cruise on. The large staterooms with interior entrances ensure you have a relaxed, private area to watch the river from, or visit any of the many onboard lounges. Daily entertainment will be brought onboard, including musicians, historians and naturalists.

Regionally-Inspired Menus

American Cruise Lines uses fresh, local ingredients to show off the culinary glory of the region you’re cruising in. On the Mississippi River, that could mean Andouille Gumbo, a po’boy with red beans and rice, and bourbon pecan pie. In New England, you could find Littleneck clam ceviche on the menu followed by a spiced apple pudding with maple whipped cream. In the Pacific Northwest, you’ll find fresh fish on the menu, including shrimp bisque or Dungeness Crab cake, and a marionberry cheesecake that’ll make your mouth water! Your ship will provide you with a list of all the locally-sourced ingredients when you unpack.

Eagle Society

Once you’ve cruised aboard any American Cruise Line ship, you are an Eagle Society member. It’s free to be a member, but your loyalty to American Cruise Lines is greatly rewarded. You’ll receive Eagle Society luggage tags, and member-only gifts when you board each cruise. After 3 cruises, you’ll receive complimentary premium shore excursions. After 10 cruises, you’ll get a complimentary 11th cruise. There are special Eagle Society cruise dates every year. Plus all Eagle Society member benefits can be used when booking with USA River Cruises, plus you’ll still be eligible for our loyal customer benefits as well.

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Alaskan Explorer Cruise

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