Puget Sound and San Juan Islands-American Spirit

Puget Sound and the Salish Sea make for one of the most intriguing and majestic cruising grounds anywhere. You’ll spend eight magical days cruising round trip from Seattle, WA; exploring hundreds of islands (many of which are uninhabited) that are nestled between the United States mainland.. Enjoy the diverse wildlife of hawks, whales, sea lions, and much, much more. Partake in fascinating guided tours to historical museums and sites, and just take in the culture and spirit of the Pacific Northwest.

You’ll be visiting Seattle, Anacortes, Friday Harbor, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, and Poulsbo

Cruise Details

Clock8 Days & 7 Nights

Double Occupancy from $4,530 pp/do*

Single Occupancyfrom $7,035 pp

CalendarApril 6, 2024 | April 13, 2024 | April 20, 2024 | April 27, 2024 | May 4, 2024 | May 11, 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 Seattle, WA
    Our cruise departs from the picturesque Seattle, WA as we cruise to the Puget Sound

    2Anacortes, WA
    Anacortes is much warmer than its neighbors, so you can make the most of your time here. Saunter over to Deception Pass State Park, one of the most photographed locations in Washington State. This park’s miles of scenic shoreline, serene trails, and abundant wildlife make this a rewarding destination for all visitors.

    3Friday Harbor, WA
    From the moment you step off of the ship your senses will electrify from the intoxicating aromas and majestic views of Friday Harbor. Take a step back in time and experience island life as it was over a century ago by visiting the San Juan Historical Museum. Explore Friday Harbor’s diverse topography from pebbly beaches to monstrous mountains and lush valleys. This eclectic town has something for everyone!

    4Cruising the San Juan Islands
    Your cruise is as much about the journey as it is about each destination. Today is a day to revel in the scenery, as we make our way through the San Juan Islands. Witness the whales, eagles, and seals that adorn the backdrop of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. As we cruise, listen to our onboard expert describe the native wildlife or simply sit back and enjoy the sun on the top deck.

    5Victoria, BC/Port Angeles, WA
    The only Canadian town on our cruise, Victoria is a wonderful place to spend a day on a guided tour through the magnificent Butchart Gardens and lively waterfront. Start the tour from our berth in Port Angeles, continuing to Hurricane Ridge with vast views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the mountainous wilderness of Olympic National Forest.

    6Port Townsend, WA
    Forested islands, snow-capped mountains, and pristine beauty surround you as your ship cruises through the San Juan Islands and Admiralty Bay into the Victorian seaport town of Port Townsend. Explore Port Townsend’s vibrant downtown, designated a National Historic District, where you will have access to historical museums, art galleries, and specialty boutiques. Port Townsend is also home to the Fort Worden State Park. This turn-of-the-century army base offers an unmatched combination of natural beauty and historic wonders. Wander the park’s acres of beautiful beaches, wooded hills and open fields, framed by stunning vistas of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

    7Poulsbo, WA
    Known as “Little Norway,” Poulsbo was settled in 1892 by Norwegian loggers and fishermen who likened the fjord-cut landscape to their homeland. Explore the heart of Poulsbo by taking a stroll along Front Street, featuring old world murals, numerous art galleries, and specialty shops. End your day with a walk along Poulsbo’s boardwalk, where you have the opportunity to view wildlife in their native habitat and majestic snow-capped Olympic Mountains off in the distance.

    8Disembark in Seattle, WA
    Welcome back to Seattle! After a delightful week of cruising, enjoy the sights and sounds of the Pacific Northwest. Start your day by visiting Pike Place Market, internationally recognized as America’s premier farmer’s market. Visit Seattle’s Space Needle where you will have stunning views of Seattle, Puget Sound, and picturesque snow-capped mountains.


Cabin Categories

Cabin Single Price Double Price
Owner's Suite (Private Balcony)$8,085 pp
AAC (Private Balcony)$5,715 pp
AAL (Private Balcony)$5,510 pp
AA$4,690 pp
A$4,530 pp
Single (Private Balcony)$7,035

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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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Puget Sound and San Juan Islands-American Spirit

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