Southeast Alaska Cruise

Cruising Alaska has been popular for decades, but a small ship like 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! You’ll spend a week as the ‘Alaskan Adventurer’ in search of sights unseen – at least, unseen by you before now. Whales, bears, bald eagles and more! Whether you’re walking on glaciers, witnessing part of a glacier crash into the ocean, or kayaking at the foot of a waterfall, you’ll be in awe daily of the beautiful and wondrous majesty of the natural world. In Tracy Arm, you’ll cruise under the 1500 foot high vertical cliffs – and your jaw will drop! In Kake, stop at the Hatchery to watch bears trying to catch their breakfast from the abundant salmon population. Tour Glacier Bay with a National Park Service Ranger, in search of Orcas, Humpback Whales, Brown Bears, and more. Kayak Chilkoot Lake, filled with salmon and home to many birds, including bald eagles. Hear the stories of the ancient people who have always lived here, as well as experience the gold rush era and Klondike Highway.

Cruise Details

Clock8 Days & 7 Nights

Double Occupancy from $6,355 pp/do*

Single Occupancyfrom $7,920 pp

CalendarAugust 1, 2023 | August 8, 2023 | August 15, 2023 | August 22, 2023

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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.

    3Haines, AK
    Our stop in Haines offers two 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. Or you can choose the Signature Shore Tour that explores Chilkoot Lake’s wildlife habitat by kayak! Watch for salmon swimming into the sea from the river, bald eagles, brown bears, and other birds. 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.

    5Cruising 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.

    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!

    7Tracy Arm & Sawyer Glacier, 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.

    8Disembark in Juneau, AK


Cabin Categories

Cabin Single Price Double Price
Owner's Suite (Private Balcony)$10,845 pp
Veranda Suite (Private Balcony)$9,615 pp
AAM (Private Balcony)$8,490 pp
AAC (Private Balcony)$7,940 pp
AAL (Private Balcony)$7,490 pp
AA$6,355 pp
Single (Private Balcony)$8,745

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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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Southeast Alaska Cruise

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