American Cruise Lines

Explore the American spirit, culture, and history. Visit the historic sites with American Cruise Lines. Who isn’t interested in the USA with its residents, uses, regional differences and vast beauty of nature. The cruise lines and itineraries of American Cruise Lines are a great springboard to explore the country. Use the rivers to visit the places where history is written, experience the routes of the first pioneers. You can think of Jazz in New Orleans, the civil war, the expedition route of Lewis & Clark or a culinary cruise, such as the Crabfest cruise! American Cruise Lines has proven itself for 26 years as a solid cruise company, which operates with two eye-catching nautical concepts; with classic paddle wheelers (19th-century style radar steamships) and small cruise ships to sail along the North American coastline and inland waterways. While enjoying 5-star luxury you will be overloaded with American culture and nature. Think about the rich history of the Mississippi River and its surroundings. You can also choose for the more northern rivers, like the Ohio River, the Hudson River or in the Northwest on the Columbia River. Experience the well-kept cabins, excellent gastronomy, outstanding service and on every cruise a lecturer who focusses on the historic significance and natural beauty of the region. Cruises along the East Coast, Florida and New England will give you an extraordinary experience. You can also choose for a magnificent cruise in the Northwestern waterways of the USA, including Alaska. American Cruise Lines sails with small and especially cozy ships with a maximum of 185 passengers. In a casual atmosphere, you can enjoy excursions or go on your own at one of the many seaports, harbours, and interesting sites. All waterways are breathtaking and intriguing.

“Embrace Your Inner Pioneer”

Ship
Date
Days
Destination
Information
American Spirit
30.06.2018
07.07.2018
7
Alaska, Southeast Alaska Cruise
Fare from € 5.000
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Travelroute
Day 1

Juneau, AK

Arrive on Friday evening to maximize your time exploring Juneau. The town offers unique shopping, native heritage sites, and an easy trip to Mendenhall Glacier. Forested islands, quiet coves, and rugged coastal mountain ranges greet you as soon as you leave the dock.

Day 2

Skagway, AK

Known as the “Gateway to the Yukon,” Skagway was central to the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. The restored town is true to its past with period architecture, performers, and old street cars to relive the experience of the frontier.

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 pointing out all the different species along the way. We have an extended stay in Haines to let you do a variety of things, including kayaking on Chilkoot Lake, or an afternoon of salmon fishing on a charter boat.

Day 4

Glacier Bay, AK

Covering 3.3 million acres of dynamic topography, Glacier Bay is the world’s largest biosphere. It includes glaciers, temperate rainforest, and snow-capped mountain peaks. During the day you will see seals, whales, eagles, and bears, as well as massive glaciers.

Day 5

Kake, AK

Just 38 miles northwest of Petersburg in the Inside Passage is the beachfront village of Kake. This small community of 500 is home to the Kake tribe, a proud people who have frequently defended their land against other tribes and early American explorers. The waters around Kake are well-known among seasoned anglers and boast a healthy population of halibut and salmon.

Day 6

Petersburg, AK

Located on Frederick Sound, Petersburg is a thriving fishing community with a strong Norwegian heritage. This charming village offers a relaxed atmosphere while exploring an authentic Alaskan town.

Day 7

Tracy Arm, AK / Sawyer Glacier

Sail under the 1,500-foot-high vertical cliffs of Tracy Arm as seals lounge on small ice floes before reaching the mile wide South Sawyer Glacier. Hundreds of waterfalls cascade down the sides of this fjord, creating a majestic atmosphere.

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.

Additional charges: port charges € 230,-

Please note: we do not guarantee departure point, termination point or any intermediate stop. Itineraries, schedules, routes, ships, and staterooms are always subject to change at any time without notice due to weather conditions, availability of docks, shoaling, river conditions, operation of locks, mechanicals, or any other reason. The times and dates of departure and arrival are also subject to change.

Overview

Southeast Alaska Cruise

Experience the awe-inspiring wildlife and scenery that makes Alaska one of the most beautiful regions in the world. In Juneau, learn about its colourful history and admire the wonders of nature as you view the majestic Mendenhall Glacier. Visit the Gold Rush town of Skagway known as “The Gateway to the Yukon”, before arriving in Haines where bald eagles soar high for all to enjoy. American Cruise Lines is one of the selected few cruise lines permitted into Glacier Bay, giving you unprecedented access to the National Park to observe seals, whales and bears in their natural habitat. Cruise under Tracy Arm’s 140 meters high vertical cliffs and be amazed their beauty and grandeur.

Highlights

Southeast Alaska has a natural beauty that simply isn’t found in many places. Explore the untouched natural beauty of this area on a magnificent 8-day cruise. Witness bald eagles, deep blue glaciers, quaint fishing villages, and humpback whales.

Ports Of Call: Juneau, Skagway, Haines, Glacier Bay, Kake, Petersburg, Tracy Arm / Sawyer Glacier.

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Ship information

American Spirit

Vessel Type: Coastal Cruise Ship

Passenger Capacity: 100

Built: 2005

The modern American Spirit is for the traveller who pursues the exceptional. Uniquely designed to navigate the inland waterways of Alaska, the American Spirit brings passengers to some of the most beautiful locations in America. In the intimate atmosphere on board, guests find that fellow travellers share their passion for these historic places, and often become fast friends. It's easy to relax and feel comfortable in the spacious and relaxing rooms.

Finely Appointed Staterooms

American Spirit's staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising - all over 200 square feet in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passengers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies.

Amenities and Features

Complimentary Wi-Fi and elevator access to all decks of the ship. Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood. Grand dining room accommodates all guests together, the culinary program features locally sourced ingredients. Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery. Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms. Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship with individual climate control and open picture window. Hotel-size bathrooms with a full set of amenities. Private balconies and twice daily stateroom service. Evening entertainment focuses on music and history. The ship is built in the USA and has an All American crew. Complimentary cocktail hour each evening. Onboard historians and naturalists. American Cruise Lines offers great cruises with personalized service.

America
07.07.2018
11.07.2018
4
North America, Highlights of the Mississippi River
Fare from € 2.210
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Travelroute
Day 1

New Orleans, LA

Welcome to New Orleans. This vibrant city aka the Big Easy is the perfect destination to begin your Mississippi River voyage. Arrive the day before your cruise and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. With thoughtfully planned excursions encompassing the biggest attractions and cultural highlights of New Orleans, and complimentary transportation to the ship, we make sure your tour is as worry-free as possible.

Day 2

Houmas House, LA

Become acquainted with the Houmas House and its history as well as its 38 acres of gardens, ponds and majestic live oak alley during this port stop. Make sure to explore the Southern splendour of "The Sugar Palace" through 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork.

Day 3

Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge features all the history and wonder you would expect in a state capital, but with an added down home flavour that makes it truly unique. Our private guides will take you on a tour of the cities' most famous attractions including the Old and New State Capitals and the interactive Louisiana State Museum.

Day 4

Oak Alley, LA

Once serving as an antebellum sugar cane homestead, Oak Alley Plantation is named after its most distinguishing feature, a row of 300 year old oak trees. This leafy canopy forms a quarter-mile path leading to the Mississippi River. Restored to its 19th Century grandeur, this classic Greek revival-style antebellum mansion is breathtaking.

Day 5

New Orleans, LA

Welcome back to New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. Culture and arts abound around every corner of this unique city. The open air artist colony proudly displays local works on the iron fence in Jackson Square, while the city’s 45 museums carefully preserve its rich history. Stay an extra day or even a few nights to enjoy the famed French Quarter.

Additional charges: port charges € 130,- pp

Please Note: we do not guarantee departure point, termination point or any intermediate stop. Itineraries, schedules, routes, ships, and staterooms are always subject to change at any time without notice due to weather conditions, availability of docks, shoaling, river conditions, operation of locks, mechanicals, or any other reason. The times and dates of departure and arrival are also subject to change.

Overview

Highlights of the Mississippi River

Your roundtrip Mississippi River adventure begins and ends in New Orleans, a melting pot of French, African and American culture. Here you can enjoy exclusive access to its vibrant music scene and the best in Cajun and Creole cuisine. Travel to the magnificent Houmas House Plantation and enjoy its beautiful gardens and unique collection of Louisiana art. Be greeted with colourful Mardi Gras beads in Baton Rouge before taking a one-of-a-kind guided tour through this vibrant city. Sip a cool Mint Julep on the west lawn of the Oak Alley Plantation in 19th Century fashion.

Highlights

Cruise through a land of bayous and southern belles on this special 5-day round trip cruise. Enjoy guided shore excursions to vivacious cities, and grand plantations, while dining on the finest regionally-inspired cuisine. Ports Of Call: New Orleans, Houmas House, Baton Rouge, Oak Alley, New Orleans.

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Ship information

America

Vessel Type: Riverboat/Mississippi Paddlewheeler

Passenger Capacity: 185

Built: 2016

America is American Cruise Lines’ eighth ship and its second brand-new vessel to launch in 2016. America is the finest Mississippi paddlewheeler ever built, introducing features never before seen on a Mississippi riverboat. The America embodies a casual ambiance and relaxed atmosphere, while providing panoramic views of the passing scenery. With only 185 guests, fellow passengers will quickly become new friends.

Finely Appointed Staterooms

America's staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising, all over 18.5 m² in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passengers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies.

Amenities and Features

Complimentary Wi-Fi and elevator access to all decks of the ship. Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood. Grand dining room accommodates all guests together. Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery. Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms. Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship with hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities. Private balconies with sliding glass balcony doors offer panoramic views. Twice daily stateroom service. Mark Twain library and chart room. Putting green on the top deck. Laundry facilities. Individual climate control. Afternoon tea service in the sky lounge. Jazz and evening musical entertainment. Breakfast room service. Brand new ship built in the USA with an All American crew. Complimentary cocktail hour each evening. Onboard historians and naturalists. Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients. Personalized service. American Cruise Lines has it all!

American Spirit
07.07.2018
14.07.2018
7
Alaska, Southeast Alaska Cruise
Fare from € 5.000
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Travelroute
Day 1

Juneau, AK

Arrive on Friday evening to maximize your time exploring Juneau. The town offers unique shopping, native heritage sites, and an easy trip to Mendenhall Glacier. Forested islands, quiet coves, and rugged coastal mountain ranges greet you as soon as you leave the dock.

Day 2

Skagway, AK

Known as the “Gateway to the Yukon,” Skagway was central to the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. The restored town is true to its past with period architecture, performers, and old street cars to relive the experience of the frontier.

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 pointing out all the different species along the way. We have an extended stay in Haines to let you do a variety of things, including kayaking on Chilkoot Lake, or an afternoon of salmon fishing on a charter boat.

Day 4

Glacier Bay, AK

Covering 3.3 million acres of dynamic topography, Glacier Bay is the world’s largest biosphere. It includes glaciers, temperate rainforest, and snow-capped mountain peaks. During the day you will see seals, whales, eagles, and bears, as well as massive glaciers.

Day 5

Kake, AK

Just 38 miles northwest of Petersburg in the Inside Passage is the beachfront village of Kake. This small community of 500 is home to the Kake tribe, a proud people who have frequently defended their land against other tribes and early American explorers. The waters around Kake are well-known among seasoned anglers and boast a healthy population of halibut and salmon.

Day 6

Petersburg, AK

Located on Frederick Sound, Petersburg is a thriving fishing community with a strong Norwegian heritage. This charming village offers a relaxed atmosphere while exploring an authentic Alaskan town.

Day 7

Tracy Arm, AK / Sawyer Glacier

Sail under the 1,500-foot-high vertical cliffs of Tracy Arm as seals lounge on small ice floes before reaching the mile wide South Sawyer Glacier. Hundreds of waterfalls cascade down the sides of this fjord, creating a majestic atmosphere.

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.

Additional charges: port charges € 230,-

Please note: we do not guarantee departure point, termination point or any intermediate stop. Itineraries, schedules, routes, ships, and staterooms are always subject to change at any time without notice due to weather conditions, availability of docks, shoaling, river conditions, operation of locks, mechanicals, or any other reason. The times and dates of departure and arrival are also subject to change.

Overview

Southeast Alaska Cruise

Experience the awe-inspiring wildlife and scenery that makes Alaska one of the most beautiful regions in the world. In Juneau, learn about its colourful history and admire the wonders of nature as you view the majestic Mendenhall Glacier. Visit the Gold Rush town of Skagway known as “The Gateway to the Yukon”, before arriving in Haines where bald eagles soar high for all to enjoy. American Cruise Lines is one of the selected few cruise lines permitted into Glacier Bay, giving you unprecedented access to the National Park to observe seals, whales and bears in their natural habitat. Cruise under Tracy Arm’s 140 meters high vertical cliffs and be amazed their beauty and grandeur.

Highlights

Southeast Alaska has a natural beauty that simply isn’t found in many places. Explore the untouched natural beauty of this area on a magnificent 8-day cruise. Witness bald eagles, deep blue glaciers, quaint fishing villages, and humpback whales.

Ports Of Call: Juneau, Skagway, Haines, Glacier Bay, Kake, Petersburg, Tracy Arm / Sawyer Glacier.

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Ship information

American Spirit

Vessel Type: Coastal Cruise Ship

Passenger Capacity: 100

Built: 2005

The modern American Spirit is for the traveller who pursues the exceptional. Uniquely designed to navigate the inland waterways of Alaska, the American Spirit brings passengers to some of the most beautiful locations in America. In the intimate atmosphere on board, guests find that fellow travellers share their passion for these historic places, and often become fast friends. It's easy to relax and feel comfortable in the spacious and relaxing rooms.

Finely Appointed Staterooms

American Spirit's staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising - all over 200 square feet in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passengers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies.

Amenities and Features

Complimentary Wi-Fi and elevator access to all decks of the ship. Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood. Grand dining room accommodates all guests together, the culinary program features locally sourced ingredients. Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery. Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms. Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship with individual climate control and open picture window. Hotel-size bathrooms with a full set of amenities. Private balconies and twice daily stateroom service. Evening entertainment focuses on music and history. The ship is built in the USA and has an All American crew. Complimentary cocktail hour each evening. Onboard historians and naturalists. American Cruise Lines offers great cruises with personalized service.

American Spirit
07.07.2018
14.07.2018
7
North America, Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise
Fare from € 3.600
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Travelroute
Day 1

Seattle, WA

Arrive early in Seattle and spend the day exploring local attractions like the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. In the afternoon your cruise on Puget Sound begins as we set out across the clear blue water. The week will be filled with opportunities for whale watching, but this is a great time to get your first few sightings.

Day 2

Anacortes, WA

Anacortes is home to Deception Pass, one of the most photographed places in the Northwest. See the pass from the water, or explore on easy walking trails along the shoreline. Leave some time to visit the town, just a few steps from our dock. After dinner, the Fidalgo Swing Band will join us for an evening of swing in the main lounge.

Day 3

Cruising 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. As we travel, whales, eagles, and seals adorn the backdrop of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. You can listen to our onboard expert point out wildlife as we cruise or you can just sit back and enjoy the sun on the top deck.

Day 4

Friday Harbor, WA

Friday Harbour is a beautiful, walkable seaport with small shops and turn of-the-century buildings. Experience island life as it was over a century ago by visiting the San Juan Historical Museum or the Whale Museum. At the Whale Museum you can learn about Spirit, the orca whale American Cruise Lines adopted during our first season on Puget Sound.

Day 5

Victoria, 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. The tour begins 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.

Day 6

Port Townsend, WA

Port Townsend is a charming town with a fascinating past. Beautifully restored Victorian architecture is now home to small museums, galleries, and shops. In the evening, members of the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra will be aboard for a night of dramatic classical music.

Day 7

Poulsbo, WA

Originally a logging camp settled by Norwegians who likened the landscape to the fjords of their homeland, Poulsbo retains a Scandinavian influence. It is a great place to visit for the history, scenery, and lively downtown. A distinct Native American influence is present in nearby Suquamish, located on the Port Madison Indian Reservation, where there is a museum dedicated to the history and culture of the Suquamish Tribe.

Day 8

Seattle, WA

Welcome back to Seattle. Relax on the sundeck as the famous skyline of the city draws nearer. Once we arrive, make the most of you time in Seattle with a tour, or allow American Cruise Lines to assist with transportation arrangements home.

Additional charges: port charges: € 215 pp

Please Note: we do not guarantee departure point, termination point or any intermediate stop. Itineraries, schedules, routes, ships, and staterooms are always subject to change at any time without notice due to weather conditions, availability of docks, shoaling, river conditions, operation of locks, mechanicals, or any other reason. The times and dates of departure and arrival are also subject to change.

Overview

Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise

Travel to where the Cascade and Olympic Mountains meet the sea, forming the stunning Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands archipelago. Cruise the clear blue waters to picturesque historic seaside towns such as La Conner where you can partake in a traditional smoked salmon tasting. As you journey through the San Juan Islands you will witness abundant wildlife including whales, eagles and seals. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the region on our customized shore excursions to Butchart Gardens with its flower-adorned archways and Olympic National Park where you’ll witness breathtaking vistas. Learn about the cultural influences of both the Norwegians and the Suquamish tribe from the American Cruise Line onboard historians and local expert guides. On your private balcony, you can sip fine wines from local vineyards, while keeping an eye out for “Spirit,” the Orca whale we adopted last year.

Highlights

We begin our voyage from the world-class city of Seattle, harbour hopping through the Puget Sound and cruising the San Juan Islands. Visit charming seaside towns, take in some of the most beautiful natural scenery and learn about the area’s rich history and culture, before returning to city where our journey began. Ports Of Call: Seattle, Anacortes, Friday Harbour, Victoria / Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Poulsbo.

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Ship information

American Spirit

Vessel Type: Coastal Cruise Ship

Passenger Capacity: 100

Built: 2005

The modern American Spirit is for the traveller who pursues the exceptional. Uniquely designed to navigate the inland waterways of Alaska, the American Spirit brings passengers to some of the most beautiful locations in America. In the intimate atmosphere on board, guests find that fellow travellers share their passion for these historic places, and often become fast friends. It's easy to relax and feel comfortable in the spacious and relaxing rooms.

Finely Appointed Staterooms

American Spirit's staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising - all over 200 square feet in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passengers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies.

Amenities and Features

Complimentary Wi-Fi and elevator access to all decks of the ship. Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood. Grand dining room accommodates all guests together, the culinary program features locally sourced ingredients. Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery. Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms. Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship with individual climate control and open picture window. Hotel-size bathrooms with a full set of amenities. Private balconies and twice daily stateroom service. Evening entertainment focuses on music and history. The ship is built in the USA and has an All American crew. Complimentary cocktail hour each evening. Onboard historians and naturalists. American Cruise Lines offers great cruises with personalized service.

America
11.07.2018
15.07.2018
4
North America, Highlights of the Mississippi River
Fare from € 2.210
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Travelroute
Day 1

New Orleans, LA

Welcome to New Orleans. This vibrant city aka the Big Easy is the perfect destination to begin your Mississippi River voyage. Arrive the day before your cruise and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. With thoughtfully planned excursions encompassing the biggest attractions and cultural highlights of New Orleans, and complimentary transportation to the ship, we make sure your tour is as worry-free as possible.

Day 2

Houmas House, LA

Become acquainted with the Houmas House and its history as well as its 38 acres of gardens, ponds and majestic live oak alley during this port stop. Make sure to explore the Southern splendour of "The Sugar Palace" through 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork.

Day 3

Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge features all the history and wonder you would expect in a state capital, but with an added down home flavour that makes it truly unique. Our private guides will take you on a tour of the cities' most famous attractions including the Old and New State Capitals and the interactive Louisiana State Museum.

Day 4

Oak Alley, LA

Once serving as an antebellum sugar cane homestead, Oak Alley Plantation is named after its most distinguishing feature, a row of 300 year old oak trees. This leafy canopy forms a quarter-mile path leading to the Mississippi River. Restored to its 19th Century grandeur, this classic Greek revival-style antebellum mansion is breathtaking.

Day 5

New Orleans, LA

Welcome back to New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. Culture and arts abound around every corner of this unique city. The open air artist colony proudly displays local works on the iron fence in Jackson Square, while the city’s 45 museums carefully preserve its rich history. Stay an extra day or even a few nights to enjoy the famed French Quarter.

Additional charges: port charges € 130,- pp

Please Note: we do not guarantee departure point, termination point or any intermediate stop. Itineraries, schedules, routes, ships, and staterooms are always subject to change at any time without notice due to weather conditions, availability of docks, shoaling, river conditions, operation of locks, mechanicals, or any other reason. The times and dates of departure and arrival are also subject to change.

Overview

Highlights of the Mississippi River

Your roundtrip Mississippi River adventure begins and ends in New Orleans, a melting pot of French, African and American culture. Here you can enjoy exclusive access to its vibrant music scene and the best in Cajun and Creole cuisine. Travel to the magnificent Houmas House Plantation and enjoy its beautiful gardens and unique collection of Louisiana art. Be greeted with colourful Mardi Gras beads in Baton Rouge before taking a one-of-a-kind guided tour through this vibrant city. Sip a cool Mint Julep on the west lawn of the Oak Alley Plantation in 19th Century fashion.

Highlights

Cruise through a land of bayous and southern belles on this special 5-day round trip cruise. Enjoy guided shore excursions to vivacious cities, and grand plantations, while dining on the finest regionally-inspired cuisine. Ports Of Call: New Orleans, Houmas House, Baton Rouge, Oak Alley, New Orleans.

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Ship information

America

Vessel Type: Riverboat/Mississippi Paddlewheeler

Passenger Capacity: 185

Built: 2016

America is American Cruise Lines’ eighth ship and its second brand-new vessel to launch in 2016. America is the finest Mississippi paddlewheeler ever built, introducing features never before seen on a Mississippi riverboat. The America embodies a casual ambiance and relaxed atmosphere, while providing panoramic views of the passing scenery. With only 185 guests, fellow passengers will quickly become new friends.

Finely Appointed Staterooms

America's staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising, all over 18.5 m² in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passengers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies.

Amenities and Features

Complimentary Wi-Fi and elevator access to all decks of the ship. Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood. Grand dining room accommodates all guests together. Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery. Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms. Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship with hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities. Private balconies with sliding glass balcony doors offer panoramic views. Twice daily stateroom service. Mark Twain library and chart room. Putting green on the top deck. Laundry facilities. Individual climate control. Afternoon tea service in the sky lounge. Jazz and evening musical entertainment. Breakfast room service. Brand new ship built in the USA with an All American crew. Complimentary cocktail hour each evening. Onboard historians and naturalists. Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients. Personalized service. American Cruise Lines has it all!

American Spirit
14.07.2018
21.07.2018
7
Alaska, Southeast Alaska Cruise
Fare from € 5.000
<read more>
Travelroute
Day 1

Juneau, AK

Arrive on Friday evening to maximize your time exploring Juneau. The town offers unique shopping, native heritage sites, and an easy trip to Mendenhall Glacier. Forested islands, quiet coves, and rugged coastal mountain ranges greet you as soon as you leave the dock.

Day 2

Skagway, AK

Known as the “Gateway to the Yukon,” Skagway was central to the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. The restored town is true to its past with period architecture, performers, and old street cars to relive the experience of the frontier.

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 pointing out all the different species along the way. We have an extended stay in Haines to let you do a variety of things, including kayaking on Chilkoot Lake, or an afternoon of salmon fishing on a charter boat.

Day 4

Glacier Bay, AK

Covering 3.3 million acres of dynamic topography, Glacier Bay is the world’s largest biosphere. It includes glaciers, temperate rainforest, and snow-capped mountain peaks. During the day you will see seals, whales, eagles, and bears, as well as massive glaciers.

Day 5

Kake, AK

Just 38 miles northwest of Petersburg in the Inside Passage is the beachfront village of Kake. This small community of 500 is home to the Kake tribe, a proud people who have frequently defended their land against other tribes and early American explorers. The waters around Kake are well-known among seasoned anglers and boast a healthy population of halibut and salmon.

Day 6

Petersburg, AK

Located on Frederick Sound, Petersburg is a thriving fishing community with a strong Norwegian heritage. This charming village offers a relaxed atmosphere while exploring an authentic Alaskan town.

Day 7

Tracy Arm, AK / Sawyer Glacier

Sail under the 1,500-foot-high vertical cliffs of Tracy Arm as seals lounge on small ice floes before reaching the mile wide South Sawyer Glacier. Hundreds of waterfalls cascade down the sides of this fjord, creating a majestic atmosphere.

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.

Additional charges: port charges € 230,-

Please note: we do not guarantee departure point, termination point or any intermediate stop. Itineraries, schedules, routes, ships, and staterooms are always subject to change at any time without notice due to weather conditions, availability of docks, shoaling, river conditions, operation of locks, mechanicals, or any other reason. The times and dates of departure and arrival are also subject to change.

Overview

Southeast Alaska Cruise

Experience the awe-inspiring wildlife and scenery that makes Alaska one of the most beautiful regions in the world. In Juneau, learn about its colourful history and admire the wonders of nature as you view the majestic Mendenhall Glacier. Visit the Gold Rush town of Skagway known as “The Gateway to the Yukon”, before arriving in Haines where bald eagles soar high for all to enjoy. American Cruise Lines is one of the selected few cruise lines permitted into Glacier Bay, giving you unprecedented access to the National Park to observe seals, whales and bears in their natural habitat. Cruise under Tracy Arm’s 140 meters high vertical cliffs and be amazed their beauty and grandeur.

Highlights

Southeast Alaska has a natural beauty that simply isn’t found in many places. Explore the untouched natural beauty of this area on a magnificent 8-day cruise. Witness bald eagles, deep blue glaciers, quaint fishing villages, and humpback whales.

Ports Of Call: Juneau, Skagway, Haines, Glacier Bay, Kake, Petersburg, Tracy Arm / Sawyer Glacier.

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Ship information

American Spirit

Vessel Type: Coastal Cruise Ship

Passenger Capacity: 100

Built: 2005

The modern American Spirit is for the traveller who pursues the exceptional. Uniquely designed to navigate the inland waterways of Alaska, the American Spirit brings passengers to some of the most beautiful locations in America. In the intimate atmosphere on board, guests find that fellow travellers share their passion for these historic places, and often become fast friends. It's easy to relax and feel comfortable in the spacious and relaxing rooms.

Finely Appointed Staterooms

American Spirit's staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising - all over 200 square feet in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passengers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies.

Amenities and Features

Complimentary Wi-Fi and elevator access to all decks of the ship. Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood. Grand dining room accommodates all guests together, the culinary program features locally sourced ingredients. Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery. Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms. Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship with individual climate control and open picture window. Hotel-size bathrooms with a full set of amenities. Private balconies and twice daily stateroom service. Evening entertainment focuses on music and history. The ship is built in the USA and has an All American crew. Complimentary cocktail hour each evening. Onboard historians and naturalists. American Cruise Lines offers great cruises with personalized service.

Queen of the West
14.07.2018
21.07.2018
7
North America, Columbia and Snake Rivers Voyage
Fare from € 3.130
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Travelroute
Day 1

Portland, OR

Situated between the waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, Portland's history is forever entwined with the fortunes of the great rivers. In the golden age of riverboats, sternwheelers crossed Portland’s waterfront while steam whistles and calliopes rang out across the water. Today, highlights include the Portland Art Museum, the International Rose Test Garden and the famous Powell’s Bookstore, filling an entire city block.

Day 2

Astoria, OR

A nationally significant historic region at the western end of the Lewis & Clark Trail, Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. In the winter of 1805-06, the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Expedition was headquartered at Fort Clatsop. In 1955, a replica of the fort was built near the original site and was eventually named a National Monument. With its steep hills and beautiful Victorian homes, Astoria has been called the "Little San Francisco of the Pacific Northwest" and has a revitalized downtown ideal for shopping and dining.

Day 3

Mount St. Helens

Perhaps the most impactful of all landmarks in the region is Mount St. Helens. From high on an overlook, bear witness to the awesome power of the volcano whose eruption in 1980 scorched 230 square miles of forest land and forever changed the landscape. Expert guides will show you the pumice plain and lava dome as they explain the effect the volcano had on the lives of those in the surrounding towns.

Day 4

Cruising the Columbia River Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular river canyon cutting the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountain Range. A popular recreational destination, the gorge holds federally protected status as a National Scenic Area. The cliffs of the gorge look down on quaint riverfront towns and exhilarating waterfalls.

Day 5

Stevenson, WA

Named after early American settler George H. Stevenson, this town rose to prominence quickly due to economic expansion made possible by the Columbia River. The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center showcases the area's unique cultural and historical diversity, from the Native American tribes that inhabited the Gorge, to Lewis and Clark and 19th-century loggers.

Day 6

The Dalles. OR

Located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, between Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, on the south bank, The Dalles is a perfect photographic spot. Discover the area where Lewis & Clark camped at Rock Fort Camp during their historic journey to explore the Louisiana Purchase territory in 1805-1806.

Day 7

Pendleton, OR / Richland, WA

Pendleton is known for its beautiful countryside, indigenous Native American tribes and network of underground tunnels created a century ago for illicit activities. The area is also famous for its lucrative wool trade in the 18th and 19th centuries. Looking through the lens of The Hanford Reach National Monument and the Columbia River is the Reach Museum in Richland which tells the rich and fascinating stories of the culture and history of the region through engaging exhibits, artifacts and tours.

Day 8

Clarkston, WA

The twin cities of Lewiston, ID and Clarkston, WA, are known as the Northwest’s most inland seaports. Along the Snake River you’ll find Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America. This canyon is known for its pristine scenery and thriving wildlife.

Additional charges: port charges: € 230,-

Please note: we do not guarantee departure point, termination point or any intermediate stop. Itineraries, schedules, routes, ships, and staterooms are always subject to change at any time without notice due to weather conditions, availability of docks, shoaling, river conditions, operation of locks, mechanicals, or any other reason. The times and dates of departure and arrival are also subject to change.

Overview

Columbia and Snake Rivers Voyage

Embrace your inner pioneer as you travel along the epic route forged by Lewis and Clark more than 200y ears ago. View the lush landscapes of the Columbia River Gorge and be awed by the magnificent Multnomah Falls. Visit Mount St. Helens with our local expert and learn how the eruption has affected the landscape and surrounding communities. Enjoy a trip to wine country with a stop at the Maryhill Winery and be entertained by onboard musicians performing maritime songs, sea shanties, and selections from “The Great American Songbook”.

Highlights

From the deepest canyon in America to the awesome sight of the Multnomah Falls, each stop along your journey on the route of Lewis and Clark has its own story, embodied in the history and culture of the region.

Ports Of Call: Portland, Astoria, Mount St. Helens, Stevenson, The Dalles, Pendleton / Richland and Clarkston.

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Ship information

Queen of the West

Vessel Type: Riverboat/Columbia Paddlewheeler

Passenger Capacity: 100

Built / Refurbished: 1995 / 2011

A veteran of the Columbia and Snake Rivers, Queen of the West underwent major renovations with upgrades to passenger staterooms, lounges, galley, and engine room. Meticulous care and attention to detail went into the reconstruction, from the newly designed and custom built furniture to the expanded staterooms and the addition of more private balconies.

Finely Appointed Staterooms

Queen of the West staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising, all over 18.5 m² in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passengers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies.

Amenities and Features

Complimentary Wi-Fi and elevator access to all decks of the ship. Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood. Grand dining room accommodates all guests together. Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery. Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms. Hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities. Private balconies. Twice daily stateroom service. Lewis and Clark library. Putting green on the top deck. Individual climate control. Evening entertainment focuses on music and history. The ship was built in the USA and has an All American crew. Complimentary cocktail hour each evening. Onboard historians and naturalists. Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients. Personalized service. American Cruise Lines has it all!

American Spirit
21.07.2018
28.07.2018
7
Alaska, Southeast Alaska Cruise
Fare from € 5.000
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Travelroute
Day 1

Juneau, AK

Arrive on Friday evening to maximize your time exploring Juneau. The town offers unique shopping, native heritage sites, and an easy trip to Mendenhall Glacier. Forested islands, quiet coves, and rugged coastal mountain ranges greet you as soon as you leave the dock.

Day 2

Skagway, AK

Known as the “Gateway to the Yukon,” Skagway was central to the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. The restored town is true to its past with period architecture, performers, and old street cars to relive the experience of the frontier.

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 pointing out all the different species along the way. We have an extended stay in Haines to let you do a variety of things, including kayaking on Chilkoot Lake, or an afternoon of salmon fishing on a charter boat.

Day 4

Glacier Bay, AK

Covering 3.3 million acres of dynamic topography, Glacier Bay is the world’s largest biosphere. It includes glaciers, temperate rainforest, and snow-capped mountain peaks. During the day you will see seals, whales, eagles, and bears, as well as massive glaciers.

Day 5

Kake, AK

Just 38 miles northwest of Petersburg in the Inside Passage is the beachfront village of Kake. This small community of 500 is home to the Kake tribe, a proud people who have frequently defended their land against other tribes and early American explorers. The waters around Kake are well-known among seasoned anglers and boast a healthy population of halibut and salmon.

Day 6

Petersburg, AK

Located on Frederick Sound, Petersburg is a thriving fishing community with a strong Norwegian heritage. This charming village offers a relaxed atmosphere while exploring an authentic Alaskan town.

Day 7

Tracy Arm, AK / Sawyer Glacier

Sail under the 1,500-foot-high vertical cliffs of Tracy Arm as seals lounge on small ice floes before reaching the mile wide South Sawyer Glacier. Hundreds of waterfalls cascade down the sides of this fjord, creating a majestic atmosphere.

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.

Additional charges: port charges € 230,-

Please note: we do not guarantee departure point, termination point or any intermediate stop. Itineraries, schedules, routes, ships, and staterooms are always subject to change at any time without notice due to weather conditions, availability of docks, shoaling, river conditions, operation of locks, mechanicals, or any other reason. The times and dates of departure and arrival are also subject to change.

Overview

Southeast Alaska Cruise

Experience the awe-inspiring wildlife and scenery that makes Alaska one of the most beautiful regions in the world. In Juneau, learn about its colourful history and admire the wonders of nature as you view the majestic Mendenhall Glacier. Visit the Gold Rush town of Skagway known as “The Gateway to the Yukon”, before arriving in Haines where bald eagles soar high for all to enjoy. American Cruise Lines is one of the selected few cruise lines permitted into Glacier Bay, giving you unprecedented access to the National Park to observe seals, whales and bears in their natural habitat. Cruise under Tracy Arm’s 140 meters high vertical cliffs and be amazed their beauty and grandeur.

Highlights

Southeast Alaska has a natural beauty that simply isn’t found in many places. Explore the untouched natural beauty of this area on a magnificent 8-day cruise. Witness bald eagles, deep blue glaciers, quaint fishing villages, and humpback whales.

Ports Of Call: Juneau, Skagway, Haines, Glacier Bay, Kake, Petersburg, Tracy Arm / Sawyer Glacier.

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Ship information

American Spirit

Vessel Type: Coastal Cruise Ship

Passenger Capacity: 100

Built: 2005

The modern American Spirit is for the traveller who pursues the exceptional. Uniquely designed to navigate the inland waterways of Alaska, the American Spirit brings passengers to some of the most beautiful locations in America. In the intimate atmosphere on board, guests find that fellow travellers share their passion for these historic places, and often become fast friends. It's easy to relax and feel comfortable in the spacious and relaxing rooms.

Finely Appointed Staterooms

American Spirit's staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising - all over 200 square feet in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passengers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies.

Amenities and Features

Complimentary Wi-Fi and elevator access to all decks of the ship. Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood. Grand dining room accommodates all guests together, the culinary program features locally sourced ingredients. Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery. Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms. Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship with individual climate control and open picture window. Hotel-size bathrooms with a full set of amenities. Private balconies and twice daily stateroom service. Evening entertainment focuses on music and history. The ship is built in the USA and has an All American crew. Complimentary cocktail hour each evening. Onboard historians and naturalists. American Cruise Lines offers great cruises with personalized service.

American Spirit
28.07.2018
04.08.2018
7
Alaska, Southeast Alaska Cruise
Fare from € 5.000
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Travelroute
Day 1

Juneau, AK

Arrive on Friday evening to maximize your time exploring Juneau. The town offers unique shopping, native heritage sites, and an easy trip to Mendenhall Glacier. Forested islands, quiet coves, and rugged coastal mountain ranges greet you as soon as you leave the dock.

Day 2

Skagway, AK

Known as the “Gateway to the Yukon,” Skagway was central to the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. The restored town is true to its past with period architecture, performers, and old street cars to relive the experience of the frontier.

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 pointing out all the different species along the way. We have an extended stay in Haines to let you do a variety of things, including kayaking on Chilkoot Lake, or an afternoon of salmon fishing on a charter boat.

Day 4

Glacier Bay, AK

Covering 3.3 million acres of dynamic topography, Glacier Bay is the world’s largest biosphere. It includes glaciers, temperate rainforest, and snow-capped mountain peaks. During the day you will see seals, whales, eagles, and bears, as well as massive glaciers.

Day 5

Kake, AK

Just 38 miles northwest of Petersburg in the Inside Passage is the beachfront village of Kake. This small community of 500 is home to the Kake tribe, a proud people who have frequently defended their land against other tribes and early American explorers. The waters around Kake are well-known among seasoned anglers and boast a healthy population of halibut and salmon.

Day 6

Petersburg, AK

Located on Frederick Sound, Petersburg is a thriving fishing community with a strong Norwegian heritage. This charming village offers a relaxed atmosphere while exploring an authentic Alaskan town.

Day 7

Tracy Arm, AK / Sawyer Glacier

Sail under the 1,500-foot-high vertical cliffs of Tracy Arm as seals lounge on small ice floes before reaching the mile wide South Sawyer Glacier. Hundreds of waterfalls cascade down the sides of this fjord, creating a majestic atmosphere.

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.

Additional charges: port charges € 230,-

Please note: we do not guarantee departure point, termination point or any intermediate stop. Itineraries, schedules, routes, ships, and staterooms are always subject to change at any time without notice due to weather conditions, availability of docks, shoaling, river conditions, operation of locks, mechanicals, or any other reason. The times and dates of departure and arrival are also subject to change.

Overview

Southeast Alaska Cruise

Experience the awe-inspiring wildlife and scenery that makes Alaska one of the most beautiful regions in the world. In Juneau, learn about its colourful history and admire the wonders of nature as you view the majestic Mendenhall Glacier. Visit the Gold Rush town of Skagway known as “The Gateway to the Yukon”, before arriving in Haines where bald eagles soar high for all to enjoy. American Cruise Lines is one of the selected few cruise lines permitted into Glacier Bay, giving you unprecedented access to the National Park to observe seals, whales and bears in their natural habitat. Cruise under Tracy Arm’s 140 meters high vertical cliffs and be amazed their beauty and grandeur.

Highlights

Southeast Alaska has a natural beauty that simply isn’t found in many places. Explore the untouched natural beauty of this area on a magnificent 8-day cruise. Witness bald eagles, deep blue glaciers, quaint fishing villages, and humpback whales.

Ports Of Call: Juneau, Skagway, Haines, Glacier Bay, Kake, Petersburg, Tracy Arm / Sawyer Glacier.

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Ship information

American Spirit

Vessel Type: Coastal Cruise Ship

Passenger Capacity: 100

Built: 2005

The modern American Spirit is for the traveller who pursues the exceptional. Uniquely designed to navigate the inland waterways of Alaska, the American Spirit brings passengers to some of the most beautiful locations in America. In the intimate atmosphere on board, guests find that fellow travellers share their passion for these historic places, and often become fast friends. It's easy to relax and feel comfortable in the spacious and relaxing rooms.

Finely Appointed Staterooms

American Spirit's staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising - all over 200 square feet in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passengers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies.

Amenities and Features

Complimentary Wi-Fi and elevator access to all decks of the ship. Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood. Grand dining room accommodates all guests together, the culinary program features locally sourced ingredients. Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery. Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms. Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship with individual climate control and open picture window. Hotel-size bathrooms with a full set of amenities. Private balconies and twice daily stateroom service. Evening entertainment focuses on music and history. The ship is built in the USA and has an All American crew. Complimentary cocktail hour each evening. Onboard historians and naturalists. American Cruise Lines offers great cruises with personalized service.

American Spirit
04.08.2018
11.08.2018
7
North America, Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise
Fare from € 3.600
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Travelroute
Day 1

Seattle, WA

Arrive early in Seattle and spend the day exploring local attractions like the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. In the afternoon your cruise on Puget Sound begins as we set out across the clear blue water. The week will be filled with opportunities for whale watching, but this is a great time to get your first few sightings.

Day 2

Anacortes, WA

Anacortes is home to Deception Pass, one of the most photographed places in the Northwest. See the pass from the water, or explore on easy walking trails along the shoreline. Leave some time to visit the town, just a few steps from our dock. After dinner, the Fidalgo Swing Band will join us for an evening of swing in the main lounge.

Day 3

Cruising 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. As we travel, whales, eagles, and seals adorn the backdrop of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. You can listen to our onboard expert point out wildlife as we cruise or you can just sit back and enjoy the sun on the top deck.

Day 4

Friday Harbor, WA

Friday Harbour is a beautiful, walkable seaport with small shops and turn of-the-century buildings. Experience island life as it was over a century ago by visiting the San Juan Historical Museum or the Whale Museum. At the Whale Museum you can learn about Spirit, the orca whale American Cruise Lines adopted during our first season on Puget Sound.

Day 5

Victoria, 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. The tour begins 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.

Day 6

Port Townsend, WA

Port Townsend is a charming town with a fascinating past. Beautifully restored Victorian architecture is now home to small museums, galleries, and shops. In the evening, members of the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra will be aboard for a night of dramatic classical music.

Day 7

Poulsbo, WA

Originally a logging camp settled by Norwegians who likened the landscape to the fjords of their homeland, Poulsbo retains a Scandinavian influence. It is a great place to visit for the history, scenery, and lively downtown. A distinct Native American influence is present in nearby Suquamish, located on the Port Madison Indian Reservation, where there is a museum dedicated to the history and culture of the Suquamish Tribe.

Day 8

Seattle, WA

Welcome back to Seattle. Relax on the sundeck as the famous skyline of the city draws nearer. Once we arrive, make the most of you time in Seattle with a tour, or allow American Cruise Lines to assist with transportation arrangements home.

Additional charges: port charges: € 215 pp

Please Note: we do not guarantee departure point, termination point or any intermediate stop. Itineraries, schedules, routes, ships, and staterooms are always subject to change at any time without notice due to weather conditions, availability of docks, shoaling, river conditions, operation of locks, mechanicals, or any other reason. The times and dates of departure and arrival are also subject to change.

Overview

Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise

Travel to where the Cascade and Olympic Mountains meet the sea, forming the stunning Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands archipelago. Cruise the clear blue waters to picturesque historic seaside towns such as La Conner where you can partake in a traditional smoked salmon tasting. As you journey through the San Juan Islands you will witness abundant wildlife including whales, eagles and seals. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the region on our customized shore excursions to Butchart Gardens with its flower-adorned archways and Olympic National Park where you’ll witness breathtaking vistas. Learn about the cultural influences of both the Norwegians and the Suquamish tribe from the American Cruise Line onboard historians and local expert guides. On your private balcony, you can sip fine wines from local vineyards, while keeping an eye out for “Spirit,” the Orca whale we adopted last year.

Highlights

We begin our voyage from the world-class city of Seattle, harbour hopping through the Puget Sound and cruising the San Juan Islands. Visit charming seaside towns, take in some of the most beautiful natural scenery and learn about the area’s rich history and culture, before returning to city where our journey began. Ports Of Call: Seattle, Anacortes, Friday Harbour, Victoria / Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Poulsbo.

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Ship information

American Spirit

Vessel Type: Coastal Cruise Ship

Passenger Capacity: 100

Built: 2005

The modern American Spirit is for the traveller who pursues the exceptional. Uniquely designed to navigate the inland waterways of Alaska, the American Spirit brings passengers to some of the most beautiful locations in America. In the intimate atmosphere on board, guests find that fellow travellers share their passion for these historic places, and often become fast friends. It's easy to relax and feel comfortable in the spacious and relaxing rooms.

Finely Appointed Staterooms

American Spirit's staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising - all over 200 square feet in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passengers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies.

Amenities and Features

Complimentary Wi-Fi and elevator access to all decks of the ship. Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood. Grand dining room accommodates all guests together, the culinary program features locally sourced ingredients. Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery. Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms. Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship with individual climate control and open picture window. Hotel-size bathrooms with a full set of amenities. Private balconies and twice daily stateroom service. Evening entertainment focuses on music and history. The ship is built in the USA and has an All American crew. Complimentary cocktail hour each evening. Onboard historians and naturalists. American Cruise Lines offers great cruises with personalized service.

American Spirit
04.08.2018
11.08.2018
7
Alaska, Southeast Alaska Cruise
Fare from € 4.720
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Travelroute
Day 1

Juneau, AK

Arrive on Friday evening to maximize your time exploring Juneau. The town offers unique shopping, native heritage sites, and an easy trip to Mendenhall Glacier. Forested islands, quiet coves, and rugged coastal mountain ranges greet you as soon as you leave the dock.

Day 2

Skagway, AK

Known as the “Gateway to the Yukon,” Skagway was central to the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. The restored town is true to its past with period architecture, performers, and old street cars to relive the experience of the frontier.

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 pointing out all the different species along the way. We have an extended stay in Haines to let you do a variety of things, including kayaking on Chilkoot Lake, or an afternoon of salmon fishing on a charter boat.

Day 4

Glacier Bay, AK

Covering 3.3 million acres of dynamic topography, Glacier Bay is the world’s largest biosphere. It includes glaciers, temperate rainforest, and snow-capped mountain peaks. During the day you will see seals, whales, eagles, and bears, as well as massive glaciers.

Day 5

Kake, AK

Just 38 miles northwest of Petersburg in the Inside Passage is the beachfront village of Kake. This small community of 500 is home to the Kake tribe, a proud people who have frequently defended their land against other tribes and early American explorers. The waters around Kake are well-known among seasoned anglers and boast a healthy population of halibut and salmon.

Day 6

Petersburg, AK

Located on Frederick Sound, Petersburg is a thriving fishing community with a strong Norwegian heritage. This charming village offers a relaxed atmosphere while exploring an authentic Alaskan town.

Day 7

Tracy Arm, AK / Sawyer Glacier

Sail under the 1,500-foot-high vertical cliffs of Tracy Arm as seals lounge on small ice floes before reaching the mile wide South Sawyer Glacier. Hundreds of waterfalls cascade down the sides of this fjord, creating a majestic atmosphere.

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.

Additional charges: port charges € 230,-

Please note: we do not guarantee departure point, termination point or any intermediate stop. Itineraries, schedules, routes, ships, and staterooms are always subject to change at any time without notice due to weather conditions, availability of docks, shoaling, river conditions, operation of locks, mechanicals, or any other reason. The times and dates of departure and arrival are also subject to change.

Overview

Southeast Alaska Cruise

Experience the awe-inspiring wildlife and scenery that makes Alaska one of the most beautiful regions in the world. In Juneau, learn about its colourful history and admire the wonders of nature as you view the majestic Mendenhall Glacier. Visit the Gold Rush town of Skagway known as “The Gateway to the Yukon”, before arriving in Haines where bald eagles soar high for all to enjoy. American Cruise Lines is one of the selected few cruise lines permitted into Glacier Bay, giving you unprecedented access to the National Park to observe seals, whales and bears in their natural habitat. Cruise under Tracy Arm’s 140 meters high vertical cliffs and be amazed their beauty and grandeur.

Highlights

Southeast Alaska has a natural beauty that simply isn’t found in many places. Explore the untouched natural beauty of this area on a magnificent 8-day cruise. Witness bald eagles, deep blue glaciers, quaint fishing villages, and humpback whales.

Ports Of Call: Juneau, Skagway, Haines, Glacier Bay, Kake, Petersburg, Tracy Arm / Sawyer Glacier.

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Ship information

American Spirit

Vessel Type: Coastal Cruise Ship

Passenger Capacity: 100

Built: 2005

The modern American Spirit is for the traveller who pursues the exceptional. Uniquely designed to navigate the inland waterways of Alaska, the American Spirit brings passengers to some of the most beautiful locations in America. In the intimate atmosphere on board, guests find that fellow travellers share their passion for these historic places, and often become fast friends. It's easy to relax and feel comfortable in the spacious and relaxing rooms.

Finely Appointed Staterooms

American Spirit's staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising - all over 200 square feet in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passengers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies.

Amenities and Features

Complimentary Wi-Fi and elevator access to all decks of the ship. Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood. Grand dining room accommodates all guests together, the culinary program features locally sourced ingredients. Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery. Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms. Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship with individual climate control and open picture window. Hotel-size bathrooms with a full set of amenities. Private balconies and twice daily stateroom service. Evening entertainment focuses on music and history. The ship is built in the USA and has an All American crew. Complimentary cocktail hour each evening. Onboard historians and naturalists. American Cruise Lines offers great cruises with personalized service.

America
04.08.2018
25.08.2018
21
North America, Complete Mississippi River Cruise
Fare from € 10.755
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Travelroute
Day 1

New Orleans, LA

New Orleans is commonly referred to as the birthplace of jazz. There is something for everyone in this historic city where art and culture prevail. The open air artist colony proudly displays local works on the iron fence in Jackson Square, while the city’s 45 museums carefully preserve its past. Consider staying an extra day or night to enjoy this lively city.

Day 2

Oak Alley, LA

Once serving as an antebellum sugar cane plantation, Oak Alley Plantation is rightfully named after its most distinguishing feature, a canopy of 300 year old oak trees that form a quarter-mile path leading to the Mississippi River. Restored to its 19th Century grandeur, this classic Greek revival-style antebellum mansion is purely breathtaking.

Day 3

Houmas House, LA

The historic Houmas House takes you back to the pre-Civil War era of stately mansions and expansive plantations. Featuring over 38 acres of lush gardens, ponds and ancient oak trees, this shore excursion is full of beauty and history. Enduring floods, war and the Great Depression, Houmas House underwent a renovation in 1940 and today offers a detailed look into the South’s legacy.

Day 4

Baton Rouge, LA

Known as the Red Stick, Baton Rouge is home to legendary Louisiana Cajun cuisine, fascinating plantation tours, and a variety of cultural attractions. Enjoy a grand tour of one of the most historic cities in the South.

Day 5

St. Francisville, LA

Established in 1809 and overlooking the Mississippi River, St. Francisville is a quaint Southern town that offers a glimpse into history. One of the largest shipping ports on the Mississippi River prior to the Civil War, St. Francisville is a small town with grand appeal. Experience this town’s rich history as you tour historic plantations, including the famous Rosedown and The Myrtles, or explore the areas' captivating gardens.

Day 6

Natchez. MS

Overlooking the Mississippi River, Natchez was first established as a French fort site in 1716, later becoming part of the United States as the first capital of Mississippi in 1817. Perched 200 feet above the Mississippi River with 30-mile views, the bluff of Natchez is a place to marvel in the grandeur of the river.

Day 7

Vicksburg, MS

Around every corner, U.S. history is alive in Vicksburg. This “Queen City of the Bluff” offers plenty of opportunities to take a step back in time. Civil War battlefields, century old churches, cotton fields, and restored train depots are just a few of the many intriguing landmarks that await your visit. Marvel in the beautiful antebellum-style homes and learn about Vicksburg’s history as depicted on the riverfront murals.

Day 8

Greenville, MS

Known as the Heart & Soul of the Mississippi Delta, the city of Greenville offers visitors unique insight into traditional southern living. Enjoy a relaxing trip through the historic sites of the largest city in Mississippi including Cotton Row, the Mount Holly Plantation and the Weatherbee House.

Day 9

Memphis, TN

Excitement resonates as you reach America’s third-largest inland port, famous for blues, barbeque, and Elvis Presley's Graceland. The Memphis-Arkansas Memorial Bridge creates a dramatic backdrop for it all. As you disembark, immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of one of the mid-South's most remarkable cities.

Day 10

New Madrid, MO

Originally founded in 1776 by Spanish Governor Esteban Rodriguez, early settlers of New Madrid were required to become citizens of Spain in order to reside here. Today, New Madrid is a living monument to early American history with sites including the Kochtitsky Home, the Trail of Tears, and Veterans Park.

Day 11

Cape Girardeau, MO

Enjoy the charming features of this historic town that was once a French trading post and lively river port in the late 1800s. Today it boasts Civil War sites and a tranquil setting commemorating the Cherokee Trail of Tears. Marvel at the outdoor murals reflecting the area's rich heritage and enjoy shore excursions to Cape River Heritage Museum and the Red House Interpretive Center.

Day 12

Chester, IL

Chester is a beautiful region of Illinois located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River. This city has a diverse and storied history, beginning with the establishment of a ferry system by Jane Thomas in the early 1800s. Chester is home to Popeye's creator Elzie C. Segar and you may see the Sailor Man's likeness in the town's own six-foot-tall bronze metal statue.

Day 13

St. Louis, MO

Reflect upon the role St. Louis played in the opening of the American frontier as you cruise past the famed Gateway Arch Riverfront, the tallest man-made monument in the U.S. Get settled in and acquainted at a festive cocktail event with a welcome from the captain.

Day 14

Day of River Cruising

Grab a good book and curl up in one of our spacious lounges, or relax and enjoy the passing landscapes as we make our way along the Mississippi River from St. Louis to Hannibal.

Day 15

Hannibal, MO

Hannibal, “America’s Hometown,” is where you can rediscover adventures from Mark Twain’s era. Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn come to life in this charming Missouri town, where you can run your hand along Aunt Polly’s fence, explore Injun Joe’s Cave, and get reacquainted with one of the world’s most beloved authors. The downtown area is a thriving haven for artisans filled with specialty shops unique to Hannibal.

Day 16

Day of River Cruising

Enjoy onboard experts sharing their knowledge of the history of the river and our nation as we cruise between the borders of Missouri and Iowa.

Day 17

Davenport, IA

Davenport is often described as a lively, active city with a hometown feel. This vibrant city features the Legacy of John Deere, the largest agricultural exhibit in the world. Music enthusiasts will enjoy Davenport’s many music festivals, including the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, The Mississippi Valley Fair, and the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival, which is dedicated to native jazz musician Bix Beiderbecke.

Day 18

Dubuque, IA

Dubuque is among the oldest settlements west of the Mississippi River. Take a ride on the Fenelon Place Elevator, the world’s shortest and steepest scenic railway or try your luck in one of Dubuque's state-of-the-art casinos. View colorful Victorian mansions, stroll through a whimsical downtown area, and visit the national Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium.

Day 19

Day of River Cruising

Reflect on the incredible history you've experience so far on your cruise and get ready for the final leg of the trip, where we explore the Upper Mississippi River together.

Day 20

La Crosse, WI

Step into 19th century America in La Crosse, located on the banks of three captivating rivers. La Crosse is home to Riverside Park, where you’ll enjoy beautiful gardens, an outdoor performance center, and inspiring sculptures.

Day 21

Red Wing, MN

Nestled among the scenic bluffs of the upper Mississippi River, Red Wing's beauty has inspired artisans, craftspeople and artists for over 150 years. Red Wing delivers a diverse blend of arts, entertainment and activities for your pleasure. Enjoy a show at the historic Sheldon Performing Arts Theatre or observe the beauty of nature at one of Red Wing’s 38 parks.

Day 22

St. Paul, MN

St. Paul is a thrilling place to end your adventure on the Mississippi River. History buffs will enjoy a walking tour of Summit Avenue, which showcases gorgeous historic mansions built in the late 1800’s. St. Paul’s enchanting art galleries, world class museums, and entertaining stage performances will capture your imagination. End the day by visiting Mounds Park, where visitors are treated to a beautiful panoramic view of the city.

Additional charges: port charges: € 370,-

Please note: we do not guarantee departure point, termination point or any intermediate stop. Itineraries, schedules, routes, ships, and staterooms are always subject to change at any time without notice due to weather conditions, availability of docks, shoaling, river conditions, operation of locks, mechanicals, or any other reason. The times and dates of departure and arrival are also subject to change.

Overview

Complete Mississippi River Cruise

Relax and enjoy the passing landscapes as we make our way along the Mississippi River from New Orleans, LA to St. Paul, MN. As you visit 10 states in 22 days, experience life as it once was on the western frontier. Starting in Lower Mississippi, explore Southern plantations, stately antebellum houses, and Civil War battlefields. In Memphis, known for Blues and Barbeque, immerse yourself in the rich culture of one of the mid-South’s most vibrant cities. After cruising past the Gateway Arch Riverfront in St. Louis, journey to Hannibal, the hometown of the famous author Mark Twain, where the characters of Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher come to life. Traveling up the river, learn about the indigenous people of Davenport and get close up views of bald eagle nests, beaver lodges and great blue herons on an eco-tour in La Crosse.

Highlights

While cruising the Lower Mississippi, explore fascinating ports, antebellum plantations and Civil War battlefields. As you journey up the river, discover a land of sprawling nature preserves, unique wildlife and vivid American towns that bring you back to an earlier time.

Ports Of Call: New Orleans, Oak Alley, Houmas House, Baton Rouge, St. Francis Ville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Greenville, Memphis, New Madrid, Cape Girardeau, Chester, St. Louis, Hannibal, Davenport, Dubuque, La Crosse, Red Wing and St. Paul.

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Ship information

America

Vessel Type: Riverboat/Mississippi Paddlewheeler

Passenger Capacity: 185

Built: 2016

America is American Cruise Lines’ eighth ship and its second brand-new vessel to launch in 2016. America is the finest Mississippi paddlewheeler ever built, introducing features never before seen on a Mississippi riverboat. The America embodies a casual ambiance and relaxed atmosphere, while providing panoramic views of the passing scenery. With only 185 guests, fellow passengers will quickly become new friends.

Finely Appointed Staterooms

America's staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising, all over 18.5 m² in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passengers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies.

Amenities and Features

Complimentary Wi-Fi and elevator access to all decks of the ship. Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood. Grand dining room accommodates all guests together. Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery. Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms. Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship with hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities. Private balconies with sliding glass balcony doors offer panoramic views. Twice daily stateroom service. Mark Twain library and chart room. Putting green on the top deck. Laundry facilities. Individual climate control. Afternoon tea service in the sky lounge. Jazz and evening musical entertainment. Breakfast room service. Brand new ship built in the USA with an All American crew. Complimentary cocktail hour each evening. Onboard historians and naturalists. Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients. Personalized service. American Cruise Lines has it all!