Southeast Alaska Cruise 2013
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Day 1 - Juneau, AK
Watch humpback whales frolic in the cool waters of the Gulf of Alaska as you begin your journey through Alaska’s Inside Passage. Experience the wonders of nature with breathtaking views of Mendenhall Glacier. At its widest point, this glacier is an impressive half a mile wide, with ice about 1,000 feet deep. Soar to new heights in an enclosed gondola tramway from downtown Juneau to the top of Mount Roberts. From high above, you’ll be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the harbor, the sea, and the mountains. Be sure to bring your camera!
Day 2 - Glacier Bay, AK
The marine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is like no place else on earth. The park includes magnificent glaciers, towering snow-capped mountains, abundant wildlife, and miles of pristine coastline. Experience all of Glacier Bay’s beauty from the comfort of the American Spirit. An expert National Park Service Ranger will board the American Spirit for the day and provide a comprehensive interpretive program. The Park Ranger will provide expert narration as we purposely cruise through Glacier Bay identifying wildlife which may include Orcas, Humpback Whales, Brown Bears, Otters, Bald Eagles and a stunning variety of other birds, including puffins. Your day will include a stop at a majestic tidewater glacier where you may experience the sounds of a calving glacier. In addition American Cruise Lines has made special arrangements to have a Huna Tlingit Cultural Interpreter join us onboard who will share with you the fascinating human history and family stories of Glacier Bay’s native clans and people.
Day 3 - Icy Strait / Hoonah, AK
The experience of Icy Strait is a wondrous adventure. The coves and inlets offer enticing opportunities to observe sea lions, orcas, harbor seals and porpoise in their natural habitat. Hoonah is a lively fishing town featuring the world’s largest Tlingit village. Discover how to read a pair of Tlingit totem poles and learn about the feats of local fishermen. With endless possibilities, you can stay as active as you want or simply soak up the sights and sounds of this novel destination.
Day 4 - Haines, AK
Watch for eagles, hawks, bears, and other wildlife on a spectacular river float trip. Begin your adventure with a ride up the Alaska Highway and into the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. The eagle preserve boasts the largest congregation of bald eagles in the world. Often moose are spotted crossing the river or feeding in the ponds of the valley.
Day 5 - Skagway, AK
Often called the "Gateway to the Yukon" since the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897, Skagway offers breathtaking views during your tour of the National Park Historic District.
Day 6 - Petersburg, AK
Petersburg is a thriving fishing community with a strong Norwegian heritage. While roaming the streets of Petersburg, you’ll find artistic designs stamped into the concrete sidewalks, and Rosemaling (Norwegian toll-painting) on the fronts of retail stores and residences. Enjoy some fresh local seafood or visit many of the art galleries located in downtown Petersburg. Explore Mitkof Island, home to the largest temperate rainforest in the world.
Day 7 - Tracy Arm, AK / Dawes Glacier*
Cruise under Tracy Arm’s sheer, 1,500-foot-high vertical cliffs and experience the awe and wonder of nature. Hundreds of waterfalls cascade down the sides of this fjord, creating a majestic atmosphere. You will be inspired and impressed by the grandeur and beauty of Tracy Arm Fjord. Observe and admire seals in their natural habitat among small icebergs surrounding Dawes Glacier. You are sure to feel humbled in the midst of this tranquil scenery, as this glacier is nearly a mile wide and stands approximately 20 stories high.
Day 8 - Juneau, AK
Welcome back to Juneau! Juneau's stunning natural landscape has inspired many artists, whose works of art are displayed throughout the city. As your adventure through Alaska’s Inside Passage nears its end, be sure to visit Juneau’s downtown district to explore the nature inspired art galleries and to do some shopping. This historic district is just a short walk from the waterfront.
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To cruise Southeast Alaska's forest-lined, ice-studded bays and pristine coastal waterways is to experience America at its most majestic. Wilderness, wildlife, history and native culture all meet in an immense wonderland of national parks and natural wonders. Nearly every mile cruising Southeast Alaska offers another breathtaking sight, from a pod of orcas surfacing alongside the ship to Tlingit totem poles that point to the skies with snowy mountain peaks rising to astonishing heights behind them.
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Category A cabin onboard the American Spirit
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