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American Cruise Lines Plans 2013 Season for Its Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

American Cruise Lines will resume its Alaska Inside Passage cruises for the summer of 2013 and will offer its newest itinerary, Puget Sound and San Juan Islands.

Saturday, September 15 2012 10:38   Western Travel Buzz
Following positive reviews from its guests, American Cruise Lines will resume its Alaska Inside Passage cruises for the summer of 2013 beginning June 1, company officials said.

In addition, beginning on April 13, the American Spirit will operate American Cruise Lines' newest itinerary, Puget Sound and San Juan Islands, offering seven-night roundtrip cruises from Seattle. The company made the annoucement on Sept. 12, 2012.

american_spirit_alaskaAmerican Cruise Lines, operator of the newest riverboats and small cruise ships in the United States, its inaugural 2012 season in Alaska was very successful. The 100-passenger American Spirit - the newest small ship in Alaska -operated numerous weekly roundtrip cruises this summer from Juneau.

The inaugural season in Alaska was extremely well received by guests who were the first to enjoy Alaska in the comfort, elegance and intimacy of the American Spirit, company spokesperson Britt Rabinovici said.

While onboard, guests encountered towering glaciers at close range and spotted wildlife including humpback whales, brown bears and bald eagles. Guests also enjoyed the company and insight of an onboard Alaskan expert and naturalist, offering daily lecturers and presentations on Alaska's history, culture and natural wonders.

Guests were greeted by the port towns, with a special welcoming event held for the inaugural visit to Alaska's famed Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

A complimentary shore tour package and pre-cruise hotel stay will be offered again in 2013 on all Alaska Inside Passage cruises. Ports of call will include Glacier Bay, Icy Strait/Hoonah, Skagway, Petersburg and Tracy Arm.

The American Spirit offers a full range of onboard amenities, including an elevator to all decks, numerous glass-enclosed lounges and oversized staterooms, the majority of which have private balconies which offer unobstructed views of the Alaskan scenery.

The ship offers an intimate and refined onboard atmosphere perfect for guests who seek enriching travels and share their passion for exploration, adventure and discovery.

Developed in response to passenger demand, American Cruise Lines looks forward to offering its Alaska Inside Passage cruises again in the 2013 summer season, and to continue delivering on its promise to provide the most unique and personalized cruise journeys available.


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