American Cruise Line Alaska Inside Passage
American Cruise Lines‘ first Alaska cruise of the 2012 season is now complete. The inaugural cruise, which sailed from Seattle to Juneau was a success. The 150 passenger America Safari took guests on an 11-night journey, repositioning the small ship to her summer home in Juneau, Alaska.
American Spirit: the newest small ship in Alaska.
Cruise guests got to enjoy Alaska in the comfort, elegance and intimacy of American Spirit.
Cruise Diary: Welcome to Alaska
American Cruise Lines reports that guests were greeted by the port towns, with a special welcoming event planned on Sunday’s inaugural visit to Alaska’s famed Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. In partnership with Huna Totem Corporation, guests were welcomed to Glacier Bay by Cultural Heritage Guides who shared traditional Tlingit songs, stories, history and their modern way of life.
From the photos and posts on Facebook, I could see that there is a lot of excitement about the new Alaska Inside Passage itinerary. Photos of glaciers at close range, and images of onboard interaction with guest lecturers looked like a lot of fun.
The itinerary includes calls to Glacier Bay, Icy Strait/Hoonah, Skagway, Petersburg and Tracy Arm. The ship is specially designed to navigate calm, narrow inland waterways like those of the Inside Passage.