American Cruise Lines Introduces Two New U.S. National Park Cruises Exploring Alaska’s Denali & Kenai Fjords National Parks
American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce two new exclusive U.S. National Parks cruises for 2024 exploring Alaska.
Next year, the company is offering 18-Day and 15-Day itineraries from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Juneau, Alaska, which combine guided explorations in Denali and Kenai Fjords National Parks along with small ship cruising in Glacier Bay, the Inside Passage and Frederick Sound.
Both itineraries visit Alaska’s most beautiful ports of call including stops in, Anchorage, Skagway, Sitka, Petersburg, Wrangell, and Tracy Arm Alaska.
American’s new 18-Day Grand Alaska National Parks: includes 7-Days of guided land exploration through Denali and Kenai Fjords National Parks, and 11-Days of cruising Alaksa, including the Inside Passage, Frederick Sound, and Glacier Bay National Park. Departures: June 17, July 7, & July 31, 2024; and June 26, July 6, & July 30, 2025.
American’s new 15-Day Alaska National Parks: includes 7-Days of guided exploration in Denali and Kenai Fjords National Parks; and 8-Days of cruising, including Glacier Bay National Park. Departures August 27 & September 3, 2024; and July 23 & August 26, 2025.
Both these new itineraries begin with an unforgettable exploration of Denali National Park and Preserve. First established as Mount McKinley National Park in 1917, its name was later changed to Denali in homage to the native Athabaskan people indigenous to the region.
While visiting, guests can enjoy once in a lifetime adventures from Denali Dogsledding to a Wilderness Tundra Exploration to a visit to Talkeetna, the basecamp where climbers overnight before summiting Denali. All daily guided experiences will further highlight the Park’s awe-inspiring views and rare opportunities to see wild animals including moose, caribou, bears, Dall sheep, and wolves, which have roamed freely there for ages. The adventure will continue in Kenai Fjords National Park which encompasses 607,805 acres of unspoiled wilderness, shaped by glaciers, earthquakes, and storms, and capped by the largest icefield entirely within U.S borders.
Guests can enjoy a special cruise into the park where they can view the famous Fjords up close and enjoy the opportunity to see whales and marine life in their natural habitats. Throughout the journey, American’s Adventure Guides will lead guests through some of the most remote landscapes in the world offering enrichment that illuminates each Park’s history, geology, and the fascinating tales unique to the region.
After the land portion concludes, guests will board 170-passenger American Constellation, in Juneau.
Cruising with American, guests will enjoy the exclusive small-ship access and a smooth sailing experience only possible aboard American’s fully stabilized U.S. flagged ship. All onboard accommodations offer guests private furnished balconies where they can relish the grandeur of Alaska’s unforgettable passing scenery while they cruise, including up-close views of Glacier Bay, the vertical cliffs of Tracy Arm Fjord, plus local wildlife including whales, seals, eagles and more.
Each itinerary features complimentary guided shore excursions at every port, as well as unique shoreside experiences ranging from a Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Raft Excursion in Haines, to a private fishing charter in Petersburg, to a Botanical Rainforest Walk in Wrangell.
What is included on American’s 2024 National Parks Alaska cruises:
Comprehensive National Parks experiences including daily enrichment with dedicated guides, as well as all hotel accommodations and transportation in the Parks. Itineraries also offer an all-inclusive onboard cruise experience, including complimentary onboard enrichment and entertainment, fine cuisine, wine & beer with both lunch and dinner, and a festive cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres each evening plus a Top Deck Hot Chocolate Bar.
American’s Alaska cruises also include complimentary alternative casual dining, breakfast room service, and Starlink Wifi. All accommodations are outward-facing and offer private furnished balconies with full-size sliding glass doors. 2024 Alaska cruise pricing also includes Complimentary Hotel Stays, Port Charges & Fees, as well as tips/gratuities. All American’s 2024 River and Coastal cruises also offer domestic Flat-Rate Airfare.
(American Cruise Lines Introduces Two New U.S. National Park Cruises Exploring Alaska’s Denali & Kenai Fjords National Parks – American Cruise Lines)