American Cruise Lines has announced two new U.S. National Parks cruises for 2024, exploring Alaska on 18- and 15-day itineraries from Fairbanks to Juneau, combining guided explorations in Denali and Kenai Fjords National Parks along with small ship cruising in Glacier Bay, the Inside Passage and Frederick Sound. Both also visit Alaska’s most beautiful ports of call including Anchorage, Skagway, Sitka, Petersburg, Wrangell and the Tracy Arm Fjord.
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 Aug. 27 & Sept. 3, 2024; and July 23 & Aug. 26, 2025.
Both of 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, clients can enjoy once-in-a-lifetime adventures, from Denali dogsledding and 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.
Following the land portion, guests will board the 170-passenger American Constellation in Juneau, where all onboard accommodations offer guests private furnished balconies for viewing the magnificent Alaska coastline. Each itinerary features complimentary guided shore excursions at every port, as well as unique shoreside experiences including a Botanical Rainforest Walk in Wrangell.
For more information, visit AmericanCruiseLines.com.