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American Spirit: Exploring the inland waterways of Alaska
Uniquely designed to navigate the inland waterways of Alaska, American Spirit from American Cruise Lines takes you on a unique journey. Built in 2005, the ship holds up to 100 passengers. You can expect an intimate atmosphere on board, and plenty of space to take in the majestic places and lectures about the destinations visited. Decked out in red , white and blue, the American Spirit epitomizes just that.
Who will like sailing on American Spirit?
Those who love the idea of small ship cruising the Inside Passage of Alaska and Pacific Northwest will enjoy American Spirit. American Cruise Lines attracts an older demographic, and often the elevator on board is a big draw.
Where American Spirit sails
American Spirit spends winter months cruising the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington state and summer months in Alaska.
Dining & cuisine
American Cruise Lines has made sustainable cuisine a centerpiece of its "Cruise Local, Eat Local" initiative. American Glory chefs produce fresh dishes for her guests while supporting local communities. The ship receives locally sourced ingredients, and menus are adjusted seasonally to make the best use of local fruits and vegetables. Meals are adjusted seasonally, prepared to order and served in the main dining room where every seat offers a panoramic view of the passing scenery.
The Grand Dining Room seats all passengers at the same time with four spacious lounges, and observation decks are frequented by guests who want to mingle with friends new and old. Open seating in the dining room encourages socializing.
On this small ship cruise experience, your cabin will measure over 200 square feet in size, and each room has a large picture window and a private bathroom.
- Spacious staterooms – largest in the industry
- Most staterooms have private balconies
- Large picture window that opens
- All interior entrances means that every stateroom has a private view satellite TV and DVD player in all staterooms
- Twice-daily stateroom service
- Individual climate control system
- Writing desk & stationery
- Hair dryer
Amenities on this ship
Note: There's no pool, fitness center, spa facilities or casino on American Spirit. Passengers get their exercise by going ashore and walking around the port towns.
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Top highlights on this ship
- Onboard naturalists and historians share their knowledge and passion for history and culture
- All staterooms have large opening picture windows, satellite TV, personal climate control, and average 220 square feet in size.
- Most staterooms with private balconies
- Grand Dining Room comfortably seats all passengers at the same time
- Built to nestle into the smallest ports, this ship will explore the authentic Alaska
“American Spirit, which was built specifically for coastal cruising, is best suited to mature couples and single travelers sharing a cabin who want to cruise where the itineraries and destinations are more important than food, service or entertainment.”