July 12, 2025 – July 19, 2025

Puget Sound & the San Juan Islands

Optional Pre-Cruise Package

Effortless Onboard Experience

Small 90 Guest Ship

The Beauty of the Pacific Northwest

Travel to where the Cascade and Olympic Mountains meet the sea, forming the stunning Puget Sound and San Juan Islands archipelago. Cruise the clear blue waters to picturesque historic seaside towns such as Anacortes where you can partake in a traditional smoked salmon tasting.

As you journey through the San Juan Islands, witness abundant wildlife including whales, eagles, and seals. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the region on our customized shore excursions to Butchart Gardens with its flower-adorned archways and Olympic National Park where you will witness breathtaking vistas.

Learn about the cultural influences of both the Norwegians and the Suquamish tribe from the American Cruise Lines onboard historians and local expert guides. On your private balcony, you can sip fine wines from local vineyards, while keeping an eye out for “Spirit,” an Orca whale American Cruise Lines adopted during our first season on the Puget Sound.

Only 90 Guests

The small size of the American spirit allows for travel through many narrow rivers in shallow bays of the Pacific Northwest.

Private Balconies (Decks 2 & 3)

On the second and third deck, the rooms feature a private balcony, while suites offer unprecedented space for this class of ship.

American Built Ship

American spirit was built by Chesapeake shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland.

Special Experiences

Small Ship

With only 90 passengers on board, the American spirit officer, comfortable exploration of Puget Sound and the San Juan islands. It’s small size allows for travel through the mini, narrow, rivers, and shallow bags of the pacific northwest.

Quaint Seaport Towns

Explorer Qwaint support, Townes, witness, some of the most breathtaking natural scenery in the world and learn about the areas, rich, history and culture. As your journey along the smooth, Waters, do you, Wales, Eagles, and seals from the comfort of your furnished private balcony.

Trip Dates

July 12, 2025 – July 19, 2025


Pricing from $4845 / per person 


American Cruise Lines “American Spirit” 


Day 1:Seattle, WA

Day 2:Anacortes, WA

Anacortes is a picturesque waterfront town located on Fidalgo Island in Northwest Washington. This vibrant coastal community is home to one of the world’s largest whale watching fleets, as well as Deception Pass, one of the most photographed places in the Northwest.

More than 50 miles of trails run through Anacortes and Fidalgo Island, where you can enjoy views of Mount Erie, four fresh-water lakes, old growth forest, and a variety of wildlife, including bald eagles. Explore the downtown, just a few steps from our dock, and peruse its sophisticated boutiques, art galleries, and antique shops.

Day 3:Cruising the San Juan Islands

Your cruise is as much about the journey as it is about each destination. Today is a day to revel in the scenery, as we make our way through the San Juan Islands. Witness the whales, eagles, and seals that adorn the backdrop of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains.

Day 4:Friday Harbor, WA

Friday Harbor is a charming town with a rich history and an abundance of character. Small enough to walk from one end to the other, this secluded coastal fishing village is adorned with historic storefronts, picturesque turn-of-the-century houses, and Coast Salish native carvings.

Day 5:Port Angeles, WA/Victoria Island, BC

The only Canadian town on our cruise, Victoria is a wonderful place to spend a day on a guided tour through the magnificent Butchart Gardens and lively waterfront. Start the tour from our berth in Port Angeles, continuing to Hurricane Ridge with vast views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the mountainous wilderness of Olympic National Forest.

Day 6:Port Townsend, WA

Bordered by Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Port Townsend is a historic Victorian seaport with a rich maritime heritage, artistic spirit, and a touch of urban chic. Explore its ornate Victorian era homes, small museums, and unique art galleries as you view the spectacular snow-capped Olympic Mountains.

Day 7:Bremerton, WA/Poulsbo, WA

Poulsbo is a great place to visit for its history, scenery, and lively downtown. Originally a logging camp settled by Norwegians who likened the landscape to the fjords of their homeland, Poulsbo retains a Scandinavian influence. A distinct Native American influence is present in nearby Suquamish, located on the Port Madison Indian Reservation, where a museum is dedicated to the history and culture of this native tribe.

Day 8:Seattle, WA

Welcome back to Seattle. Relax on the sun deck as the famous skyline of the city draws near. Once we arrive, make the most of your time in Seattle with an excursion to the Seattle Center or allow American Cruise Lines to assist with transportation arrangements home.

Trip Highlights

  • Free cruise package available
  • Daily entertainment
  • All American experience
  • Spacious amenities
  • Exquisite cuisine
  • Private balconies
  •  CLICK HERE for stateroom selection, pricing, deck plans and complete itinerary with port descriptions.

Let’s begin your next adventure!

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