American Cruise Lines to Offer Puget Sound Itineraries for 2018

American Constellation

American Cruise Lines’ ship, American Constellation, is on its way to Puget Sound for the 2018 Pacific Northwest cruise season. The new ship left Florida last week, after concluding a successful 2017 inaugural season on the East Coast, and is now en route to the Panama Canal, expected to arrive in Puget Sound in late January.

American Cruise Lines is offering three different itineraries in Puget Sound for 2018: the five-day Highlights of the Puget Sound, eight-day Puget Sound & the San Juan Islands, and 11-day Grand Puget Sound. These cruises are all roundtrip from Seattle and offer guests coastal views and active excursions.

American Constellation will sail the three Puget Sound itineraries in March, April, May and early June 2018. The ship will then head to Alaska in late June through early September for the Line’s 8-day Southeast Alaska cruises and the longer 15-day Alaska Inside Passage itinerary. American Constellation will resume fall 2018 cruises on Puget Sound late September through early November.

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In addition to whale watching, The Puget Sound cruises will offer active, outdoor experiences that include kayaking in Friday Harbor, a jet boat tour, salmon tasting in Skagit County, and a visit to Butchart Gardens and Victoria City. Plus, some of the eight-day Puget Sound itineraries will also be Tulip Festival-themed cruises, including departures on April 7, 14 and 21.

Each 2018 Puget Sound Cruise will have enrichment programs that include guided tours at each port as well as onboard historians, naturalists, and local experts. Experts on the cruises will be environmental educator Amy Traxler, expert historians John Hough and Junius Rochester, and ecologist & birdwatcher Katie Phillips.

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