American Cruise Lines has announced two new itineraries for 2018 in Puget Sound—five-day Highlights of Puget Sound and 11-day Grand Puget Sound. These cruises are roundtrip from Seattle, WA, and will triple the line's capacity in the region, as the line already offers an eight-day cruise to Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands, as well as cruises to Alaska.
Earlier this year, American Cruise Lines announced it was sending its newest ship, American Constellation, to Alaska for the 2018 season, doubling the line's capacity there. The new ship will enable the line to offer these two new itineraries in Puget Sound, positioning it to meet the demand for cruise travel to Alaska and the entire Pacific Northwest.
The abbreviated Highlights of Puget Sound cruise includes ports of call such as, Anacortes, Friday Harbor, and Port Townsend. The Grand Puget Sound itinerary spans a longer journey and cruises the San Juan Islands, including additional ports of call such as Olympia, Tacoma, and Victoria, British Columbia.
American Constellation will transition to the west coast in time to sail several of the eight-day Tulip Festival cruises on Puget Sound in April, before it heads to Alaska for the summer season. The new Grand Puget Sound and Highlights of Puget Sound cruises will start in the fall. Each itinerary offers enrichment programs and guided tours at each port, as well as onboard historians, naturalists, and local experts.