The San Juan Islands are a group of islands in the northwest corner of the United States between Washington on the U.S. mainland and Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Puget Sound is in that area too. Both are places big cruise ships don’t go but small-ship line American Cruise Lines does and this week added a new itinerary for 2013.
Offered aboard the 100-passenger American Spirit, roundtrip cruises from Seattle will showcase the inland waterways on the West Coast. Puget Sound, which will include the San Juan Islands, will be the newest offering in American Cruise Lines’ Pacific Northwest cruise collection, which includes Alaska’s Inside Passage and the Columbia & Snake Rivers.
“It is with great pleasure and anticipation that we announce these new Puget Sound and San Juan Islands cruises,” said Timothy Beebe, Vice President of American Cruise Lines. “We take pride in offering passengers the best small ship cruising experience on the most unique itineraries, a winning combination that has continued to bring our passengers back time and again.”
A U.S.-flagged line American Cruise Lines sails round-trip from Seattle to all Washington ports including:
Inaugural cruises are slated to begin on April 6, 2013.
“Following the terrific response to our Alaska and Columbia & Snake River itineraries, Puget Sound was a natural next step,” added Beebe. “Our further expansion into the Pacific Northwest adds even more variety to the unique, yet close-to-home cruises we offer. We look forward to welcoming new and past guests aboard to discover this beautiful region of the West Coast.”