American Spirit

American Spirit Review and Specifications

Specifications of American Spirit

Year built2004  /  Age : 15
Flag state USA
BuilderChesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury, Maryland USA)
OwnerAmerican Cruise Lines Inc
OperatorAmerican Cruise Lines
Speed14 kn / 26 kph / 16 mph
Length (LOA)67 m / 220 ft
Beam (width)13 m / 43 ft
Gross Tonnage1955 gt
Passengers94 - 102
Crew26
Passengers-to-space ratio20
Decks4
Cabins51
Decks with cabins4
Last Refurbishment2017

Current itinerary / position of American Spirit

American Spirit current cruise is 7 days, round-trip South East Alaska. Prices start from USD 4192 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 12 Jul, 2019 and ends on 19 Jul, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
12 Jul    Departing from Juneau, Alaska hotels
13 Jul    Skagway, Alaska
14 Jul    Haines, Alaska
15 Jul    Glacier Bay, Alaska
16 Jul    Kupreanof Island, Alaska
17 Jul    Petersburg, Mitkof Island, Alaska
18 Jul    Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
19 Jul    Arriving in Juneau, Alaska hotels

Review of American Spirit

Launched in 2005, American Spirit is one of American Cruise Lines ships, together with the paddle-wheelers Queen of the West, American Pride, American Eagle and Queen of the Mississippi, as well as American GloryAmerican Star and Independence.

History - construction and ownership

The shipowner American Cruise Lines (ACL) is USA's largest river cruise company (headquarters in Guilford Connecticut) operational since 1991. The company specializes in cruise shipping on USA's largest navigable inland waterways (rivers and lakes) as well as in cruises along the US East Coast, US West Coast and Florida. All ACL vessels feature some of industry's largest passenger cabins with private balconies, spacious lounges and outdoor deck spaces, gourmet cuisine, top-quality enrichment program with many complimentary land tours and excursions, highly-personalized service by all-American staff and crew. All ACL cruise ships are US-flagged and built by the company-owned Chesapeake Shipbuilding Yard in Salisbury (Maryland USA).

American Spirit cruise ship

Cruise itinerary program

American Spirit itinerary program is based on 7- and 11-day Alaska itineraries departing from Juneau AK and Seattle WA.

Cabins

American Spirit has 4 passenger decks and can accommodate up to 100 passengers in a total number of 74 cabins (of which 1 Suite, 26 Balcony rooms, 47 Oceanview, 0 Inside) in 5 grades. All staterooms (including 5 single cabins) feature interior entrances, windows, private bathrooms and 26 have small private balconies.

Room sizes are over 200 ft2 / 19 m2, (75% are with a private balcony), with large picture windows and private bathrooms. Other amenities include flat TVs (DVD), individual climate control, desk, stationary, closet, 4-drawer dressers.

Shipboard facilities and amenities

MS American Spirit has one Grand Dining Room that offers regional and seasonal cuisine (with open seating). Other options for a drink include Maindeck Lounge, Midship lounge and Cascade lounge.

American Spirit cruise ship

American Spirit clientele consists predominantly of well-travelled older North Americans. The onboard atmosphere is casual and friendly. Various port visits are offered every day. Due to its smaller size, American Spirit can visit the smallest ports with historic architecture and museums during the shore excursions. Room-service is available twice a day. Internet access and Wi-Fi are complimentary. Other amenities are the free cocktails before dinner, American staff & crew, Library Lounge, putting green, fitness, sunshade, lifts (serving all decks).

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American Spirit is a coastal passenger ship similar to design to the fleetmate American Star. Because of their smaller sizes, most ACL ships can visit less-accessible riverports with historic architecture, museums and culture-rich shore excursions.

American Spirit cruises in Alaska with departures from Seattle WA and Juneau AK. The list of the itineraries includes:

  • 7-day "Puget Sound and San Juan Islands" from Seattle
  • 7-day "Southeast Alaska" from Juneau
  • 11-day "Alaska Inside Passage" cruises departing from both Seattle and Juneau.

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American Spirit Itineraries

The below listed American Spirit cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest American Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Jun 28 7 days, round-trip South East Alaska Juneau $4192
2019 Jul 05 7 days, round-trip South East Alaska Juneau $3962
2019 Jul 12 7 days, round-trip South East Alaska Juneau $4192
2019 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip South East Alaska Juneau $3962
2019 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip South East Alaska Juneau $3962
2019 Aug 09 14 days, one-way from Seattle to Juneau Seattle $7046
2019 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3285
2019 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3285
2019 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3185
2019 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3492
2019 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3492
2019 Sep 28 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3492
2019 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3492
2019 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3492
2019 Oct 19 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3492
2019 Oct 26 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3492
2019 Nov 02 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3492
2019 Nov 09 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3492
2019 Nov 16 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3492
2019 Nov 23 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3492
2020 Mar 14 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3073
2020 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3073
2020 Mar 28 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3073
2020 Apr 04 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3073
2020 Apr 11 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3073
2020 Apr 18 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3073
2020 Apr 25 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3073
2020 May 02 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3073
2020 May 09 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3073
2020 May 16 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3073
2020 May 23 14 days, one-way from Seattle to Juneau Seattle $7877
2020 Jun 06 7 days, round-trip South East Alaska Juneau $4192
2020 Jun 13 7 days, round-trip South East Alaska Juneau $4192
2020 Jun 20 7 days, round-trip South East Alaska Juneau $4192
2020 Jun 27 7 days, round-trip South East Alaska Juneau $4192
2020 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip South East Alaska Juneau $4192
2020 Jul 11 7 days, round-trip South East Alaska Juneau $4192
2020 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip South East Alaska Juneau $4192
2020 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip South East Alaska Juneau $4192
2020 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip South East Alaska Juneau $3912
2020 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip South East Alaska Juneau $3912
2020 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3285
2020 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3492
2020 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3492
2020 Sep 19 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3492
2020 Sep 26 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3492
2020 Oct 03 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3492
2020 Oct 10 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3492
2020 Oct 17 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3492
2020 Oct 24 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3492
2020 Oct 31 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3492
2020 Nov 07 7 days, round-trip Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Seattle $3492

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