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This was our first cruise with ACL. We had a great time visiting small towns like Petersburg, Kake, Haines, Skagway and sailing through Tracy Arm and Glacier Bay. The trip was fun and educational with local experts on board providing information on Alaska, glaciers and all the wildlife we saw (bald eagles, whales, sea lions, otters, etc.). Most of the shore excursions on this trip are included in the cost of the cruise. There are guided historical walking tours, guided nature tours, hiking, whale watching, train trip included in the trip. Additional cost tours are salmon fishing and kayaking. Most of the ports were a short walk to town but transportation was always available if you didn't want to walk. We sailed on The American Spirit with approximately 85 total passengers. There were 4 children on this trip ranging in age from 8 years to teenagers. There were some 30 & 40 year old couples but the majority of passengers were seniors. The cabins are roomy and very clean. Soap, shampoo, etc are all provided along with a hair dryer. There is a DVD player in the room and a library supply of movies to watch. There is no cable on board and limited internet capability since most areas of the trip are remote. Breakfast is plentiful and good with lunch & dinner being average quality and small portions. We had a great time but and would recommend trip to others. Would not recommend for young children or those whole require a swimming pool. Airfare and transportation to and from the ship are not included in the cost of the cruise.

Southeast Alaska

Queen of the Mississippi Cruise Review by Terph

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2015
  • Destination: Alaska
This was our first cruise with ACL. We had a great time visiting small towns like Petersburg, Kake, Haines, Skagway and sailing through Tracy Arm and Glacier Bay. The trip was fun and educational with local experts on board providing information on Alaska, glaciers and all the wildlife we saw (bald eagles, whales, sea lions, otters, etc.). Most of the shore excursions on this trip are included in the cost of the cruise. There are guided historical walking tours, guided nature tours, hiking, whale watching, train trip included in the trip. Additional cost tours are salmon fishing and kayaking. Most of the ports were a short walk to town but transportation was always available if you didn't want to walk. We sailed on The American Spirit with approximately 85 total passengers. There were 4 children on this trip ranging in age from 8 years to teenagers. There were some 30 & 40 year old couples but the majority of passengers were seniors. The cabins are roomy and very clean. Soap, shampoo, etc are all provided along with a hair dryer. There is a DVD player in the room and a library supply of movies to watch. There is no cable on board and limited internet capability since most areas of the trip are remote. Breakfast is plentiful and good with lunch & dinner being average quality and small portions. We had a great time but and would recommend trip to others. Would not recommend for young children or those whole require a swimming pool. Airfare and transportation to and from the ship are not included in the cost of the cruise.
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Cabin Review

Cabin 205
Cabin was very spacious and clean with king bed with nightstand on either side. Plenty of storage, closet with hangers (but I brought a few of my own just in case). Bathroom adequate with all amenities including hair dryer. Shower of adequate size with plenty hot water. Our room had large window that would slide open.