American Cruise Lines returns to Alaska

American Cruise Lines, a small ship company, has resumed summer sailings to Alaska.Due to the pandemic, the 175-passenger American Constellation became the first cruise ship that docked in Haines for almost two years.The line added an 11-day Alaskan Explorer cruise on its itineraries.Between June and September, ships operate between Seattle (St. Louis) and Juneau (Juneau).The Alaskan Explorer cruise sails through the Inside Passage and Clarence Straight, Tracy Arm and Glacier Bay. It also includes visits to Mendenhall Glacier and LeConte Glacier and Chilkoot Lake.Charles Robertson, chief executive officer of the company, said that he was thrilled to be back in Haines. He also expressed appreciation for the warm reception from the community.We have been working diligently in south-east Alaska to coordinate with each port to ensure safe return to domestic cruising.We are looking forward to 12 dockings at Haines this year, and many more over the next few years as Alaska's popularity continues to grow.