American Cruise Line offers small ship cruises. Their ships are made in America and have an all-American crew. The compact ships can visit places that large ships cannot reach, like Puget Sound and San Juan Islands (see details below).
The American cruise ship in Seattle is the American Spirit. It was built in 2005 and carries 100 passengers. The staterooms are spacious -- all are over 200 square feet. Some staterooms have private balconies. There are even a few single staterooms for solo travelers.
Features of the ship are a grand dining room that seats all passengers at one time, and four big lounges. Complimentary cocktail hour every evening before dinner. Complimentary wine and beer with lunch and dinner. Entertainment each evening.