The Alaskan Dream Cruises fleet offers a range of exciting trips around one of the world’s greatest wildernesses: Alaska. The parent company of Alaskan Dream Cruises, Allen Marine, has been in operation since 1970. The company’s first vessel was a restored boat that they named the St. Michael. As tourism grew in Alaska, so did the family-run business. Originally started by Bob and Betty Allen, today their children and grandchildren manage the day-to-day operations.
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Not only is the business family run, but the family is also native Alaskan. Guests can be assured of warm hospitality and local knowledge. Services are personalized and friendly. Crew members are professional and experienced, and expert naturalists accompany trips. Excellent training is provided to all members of the team and vessels are maintained to a high standard, ensuring the safety of passengers while on a small ship cruise.
The atmosphere onboard a cruise with Alaskan Dream Cruises is relaxed and casual; there are no formal occasions, making a cruise perfect for families and guests who like a laid-back experience. The open-bridge policy means that guests can learn more about navigating and sailing the boat, see the controls and maps, or simply have a chat with the Captain.
All vessels have comfortable cabins and communal areas. You can enjoy outside views from all rooms. Daily housekeeping, including an evening turndown service, keeps rooms clean and cosy. Free toiletries produced in Alaska are available in the en suite bathrooms. All staterooms feature free binoculars.
Each boat has a narrow draft, meaning that they can navigate channels that larger vessels cannot. From a practical point of view of a guest, this means that you can explore more places, get away from larger tour groups, and get closer to wildlife. Boats were designed with wildlife-spotting in mind. All boats in the fleet have big observation areas and large windows.
All meals and non-alcoholic drinks are included during your cruise. A free glass of local beer or wine is offered with dinner, and you can purchase other alcoholic beverages from the onboard bar. Delicious food is served daily, with home-baked pastries available early morning before breakfast, and nibbles before dinner. High-quality Western meals are served on each vessel in the fleet, with vegetarian options available. Requests can be made to cater to other dietary requirements, such as for religious reasons or allergies.
Throughout your adventure cruise you can enjoy free use of wet-weather gear to help you cope with the Alaskan weather. Items include rain jackets, rain bottoms, and boots. Kayaks are carried on all boats and each vessel has a good reference library where you can learn more about the local wildlife.
Alaskan Dream Cruises Fleet of Small Cruise Ships
There are five boats in the Alaskan Dream Cruises fleet. Adventure cruises combine wildlife encounters, dramatic landscapes, and visiting native communities. You can combine nature, culture, history, and relaxation on a trip with Alaskan Dream Cruises.
Itineraries include the spectacular Inside Passage, the stunning Glacier Bay, and varied fascinating islands, such as Baranof Island, Admiralty Island, and Chichagof Island. Cruises start and end in Sitka, Ketchikan, or Juneau.
The Admiralty Dream has 27 cabins, some of which can sleep up to three guests, and can accommodate 58 guests per sailing. All cabins have picture windows. There’s a forward-facing air-conditioned lounge with a bar, as well as a forward-facing observation deck. On the upper deck you’ll find the bridge and a rear sun terrace. She’s a perfect choice for sailing in Alaska’s captivating Inside Passage.
The Alaskan Dream has 20 cabins that can accommodate up to 40 guests. Some rooms can also sleep an additional one or two guests. The catamaran design adds stability, making it a great choice for people who easily suffer from seasickness. All cabins have large windows. There are forward- and rear-facing viewing areas, in addition to a forward-facing indoor lounge. The bridge deck features a covered viewing area, whilst you’ll find a sun terrace on the upper deck.
The Baranof Dream can sleep 49 passengers in 25 cabins. A good option for families or groups of friends, some cabins can sleep three or four guests. All cabins have big windows. The ship has a forward-facing lounge and outdoor viewing area, as well as a sundeck at the rear.
Some of the 37 cabins on the elegant and recently renovated Chichagof Dream can sleep up to two extra passengers. There are usually 74 guests onboard for each trip. There’s a forward-facing viewing area in front of the lounge. The lounge has floor-to-ceiling windows for optimum viewing. All cabins have either porthole windows or picture windows. There’s a large sundeck on the upper deck.
The small and intimate Misty Fjord has just five cabins, which can accommodate ten guests per expedition. She was built especially for in-depth journeys of discovery around the southeastern parts of Alaska. Adding more of a personal touch, all elegant rooms have names rather than numbers. There’s a cosy lounge, complete with teak furnishings, at the rear of the vessel in addition to a spacious outdoor viewing deck.
The Alaskan Dream Cruises fleet is perfect for people who want an intimate adventure around Alaska with all the benefits of inside knowledge and warm hospitality. Comfortable, exciting, and adventurous, book your Alaskan expedition on one of Alaskan Dream Cruises’ small vessels.