36Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship
At 104 feet in length, the Alaskan Dream is an innovative, streamlined catamaran. Designed especially to allow the vessel to easily navigate narrow channels and passages like a yacht, while at the same time providing the comforts you would expect aboard a much larger ship.
The Alaskan Dream is built to provide the most of the Alaskan experience. The public lounge faces forward with the same view as the Captain, affording spectacular views of the scenery, ports and wildlife along the way. A selection of library of books that pertain to many aspects of Alaska such as history, geology, marine and wildlife is provided in the lounge, which is specially designed for marine and wildlife viewing. Afternoon and evening lecturers are offered to educate guests on the many fascinating aspects of Alaska history, geology, marine and wildlife.
Dining Aboard the Alaskan Dream
The Alaskan Dream team of professionally trained chefs takes great pride in presenting outstanding, prepared meal selections featuring fresh, organic, and locally produced food. Menus change daily offering several selections from a menu usually including a seafood or meat entree. Fresh, locally caught Alaskan seafood is a specialty of an Alaskan Dream cruise. Early or late risers or light eaters can enjoy a continental breakfast buffet in dining room in the morning, with sit down meals for lunch and dinner in the Dining Room, configured for easy conversation and unassigned seating to offer the most comfortable experience possible.
A selection of fine alcoholic beverages, beer, and wine are available aboard ship for independent purchase, but not included in cruise fare. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate are available at all times in both the Dining Room and forward viewing lounges.
All cabins and suites aboard the Alaskan Dream have extra-large viewing windows, perfect for spotting wildlife from the comfort of your room. These spacious guest cabins are fully equipped with necessary amenities including Ipod docking stations, pillow-top mattresses, hypoallergenic duvets and pillows. The private ensuite bath facilities offer bathrobes, towels and a selection of local Alaskan organic earth friendly soaps and shampoos. The bathroom has a 110v plug as well as hairdryer for your convenience.
On Board Lifestyle
Experience warm yacht-style cruising surrounded by knowledgeable, genuinely friendly staff and accompanied by interesting people who share your passion for adventure and learning. And the relaxed, casual ambiance lets Alaska’s awe-inspiring beauty really shine. A few reasons the Alaskan Dream is the perfect way to explore Alaska:
- Intimate vessel ideally suited for exploring off-the-beaten-path
- Knowledgeable captain and all Alaskan & North American crew with many years in Alaska
- Educational presentations by Scientific & Cultural Expedition Leaders
- Complimentary chef inspired gourmet cuisine
- Social Hour with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and daily recap by the Expedition Leader
- Complimentary Alaskan gear includes jacket, pants and boots for use during the cruise
- Fresh linens, towels and mattresses
- Alaska crafted soaps & shampoos offered in staterooms
- A full day in Glacier Bay National Park including up close glacier viewing and Glacier Bay narration
- High powered and lightweight binoculars provided in every stateroom for use on the cruise
- Amazing wildlife viewing in Frederick Sound, Tracy Arm, Point Adolphus and more
Complimentary Shore Excursions
Enjoy at least one and sometimes two intriguing shore excursions in each port of call that showcase true Alaskan adventure and colorful native heritage. And these extraordinary experiences are included at no extra cost for incomparable vacation value!
The True Alaskan Experience
A cruise aboard the Alaskan Dream was conceived with the notion that travelers come to Alaska in search of a deep personal connection with the true Alaska. A place of genuine character, a place where adventure is a way of life, a place where the wandering soul’s most-cherished memories are born. To that end, true Alaskan experts have been carefully selected to travel with you on board and ashore. With years of experience as naturalists, educators, and authors, your team is well versed in everything from environmental science to marine biology. Whether they’re recapping the day’s highlights at nightly Social Hour or taking a group on a muskeg or rainforest hike, guests aboard the Dream will find that their enthusiasm for Alaska makes this vacation more rewarding.