Alaskan Dream Cruises operates 3 small ships in Southeast Alaska. Their tag line is "True Alaska with true Alaskans". They offer 8 to 13 day cruises focused on spotlighting scenic beauty, amazing wildlife, and intriguing native culture.
Ships - One ship holds 42 guests and the other two have room for 66 guests. Cabins are small - basic73 to 95 sq ft and deluxe from 117 to 120 sq ft. There are a few owners suites that are larger. Bathrooms are "wet" meaning that the shower is not separate from sink and toilet - there is a curtain that provides some separation.
Shore excursions - one (sometimes two) shore excursions are included at every port at no extra charge. These excursions showcase true Alaskan adventure and colorful native heritage.
Life aboard - in addition to chef inspired gourmet meals, each day ends with a complimentary cocktail hour where the days experiences can be discussed. Other inclusions are:
The dress and atmosphere is casual. Guests are surrounded by the knowledgeable, genuinely friendly staff and accompanied by interesting people who share a passion for adventure and learning. The relaxed casual ambiance lets Alaska's awe-inspiring beauty really shine.
Costs - standard cabins (middle of the price range) will range from $350 to $500 pp per night. This price is all inclusive of shore excursions, equipment, food and happy hour drinks.
Evaluation - these ships are "yacht experiences" - small cabins and limited bathrooms but shore excursions and equipment are included at no extra charge. While the emphasis is on adventure, you don't have to be a skilled outdoorsman to enjoy the cruise. Both crew and excursion staff are knowledge and eager to show off their Alaska.
Sample Itineraries - to review itineraries just click to see details as well as maps: