Alaskan Dream

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Length:: 35 metres

Built/Refurbished: 1980/2011

Speed: 13 Knots

Cabins:: 20

DELUXE/VISTA VIEW SUITE - 2 suites on Upper Deck. Features queen bed convertible to two twin beds, large picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower, approximately 147 square feet.

OWNER'S SUITE - One cabin on Upper Deck. Features queen bed convertible to two twin beds, large picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower, approximately 216 square feet.

CATEGORY AAA - 3 AA cabins on Main Deck 102-104. Cabins feature one queen bed or two twin beds, large picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower, approximately 120 square feet.

CATEGORY AA - 13 cabins on Main Deck and Upper Deck. Cabins 202-212 on Main Deck and cabins 301-306 on Upper Deck. Cabins feature two twin beds, picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 104 square feet

Alaskan Dream

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The Alaskan Dream is an innovative, streamlined catamaran design allows 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.

Cabins all have extra-large viewing windows. The public lounge faces forward with the same view as the Captain, affording spectacular views of the scenery, ports and wildlife along the way. There is plenty of viewing space on deck,and inside, and there are enough skiffs for everyone to disembark. Kayaks are provided too, and the crew will help you enjoy these adventure cruises in any way they can. 

*Select cabins can accommodate a 3rd or 4th guest

 

 

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Alaska's Glacier Bay & Island Adventure (Alaskan Dream)

 

We selected this trip as we wanted a “small boat cruise” around Alaska’s Inside Passage. Not all 20 cabins were occupied and there were only 33 passengers in total – just us from UK, 7 Australians and 4 Kiwis with the rest from US (so all English-speaking). Perhaps the style of trip meant that all seemed of a similar outlook and the group got on well together.

Alaskan Dream seem to be an environmentally-aware company with a good local reputation and are very welcome in the communities they visit. The small size of the boat means that they can access areas and ports unavailable to larger ships. The crew are generally long-serving with the company, competent and approachable. This particular voyage had an on-board naturalist/guide from the start, with a second joining part way through. There is at least one “off boat” opportunity every day.

Cabins are compact but comfortable with ample storage space. We were in the lowest grade; the next one up seemed to have no more amenities, just slightly bigger (although they are on the same level as public spaces). The “shoilet” takes some practice but is actually extremely practical and functional (better than facilities in other boats of a similar size that we have experienced). Rain gear (jackets, trousers and boots) are available for use. Meals were, without exception, excellent; hot drinks and water were always available.

The itinerary is flexible so we were able to take advantage of an unexpected permit to stay in Glacier Bay for an extra day. It also meant that potential wildlife sightings could be pursued and this was done on several occasions. There is also various interactions with each local community that we visited.

We would unreservedly recommend this trip but be warned that it is not a “cruise” – evening entertainment is limited to some short wildlife talks. But if your priorities are exciting wildlife and stunning scenery with an insight into local culture, you should seriously consider this.

Anne H

 

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