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Alaska's Southeast Explorer (Alaskan Dream)

We welcome you aboard our ship - the Alaskan Dream, designed for intimately exploring the magical coastline of Southeast Alaska.

Together we will explore the Alaska less traveled. We’ll spend more time in rare, authentic places with extraordinary scenic qualities, historical significance and abundant wildlife. Be assured that your handcrafted itinerary will include everything that you come to Alaska to see such as marquee attractions like Tracy Arm Fjord, Skagway, Wrangell and Misty Fjords National Monument, plus rare, out-of-the-way places like the Haida village of Kasaan and our exclusive private callings at Hobart Bay or Orca Point Lodge.

Our roots lie deep in Alaska. Three generations of our family have dedicated themselves to creating a company that is environmentally responsible, community-centered, and totally committed to delivering a rewarding vacation experience. We ensure that we give back to the community and practice sustainable tourism. We use organic materials and foods wherever possible, including locally-harvested crab, halibut, shrimp and wild Alaskan salmon, accompanied by a wide array of Pacific Northwest wines and Alaskan microbrews.

Come share our land, our birthright and our dream — see you in Southeast Alaska.

26 May, 2019 to 05 June, 2019 Make a booking request for Alaska's Southeast Explorer (Alaskan Dream), departing on 26 May, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category AA £ 5447 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes & Fees. From 110 USD pp)
One queen bed or two twin beds, picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 104 sq. ft.
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Category AAA £ 5605 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes & Fees. From 110 USD pp)
One queen bed or two twin beds, large picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 120 sq. ft.
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Vista View £ 7343 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes & Fees. From 110 USD pp)
One queen bed with side and forward views from large windows. Comfortable sitting area, private bath\shower. Approximately 147 sq. ft.
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Owner's Suite £ 7422 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes & Fees. From 110 USD pp)
One queen bad, large picture windows, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 208 sq. ft.
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29 June, 2019 to 09 July, 2019 Make a booking request for Alaska's Southeast Explorer (Alaskan Dream), departing on 29 June, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category AA £ 5447 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes & Fees. From 110 USD pp)
One queen bed or two twin beds, picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 104 sq. ft.
view cabin photo
Category AAA £ 5605 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes & Fees. From 110 USD pp)
One queen bed or two twin beds, large picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 120 sq. ft.
view cabin photo
Vista View £ 7343 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes & Fees. From 110 USD pp)
One queen bed with side and forward views from large windows. Comfortable sitting area, private bath\shower. Approximately 147 sq. ft.
view cabin photo
Owner's Suite £ 7422 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes & Fees. From 110 USD pp)
One queen bad, large picture windows, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 208 sq. ft.
view cabin photo
25 July, 2019 to 04 August, 2019 (reverse) Make a booking request for Alaska's Southeast Explorer (Alaskan Dream), departing on 25 July, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category AA £ 5447 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes & Fees. From 110 USD pp)
One queen bed or two twin beds, picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 104 sq. ft.
view cabin photo
Category AAA £ 5605 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes & Fees. From 110 USD pp)
One queen bed or two twin beds, large picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 120 sq. ft.
view cabin photo
Vista View £ 7343 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes & Fees. From 110 USD pp)
One queen bed with side and forward views from large windows. Comfortable sitting area, private bath\shower. Approximately 147 sq. ft.
view cabin photo
Owner's Suite £ 7422 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes & Fees. From 110 USD pp)
One queen bad, large picture windows, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 208 sq. ft.
view cabin photo
20 August, 2019 to 30 August, 2019 Make a booking request for Alaska's Southeast Explorer (Alaskan Dream), departing on 20 August, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category AA £ 5447 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes & Fees. From 110 USD pp)
One queen bed or two twin beds, picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 104 sq. ft.
view cabin photo
Category AAA £ 5605 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes & Fees. From 110 USD pp)
One queen bed or two twin beds, large picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 120 sq. ft.
view cabin photo
Vista View £ 7343 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes & Fees. From 110 USD pp)
One queen bed with side and forward views from large windows. Comfortable sitting area, private bath\shower. Approximately 147 sq. ft.
view cabin photo
Owner's Suite £ 7422 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes & Fees. From 110 USD pp)
One queen bad, large picture windows, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 208 sq. ft.
view cabin photo

Alaska's Southeast Explorer (Alaskan Dream) itinerary:

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Day 1: Sitka
Explore beautiful Sitka, the only community in Southeast Alaska that faces the open ocean waters of the Gulf of Alaska. Visit fascinating historical sites that highlight the community’s rich Alaska Native and Russian history, including the Sheldon Jackson Museum, Russian Bishop’s House, and St. Michael’s Cathedral. Embark for the winding narrows north of town while spotting for bald eagles, sea otters, bears, whales, and other wildlife.
Day 2: True Alaska Exploration
Savor the serenity of raw wilderness on an unscripted day of Southeast Alaska discovery. The options are countless, dictated by the day’s unique circumstances. Opportunities may include a coastline kayak paddle, up-close whale encounters, or a hike through an alluring old-growth forest. We may do a beach landing on an unspoiled shoreline to explore a tidal flat or track along with a foraging bear from the safety of our DIB (shallow water expedition craft). Regardless of the activity, you’ll experience the magic of the archipelago’s many remote coves, bays, and inlets.
Day 3: Glacier Bay National Park
This remarkable national park fjord extends 65-miles, contains eight tidewater glaciers, and provides pristine habitat for a wide-array of wildlife, including both brown and black bears, wolves, mountain goats, Steller sea lions, and humpback whales. The highlight for many is the Margerie Glacier, known for its dramatic calving displays. A Glacier Bay National Park Service Ranger narrates the day’s program and a Native Huna Tlingit interpretive naturalist joins us to reveal traditional cultural ties to this ancient treasure.
Day 4: Skagway/Haines
Stroll the boardwalks of the rollicking Klondike gold rush town of Skagway, and then board the White Pass & Yukon Route railroad for a journey retracing the steps of the gold-seekers into Canada. Built in 1898, the railroad climbs nearly 3,000 ft. in 20 miles and offers stunning wilderness views. This excursion crosses the border into Canada, so passports are required. A guided walking tour through scenic Haines features a visit to pre-WWI Fort Seward National Historic Site, with parade grounds overlooking Lynn Canal.
Day 5: Juneau/Orca Point Lodge
Spend the day visiting highlights of the scenic capital city of Juneau, including the world famous Mendenhall Glacier. In downtown Juneau, visit the newly renovated Alaska State Museum. There will also be time to explore on your own. You may choose to visit the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Alaska State Capitol, or take in the spectacular panoramic views of the Mount Roberts Tram. You can also delve deeper into local Native culture and history by exploring fascinating exhibits, art displays, and a walk-through clan house at the recently opened Walter Soboleff Center. End the day’s adventure with a relaxing evening at Orca Point Lodge, our own exclusive day-lodge on Colt Island. Enjoy the beautiful grounds, beach, and marine life touch-tank. Dine on Alaskan salmon, Alaskan king crab, or prime rib from the warmth of the lodge, or nestled next to a beachside bonfire.
Day 6: Tracy Arm/Frederick Sound
Journey through Tracy Arm Fjord, an area the famous naturalist John Muir referred to as, "A wild, unfinished Yosemite." This glacial fjord is renowned for its pristine waterfalls, towering icebergs, abundant harbor seals, and granite cliffs that rise from sea level to 4,000 feet. At 32-miles long and averaging just a mile wide, the unique features of Tracy Arm are contained in a relatively small geographical space, adding to the dramatic beauty of the area. As ice conditions permit, we'll navigate the entire length of the fjord, stopping in view of both the Sawyer and South Sawyer Glaciers. Experience the inspiring feeling of kayaking amongst towering icebergs in the fjord.
Day 7: Petersburg
Discover the charming Mitkof Island fishing town of Petersburg. Founded by Norwegian fishermen in the late 1800s, Petersburg is nicknamed Alaska’s “Little Norway.” Experience this Scandinavian culture with a folk dance show by local youth at the iconic Sons of Norway Hall. Later, enjoy a narrated bus tour and take time to explore the vibrant community at your own leisure.
Day 8: Wrangell
Home to a little over 2,000 permanent residents, Wrangell is the only town in Alaska to have been under the jurisdiction of three flags, and ruled by four nations- the Tlingit, Russia, England, and the United States. Enjoy several options to explore this colorful history, including a guided walking tour and a trip to the Wrangell Museum. Visit the intriguing State Historic Park, Petroglyph Beach, which contains the highest concentration of petroglyphs in Southeast Alaska.
Day 9: Thorne Bay/Kasaan
Experience the frontier spirit of Alaska’s timber years on a tour of Thorne Bay, once the largest logging camp in the world. This tight-knit community is located on the eastern side of Prince of Wales, an island renowned for its high concentration of black bears. Here, you’ll meet resident artisans and enjoy a walking tour of the town while keeping an eye out for the island’s fauna. In Kasaan, walk an enchanted forest path laden with intricately carved totem poles to the Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House, the only remaining traditional Haida longhouse in the United States. Inside stand four original house posts, or “Gáats,” that were most likely carved at Old Kasaan in about 1880 and then installed at Naay I’waans (Whale House). The tallest interior post, the “Head House Totem,” dates to an even earlier time and was brought here from its original location inside Son-i-Hat’s uncle’s house in Old Kasaan, about 7 miles away.
Day 10: Metlakatla/Misty Fjords
Immerse yourself in the extraordinary history, art, and cultural traditions of the Metlakatla Indian Community on Annette Island. Visit a traditional Tsmishian longhouse, enjoy a ceremonial dance performance, and meet Native artists. Later, your ship will glide beneath the 3,000-foot glacier-sculpted cliffs of Misty Fjords. Discover the fjord’s natural history, listen to the calls of a myriad of seabirds, feel the mist from glistening waterfalls, and see famous New Eddystone Rock, a stunning volcanic core.
Day 11: Ketchikan
Disembark in Ketchikan, otherwise known as Alaska’s “First City” and “Salmon Capital of the World.” Transfer to the airport or your hotel is complimentary.
Please Note:
Cruise information is subject to change without notice based on navigating conditions. Itinerary order is also subject to rearrangement based on permit allocations.

Alaska's Southeast Explorer (Alaskan Dream) reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Cruise information is subject to change without notice based on navigating conditions. Itinerary order is also subject to rearrangement based on permit allocations.
Disembark in Ketchikan, otherwise known as Alaska’s “First City” and “Salmon Capital of the World.” Transfer to the airport or your hotel is complimentary.
Immerse yourself in the extraordinary history, art, and cultural traditions of the Metlakatla Indian Community on Annette Island. Visit a traditional Tsmishian longhouse, enjoy a ceremonial dance performance, and meet Native artists. Later, your ship will glide beneath the 3,000-foot glacier-sculpted cliffs of Misty Fjords. Discover the fjord’s natural history, listen to the calls of a myriad of seabirds, feel the mist from glistening waterfalls, and see famous New Eddystone Rock, a stunning volcanic core.
Experience the frontier spirit of Alaska’s timber years on a tour of Thorne Bay, once the largest logging camp in the world. This tight-knit community is located on the eastern side of Prince of Wales, an island renowned for its high concentration of black bears. Here, you’ll meet resident artisans and enjoy a walking tour of the town while keeping an eye out for the island’s fauna. In Kasaan, walk an enchanted forest path laden with intricately carved totem poles to the Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House, the only remaining traditional Haida longhouse in the United States. Inside stand four original house posts, or “Gáats,” that were most likely carved at Old Kasaan in about 1880 and then installed at Naay I’waans (Whale House). The tallest interior post, the “Head House Totem,” dates to an even earlier time and was brought here from its original location inside Son-i-Hat’s uncle’s house in Old Kasaan, about 7 miles away.
Home to a little over 2,000 permanent residents, Wrangell is the only town in Alaska to have been under the jurisdiction of three flags, and ruled by four nations- the Tlingit, Russia, England, and the United States. Enjoy several options to explore this colorful history, including a guided walking tour and a trip to the Wrangell Museum. Visit the intriguing State Historic Park, Petroglyph Beach, which contains the highest concentration of petroglyphs in Southeast Alaska.
Discover the charming Mitkof Island fishing town of Petersburg. Founded by Norwegian fishermen in the late 1800s, Petersburg is nicknamed Alaska’s “Little Norway.” Experience this Scandinavian culture with a folk dance show by local youth at the iconic Sons of Norway Hall. Later, enjoy a narrated bus tour and take time to explore the vibrant community at your own leisure.
Journey through Tracy Arm Fjord, an area the famous naturalist John Muir referred to as, "A wild, unfinished Yosemite." This glacial fjord is renowned for its pristine waterfalls, towering icebergs, abundant harbor seals, and granite cliffs that rise from sea level to 4,000 feet. At 32-miles long and averaging just a mile wide, the unique features of Tracy Arm are contained in a relatively small geographical space, adding to the dramatic beauty of the area. As ice conditions permit, we'll navigate the entire length of the fjord, stopping in view of both the Sawyer and South Sawyer Glaciers. Experience the inspiring feeling of kayaking amongst towering icebergs in the fjord.
Spend the day visiting highlights of the scenic capital city of Juneau, including the world famous Mendenhall Glacier. In downtown Juneau, visit the newly renovated Alaska State Museum. There will also be time to explore on your own. You may choose to visit the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Alaska State Capitol, or take in the spectacular panoramic views of the Mount Roberts Tram. You can also delve deeper into local Native culture and history by exploring fascinating exhibits, art displays, and a walk-through clan house at the recently opened Walter Soboleff Center. End the day’s adventure with a relaxing evening at Orca Point Lodge, our own exclusive day-lodge on Colt Island. Enjoy the beautiful grounds, beach, and marine life touch-tank. Dine on Alaskan salmon, Alaskan king crab, or prime rib from the warmth of the lodge, or nestled next to a beachside bonfire.
Stroll the boardwalks of the rollicking Klondike gold rush town of Skagway, and then board the White Pass & Yukon Route railroad for a journey retracing the steps of the gold-seekers into Canada. Built in 1898, the railroad climbs nearly 3,000 ft. in 20 miles and offers stunning wilderness views. This excursion crosses the border into Canada, so passports are required. A guided walking tour through scenic Haines features a visit to pre-WWI Fort Seward National Historic Site, with parade grounds overlooking Lynn Canal.
This remarkable national park fjord extends 65-miles, contains eight tidewater glaciers, and provides pristine habitat for a wide-array of wildlife, including both brown and black bears, wolves, mountain goats, Steller sea lions, and humpback whales. The highlight for many is the Margerie Glacier, known for its dramatic calving displays. A Glacier Bay National Park Service Ranger narrates the day’s program and a Native Huna Tlingit interpretive naturalist joins us to reveal traditional cultural ties to this ancient treasure.
Savor the serenity of raw wilderness on an unscripted day of Southeast Alaska discovery. The options are countless, dictated by the day’s unique circumstances. Opportunities may include a coastline kayak paddle, up-close whale encounters, or a hike through an alluring old-growth forest. We may do a beach landing on an unspoiled shoreline to explore a tidal flat or track along with a foraging bear from the safety of our DIB (shallow water expedition craft). Regardless of the activity, you’ll experience the magic of the archipelago’s many remote coves, bays, and inlets.
Explore beautiful Sitka, the only community in Southeast Alaska that faces the open ocean waters of the Gulf of Alaska. Visit fascinating historical sites that highlight the community’s rich Alaska Native and Russian history, including the Sheldon Jackson Museum, Russian Bishop’s House, and St. Michael’s Cathedral. Embark for the winding narrows north of town while spotting for bald eagles, sea otters, bears, whales, and other wildlife.
* = Indicative
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Alaskan Dream

Vessel Type: Expedition Motor Catamaran

Length: 35 meters

Passenger Capacity: 40 (in twin cabins)

Built / Refurbished: 1980 / 2011

Speed (Average): 13 knots

Registry: United States of America

 

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.

Cabin layout for Alaskan Dream
• Explore beautiful Sitka, the only community in Southeast Alaska that faces the open ocean waters of the Gulf of Alaska

• Spot both brown and black bears, wolves, mountain goats, Steller sea lions, and humpback whales

• Board the White Pass & Yukon Route railroad for a journey retracing the steps of the gold-seekers into Canada

• Travel through Tracy Arm Fjord, famous for its pristine waterfalls, towering icebergs, abundant harbor seals, and granite cliffs that rise from sea level to 4,000 feet

• Experience the frontier spirit of Alaska’s timber years on a tour of Thorne Bay, once the largest logging camp in the world

• New for 2019 – All-Inclusive Alcohol in Upper Category Cabins (Deluxe, Vista View and Suite)
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