Alaskan Dream Cruises Announces 2019 Season Offerings
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The Alaska Native-owned, small-ship cruise line Alaskan Dream Cruises is debuting its 2019 line-up of expeditions through Alaska’s Inside Passage. Travelers can now make reservation requests via email, online or by phone.
For its ninth operating season, Alaskan Dream Cruises will offer the following itineraries:
- Alaska’s Glacier Bay & Island Adventure is Alaskan Dream Cruises’ signature itinerary. The cruise features highlights of True Alaska in a convenient week-long timeframe, including premier wildlife viewing, remote wilderness exploration, a full day in Glacier Bay National Park, excursions in a charming fishing town and Alaska Native cultural immersion in the Tlingit village of Kake. This cruise is available through 15 departures on the Chichagof Dream and five departures on the Admiralty Dream from May 10, 2019 to Sept. 15, 2019 , starting from $3,795 per person.
- The eight-night Alaska’s Inside Passage Sojourn is an extended itinerary that allows passengers to explore Southeast Alaska, from its northern to southern ends. This itinerary calls on a unique collection of rarely visited towns and Alaska Native villages where guests experience the three Southeast Alaska indigenous cultures—Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian. This itinerary is available through 10 sailings on the Alaskan Dream from May 10, 2019 to Sept. 15, 2019 , with rates starting at $4,995 per person.
- Alaska’s Southeast Explorer adds two days and three compelling ports to everything included in the Alaska’s Inside Passage Sojourn. It offers the gold-rush town of Skagway, which features a ride aboard the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, as well as time in the beautiful community of Haines at the head of Chilkat Inlet and the charming fishing community of Petersburg. Alaska’s Southeast Explorer is available through four sailings on the Alaskan Dream. Sailings on this route are available May 26 , June 29 , July 25 and Aug. 20 , starting from $6,895 per person.
- For an even more intimate adventure, the seven-night Alaska’s Islands, Whales & Glaciers aboard the 10-guest Misty Fjord expedition vessel is ideal for travelers seeking a higher level of activity, with more time spent in remote wilderness areas and no set routes. A knowledgeable captain and shore team determine the week’s route based on wildlife migrations, guest interests and weather. This expedition is available through 15 departures on the 10-person Misty Fjord from May 11, 2019 to Sept. 4, 2019 , with rates starting at $4,595 per person.
- Become a True Alaskan family cruises will be based on the seven-night itinerary in 2019. Geared towards multi-generational groups and families to share the wonder of Alaska, these expeditions include an overnight stay in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Voyages feature an onboard Youth Expedition Leader who leads activities, exploration, and educational programs about Alaska. This itinerary is available through three departures on the Chichagof Dream in June and July, starting at $4,795 per adult. Children age 15 and under receive 20 percent off.
- The five-night Alaska’s Spring Wilderness & Wildlife Safari shows guests the beauty of early spring in Southeast Alaska. The annual herring migration provides an abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities — humpback whales, eagles, sea otters, Stellar sea lions and more. Guests will explore the wilderness throughout Sitka Sound in search of adventure aboard the 10-passenger Misty Fjord. Five round-trip departures will be offered out of Sitka in March and April starting at $3,290 per person.
“From the beginning, our goal has been to deliver a true Alaska experience for our guests,” said Alaskan Dream Cruises Senior Vice President Jamey Cagle. “As locals of the area, we draw upon our lifetime of adventures when planning each itinerary and excursion. From stunning glacial fjords, to Native villages, to the most abundant whale waters in the region, our guests enjoy a truly immersive experience. As Alaska Natives, travelers also sense our passion for our ancestral home.”
With nearly 50 years of experience in the region, Alaskan Dream Cruises is uniquely qualified to deliver excellent wildlife viewing opportunities to its passengers. Both on and off the ship, guests commonly spot humpback and orca whales, Dall’s porpoise, brown and black bears, harbor seals, sea otters, Steller sea lions, puffins, bald eagles and more.
The expedition leader team aboard each vessel consists of a naturalist and a cultural heritage guide. Naturalists focus on the biology, geography and ecology of the Inside Passage, while cultural heritage guides are well versed in the lifestyle, legends and practices of Southeast Alaska’s indigenous cultures. Guests can immerse themselves in Alaska’s culture through dance performances, wood carving demonstrations, historical walking tours, meetings with community artisans and more.
Guests also get a taste of Alaska onboard the ship through the sumptuous meals served during the cruise. Alaskan Dream Cruises chefs highlight local ingredients on the menus each day including wild Alaska seafood such as crab, halibut, shrimp and king salmon, while the ships’ bars are stocked with Alaska beers and spirits.
Cruise fares include accommodations on the ship, all meals during the sailing, scheduled shore excursions, airport transfers, use of recreational equipment, a complimentary glass of wine or beer with dinner and exceptional onboard services. In 2019, all alcoholic beverages are included with Deluxe, Vista View and Suite bookings.
Alaskan Dream Cruises’ five-ship fleet includes the Alaskan Dream, Admiralty Dream, Baranof Dream, Chichagof Dream and the Misty Fjord. These ships hold between 10 and 74 passengers.
2019 itinerary details can be found online
There are also discounts available for early bookings on any of the seven-night itineraries. Guests who book by April 1, 2018
will receive a $200-$300 discount per person.
Alaskan Dream Cruises offers a casual atmosphere and an insider’s view of Alaska’s Inside Passage. The company was launched in 2011 by the Allen family, who are members of the Alaska Native Tlingit tribe. The Allen family also founded Allen Marine, Inc., a boat building company, in 1967 and Allen Marine Tours, which offers day cruise tours to travelers in Alaska’s Inside Passage. For more information, please visit the website