Frequently Asked Questions

What is it like working for Alaskan Dream Cruises?

Incredible rainforest, fresh salty air, and amazing wildlife. A day in the life includes curious guests and curious sea lions. If you’re new to the maritime industry, or just getting your feet wet, Alaskan Dream Cruises is a great place to land.

When should I apply for the summer season?

The best time to start looking for the upcoming summer season is in fall/winter. We will continue posting summer positions throughout the spring and summer.

Do you offer training?

Yes! We offer 1-2 weeks paid training at the beginning of the season (depending on position). Captain and deckhands get extensive safety training. Naturalists get tour- and area-specific training. All other positions get position-specific training. We also offer a USCG Captain’s course at the end of the season.

I have submitted my application, now what?

After you have submitted your online application, it will be reviewed by the recruiting team in a timely manner. If you meet the required qualifications, you will be contacted for an interview.

When does the season start and end?

Our season begins mid-April and runs through the end of September.

What can I expect my first season to be like?

You’ve landed a dream job in Alaska, now what? Well, get ready to have one of the best summers. The sun rises at approximately 4 a.m. and sets around 10 p.m.  You will be putting in a lot of hours and hard work to ensure a positive experience for all our guests. We work hard, and we make sure to have fun, too!

Do you offer housing?

Yes! All our vessel positions include room and board. Accommodations are bunk-style.