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COVID-19 Updates

The safety of our guests and crew is our top priority and we continue to closely monitor COVID-19 (Coronavirus) updates. We understand many of our guests have concerns about travel during this challenging time. Here are answers to the most common questions, along with some helpful links to keep you…

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Remembering Bob Allen

Raven Radio’s KCAW-FM in Sitka says Bob Allen’s life is a “classic Alaskan story.” Bob, who started both Allen Marine and Alaskan Dream Cruises, died March 2, 2020 in Sitka. He was 83. KCAW-FM chatted with Bob’s son Rob Allen about his father’s life and legacy. This piece was posted…

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Unplug for a Captivating Family Adventure!

Two of the hottest travel trends in 2020 are adventure trips and family travel — right in our wheelhouse!  Red Tricycle, the website whose mission is to help parents have more fun with their kids, urges families to plan big adventures for their next vacation. We can help inspire your…

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Staff Spotlight: Nicolaas Burger

Nicolaas Burger has an adventurous spirit. If he weren’t already busy with his job as Director of Hotel Operations for Alaskan Dream Cruises, he’d likely be sailing around the world! Since he can’t do that right now, his closer-to-home adventures include hiking, biking and home remodeling. Here’s a chance to…

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All Hail the Mighty Whale!

From the Old Testament story of Jonah and the whale to Melville’s Moby Dick, humans have long been fascinated by the mighty whale. Spotting whales is one of the most awe-inspiring parts of everyone’s Inside Passage adventure. Even though it’s winter, Alaska’s magnificent marine mammals are on our minds because…

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Who is Tlingit Native Elizabeth Peratrovich?

Long before Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize, before feminists Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan fought for women’s rights, and even before the Last Frontier’s statehood, a Tlingit woman named Elizabeth Peratrovich was advocating for Native rights. Her determination, along with that of her husband, led to passage of…

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Anniversary Coming Up? Couples are Trading in Traditional Gifts for Glaciers

“In a sea of people, my eyes will always search for you.” –Unknown   With Valentine’s Day coming up we’re thinking about romance! You’re likely familiar with destination weddings, but how about destination anniversaries? Lots of couples now choose to sail away to celebrate their years together. Especially for those…

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Wetlands Cover Nearly One-Third of Alaska

February 2, 2020 is not just Super Bowl Sunday or Groundhog Day, it’s also World Wetlands Day. The annual celebration is designed to raise awareness of the importance of wetlands for people and the planet, and this year’s theme is “Wetlands & Biodiversity.” Did you know Alaska is home to…

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Take a Hike!

One of the outstanding advantages of an Alaskan Dream Cruise is that our guests experience the Inside Passage through a local lens. It’s Alaskans giving you up-close and personal tours of the places they know best, including remote spots that are among the region’s best kept secrets – locales that…

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Staff Spotlight: Meet Noah!

After five years in Southeast Alaska, much of that working aboard ships for a large cruise line, Reservations Specialist Noah Rogers has found a home in Sitka and at Alaskan Dream Cruises, Alaska’s premier, small-ship adventure line. A New Hampshire native and outdoor enthusiast, Noah joined the company in July…

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Voters Say We’re Tops for Adventure!

USA Today’s Readers Choice Awards have named Alaskan Dream Cruises one of the 10 best small-ship cruise lines for adventure travel. In fact, we’re actually in the Top 5! Look through our itineraries, or ask our guests, and it’s easy to see why. No matter the level of activity you…

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Ride the Wave of Winter Savings on a 2020 Small-Ship Cruise

Maybe you’ve noticed an uptick in advertising for cruises this month. That’s because it’s what we in the biz call “Wave Season” – that time from January to March where cruise companies offer “waves” of discounts, upgrades, and other perks. For example, Alaskan Dream Cruises is running winter specials that…

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Exceptional New Ship and Extraordinary New Itineraries for 2020

The Kruzof Explorer, the newest member of our fleet, gives you an exclusive opportunity to explore Southeast Alaska in a way that’s more intimate and intense than ever before. With three distinct itineraries, you can explore untouched wilderness, spectacular glaciers, historic Native communities, and breathtaking wildlife. 7-night/8-day Ultimate Glacier Bay…

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Our Salt Room is the “Coolest”

After a full day of hiking, kayaking or exploring glacial fjords, Chichagof Dream guests can head to our exclusive salt room to unwind in a warm, soothing, Zen-like setting with low lights and soft music. Some have likened the benefits of time spent in a salt room to a day…

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Thinking of Booking? L.A. Times says There’s No Time Like the Present!

Although winter clearly isn’t the time to take that Alaska cruise you’ve been thinking about, the Los Angeles Times reports that now is the perfect time to start planning your 2020 cruise adventure. “Cruising is booming; visitor numbers are expected to set records for the fifth straight year,” the Times…

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Scenic Orca Point Lodge is a Feast for Your Eyes… and for Your Palate!

Crackling firewood, the sweet smell of burning Alder wood, toasted marshmallows, maybe even a song or two after swapping stories ‘round the campfire… Reminiscent of summer camp or a favorite family vacation? You likely haven’t had a campsite quite like this before – it’s hardly roughing it! – and you…

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TripSavvy Says We’re Number 1 for Adventure!

TripSavvy, the trusted  online travel website, has named Alaskan Dream Cruises the BEST cruise for folks seeking a True Alaska adventure! One of the top-10 travel information sites in the world, TripSavvy puts a spotlight on the Admiralty Dream, one of our six outstanding small ship cruise vessels. The Admiralty’s…

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Staff Spotlight: Meet Quinn!

When she’s not at work, Reservations Specialist Quinn Barclay loves getting together with friends and loved ones for outdoor activities like camping, hiking and kayaking. In the office, she loves connecting with people from all over the world. As a Sitka native, Quinn says she’s proud of how much Alaskan…

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Staff Spotlight: Meet Travis

In honor of Veteran’s Day, we’d like to introduce you to Alaskan Dream Cruises Operations Manager, Capt. Travis John Mingo, as we thank him and all veterans for their brave and loyal service to our country. A U.S. Coast Guard veteran, Travis Mingo has spent most of his life on…

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Welcome Aboard Our 2020 Small Ship Cruises

Our first 2020 Alaska small ship cruise launches in March. That’s just the beginning of a season’s worth of breathtaking wildlife viewing and immersion in native Alaska culture. Because we are an Alaska family with native heritage, we show you “True Alaska” like nobody else can. We take our guests…

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Staff Spotlight: Meet Laurel!

Sitka native Laurel Raschick has been a Sales and Reservations Specialist for Alaskan Dream Cruises for more than two years. Before that, she spent two summers working in shore support for the company. Laurel brings a wealth of local knowledge and experience to the job and loves hearing the excitement of…

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Alaskan Journeys

As I greet newly arriving guests ready for an Alaskan adventure aboard the Admiralty Dream, I’m reminded of the saying: “Every great journey begins with that first step.” But in Alaska that “first step” may just begin with a flap of a wing, the flick of a tail, the falling…

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Nature’s Trump Card

Just when you think you’ve seen and experienced it all, nature throws in the trump card! Our passengers were just sitting down to enjoy their last meal together, the Captain’s Dinner, when the excited whisper came over the Captain’s radio. What could possibly be so important as to interrupt this…

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No Matter the Weather

A little rain is a big part of life in the temperate rainforest of Alaska. There is a saying here that goes, “If you don’t learn to play in the rain you don’t play much at all.” Rain in Southeast Alaska sustains the forest and the animals – both on…

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The Misty Plume

Deep in the ocean of Alaska, a humpback whale locates a sufficient concentration of food and lunges towards its prey, consuming huge amounts of fish or krill in one massive mouthful. Humpbacks whales often consume up to 1.5 tons of food a day while feeding around the clock. They stop…

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