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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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