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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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