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2023 True Alaskan Family Cruise


$2895* per person

Join us for a family adventure of a lifetime in Alaska! Alaskan Dream Cruises is excited to bring back its popular family cruise—this time as a 5-night, 6-day adventure departing July 1, 2023. The expedition aboard the 49-passenger Admiralty Dream includes wildlife viewing, a stunning glacial fjord and tidewater glacier, beach bonfire, immersion into life in small, coastal Alaskan towns (including a 4th of July celebration!), kayaking, hiking, skiff exploration and more!

The True Alaskan Family Cruise is geared toward multi-generational groups and families and will feature onboard youth expedition leaders who lead activities, exploration, and educational programs about Alaska. Young explorers will be provided a custom Adventure Guidebook, in a quest to “Become a True Alaskan.” A bonus certificate is awarded to anyone brave enough to jump into the frigid Alaska waters to become a member of the prestigious “Killer Whale Club” (this includes you, parents and grandparents!).

* Select rooms can accommodate 3rd and 4th guests at a 25% discount, for all other family/groups a second room of equal or lesser value can be booked at 50% off.

5-night | 6-day

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1 Juneau & Orca Point Lodge

After exploring Alaska’s beautiful capital city, you’ll board the vessel and settle into your cabin and ship life while the captain navigates to nearby Colt Island. At the island, you’ll enjoy the warm accommodations of exclusive Orca Point Lodge and an Alaska-style dinner feast! The beach provides a large area to explore and play, but don’t forget to stop by the bonfire to roast s’mores and check out the marine life viewing tank.

2 Tracy Arm/Frederick Sound

Journey through Tracy Arm, a place the famous naturalist John Muir called “a wild, unfinished Yosemite.” Renowned for its pristine waterfalls, towering icebergs, abundant harbor seals, and granite cliffs that rise from sea level to 4,000 feet, this wilderness is often referred to by locals as one of the most scenic areas in the state. With the vessel’s skiff, you’ll get to experience the remarkable wilderness in a way most Alaska travelers can only imagine. Later in the day, you’ll transit Frederick Sound—a body of water humpback whales are known to frequent.

3 Petersburg

Moor on the northern end of Mitkof Island in the community of Petersburg and choose your own adventure! This small, charming fishing town is nicknamed Alaska’s “Little Norway.” Explore at your own pace, experiencing its unique Scandinavian culture and small-town lifestyle. Celebratory Independence Day games and events are typically prevalent on the 3rd of July, as well. You can also choose to board a skiff and cross the beautiful Wrangell Narrows for a guided wilderness hike on Kupreanof Island. Firework shows in Alaska are often late in the evening on the 3rd of July as the clock approaches midnight (it’s simply too light out during the summer to light fireworks during earlier evening hours!). Firework displays are also dependent on Southeast Alaska’s weather and are sometimes delayed. Our goal is to catch a show in either Petersburg or Wrangell.

4 Wrangell

Happy 4th of July! Get ready to experience the adventurous fun of a small, coastal Alaskan town on Independence Day. Wrangell is home to a little over 2,000 permanent residents and is the only town in Alaska to have been under the jurisdiction of three flags and ruled by four nations—the Tlingit, Russia, England, and the United States. Enjoy several options to explore this colorful history including the state historic park, Petroglyph Beach, which contains the highest concentration of petroglyphs in Southeast Alaska.

5 Wilderness Exploration (Eastern Baranof Island/Peril Strait)

On the final day of the adventure, your route will take you along Eastern Baranof Island – the “Waterfall Coast” – and Peril Strait en route to Sitka. These areas provide fantastic opportunities for wildlife viewing. Our expert shipboard team and knowledgeable captain will spot for wildlife and allow ample time for photography and viewing. The captain will also choose an ideal bay for exploration by kayak and skiff.

6 Sitka

Disembark in Sitka, the beautiful homeport of Alaskan Dream Cruises. Transfer to your hotel or the airport is complimentary.

Admiralty Dream

The Admiralty Dream is perfect for adventure in the wilderness waterways of the Inside Passage. With its shallow draft and stately pace of cruising, nothing will be missed in the channels, bays, and wilderness islands of Southeast Alaska.

  • Passengers: 49*
  • Length: 143 feet
  • Staterooms: 27
  • Cruising Speed: 8.5 knots

Alcohol is included with Owner's Suite & Deluxe bookings
*Select cabins can accommodate a 3rd guest

  • Departure
  • The Ship
  • Route
  • A
  • AA
  • AAA
  • Deluxe
  • Owner's Suite
  • Departure Jul 1, 2023
  • Admiralty Dream
  • Route Juneau to Sitka
  • A $2,895
  • AA $3,395
  • AAA $3,695
  • Deluxe $4,195
  • Owner's Suite $4,495
All rates are per person based on double occupancy – Single Supplement 150% of double occupancy rate – Children 15 & under are 15% off – 3rd & 4th guests are 15% off, applicable when 2 adults or 1 adult & 1 child is booked in room – Port fees & taxes are in addition to your cruise fare (USD).
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