With Wave Season in full swing, Alaskan Dream Cruises, an Alaska native-owned, small-ship cruise line, is offering promotional deals for travelers desiring to sail Alaska's Inside Passage this summer.
The value-packed deals focus on new or pre-existing bookings on the 78-passenger Chichagof Dream, the cruise line’s largest vessel, as well as new bookings on the 10-passenger Misty Fjord and the 12-passenger Kruzof Explorer, the line’s smallest ships.
The line's itineraries offer intimate experiences, up-close wildlife viewing and the ability to reach small coves and harbors big ships can't.
Each of the new deals will be offered for bookings through February 29. Deals are not combinable with other offers.
Chichagof Dream Offers
Two deals apply to sailings on the Chichagof Dream, which is sailing the line's nine-night “Alaska Inside Passage Sojourn" itinerary from May through September. Fares start at $5,995 per person, double occupancy.
The “Waves of Winter Savings” deal offers a savings of $1,250 per person on any new bookings on the Chichagof Dream and a $50 Alaskan Dream Cruises retail gift card, usable in an online retail store with ADC logo gear and locally made products.
In addition, families that are traveling with three or more children under age 15 will receive a 25 percent discount on fares for the third and fourth child.
A group of eight or more passengers traveling together will receive 10 percent off the cruise fare; each will receive a $50 Alaskan Dream Cruises retail gift card; and the group will be able to choose a complimentary True Alaska Tour from select options.
Upgrade & Support the Port
For those who booked ahead in 2019, the “Upgrade Your Adventure” deal offers a chance to upgrade from an A, AA or AAA to a Deluxe or Deluxe Suite room on the Chichagof Dream and receive: a complimentary upgrade to first-class air (applicable to flights from Seattle to Sitka, Juneau or Ketchikan) and a complimentary pre-cruise hotel stay.
In addition, those guests who upgrade their adventure will receive a choice of select complimentary True Alaska Tours or a $150 “Support the Port” gift voucher to use in Alaskan Dream’s home ports of Sitka, Ketchikan or Juneau.
“Our Support the Port program is new for 2020 and allows us to further contribute to the local economies of our home ports,” said Jamie Kennedy, Alaskan Dream Cruises’ director of marketing. “We’ve reached out to locally and independently owned stores that travelers can shop in knowing their money will go back into the community."
Travelers can identify the participating retail shops via "Support the Port" window signage as they explore Sitka, Juneau or Ketchikan before or after their cruise.”
More Intimate Expeditions
For those interested in the more intimate expedition-style sailings aboard the Kruzof Explorer or the Misty Fjord, the “True Alaska Expedition Experience” deal offers the following: $500 off per person on any new bookings on either expedition vessel; One True Alaska Tour in the embarkation or disembarkation port; and roundtrip first-class air or a voucher (if the first class option is unavailable for the client's date of travel).
Guests booking travel on the Kruzof Explorer will also receive unique concierge service, including a free pre-cruise hotel stay and a choice of True Alaska Tour or a $150 “Support the Port” gift voucher.
An Alaskan Dream Cruises reservations specialist will handle hotel reservations, restaurant reservations (only on embarkation/disembarkation days) and the shipping of any souvenirs for guests up to $250 in postage value.
The 12-passenger Kruzof Explorer and 10-passenger Misty Fjord will sail on the following itineraries; all prices are per person, double occupancy:
- Seven-night “Ultimate Glacier Bay, Wilderness & Wildlife,” from $9,995 per person;
- Nine-night “Remote Alaska Adventure,” from $12,495 per person;
- 12-night “Alaska’s Grand Coastal Discovery,” from $14,995 per person;
- Five-night “Alaska’s Spring Wilderness & Wildlife Safari,” from $3,390 per person; and
- Seven-night “Alaska’s Islands, Whales & Glaciers,” from $4,595 per person.
“We’re a family owned, locally owned cruise line," said Kennedy. "We know traveling to Alaska is an investment and we put a lot of thought into what our travelers would value and would consider of benefit to their vacation."
Alaskan Dream Cruises offers a casual expedition atmosphere and a local’s view of Alaska’s Inside Passage. Members of the Alaska Native Tlingit clan, the Allen family, launched the company in 2011. The Sitka-based family also founded Allen Marine, Inc., a boat building company, in 1967 and Allen Marine Tours, which offers day cruise tours to travelers in Alaska’s Inside Passage.
For more information, please visit www.alaskandreamcruises.