The Alaska Native-owned, small-ship cruise line Alaskan Dream Cruises will sail into its 2019 season with a new seven-night itinerary, the “Last Frontier Adventure.”
The “Last Frontier Adventure” is designed for guests seeking more time in wilderness areas and a higher level of activity. The itinerary features daily adventures like hiking rainforest trails, kayaking in a glacial fjord, trekking to the Baird Glacier in Thomas Bay, exploring Baranof Island’s “Waterfall Coast” and more. Sailing between Sitka and Juneau, guests spend much of their time in remote locations, including Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. The offering also includes Petroglyph Beach in Wrangell and the company’s exclusive Orca Point Lodge.
This new 2019 itinerary will be offered on the Baranof Dream and the Admiralty Dream on six departures from May to August. Rates start at $3,795.
With the addition of the “Last Frontier Adventure,” Alaskan Dream Cruises is now dividing its cruise itineraries into two categories — the Adventure Series and the Signature Series. Based on the cruise category, travelers can determine which cruise is the right fit for their ideal Alaska experience.
In addition to the new “Last Frontier Adventure,” the Adventure Series includes the five-night “Alaska’s Spring Wilderness & Wildlife Safari” and the seven-night “Alaska’s Islands, Whales and Glaciers” itineraries, which sail aboard the 10-guest Misty Fjord. With no set routes aboard this expedition vessel, these itineraries can be customized to specific guest interests.
The Signature Series consists of Alaskan Dream Cruises’ remaining four classic itineraries. Alaskan Dream Cruises says These small-ship voyages provide a balanced approach between active excursions, scenic cruising and port calls. Guests can visit small towns and Alaska Native villages, cruise glacial fjords, view tidewater glaciers as well as kayak and hike in remote locations. Expedition skiffs are utilized for up-close exploration and beach landings. Every Signature Series voyage also features a visit to Orca Point Lodge.
On both the Adventure and Signature Series cruises, the expedition leadership team consists of a naturalist and a True Alaskan Guide. Naturalists focus on the biology, geography and ecology of the Inside Passage, while True Alaskan Guides specialize in the lifestyle, legends and practices of Southeast Alaska’s indigenous cultures.
Guests also get a taste of Alaska through the meals served aboard the ship. Alaskan Dream Cruises chefs highlight local ingredients on the menus each day including wild Alaska seafood such as crab, halibut, shrimp and king salmon, while the ships’ bars are stocked with Alaska beers and spirits.
Cruise fares include accommodations on the ship, all meals during the sailing, scheduled shore excursions, airport transfers, use of recreational equipment and a complimentary glass of wine or beer with dinner. In 2019, all alcoholic beverages are included with Deluxe, Vista View and Suite bookings.
For more information, visit https://www.alaskandreamcruises.com/