Alaskan Dream Cruises

Alaskan Dream Cruises have 50 years’ experience exploring Alaska’s pristine southeastern waters. Their itineraries offer unforgettable opportunities to go ashore into ancient forests, remote towns and indigenous communities. Activities on all their small ships ensure an authentic, sustainable experience of this wild state, with every passenger given the chance to see Alaska through the eyes of a local resident.

Culture and Wildlife

Enjoy award-winning cultural experiences, and be welcomed into traditional villages as friends, with the chance to witness dances, carving or even a ceremonial feast. Access some of Alaska’s most beautiful natural sites and premier wildlife areas, as naturalist and cultural heritage guides share intriguing legends and lore.

Family Departures

Some departures are specially geared to instil a sense of adventure in children and adults alike, strengthening family bonds through shared discovery. A specialist Youth Expedition Leader leads activities designed for multi-generational groups on these voyages, suitable for kids aged 7+.

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Alaskan Dream Cruises Vessels

The Alaskan Dream Cruises fleet comprises of five vessels which carry 10-74 passengers. Their shallow drafts permit navigation of narrow channels, whilst all are designed for optimum viewing of Alaska’s wilderness and wildlife.

Chicagof Dream – 74 guests

The largest ship in the fleet, the 63m-long Chicagof Dream accommodates approximately 74 passengers in 35 sleek, comfortable staterooms with private ensuite facilities spread across three decks. Guests onboard have access to generous dining, lounge and viewing areas – all with an informal atmosphere – as well as an impressive Himalayan salt room.

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Alaskan Dream – 40 guests

This streamlined four-level catamaran carries around 40 passengers in 20 inviting, light-filled staterooms with private ensuite bathrooms and extra-large picture windows. The observation deck spans the entire top level, with additional viewing areas on the bridge and main deck. Selected cabins can sleep a 3rd or 4th guest.

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Admiralty Dream – 58 guests

This spacious vessel sleeps 58 passengers in 27 cabins fitted with oversized windows. With its shallow draft and stately pace of cruising, the Admiralty Dream is perfectly designed to appreciate the wildest areas of Alaska. Enjoy ample space on board for a casual meal, pre-dinner snack or simply soaking up the scenery.

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Baranof Dream – 49 guests

The tri-level Baranof Dream offers a personal cruising experience, welcoming a maximum of 49 guests on board. There are 25 staterooms in total, including two expansive suites as well as a sun deck and roomy bow viewing area. The lounge and dining room provide atmospheric settings to get acquainted with your fellow travellers.

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Misty Fjord – 10 guests

The most exclusive ship in the fleet, Misty Fjord offers both supreme comfort and stability with plush interiors and a hull based on the design of tried-and-tested Alaskan commercial fishing boats. The 5 spacious guest cabins on board are furnished with either queen or twin beds, and have their own private bathroom with a shower. Large windows in the shared lounge and dining areas provide plenty of light and fabulous views of the surrounding landscape.

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Alaskan Dream Cruises Small Ship Cruising

The Alaskan Dream Cruises fleet comprises of comfortable vessels that are deliberately small in size, permitting exploration of slim waterways and quiet coves lying “off-the-beaten track”. Life on board is relaxed, with a friendly team on hand to help with anything, from service of breakfast pastries to the fitting of outdoor adventure gear. All ships carry inflatable skiffs and kayaks for hands-on exploration.

Alaska’s Southeast Explorer

This all-encompassing cruise takes in three compelling ports: the former gold rush town of Skagway, the adventure capital of Haines and the Nordic-style community of Petersburg. Explore the dramatic landscapes by kayak, skiff or on foot. Other highlights include Glacier Bay National Park, Tracy Arm and Misty Fjords National Monument.

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Alaska’s Inside Passage Sojourn

Take in gorgeous southeast Alaska from top to bottom, scouring its most abundant wildlife areas, soaking up three traditional native cultures and seeing its most captivating glacial fjords. Kayak, skiff and hiking excursions allow up close-up inspection and and personal exploration of the region’s rugged beauty, taking in  glistening waterfalls and enormous glaciers.

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Alaska’s Glacier Bay & Island Adventure

Immerse yourself in the ancient traditions and age-old cultures of Alaska visiting a Tlingit village. You’ll also spend a full day touring the impressive Glacier National Park and cruising pure waters teeming with cobalt-blue icebergs, seals and whales. Children age 15 and under receive 15% off some special family friendly departures.

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Alaska’s Islands, Whales & Glaciers

Enjoy an intimate exploration of Alaska’s Inside Passage from the inspiring Tracy Arm to serene Hoonah Sound and humpback-rich Icy Strait. This voyage will reveal southern Alaska’s greatest highlights and much more. As the maximum group size is 10, the itinerary can be tailored to suit guests’ specific interests.

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Alaska Overview

Why Alaska: Mountains, glaciers, wildlife – everything is bigger in Alaska. A cruise of the stunning Inside Passage is on nearly everyone’s bucket list; consider a small ship for the most intimate experience. There are plenty of opportunities for wildlife encounters, in particular whale watching and bear viewing. In Denali NP, look for the “Denali Slam”: moose, caribou, wolf, Dall sheep and brown bear.

When to Go: The warmer months (mid May to mid September) are the best time to visit, as they offer long hours of daylight. Spring is when the wilderness becomes a hive of activity, with whales arriving and bears coming out of hibernation to feed on sedge and berries. July to September is when the salmon run occurs and a good time to see bears fishing.

Combine With: Canada. The country’s west (Pacific) coast is home to the picturesque Rocky Mountains, and can be easily explored by rail. You can also visit the beautiful alpine towns of Banff and Jasper, or encounter wild grizzly bears at Knight Inlet. On the east (Atlantic) coast, explore charming French-speaking Montreal or Quebec City, or take a tour of the historic Atlantic Maritimes.

Getting There: Fly to Anchorage or Juneau in Alaska. Inside Passage cruises depart from Sitka, Ketchikan, Juneau or Seattle (in Washington State).

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What Clients Say

“I would certainly like to return to SE Alaska and would have no hesitation in recommending this trip. The crew were very professional and their enthusiasm about the beautiful pristine environment was infectious. Glacier Bay was certainly one of the highlights of the week and being able to get so close to the glaciers, either in…”
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“My partner and I chose the Inner Passage Cruise with Natural Focus because we preferred the adventure aspect of wilderness areas, either by ourselves or with small groups…saw harbour seals pop their heads up and an otter catching a fish and eating it on a log in front of us was amazing…we have booked our next adventure…”
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“Natural Focus took care of all our bookings and transfers and everything went so smoothly. My second trip to Antarctica with Natural Focus – a once in a lifetime trip….again! An expedition, not a cruise. Killer whales and humpbacks swimming around our zodiacs.Huge colonies of nesting adelie, gentoo and chinstrap…”
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“A trip of a lifetime has become a reality for us. This journey was all that we imagined, and more – a wonderful exhilarating experience. Our every need was catered for – during the booking process, at arrival and departure points and during the cruise. The staff of the boat helped to make this trip an experience of a lifetime, one, to never forget. Thank you!”
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