Alaskan Dream Cruises to launch new ship for 2016

By ,   September 9, 2015 ,   Cruise Industry

A new vessel joins the fleet of Alaskan Dream Cruises (small cruise line) for 2016 season. Voyages on Chichagof Dream will provide passengers with Alaska adventures starting with an inaugural cruise in June.

The 207-foot-long Chichagof Dream will accommodate up to 74 guests in 37 staterooms, separated in 5 room categories. The 4-deck ship has expansive viewing areas on her bow and aft promenade decks. Chichagof Dream also features new furnishings and carpets in all staterooms and public spaces. Her hull is specially designed for optimal sailing in the waters of Alaska. The ship was renovated in the shipyard of Alaskan Dream Cruises in Sitka.

Russell Dick, Alaskan Dream Cruises CEO, said they were entering their 6th year and their sights were trained on growth. He added that the Chichagof Dream expanded their capacity and the line were consolidating itineraries to concentrate on what passengers had really responded to.

The 2016 season will offer 3 cruise itineraries, including 8-, 9- and 11-day sailings allowing active exploration of local culture and amazing landscapes.

The new feature is “True Alaska Exploration” - unscripted days for exciting adventures, including a hike, wilderness discovery and wildlife encounters that company’s founders, Allen family, experienced during personal explorations and now share with guests. All of their itineraries highlight Sitka, the hometown of Alaskan Dream Cruises, and call on Orca Point Lodge.