Alaskan Dream Cruises (Small Cruise Lines)
Baranof Dream Review and Specifications
Specifications of Baranof Dream
|Year built||1980 / Age : 38|
|Builder||Blount Boats Inc (Warren RI)|
|Speed||9 kn / 17 kph / 10 mph|
|Length (LOA)||44 m / 144 ft|
|Beam (width)||8.5 m / 28 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||490 gt|
|Passengers||37 - 49|
|Decks with cabins||3|
|Former names||Spirit of Columbia|
Review of Baranof Dream
MV Baranof Dream cruise ship was formerly operated by the company Cruise West as "Spirit of Alaska". The vessel provides comfortable home base in the Inside Passage. Built in 1980 by Blount Marine, Baranof Dream accommodates just 49 guests in 25 staterooms with a lounge, viewing platform and sun deck. The ship is casual, food - delicious, the staff - helpful and friendly.
The Sitka-based Alaskan Dream Cruises company purchased the Cruise West's vessel and re-launched it after an extensive renovation in 2013. The company is owned by the Allen family - respected members of the southeast Alaska marine shipping industry. The line's cruises in Alaska promise that travelers will explore "real Alaska", with Inside Passage itineraries revealing the region's exceptional and unique beauty and cultural heritage.
The Baranof Dream ship has a shallow draft for navigating the intimate coves and passages of Alaska, and a spacious bow for viewing glaciers and fjords. The ship also offers a covered outside deck and low cruising speed for relaxed viewing of wildlife and wilderness. The dining room and lounge offer intimacy to get to know your fellow cruisers. Daily social hour with drinks, hors d'oeuvres and daily recap by Expedition Leaders fosters the onboard sense of community. Complimentary shore excursion gear includes pants, boots and jackets.