Baranof Dream Review and Specifications
Review of Baranof Dream
The Baranof Dream ship formerly sailed for Cruise West as Spirit of Alaska. The ship 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.
Sitka-based Alaskan Dream Cruises purchased Cruise West's former ship and launched it after renovation in 2013. Alaskan Dream Cruises is owned by Allen family, respected members of southeast Alaska marine industry. The cruises of the line promise that travelers will explore "real Alaska," with Inside Passage itineraries revealing area's outdoor beauty and cultural heritage.
Baranof Dream 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 Alaskan gear includes pants, boots and jackets.