Alaskan Dream Cruises (Small Cruise Lines)
Chichagof Dream Review and Specifications
Specifications of Chichagof Dream
|Year built||1984 / Age : 34|
|Speed||8 kn / 15 kph / 9 mph|
|Length (LOA)||52 m / 171 ft|
|Beam (width)||11 m / 36 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||1471 gt|
|Passengers||70 - 74|
|Decks with cabins||3|
|Former names||Nantucket Clipper, Spirit of Nantucket, Spirit of Glacier Bay|
Review of Chichagof Dream
MV Chichagof Dream cruise ship is the 5th vessel in the Alaskan Dream Cruises fleet. It is an intimate 4-deck ship previously owned and operated by the companies "Cruise West" and "Clipper Cruise Lines" under the names "Spirit of Glacier Bay", "Spirit of Nantucket" and "Nantucket Clipper". With a guest capacity of 74, Chichagof Dream became the largest Alaskan Dream Cruises ship upon its debut in June 2016.
Following a refit in 2015 at company's Sitka shipyard, the cruise ship was equipped with spacious viewing decks situated at its front and aft, as well as with a forward-facing lounge with large floor-to-ceiling windows. Renovations also included new furnishings and carpets in all cabins and public spaces.
Chichagof Dream has 37 cabins, several of which accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers. Split among 5 cabin categories, all staterooms include fans, hair dryers, high-powered binoculars, Alaska-crafted shampoos and soaps.
The ship's inaugural season offered 7-, 8- and 10-night itineraries emphasising on "active exploration" of various Alaskan cultures and landscapes. Activities include scenic cruising, wilderness hiking and cultural immersion in interesting, off-the-beaten-path ports.
MV Chichagof Dream cruise prices include all meals and accommodations, as well as airport transfers, scheduled shore excursions, use of outdoor gear (including boots, jackets, pants) and standard onboard services.