Admiralty Dream

Former name: Spirit of Alaska

Admiralty Dream current position

Admiralty Dream current location is at North America West Coast (coordinates 58.38150 N / -134.67685 W) cruising en route to AUKE. The AIS position was reported 31 minutes ago.

Current Position

Specifications of Admiralty Dream

Year of build1979  /  Age: 45
Flag state USA
BuilderBlount Boats Inc shipyard (Warren RI, USA)
Speed8.5 kn / 16 km/h / 10 mph
Length (LOA)44 m / 144 ft
Beam (width)9 m / 30 ft
Gross Tonnage514 gt
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2012
Sister-shipsBaranof Dream
Former namesSpirit of Alaska

Admiralty Dream Review

Review of Admiralty Dream

The 1979-built MV Admiralty Dream cruise ship is the perfect vessel for adventure travel on the Alaska's wilderness waterways of the Inside Passage. With its stately pace of sailing and shallow draft, nothing is missed in the bays, channels and wilderness isles of Southeast Alaska.

The vessel (IMO number 8963727) is currently USA-flagged (MMSI 367486470) and registered in Seattle WA.

In 2010, "Allen Marine", Alaskan Dream Cruises' parent company, purchased the former "Spirit of Alaska" ship from the company Cruise West, with the intention of bringing Alaska expertise to overnight cruising market. The vessel was built for the "American Canadian Caribbean Line" (today known as "Blount Small Ship Adventures") in 1979. The drydock-refurbished boat was re-launched in 2011 under the name "Admiralty Dream" and since then operated by the Sitka-based small-ship travel company Alaskan Dream Cruises/fleet.

MV Admiralty Dream cruise ship

Admiralty Dream's sistership is Baranof Dream (1980-built).

Decks and Cabins

The ship has 4 decks and total 27 passenger staterooms. Cabins are in 6 classes and smaller-sized, ranging between 7-12,5 m2 (75-135 ft2), the largest being the Owners Suite. The shower and toilet are in the same tiny bathroom, separated by a plastic curtain, while the medicine cabinet and sink stand alone inside the main cabin. Luxurious toiletries include Alaska-crafted shampoos and soaps. There is no Wi-Fi, TV or phone. Cell service can be restricted, particularly outside larger ports.

Shipboard facilities

The main dining room aboard offers open-seating and made-to-order meals. Daily recaps from ship's expedition leaders, social hour and drinks are held in the small forward lounge, serving as the primary gathering spot. As with all Alaskan Dream Cruises ships, Admiralty Dream boasts an open bridge policy. While there is no spa or fitness, there is an elliptical machine and exercise bike under the covered portion of the ship's sun deck. 


Itineraries include a call at Hobart Bay, which is an Alaskan native-owned land where other lines cannot dock. The cruise company uses the exclusive stop as "play day", giving its guests the chance to enjoy kayaking, driving Zegos (jet boats) and RTVs. Most Alaskan voyages include a visit to Orca Lodge Island located outside Juneau. The island is owned by the line's parent company Allen Marine. It is used as a base for evening king crab feasts, where passengers can eat as much seafood as they want and cook s' mores over the campfire.

MV Admiralty Dream uses motorized skiffs in order to give her guests a closer look at fjords, glaciers and wildlife ashore. Itineraries including Glacier Bay offer onboard narrations from National Park Service rangers and a full day of viewing the park's glaciers and wildlife.

For season 2018, the shipowner Alaskan Dream Cruises introduced on Admiralty Dream a new 7-day itinerary (themed "Alaska’s Glacier Bay and Island Adventure" roundtrip from Juneau AK. Departures were scheduled for June 22 and August 24. The itinerary includes 2 days in Glacier Bay National Park (inclusive of ashore hiking and Juneau city tour), visiting Sitka AK and Tracy Arm's Terror Wilderness. The new Alaskan cruises were priced from USD 3590 pp (double occupancy), inclusive of all excursions, pre-cruise Juneau activities, airport transfers.

In 2019, Alaskan Dream Cruises introduced a new 7-day itinerary (themed "Last Frontier Adventure") between Sitka and Juneau. The new voyage offers to spend more time in wilderness zones (Glacier Bay Park, Petroglyph Beach Park in Wrangell AK, Orca Point Lodge in Juneau). Daily planned shore tour activities include rainforest trail hiking, fjord kayaking, Baird Glacier trekking (Thomas Bay), Baranof Island's coastal explorations. The "Last Frontier Adventure" itinerary is offered on the boats Baranof Dream and Admiralty Dream. For 2019 (May through August) were scheduled 6 departures, with prices from USD 3800 pp.

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