Alaskan Dream last position
Alaskan Dream last location was at North America West Coast (coordinates 48.01683 N / -122.53939 W) cruising en route to FREELAND WA. The AIS position was reported 6 days ago.Current Position
Specifications of Alaskan Dream
|Year of build||1986 / Age: 37|
|Builder||Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (Freeland WA, USA)|
|Speed||13 kn / 24 km/h / 15 mph|
|Length (LOA)||32 m / 105 ft|
|Beam (width)||8 m / 26 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||490 gt|
|Decks with cabins||3|
|Former names||Executive Explorer|
Alaskan Dream Review
Review of Alaskan Dream
The 1986-built MV Alaskan Dream cruise ship is an innovative, streamlined catamaran design vessel that allows easy navigation in Alaska's inland waterways, including narrow channels and fjord passages.
The boat was the first in the Alaskan Dream Cruises fleet. This unique catamaran was once sailing under the name "Executive Explorer", and was owned by the now-defunct cruise lines "Glacier Bay" and "Majestic America". In 2011, the boat was refurbished and relaunched as "Alaskan Dream". It is perfectly positioned for wildlife viewing, with large windows in all cabins and public areas. The vessel also boasts an outdoor observation area encompassing the entire top deck.
Decks and Cabins
The ship has 4 decks and total 20 passenger staterooms. Cabins are in 4 classes, with sized ranging between 9,7-38,6 m2 (105-415 ft2), the largest being the Owners Suite. The rooms feel larger due to their bed-to-ceiling windows. A few cabins support triple occupancy, 1 cabin is quad (with bunk beds).
All passenger accommodations feature doors to inside hallways, providing more privacy than the specific expedition cruise ship rooms which look out onto exterior passageway. The shower and toilet are in the same tiny bathroom, separated by a plastic curtain, while the medicine cabinet and vanity 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.
The main dining room aboard Alaskan Dream, known as Sitka Rose, offers open seating at 6-tops and made-to-order meals. Daily recaps from ship's expedition leaders, social hour and drinks are held in the Vista View Lounge & Bar, serving as the primary gathering spot. As with all Alaskan Dream Cruises ships, Alaskan Dream boasts an open bridge policy.
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 RTV's. Most Alaskan cruises 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 Alaskan Dream uses motorized skiffs in order to give passengers 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.