MV Misty Fjord Review and Specifications
Specifications of MV Misty Fjord
|Year built||1997 / Age : 23|
|Builder||(Brunswick Boat Group) Bayliner Boats (Knoxville TN, USA)|
|Owner||Alaskan Dream Cruises|
|Operator||Alaskan Dream Cruises|
|Speed||10 kn / 19 kph / 12 mph|
|Length (LOA)||18 m / 59 ft|
|Beam (width)||5 m / 16 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||30 gt|
|Decks with cabins||2|
Review of MV Misty Fjord
MV Misty Fjord cruise ship was custom-designed for Southeast Alaska's in-depth wilderness exploration. The vessel's hull is based on a commercial fishing boat design for better stability and comfort while cruising the Inside Passage Alaska waterways. The vessel is owned and operated by the Sitka Alaska-based travel company Alaskan Dream Cruises.
The onboard experience features plush interiors with elegant teak finishes, spacious wheelhouse, aft salon, and an outer deck that is engineered for optimum wildlife viewing. With just 10 passengers (and up to 12 on charters), MV Misty Fjord provides in-depth wilderness exploration via modern amenities for onboard relaxing.
The boat is powered by two John Deere diesel engines (output 526 HP) featuring good fuel efficiency and low emissions. These engines are EPA Tier 11 compliant and meet both the IMO (International Maritime Organization) emission standards and the standards of European Recreational Craft Directive. For comfort and efficiency, the ship usually cruise at “hull speed”. Having 2 engines adds additional safety, as well.
There are 4 staterooms on the Main Deck, named: Chatham (with full-size bed) Neva, Windham and Rowan, each with 2 single beds. The Lower Deck has 1 stateroom (named Cosmo) equipped with a full-size bed. Each of the cabins has a private shower and toilet.
The Alaskan Dream Cruises' Misty Fjord ship has the ambience of an Alaskan fishing ship but also has the comfort of a contemporary small yacht. The boat's profile and arrangement have been created especially for small group wilderness cruising. An aft deck drying room offers a place to hang rain gear and ensure a dry start the next morning.
Misty Fjord was specifically designed with both a salon lounge and dining area for passenger comfort. There is a self-service buffet counter set up to provide snacks and beverages. The ship's chef pampers with healthy gourmet meals via the availability of fresh Alaskan seafood, like halibut, salmon, shrimp and crab.
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For season 2018, the shipowner Alaskan Dream Cruises introduced on Misty Fjord a new 5-night itinerary (themed "Alaska’s Spring Wilderness and Wildlife Safari") roundtrip from Sitka AK. Daily activities are planned by a local captain and the ship's naturalist. The activities list includes wildlife viewing, sea kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking, visiting Goddard Hot Springs, tour to St Lazaria island's Wildlife Refuge. The cruise was priced USD 3290 pp (double occupancy, inclusive of all excursions, pre-cruise Sitka tour, airport transfers. Departures were scheduled for 2018 March (17, 24, 31) and 2018 April (7, 14).
For season 2019, Alaskan Dream Cruises received permission for Misty Fjord to spend two days in Glacier Bay. The 8-day itinerary is themed "Alaska’s Islands, Whales and Glaciers" and is also available for private chartering. The voyage has no pre-set route and ship’s Captain optimizes outdoor leisure time for passengers to enjoy sea kayaking, hiking and wildlife viewing in Glacier Bay National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
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