The innovative, streamlined catamaran design, accommodating 42 guests in 21 cabins, has made the Alaskan Dream (formerly the Executive Explorer) a delight in small ship cruising. Besides being sleek and beautiful, she easily navigates narrow channels and passages like a yacht, while at the same time providing the elegance of a cruise ship. The Alaskan Dream, cruising at 14 knots, is by far the fastest small ship in Alaska, which means you'll spend less time navigating and more time watching wildlife, viewing glaciers and visiting authentic Alaskan communities.
Alaskan Dream Review
AdventureSmith Explorationsí Alaskan Dream review includes a detailed description of the small ship including deck plans and a photo gallery. Our Alaska experts have been aboard the Alaskan Dream (Executive Explorer) first hand. Please read our Alaskan Dream review below then contact our Alaska cruise experts to compare the Alaskan Dream with other Alaska small ship and yacht cruises.
The Alaskan Dream, remodeled in 2011, is an intimate small ship ideally suited for exploring Alaska off the beaten path. She has knowledgeable captains and an all American crew with many years experience in Alaska. Education presentations by expedition leaders and guest speakers focus on the nature and culture of Southeast Alaska. Delicious meals are served open seating with friendly table side service and complimentary beer and wine selection available with dinner. High-quality binoculars are available for each guest to use during the cruise.
Common Areas aboard Alaskan Dream
The Vista View Lounge on the Main Deck faces forward with the same view as the Captain, affording spectacular views through panoramic windows of the scenery, ports and wildlife along the way. A small bar and window seating make this a popular gathering place. Also on the Main Deck is the Sitka Rose Dining Room. The top Observation Deck is prime for glacier and wildlife viewing, and a covered open deck on the Bridge Deck provides shade and weather protection.
Cabins aboard Alaskan Dream
Staterooms aboard the Alaskan Dream all have extra-large viewing windows and range from 104 to 416 square feet. Specific details by cabin category are as follows:
Category A cabins aboard Alaskan Dream
Comfortable staterooms each with two large view windows. Choose from two separate twin beds or a queen. Private facilities and shower. Located on all decks, these cabins are approximately 104 square feet. Cabin #s 210 and 212 offer triple occupancy with bunks; cabin #s 203, 205 and 206 have queen beds; and all others feature twin beds.
Category AA cabins aboard Alaskan Dream
Spacious accommodations on Main Deck featuring two large view windows. Choose from twin beds or a queen. Large closets, an easy chair, private facilities and shower. These spacious cabins are approximately 120 square feet. Cabin #104 comes with four twin beds for quad accommodation; cabin #102 has a queen bed; and cabin #103 has two twin beds.
Vista View Suites aboard Alaskan Dream
Large accommodations on the Upper Deck. Large forward-facing view windows, seating area, queen-size bed, large closets, private facilities and shower. The Vista View suites are approximately 147 square feet.
Owners Suite aboard Alaskan Dream
Located on the Upper Deck the Owners Suite has large view windows, a queen-size bed, closets, private facilities and shower. The Owners Suite is approximately 416 square feet.
Deck Plan Cabin Legend
Q = Queen bed
Q3 = Queen bed with triple occupancy
3 = Triple occupancy with bunks
4 = Quad occupancy with bunks