As a small ship - 143 feet long with 33 cabins - the Admiralty Dream is perfect for adventure in the wilderness waterways of Alaska. Its shallow draft, stately 10-knot pace and family-owned operations mean that you'll see the best Alaska's channels, bays and wilderness islands have to offer.
Admiralty Dream Review
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The Admiralty Dream (formerly known at the Spirit of Columbia, operated by Cruise West) is a cozy vessel perfect for shared adventures in Southeast Alaska. She was built in 1980, remodeled in 2012, and now accommodates 66 guests in seven cabin categories.
The Admiralty Dream 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 Admiralty Dream
The Admiralty Dream's Main Deck features the Admiralty Dining Room, the bar and the Forward Lounge. The Bridge Deck is home to the Sun Deck where you can best enjoy Alaska's refreshing air.
Cabins aboard Admiralty Dream
Cabins range from 74 to 117 square feet with either twin or queen beds. Specific details by category are as follows:
Owners Suite aboard Admiralty Dream
Located on the Upper Deck, the Owner's Suite features a queen bed facing a wrap-around bow view, his-and-her closets and a large full bathroom with jetted tub. The Owner's Suite is 135 square feet.
Deluxe/AAA Cabins aboard Admiralty Dream
6 cabins on Bridge Deck and 4 cabins on the Upper Deck. Two single berths, TV monitor/VCR, refrigerator, side chair and view window.
and Lisianski cabins feature one queen bed and a settee for triple accommodations. These cabins feature a closet and a small desk. Toilet and shower are separated by a curtain with the sink outside the bath. Deluxe cabins are approximately 117 square feet.
Category A aboard Admiralty Dream
Cabins 303-312 on Upper Deck. Two twin beds and large view window. A cabins feature a closet. Cabins open to an outside corridor. Toilet and shower are separated by a curtain with the sink outside the bath. These cabins are approximately 93 square feet.
Category AA aboard Admiralty Dream
Cabins 301 & 302 on Upper Deck. Cabins 201-204 on Main Deck. Two twin beds and large view window. Cabins (except 302) open to an inside corridor. Cabins 301 and 302 feature a queen bed that converts to a double bed to allow for more walking space in the cabin. The sink and toilet are located inside the shower. AA cabins feature a closet and are approximately 96 square feet.
Category B/C aboard Admiralty Dream
Cabins 101-107 on Lower Deck. Two single beds and no windows. Cabins 101, 102 and 103 feature a sink and toilet inside the shower. One hanging bar for clothing, no closet. These cabins are approximately 74 square feet.