As a small ship - 143 feet long with 27 staterooms - the Admiralty Dream is perfect for adventure in the wilderness waterways of Alaska. Its shallow draft, stately 8.5-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
AdventureSmith Explorations’ Admiralty Dream review includes a detailed description of the Alaska small ship including deck plans and a photo gallery. Please read our Admiralty Dream review below then contact our Alaska cruise experts to compare the Admiralty Dream with other Alaska small ship and yacht cruises.
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 58 guests in four 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 Alaskan and North 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.
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. A daily social hour with hors d'oeuvres, drinks and a daily recap by the Expedition Leaders fosters a sense of community on board. Complimentary Alaskan gear including jackets, pants and boots are available for use aboard Admiralty Dream.
Cabins Aboard Admiralty Dream
Cabins range from 93 to 134 square feet with either twin or queen beds. Fresh, soft linens, towels, hairdryers, fans and Alaska-crafted soaps and shampoos are offered in every stateroom. Each cabin also provides guests with a pair of high-powered, lightweight binoculars for use while on the cruise. Specific details by category are as follows:
Located on the Upper Deck, the Owner's Suite features a queen bed facing a wrap-around bow view, large picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 134 square feet.
6 cabins on Bridge Deck: Kootznahoo, Tenakee, Chilkoot, Katlian, Lituya and Taku. One queen bed or two single beds, large picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 134 square feet.
4 cabins on the Upper Deck: Lazaria, Yakobi, Lisianski, Chichagof. One queen bed or two single beds, large picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 122 square feet.
Cabins 303-312 on Upper Deck. Two twin beds, picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 95 square feet.
Cabins 301 & 302 on Upper Deck. Cabins 201-204 on Main Deck. One double bed or two single beds, large picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 93 square feet.
Admiralty Dream Deck Plan