Rising from the defunct Cruise West line, Allen Marine launches Alaskan Dream Cruises, promising to deliver True Alaska with True Alaskans on an intimate cruise in Southeast Alaska focused on wildlife, culture and sustainable travel.
Beginning Saturday, May 14, 2011 Alaskan Dream Cruises will feature an eight day, seven night itinerary departing from Sitka, Alaska calling on natural wonders such as Icy Strait, Point Adolphus, exclusive Hobart Bay, Tracy Arm and Glacier Bay National Park.
True Alaskans with intimate local knowledge
Alaskan Dream Cruises’ itinerary has been carefully planned by the owners and operators, the Allen family, who are members of the Kaagwaantaan Clans of the Tlingit people. With the Allen’s keen insight, Alaskan Dream Cruises is designed to experience the Alaska less traveled, reaching the more remote and spectacular wilderness.
Because of the use of smaller ships, Alaskan Dream Cruises tour vessels bring the visitor up close and personal with the country, the wildlife, and the everyday people of Alaska. Using its own shipyard, Allen Marine is renovating three vessels to its precise specifications; the Alaskan Dream, the Admiralty Dream and the Baranof Dream.
Alaskan Dream Cruises is committed to green and sustainable tourism practices including the use of local resources, organic materials and foods. Through the implementation of a strong onboard educational program Alaskan Dream Cruises will share with guests a sensitivity to the wildlife, the land, the sea, and the people that occupy them.
Treading Lightly- Environmentally responsible operations
Organic and locally produced products are utilized in the selections of guest room amenities. Preference will be towards the use of cleaners and soaps with organic and biodegradable materials. Paper products and service items such as cups, glasses, and trash bags are biodegradable, made from organic materials rather than oil products. A strong recycling program is in place.
Organic local food
Alaskan Dream Cruises menus will feature organic local food product. World famous Alaskan Seafood such as locally caught crab, halibut, shrimp, and wild Alaskan salmon will be expertly served. Free range chicken and eggs, organic dairy products, grass fed beef, and organically fruits and vegetables locally grown and purchased highlight the menu selections. Even feature local beer and alcoholic products in our bar selections.
Alaskan owned, supplied and supporting local businesses
Local companies are employed whenever possible for supplies and services and wherever possible for our off-vessel excursions and various port calls.
Fulfilling the Dream
With an insider’s knowledge of where go and what to do, Alaskan Dream Cruises is committed to deliver the Alaska of guests’ dreams offering the wonderment of the Greatland’s wildlife, glaciers, mountains and wilderness through true Alaskans eyes.
About Allen Marine
Allen Marine Tours, a Native owned and operated Alaskan family business, is one of Alaska’s oldest and most respected businesses. Begun by Bob Allen as a boatbuilding business in Sitka, Alaska, Allen Marine Tours has grown to encompass three tour divisions in Sitka, Ketchikan, and Juneau with over two dozen day tour vessels in operation in summer, and numerous charter and contract operations in winter.