If I’m right…it looks like Alaska will see a lot more business in the next two years.
In anticipation of a surge in visitors who are curious about Alaska’s vast wilderness, Sitka-based Alaskan Dream Cruises announced new cruise and land packages. Launched in 2011, Alaska Dream Cruises is owned by the Allen family, members of the Tlingit Kaagwaantaan clan. Land packages on their 2017 Inside Passage itineraries include visits to Denali National Park and Preserve, Seward, Valdez, Anchorage and Fairbanks.
If you’re cruising aboard Alaskan Dream Cruises’ “Alaska’s Glacier Bay and Island Adventure” you’ll spend seven nights cruising the Inside Passage between Sitka and Juneau on the Chichagof Dream. Afterwards, you can choose to extend your stay in Alaska on one of two Alaska land itineraries: the seven-night “Denali Explorer” or the eight-night “Grand Slam Alaska.”
Over the years guests have asked us for our recommendations on how to continue their journeys on land,” Alaskan Dream Cruises Senior Vice President Jamey Cagle said. “We are thrilled to join hands with another longstanding, family owned Alaska operator that emphasizes local experiences and small-group sizes.”
Both the seven-night “Denali Explorer” and the eight-night “Grand Slam Alaska” travel by deluxe motor coach and the Alaska Railroad with a group of no more than 42 guests. Stay in Denali National Park and Preserve and explore South Central and Interior Alaska. There will be excursions in Anchorage and Fairbanks, and small towns like Valdez, Seward and Talkeetna. Meals and accommodations are included.
The two land packages begin and end in Anchorage. To board the ship, guests can connect with flights from Anchorage to either Sitka or Juneau, where Alaskan Dream Cruises adventures begin.
Cruise and land tour combinations are available between June 2 and Sept. 3. Accommodations on the ship, all meals during the cruise, scheduled shore excursions, airport transfers, use of recreational equipment and standard onboard services are included.
Meals onboard highlight local ingredients and wild Alaska seafood. Even the soaps and shampoos in guest cabins are Alaska-made products.
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