I came across Alaskan Dream Cruises' web site last fall when my wife and I were researching our Alaska vacation. Without exception, online reviews were glowing, and so we decided to book ADC's Eight Day Glacier Bay and Island Adventure on the Baranof Dream, sailing mid-May. The experience exceeded our already high expectations.
The cruise began and ended in Sitka, a small town in SE Alaska. We flew there one day early on Alaska Airlines from Seattle, with a stop in Ketchikan. (Delta is now offering service from Seattle as well.) We were met at the airport by ADC staff and transported to our hotel for an overnight stay, which was arranged and paid by us separately.
Formal activities started the next morning with an optional walking tour of Sitka sites - we elected to spend most of this time on our own. This was followed by an excursion on a sightseeing boat, which ended with our transfer to the Baranof Dream in the afternoon.
Our AAA-class cabin was utilitarian, with a combination toilet/shower, separated by a curtain, a small closet, two chairs and tables that we used for storage, and a very comfortable queen bed with an adjacent large window. The sliding metal door didn't lock and there was no safe, but we had no reservations about leaving valuables in our cabin, as all the other passengers were in the same boat, as it were. (Although it wasn’t luxurious by any means, our cabin served its purpose very well - we spent very little time there apart from sleeping.)