I have held off submitting this review to get a bit of perspective and to wait for the cruise line’s response to the unacceptable conditions under which we cruised on the Admiralty Dream ship in June. Alaskan Dream advertises a small ship experience with lots of wildlife, excellent food, native and Forest Service speakers and zodiac excursions.
Unfortunately, the five night sailing we took left much to be desired, with the exception of the viewing of a large pod of humpback whales bubble feeding, which enthralled all the guests. The ship holds about 50 passengers. The cabins are small, with most having two single beds laid out in an L-shape and a bathroom with a “shoilet”, shower toilet combination. If you are tall, the beds will be too short for you.
I was amazed to read a prior review that mentioned that there was an issue with the toilets, but not a big deal. Actually beginning the first night from embarking, the toilets did not flush, and, in some cases, overflowed onto the cabin decks. A number of cabins were uninhabitable due to unsanitary conditions, and, with their doors left open, the smell was very unpleasant as one walked by.