Come Explore with the Locals! Great Jobs Available in Alaska on and Off the Water for Our 2022 Season
Alaskan Dream Cruises is seeking dynamic crew members to staff our overnight cruise vessels for the upcoming summer cruise season. If you crave adventure, are passionate about wildlife and wilderness and most importantly are committed to immersing guests in warm hospitality, we would love to hear from you!
About Alaskan Dream Cruises
Explore with the locals! Alaskan Dream Cruises, Alaska’s premier cruise company, is seeking enthusiastic, hard-working applicants to join us this cruise season to provide a level of extraordinary service we call ‘True Alaskan Hospitality’. The season runs from approximately late-April to mid-September. During this beautiful time period in Southeast Alaska, we venture “off-the-beaten-path” on five newly renovated 12-74 passenger ships, experiencing thrilling wildlife and glacier viewing in world-renowned locations. In addition, travelers visit remote native villages, exclusive bays, and company-owned Orca Point Lodge- destinations many visitors to Alaska never get the opportunity to explore.
We are looking for crew members with a strong sense of team spirit, proud professionalism, and a desire to deliver unparalleled guest experiences. Our family-owned company has a wide range of positions available, from vessel Deck and Engineering, Expedition Leaders to Hospitality Teams and shore support, we do it all!
A Little About Us:
Allen Marine, the parent company of Alaskan Dream Cruises, was established in 1970 when Bob and Betty Allen, and their five children, restored a ruined boat that became the St. Michael- the first in a long line of Allen Marine tour vessels named after saints of the family’s Russian Orthodox faith.
By working together, the Allen’s were able to keep pace with Alaska’s rapidly expanding tourism industry. The Allen Marine tours of today are highly professional, staffed with well-trained crews, and guided by gifted naturalists. While altogether more polished marine tours than in the days when Betty and her children served treats and dispensed Russian tea from a samovar while Bob ran the boat, Allen Marine remains a company owned, operated, and guided by a family of life-long Alaskans.
Allen Marine’s success can be traced to Bob and Betty’s competitive drive, creativity, ingenuity, and good timing. But the most important ingredient is family. In the early years, as the couple struggled to keep their business afloat, their children worked beside them—cleaning, crewing, and later, skippering the vessels. Bob and Betty’s children and grandchildren now run the company.
Bob Allen is fond of saying, “Just because it hasn’t been done before, doesn’t mean we can’t do it,” a can-do attitude reflected in the boats Allen Marine designs, builds and operates. The operating characteristics of these one-of-a-kind tour vessels so impressed NY Waterways of Weehawken, New Jersey, that the Allens were commissioned to build a total of 19 passenger ferries. When Flight 1549 crash-landed on the Hudson River, half of the boats surrounding the sinking jet had been built in Sitka, Alaska. The rescue effort, greatly aided by the fast and highly maneuverable Allen Marine ferries, put the “miracle” in “Miracle on the Hudson.”
The sale of 19 vessels to NY Waterway represents the largest single export of manufactured products in the history of the 49th state. But it is just one of the remarkable achievements of this uniquely Alaskan family and the company they run. Allen Marine operates over 30 vessels, employs more than 300 Alaskans, and provides daily and week-long tours and cruises throughout Southeast Alaska while building aluminum boats and structural products at its boat shop in Sitka.
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The Employee Experience
Whether you're a newcomer to the seasonal workforce, or you're an experienced traveler looking for your next adventure, Alaskan Dream Cruises can be your passport to the Last Frontier. Here in Alaska we work and play where snow-capped mountains and dense rain-forests meet island-studded fjords. At Alaskan Dream Cruises, offering ‘True Alaskan Hospitality’ is our mission, and sharing the experiences of this Great Land & Sea with our guests, is our passion. These shared experiences, moments and memories tend to turn our teams into lifelong friends. Expand your knowledge, enrich your life, and add a very unique chapter to your own story. If you have a great attitude, a strong work ethic and share our passion for people, you may (like many of us here at Alaskan Dream Cruises) come to Alaska for a summer and stay in Alaska for a lifetime.
Candidates should be:
- At least 18 years old at the time of employment
- US Citizens- proof of eligibility to work required
- Drug free- pre-employment and random drug testing required
- Available for the entire cruise season and complete terms of contract in good standing
- Positive, with a genuine concern for the happiness and well-being of the guests
- Flexible and able to adapt to sudden changes in routine
- Team oriented with a strong work ethic
Room and Board
Ship staff sleep onboard. All meals provided. Crew members live in comfortable crew quarters aboard our vessels. Excellent galley teams provide hearty and delicious meals three times a day.
Room and Board are not applicable to shoreside positions.
- Employees can expect a competitive wage as well as an end-of-season bonus for completing contracts in good standing.
- Seasonal Availability Bonus
- Seasonal Incentives
- Guest Pass program
- Opportunities for local tour excursions for free or at reduced rates
Pride to be working with the best team in Southeast Alaska!
Getting Here and Getting Around
Our home base is in beautiful Sitka, Alaska. This community on western Baranof Island faces the Gulf of Alaska, and is only accessible by sea or by air. Prior to each season, crew members participate in a 60-80 hour paid training program. This is an essential and exciting time in which employees acquire all the necessary skills to be successful in their various roles.
There really is no other place in the world like Southeast Alaska, and no company quite like Alaskan Dream Cruises! Crew and guests alike consistently depart having experienced life-changing moments in this raw, dramatic and untouched wilderness. Come provide superior service to our guests and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.
Southeast Alaska boasts countless glaciers, remote islands, an abundance of wildlife and small communities with a whole lot of heart! Kayaking, hiking, biking, camping, boating and fishing are just a few favorite local activities to indulge in.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the apply now link below.