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The Exclusive Small Ship Experience–The M/V Sikumi
While there are a few small ship cruises in Alaska, no other will be as intimate an experience as a cruise on the MV Sikumi with Custom Alaska Cruises. Our newly renovated 67 foot luxury cruiser has only four staterooms, meaning there will be no more than 12 guests aboard the Sikumi at a time.
Coupled with 5 crew members, including a Five Star Chef, your experience will be like being aboard your own ship, rather than another cruise boat.
We are able to provide a more intimate experience that will stick with you for a lifetime. You will find that being on the Sikumi is like the luxury of having a ship of your own.
There is nothing better that being in the beauty of an unknown land (to you at least) and being able to ask the Captain to take you over to a particular area that caught your eye. Or ask to stay in a cove that you are not done exploring.You will feel like the King/Queen of the world, with your own ship to lead your explorations of new lands.
The experience aboard is tailored to you and the all-inclusive experience leads to the relaxation knowing that you have endless opportunities to participate in adventure without worrying about bringing a wallet or hurting your vacation budget.
With flexible itineraries and adventures abound, your chances for exploration are endless. We know that Alaska is a bucket list trip, and we want to bring it one step better than your expectation.Your dream trip will be that and more with our crew aboard the MV Sikumi.
The benefit of a small ship means we can get you into exclusive bays and coves that large ships simply do not have access to. Get away from the crowds and see the landscape as if you were the only one around.
Relax on deck and fish for that night’s dinner, or help real in the crab pots like to live out your Deadliest Catch fantasies. Get off the boat and into one of our kayaks to experience the abundant sea life’s point-of-view and bring sea level to eye level.
Head to the beach and take a hike, beach comb or discover the amazing and miniature worlds of tidal pools. Kayak when you want, relax with wine and a book when you want (no need to wait for dinner to get that complimentary beverage)–this is your vacation–enjoy it at your leisure!
Your culinary experience will start as soon as you arrive to the ship, with a champagne greeting along with hors d’oeuvres to celebrate the journey ahead. Fresh seafood will be featured throughout the cruise, and you may even help to catch the seafood yourself!
We have crab and shrimp pots we lower each day, and guests love to help haul them in for a truly locally sourced dinner. Our 5 star Chef, trained and mentored by restauranteur and celebrity chef John Besh, will be creating unique and memorable menus featuring the days catch as well as other non-seafood dishes.
If seafood is not your thing, rest easy, as special diets and allergies are not a problem. With advance notice we can accommodate your preferences, allergies and diets. If you are aboard celebrating a special occasion, just let us know and we will happily prepare fresh bakes indulgences to help celebrate.
Beer, wine, soda, coffee and other beverages are unlimited, unlike many cruises that only offer a complimentary wine and beer with lunch and dinner. Should you like to relax with a glass of wine and a good book on the deck, we fully encourage it. Beverages of all sorts are there when you want them. Should you prefer liquor, you are welcome to purchase and bring aboard yourself, and we will provide the mixers.
At the end of a long day, retire to your own luxurious stateroom, with private bath, organic bath products, fresh linens and a Queen sized bed to stretch out in, in contrast to the twins beds you find on most ships.
With only 4 staterooms aboard, our cabins are spacious and comfortable. Providing a wonderful private retreat while aboard.
Our ship may be small, but no need to feel nervous about sharing with unknown guests, as you will find the Sikumi is surprisingly roomy with nooks and decks to tuck away in to.
You can choose to relax on your own or visit with other passengers. And we find that kids aboard form fast friendships that last for years to come. Your children will have the opportunity to be independent and autonomous on the safety of the ship.
No child care centers or game rooms to distract them, they will be wildly entertained by the wonders of the world itself. They can help to real in the crab and shrimp pots at the end of the day, assist the captain in navigation and have an experiential experience of the Alaskan way of life.