SITKA — The newest vessel in the Alaska Dream Cruise fleet suffered two groundings on two different coasts before it was revived with a 100-ton remodel by Allen Marine.
The 207-foot cruise vessel, previously owned by Cruise West, was called the Spirit of Nantucket when it grounded near Virginia Beach in 2007.
“We removed, all told, approximately 100 tons net weight,” said Jamie Cagle, senior vice president at Allen Marine. “We removed some cabins, some deck structure, false smoke stack. Things like that.”