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Alaskan Dream Cruises Captain Dies During Voyage

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | July 07, 2016

Alaskan Dream Cruises Captain Dies During Voyage

PHOTO: Alaksa (Photo by David Cogswell)

During a cruise in Alaska, crew members on Alaskan Dream Cruises’ Admiralty Dream discovered the dead body of 47-year-old captain Kenneth Adams in his stateroom early Monday morning.

According to, Alaska State Troopers announced that the Admiralty Dream cruise ship was in the Chatham Strait headed for Pavlof Harbor for a day excursion when the body of the captain was discovered. Medical teams onboard tried to revive him, but to no avail.

Authorities investigating the captain’s death do not consider it suspicious and foul play is not suspected. The State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage plans to conduct a full autopsy on Adams’ body.

The ship met Alaska State Troopers in Angoon where an Allen Marine Tours vessel arrived from Juneau to take the 57 cruise guests to Hidden Falls while the investigation into Adams’ death was completed.

“He had a passion for his career and was a well-respected captain,” Allen Marine vice president Jamey Cagle released a statement about the death of Adams, who worked for the company for four years.

In addition, Allen Marine—the parent company of Alaskan Dream Cruises—has provided a grief counselor for the 20 crew members aboard the cruise ship following the death of their coworker.


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