Port side of silver-and-white, 2-deck Alaska small ship Kruzof Explorer, cruising on a sunny day.
Cabin with queen bed, small window, sink and mirror, with wood accents, on the Kruzof Explorer Alaska small ship.
Queen bed with single berth above it, small window, sink, mirror and shoilet, on the Kruzof Explorer Alaska small ship.
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Kruzof Explorer

128 feet
cruising speed
9 knots

Please note that Kruzof Explorer is not actively sailing any cruises listed with AdventureSmith Explorations. Contact us for current information on this ship and comparable options, or browse all of our Alaska cruise ships to filter by destination, ship size and ship type.

The 12-guest Kruzof Explorer, formerly a Bering Sea crab fishing boat, was originally constructed to have one of the toughest hulls on the planet, allowing her the capability to explore remote areas and sail through bodies of water where few other ships can venture. This ship’s work days have come to an end and she has now been transformed into a premier expedition Alaska small ship cruise vessel, ready to take passengers into the depths of the remote Alaskan wilderness.

Kruzof Explorer Review

AdventureSmith Explorations’ Kruzof Explorer review includes a detailed description of the small ship including including ship specs, deck plan, cabin images, photo gallery and current links to all the trips she sails. Our Alaska experts have been aboard nearly every first-class vessel in Alaska. Please read our Kruzof Explorer review below then contact our small ship cruise experts to compare the Kruzof with other ships that offer Alaska small ship cruisesluxury Alaska cruises and private Alaska yacht charters.

Choose the Kruzof Explorer for her unparalleled seaworthiness and performance, coupled with modern renovations and elegant furnishings that result in a craft that stands alone in Alaska. Guests experience true Alaskan hospitality aboard the Kruzof Explorer, as she is run by a local Alaskan family that strives to give each passenger an experience they will never forget. This ship is also ideal for charter bookings, providing the option for excellent Alaska group vacations.

Common Areas Aboard Kruzof Explorer

Timelessly styled and beautifully furnished, the interior offers an elegant and comfortable cruising atmosphere. The spacious dining room, lounge and bar area offers panoramic viewing to ensure guests never miss a moment of the exciting Alaskan terrain and wildlife. The large outdoor deck creates opportunities for wildlife sightings in the fresh Alaskan air while the open bridge allows guests to learn from the captain and crew. The former crab holding tank has been completely transformed into a theater room for nighttime entertainment and lectures.

Activities Aboard Kruzof Explorer

The Kruzof Explorer’s former crab deck provides an ideal platform for a high-speed Zodiac, kayak and paddleboard deployment. The vessel’s five-ton crane, which once hauled king crab pots, easily handles loading and unloading of these expedition craft. The expansive swim step creates an easy in and out for all expedition activities.

Cabins & Deck Plan Aboard Kruzof Explorer

Each of the 6 staterooms offers one queen bed (and/or an upper single berth), landscape window, spacious wardrobe and en suite bathroom with a shower. Cabin square footage is approximately 121 square feet.

Cabin with queen bed, small window, sink and mirror, with wood accents, on the Kruzof Explorer Alaska small ship.

6 staterooms on the Main Deck: Shelikof, Krestof, Sukoi, Kalinin, Nakwasina and Salisbury. Each stateroom features a queen bed and is approx. 121 square feet.

Kruzof Explorer 2 floor deck plan.
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