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Spirit of 98

When producers of the Kevin Costner film "Wyatt Earp" were seeking a turn-of-the-century steamer to carry their hero north to the Gold Rush, they were delighted to find our Spirit of ''98.

Though she boasts all modern amenities, she was designed to emulate an early-20th century coastal steamer complete with carved wooden cabinetry, plush floral upholstery and a Grand Salon complete with a player piano, plus a full bar with old-world charm.

A luxurious Owner''s Suite occupies three rooms on the top deck, including a living room, king-size bed and full bathtub.

NEW! Explorer Class Cabins
Enjoy more upscale comforts with eco-friendly amenities, including ultra-soft bamboo fiber linens and towels, cotton waffle-weave bathrobes, water-conserving Speakman "Easy Jet" adjustable stream shower heads, and hypoallergenic down European duvets.
The Choice is Yours
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Each day of your voyage will be different, but some things will be wonderfully consistent. Breakfast, for example, will always give you delightful options, whether you prefer to sip your morning coffee out on deck or enjoy it at a leisurely pace in the dining room. And dinner is a delight. From soup to dessert, it's homemade and delicious.

Whatever the day brings, you'll be equipped to enjoy it.

Relax in the lounge (by the second evening, you'll treat it like your own living room), rest your elbows on the rail while your search the water for whales.. Join your Exploration Leader for an up-close excursion in our inflatable craft.. Go exploring in charming ports.. Or just put your feet you and relax. We won't let you miss a thing.

We're here to make every aspect of your journey enjoyable.

Our crew has been especially trained to enhance your experience, from our knowledgeable Exploration Leader to the Pastry Chef whose homemade breads and luscious creations grace each meal. And whether you're onboard or on land, gratuities are neither expected nor required.

Our style may be casual, but our service never is. Our only priority is to make this the best trip of your life.

Think Casual

Our focus is always on the destination, so informality is key. After all, if there's a whale spouting off the bow, dinner will just have to wait, and you don't want to get whale spume on a tux!

When you're on board, you'll spend most of your waking hours in the spacious public areas. Unlike many other ships, on the Spirit of '98 have open guest access to the bow area, giving you the best views. And of course, all the lounges and dining rooms feature large view windows, as do most of our staterooms.

Ship Facts
  • 96 guests
  • 192 feet in length
  • Cruising speed of 13 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • All cabins feature private facilities
  • Bed sizes vary from standard
  • Elevator from Main Deck to Upper Deck

Please note: Stateroom images and features are samples only. Actual furniture, fixtures, colors, configurations and window/porthole views may vary.

Category A Stateroom
Category Code(s)
One double bed and large view window. Cabins 320-319 have a slightly different layout.
Category AA Stateroom
Category Code(s)
Two single beds, writing desk and large view window. Cabin 311 and 212 features a queen bed. Cabin 211, 213, 214, 309 and 310 feature 2 single beds that convert to a queen bed.
Deluxe Stateroom
Category Code(s)
Seating area, refrigerator and large view windows. Cabin 302 features two single beds that convert to a queen bed. Cabin 301 features one queen bed. Cabins 101 and 102 feature a queen bed and one trundle bed for triple accommodations.
Category Code(s)
One single bed, writing desk and view window.
Owner's Suite
Category Code(s)
Spacious living room with game and meeting area, large bathroom with whirlpool tub, one king bed, fully stocked complimentary bar, refrigerator, TV monitor/VCR, stereo system and large view windows. One convertible hide-a-bed for triple accommodations.
Explorer Class
Category Code(s)
Two single beds, writing desk and a large view window in main deck cabins. Cabin 202 features two single beds that convert to a queen bed.

Please note: Stateroom images and features are samples only. Actual furniture, fixtures, colors, configurations and window/porthole views may vary.

Stateroom Legend
  • Stateroom Legend
  • A Category A Stateroom
    AA Category AA Stateroom
    DLX Deluxe Stateroom
    S Single
    STE Owner's Suite
    XPL Explorer Class
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Main Deck

Main Deck
Cruise West
Cruise West Continues Restructuring Efforts

Cruise West a global in small ship explorations, today announced that they continue to work towards a restructuring of the company and its operations. As part of this process, Cruise West has suspended accepting any new bookings.

Cruise West plans to continue to operate its US flag ships and itineraries through October, 2010.

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