Fantasy Cruises has been based in Seattle since 1990.
Captain Jeff Behrens and wife Catherine are the owners of Fantasy Cruises and will be personally involved in your cruise from beginning to end.
Captain Jeff Behrens
Captain Jeff Behrens has owned and operated USCG licensed vessels for over 25 years. He has owned and operated Fantasy Cruises since 1990 making it one of the longest continuous small ship operations in North America. Captain Jeff's navigation experience has included transiting the Panama Canal.
Operations Manager Catherine Behrens has joined the Fantasy Cruise Team over the last few years and more directly since their recent marriage. Catherine has an extensive background in business, merchandising, and customer service. She hopes to bring her training onboard to make your cruise a truly wonderful experience.
Along with Owner Captain Jeff and wife Catherine, our Operations Manager; we also have a 2nd Captain who will Captain the Island Spirit when Captain Jeff is not aboard. Captain Chuck is near and dear to caring for the Island Spirit, and you our guests.
Catelyn - Office Manager
Catherine, wife and Operations Manager, mans the main office, located in Florida. In addition to Catherine, behind operations and reservations, to assist with your cruise, is our Personal Assistant, Catelyn, with whom you will speak to on the phone or communicate via email at some point during your reservation; she assists with preparing for your cruise.
We have additional licensed deckhands, stewards, customer service representatives, and an evening deckhand to watch night call. So there is a crew member around to assist 24 hours a day! Please, don’t hesitate to ask any of them for assistance.
The Island Spirit’s Naturalist will be your Cruise Director and guide you through the palate of Alaska and all of her beauty. With presentations, and guiding you with our land tours, as well as, kayaking and guided zodiac nature trips. If you choose to add an excursion or fishing trip, not provided on our ship, our naturalist will assist you.
The Island Spirit always has a Head Chef, joining us again this year will be Chef Stephen O'Connell. We also must have a sous chef aboard, to prepare your delicious fresh meals.
Johnny James is our head Mechanic whom with his team takes works on the Island Spirit during the off season.