Fantasy Crusies 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
Operations Manager Catherine Behrens has joined the Fantasy Cruise Team over the last few years and became even more directly involved since their recent marriage. Catherine has an extensive background in business, merchandising, and customer service. She hopes to bring her training aboard to make your cruise a truly wonderful experience!
Along with owners Captain Jeff and Catherine, we also have a Second Captain who will Captain the Island Spirit if Captain Jeff is not aboard. Captain Chuck is near and dear to caring for the Island Spirit and our guests.
Kristen - Office Administrator
Catherine manages the main office in Florida. However, in addition to Catherine, our Office Administrator, Kristen, will be assisting Catherine with operations and reservations, and to assist with your cruise. You will speak with Kristen via telephone or email at some point during your reservation; as she assists with preparing for your cruise.
We have additional licensed deckhands, stewards, customer service representatives, and an evening deckhand to watch night call. There is always a crew member around to assist 24 hours a day! Please, do not hesitate to ask any person 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, he will be guiding kayaking and zodiac nature trips. If you choose to add an excursion or fishing trip, not provided on our ship, our naturalist will assist you.
Johnny James it our head Engineer whom with his team works on the Island Spirit during the off season.
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.