"This company is a first class operation from the registration process to disembarkation.  The captain really worked to get us close to whales and other animals.  He put us in the ice flows from the glacier.  The rest of the crew was equally helpful on board. They truly want to provide the customer with a memorable experience and not worry about the clock."

Steve Souder

The employees at Stan Stephens Cruises work daily to give travelers an amazing Alaskan experience, the following recognitions show appreciation for that effort:

Special Recognition Award – 1994

For promotional efforts of Valdez from the Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Outstanding Long-Term Program Award – 1998

From the Alaska Land Managers Forum.

The Stan Stephens Award – 2003

For promotion of Valdez from the Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau.