Un-Cruise Adventures – The Small Ship Cruise Line | Alaska Fjords & Glaciers

Holiday Duration: 7 Nights

Overview

Overview

A small ship cruise to Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage is an unmatched way to combine a love of adventure with a love of the sea. The small ships carry 60 to 76 guests and show you an Alaska the big ships can’t by travelling up narrow passages and into secluded fjords.  Take in Alaska’s peaks and glaciers, the wonder and wildlife that are the hallmarks of the Alaskan wilderness. Kayak among icebergs, hike pristine, remote forests, go eye to eye with whales, and brave the cold for a polar bear swim. Or just take it easy by following your sauna with an hour-long massage. The cruise itineraries are designed to avoid the tourist-clogged towns in pursuit of up-close encounters with nature, and flexible journeys allow you to tailor your cruise to your interest and activity level.

About Un-Cruise Adventures

About Un-Cruise Adventures

Far from Ordinary. This isn’t small ship cruising or big ship cruising. These are Un–Cruise Adventures. Uncommon casual adventures fully-focused on delivering unexpected experiences – quality over quantity, wildlife over nightlife, life changing encounters over momentary entertainment. These one-of-a-kind, memory-making voyages are designed to be far from ordinary, and carry you outside of ho-hum tourist ports.

Each style of Un-Cruise Adventures features flexible voyages intended to inspire and satisfy your curious nature. Wildlife in its natural environment; personal exchanges behind the scenes with locals; unmatched moments melding with nature; and engagement in active adventure or living history presentations innovatively highlight your days. Whether you’re in the wilds of Alaska, sunning in the Hawaiian Islands or Sea of Cortés, or honing your inner explorer in the Pacific Northwest – you’ll have a great time.

The featured itinerary is called Alaska Fjords & Glaciers, but there are many more that Un-Cruise Adventure Cruises offer.  Please speak to the office for details.

 

The Ships

The Ships

There are Three Ships offering this Cruise –

Wilderness Adventurer

Refurbished in early 2011, the 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer is the ultimate platform to deliver an Un-cruise Adventure—aboard the ship and in the water. The interior complements the outside and both public and private spaces are loaded with amenities. Enjoy socializing in the main lounge, which evokes the style of a National Park Lodge or neighborhood pub and relaxing on deck or keeping watch for wildlife.

Three accessible decks are fully equipped for comfort and action. The sun deck has an on-deck hot tub, sauna and fitness equipment; the observation deck allows for over-the-top viewing from the bow; and the EZ Dock launch platform on the main deck makes getting in the water a cinch. Onboard are kayaks; stand-up paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; hiking poles; yoga mats; hydrophone for listening to below-surface sounds; and a bow-mounted underwater camera pipes the action to the lounge and to your cabin TV.

The three cabin categories aboard the Wilderness Adventurer:  Navigator; Trailblazer; and Pathfinder accommodate singles and doubles.

Wilderness Discoverer

The 76-guest Wilderness Discoverer underwent extensive refurbishment in early 2011 and guest raves are still flowing. Expedition adventure is top-of-mind with this ship; and adventure and discovery lay at its heart. The interior complements the outside and public and private spaces are loaded with amenities. Enjoy a main lounge that evokes the feel of a National Park Lodge or neighborhood pub and relax on deck or keep watch for wildlife.

Three accessible decks are fully equipped for comfort and action. The sun deck has a sauna and fitness equipment; viewing is over-the-top from the bow and under-the-stars from two hot tubs on the observation deck; and the EZ Dock launch platform on the main deck makes getting in the water a cinch. Onboard are kayaks; stand-up paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; hiking poles; yoga mats; hydrophone for listening below-surface; and a bow-mounted underwater camera pipes the action to the lounge and to your cabin TV.

The four cabin categories aboard the Wilderness Discoverer are:  Navigator; Trailblazer; Pathfinder; and Explorer. Depending on your cabin, singles, doubles or triples can be accommodated.

Wilderness Explorer

The newly renovated 76-guest Wilderness Explorer is equipped for action, adventure, and exploration. As with our other “Wilderness” ships, its interior complements the outside and public and private spaces are loaded with amenities. The ship offers a main lounge featuring a Douglas fir bar top, dining room, and ample space on deck for taking in the great outdoors.

Three accessible decks are fully equipped for comfort and action. Guests enjoy over-the-top views from the bow or from under-the-stars in the hot tub (Alaska); on-deck sauna and fitness equipment; and the EZ Dock launch platform makes getting in the water a cinch, even for a novice. Onboard are kayaks; stand-up paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; hiking poles; yoga mats; and a hydrophone for listening below-surface.

The three cabin categories aboard the Wilderness Explorer:  Trailblazer; Pathfinder; and Explorer provide single and double accommodation.

"we had a truly wonderful time"

Our visit to Canada has, sadly, been and gone too quickly. We had an absolutely wonderful time in Vancouver, Victoria, and all points to Banff. The travel arrangements were excellent. The hotels were all good and the various tours etc were again excellent. In addition to seeing numerous bears, eagles, the occasional whale etc., we were amazed at the size, the wilderness and peace of it all, and the Rockies were....the Rockies. People were incredibly and genuinely friendly and welcoming. So, many, many thanks for making the arrangements for us. we had a truly wonderful time...

Mr & Mrs. Downie - Travelled to Ontario, BC & Alberta

Itinerary (7 Nights)

Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.

Day 1

You have time to take in a bit of the city once you check in...

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Day 2

Endicott Arm / Fords Terror

Cruise past harbor seals and their pups lounging on chunks of ice. At the end...

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Day 3

Stephens Passage

Yoga stretches on-deck jump start the day. Humpback and orca are frequent visitors of this...

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Day 4

Thomas Bay / Baird Glacier / Wrangell Narrows

In an area known for glaciers and rich in gold and quartz, take on the mile-wide...

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Day 5

Wrangell

Home to native culture, wildlife, and wonder, Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in...

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Day 6

Behm Canal

Wildlife abounds in Behm Canal and the surrounding Tongass National Forest -orca, porpoise, seals, sea lions, brown and...

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Day 7

Misty Fjords National Monument

Affectionately called “The Yosemite of the North,” Misty Fjords National Monument represents nearly every ecosystem...

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Day 8

Misty Fjords National Monument to Ketchikan

Enjoy a farewell breakfast before disembarking the ship this morning. Transfer directly to the Ketchikan...

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The 'un-cruise' was just amazing and our experiences are really beyond description. The staff and crew went well beyond the call of duty to make everything special and I would have no hesitation in recommending the company

Chris and Mark Griffiths - experienced an Un-Cruise