UnCruise

UnCruise

UncruiseUnCruise Adventures came to be. Celebrating 20 years of small ship cruise adventures in 2016, UnCruise Adventures operates from offices at historic Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle, Washington and Juneau, Alaska. Connection and innovation have been at the heart ever since. And driven by a fearless team and a commitment of leaving the beaten path and really exploring—experiencing—what the world has to offer.

Small Ships… BIG Adventures

A crew member shows you to your cabin. After a short time getting situated, gain your bearings with a spin around the ship before heading to the lounge for a glass of bubbly and to meet your shipmates. Once on board, transplanting yourself and settling in is a snap.

And then you’re off! Headed to where the big ships can’t go—in more ways than one. Be sure to pack a go-with-the-flow attitude. There are set itineraries, but in-the-moment decisions with Mother Nature leading the way will happen! No two UnCruise departures are ever the same, and they’re way more personable.

No matter how you travel—with a companion, family, solo, or in a group—connection, place, and adventure are at the heart of your exploration. Uncover hidden treasures, meet locals (the human, feathered, and wild-and-woolly ones), and learn while having fun. Change the way you see the world.

Life On Board

Travel is inspiring… the places, the people you meet, the shared experiences, and with UnCruise Adventures, the attentive, personalized service of our crew and the unparalleled access and ambience aboard our boutique yachts, expedition vessels, and replica coastal steamer.

Each vessel has its own unique personality, but all share a universal goal, and with you in mind—to relax and be comfortable. Designed to bring the outside in, they come alive with art and artifacts from the places we travel. The ambience is welcoming and casual.

Curious about the features, amenities, and inclusions available aboard each vessel? Check out our handy Fleet Comparison Chart.

Your crew calls you by name and quickly knows your preferences, making you feel right at home. And by the end of your cruise, you and your fellow travelers will feel like family. Who sails with us? Meet some of our guests!

Outer Decks & Inner Spaces

  • An inviting dining room
  • A main lounge or salon (with a varied selection of board games, books, and DVDs)
  • Observation decks ideal for close-up wildlife viewing and relaxing under the stars
  • Open bridge policy welcomes you to visit with your captain and mates

Public spaces are welcoming and well-appointed. You may also find a hot tub and massage room; and most of our vessels are equipped with an underwater hydrophone, a kayak launch platform or swim step for easy access into the water, as well as underwater cameras that connect to the TVs, bringing life below the surface directly inside the boat. Comfortable spaces make it easy to enjoy casual camaraderie with your fellow guests.

Wellness, Fitness & Relaxation

  • Our lifestyle emphasizes both adventure and comfort
  • Relaxing in the on-deck hot tub
  • Laps around the deck
  • A workout on the fitness equipment, or on-deck yoga stretches
  • Active adventures: kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and hiking

A complimentary massage is an included bonus aboard the S.S. Legacy, Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer, and Safari Voyager.

Onboard amenities allow you to escape and be pampered; nature’s splendor takes care of the rest. And at the end of your cruise, our onboard team will send you off with a renewed sense of beauty and spirit.

Wining & Dining

Every meal is handcrafted by our executive chefs to ensure innovative, nutritious, and delectable dining experiences that highlight flavors of the region.

In Coastal Washington, you’ll likely sample Hama Hama oysters, shucked by the 5th generation family farmers who cultivated them. And in Alaska, savor buttery-rich Dungeness crab caught live by local fisherman and one of our sources for in-season crab.

What to expect:

  • Early-riser breakfasts of fresh fruit and baked-on-board pastries
  • Full breakfasts with hot and cold options and specialty items
  • Lunches range from salads, sandwiches, and homemade soups to regionally-influenced dishes
  • Dinners offer a choice of entrées including fresh, local seafood and meats
  • Vegetarian dishes are available at all meals
  • Chef-selected wine parings that complement your meal
  • Made-from-scratch desserts like tiramisu and lavender panna cotta
  • Varied hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour
  • Special dietary needs can be met with advance notice
  • Can’t decide which entrée to select? Go “half-and-half” or “one-and-one!”
  • Celebrating a special occasion? Let us know before you board—our expert pastry chef will make it memorable with a surprise treat

Take a look at a sample Dining Menu.

Unless there’s a specially arranged barbecue or lunch on shore, most dinners are served over several courses—with particular attention to your personal preferences. The dining experience is casual, and seating is open so you are free to join new friends and choose a different table at every meal.

​Wetting Your Whistle

Depending on the vessel you’re on, you might find yourself in a setting reminiscent of a cozy neighborhood pub, a rustic turn-of-the-century saloon, an intimate wine bar, or an upscale lounge. Premium spirits, fine wines, and carefully crafted microbrews are served aboard our vessels—on many of our itineraries, they are included in your fare—and specialty coffee and teas are always available. Many of our vessels feature sustainable cask wines on tap and the rotating list of selections varies by destination. Sip on a craft cocktail mixed with homemade bitters or seasonal local ingredients. Soak in the on-deck hot tub with a cold microbrew or glass of champagne. Perk up with cold-brew coffee, or sample beer, wine, whiskey, or tequila at the occasional tasting.

Selections vary by vessel and season.

Unparalleled Value

From your first inquiry until even after your trip and—of course—throughout the cruise itself, you’ll receive welcoming, friendly, personalized service—and a host of benefits you won’t find on most other ships. Choose to UnCruise.

Flexibility to do as much or as little as you like, on your terms, and in comfort.

Backstage pass. Small group travel puts you in on the action (not watching from afar).

Home. Boats are well-appointed and very comfortable, but you’ll quickly discover that your home-away-from-home is secondary to what’s going on around it.

Memories to last a lifetime. Be prepared for AHA! and “I-can’t-believe-I-just-did-that” moments. You’ll leave with lots of ‘em.

Connection. On a journey this intimate, you can’t help but feel connected—to the earth, to yourself, and to friends new and old.

Breezy. From transfers and baggage handling, to cruise cabins and pre- and post-cruise extensions, you’re taken care of.

Zero hidden costs. What most defines your trip is included in every fare—excursions, hand-crafted cuisine, and a wide array of beverage options... including alcohol.

Welcome to the family. Through our Endless Discoveries alumni program, you receive loyalty savings on future cruises, referral incentives (for you AND your friends), exclusive offers, and more.Wildlife

 

    Small Ships… BIG Adventures

    A crew member shows you to your cabin. After a short time getting situated, gain your bearings with a spin around the ship before heading to the lounge for a glass of bubbly and to meet your shipmates. Once on board, transplanting yourself and settling in is a snap.

    And then you’re off! Headed to where the big ships can’t go—in more ways than one. Be sure to pack a go-with-the-flow attitude. There are set itineraries, but in-the-moment decisions with Mother Nature leading the way will happen! No two UnCruise departures are ever the same, and they’re way more personable.

    No matter how you travel—with a companion, family, solo, or in a group—connection, place, and adventure are at the heart of your exploration. Uncover hidden treasures, meet locals (the human, feathered, and wild-and-woolly ones), and learn while having fun. Change the way you see the world.

    Life On Board

    Travel is inspiring… the places, the people you meet, the shared experiences, and with UnCruise Adventures, the attentive, personalized service of our crew and the unparalleled access and ambience aboard our boutique yachts, expedition vessels, and replica coastal steamer.

    Each vessel has its own unique personality, but all share a universal goal, and with you in mind—to relax and be comfortable. Designed to bring the outside in, they come alive with art and artifacts from the places we travel. The ambience is welcoming and casual.

    Curious about the features, amenities, and inclusions available aboard each vessel? Check out our handy Fleet Comparison Chart.

    Your crew calls you by name and quickly knows your preferences, making you feel right at home. And by the end of your cruise, you and your fellow travelers will feel like family. Who sails with us? Meet some of our guests!

    Outer Decks & Inner Spaces

    • An inviting dining room
    • A main lounge or salon (with a varied selection of board games, books, and DVDs)
    • Observation decks ideal for close-up wildlife viewing and relaxing under the stars
    • Open bridge policy welcomes you to visit with your captain and mates

    Public spaces are welcoming and well-appointed. You may also find a hot tub and massage room; and most of our vessels are equipped with an underwater hydrophone, a kayak launch platform or swim step for easy access into the water, as well as underwater cameras that connect to the TVs, bringing life below the surface directly inside the boat. Comfortable spaces make it easy to enjoy casual camaraderie with your fellow guests.

    Wellness, Fitness & Relaxation

    • Our lifestyle emphasizes both adventure and comfort
    • Relaxing in the on-deck hot tub
    • Laps around the deck
    • A workout on the fitness equipment, or on-deck yoga stretches
    • Active adventures: kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and hiking

    A complimentary massage is an included bonus aboard the S.S. Legacy, Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer, and Safari Voyager.

    Onboard amenities allow you to escape and be pampered; nature’s splendor takes care of the rest. And at the end of your cruise, our onboard team will send you off with a renewed sense of beauty and spirit.

    Wining & Dining

    Every meal is handcrafted by our executive chefs to ensure innovative, nutritious, and delectable dining experiences that highlight flavors of the region.

    In Coastal Washington, you’ll likely sample Hama Hama oysters, shucked by the 5th generation family farmers who cultivated them. And in Alaska, savor buttery-rich Dungeness crab caught live by local fisherman and one of our sources for in-season crab.

    What to expect:

    • Early-riser breakfasts of fresh fruit and baked-on-board pastries
    • Full breakfasts with hot and cold options and specialty items
    • Lunches range from salads, sandwiches, and homemade soups to regionally-influenced dishes
    • Dinners offer a choice of entrées including fresh, local seafood and meats
    • Vegetarian dishes are available at all meals
    • Chef-selected wine parings that complement your meal
    • Made-from-scratch desserts like tiramisu and lavender panna cotta
    • Varied hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour
    • Special dietary needs can be met with advance notice
    • Can’t decide which entrée to select? Go “half-and-half” or “one-and-one!”
    • Celebrating a special occasion? Let us know before you board—our expert pastry chef will make it memorable with a surprise treat

    Take a look at a sample Dining Menu.

    Unless there’s a specially arranged barbecue or lunch on shore, most dinners are served over several courses—with particular attention to your personal preferences. The dining experience is casual, and seating is open so you are free to join new friends and choose a different table at every meal.

    Wetting Your Whistle

    Depending on the vessel you’re on, you might find yourself in a setting reminiscent of a cozy neighborhood pub, a rustic turn-of-the-century saloon, an intimate wine bar, or an upscale lounge. Premium spirits, fine wines, and carefully crafted microbrews are served aboard our vessels—on many of our itineraries, they are included in your fare—and specialty coffee and teas are always available. Many of our vessels feature sustainable cask wines on tap and the rotating list of selections varies by destination. Sip on a craft cocktail mixed with homemade bitters or seasonal local ingredients. Soak in the on-deck hot tub with a cold microbrew or glass of champagne. Perk up with cold-brew coffee, or sample beer, wine, whiskey, or tequila at the occasional tasting.

    Selections vary by vessel and season.

    Unparalleled Value

    From your first inquiry until even after your trip and—of course—throughout the cruise itself, you’ll receive welcoming, friendly, personalized service—and a host of benefits you won’t find on most other ships. Choose to UnCruise.

    Flexibility to do as much or as little as you like, on your terms, and in comfort.

    Backstage pass. Small group travel puts you in on the action (not watching from afar).

    Home. Boats are well-appointed and very comfortable, but you’ll quickly discover that your home-away-from-home is secondary to what’s going on around it.

    Memories to last a lifetime. Be prepared for AHA! and “I-can’t-believe-I-just-did-that” moments. You’ll leave with lots of ‘em.

    Connection. On a journey this intimate, you can’t help but feel connected—to the earth, to yourself, and to friends new and old.

    Breezy. From transfers and baggage handling, to cruise cabins and pre- and post-cruise extensions, you’re taken care of.

    Zero hidden costs. What most defines your trip is included in every fare—excursions, hand-crafted cuisine, and a wide array of beverage options... including alcohol.

    Welcome to the family. Through our Endless Discoveries alumni program, you receive loyalty savings on future cruises, referral incentives (for you AND your friends), exclusive offers, and more.Wildlife

    What to See & Do on an Alaska Adventure Cruise

    On Board

    • From the bow, keep watch for whales, Dall’s porpoises, and the antics of Steller sea lions at a local haulout
    • Return from a wilderness excursion and be greeted by your crew with a mug of hot chocolate or a hot toddy
    • Count the red and green lights as your vessel navigates “Christmas Tree Lane” in Wrangell Narrows
    • Cruise—where the big ships can’t go—through narrow channels, in fjords, and at the terminus of ice rivers, witness calving glaciers
    • At your request, the crew awakens you in the wee hours when the Northern Lights put on their show

    In the Water

    • Skiff among the bergy bits (some with lounging critters) floating near the face of a mighty glacier
    • Kayak and skiff along the towering walls of a steep fjord or into hidden inlets of a tucked-away cove
    • Depending on your boat, snorkel with orange waving sea anemone, silvery fish, and slow-moving sea stars
    • Test your mettle with a “polar bear plunge” jumping from the aft deck into the cool Alaska saltwater
    • Paddle board along the reaches of an isolated and remote, forest-covered island

    On Land

    • Hike through temperate rainforest listening for sounds and watching for bird and wildlife sightings
    • Hike on boot-sucking sandbars at the foot of a glacier, or explore an intertidal zone in search of microscopic life
    • A Forest Ranger guides you on an exploration of El Capitan Cave, or hike a trail at Glacier Bay National Park headquarters in Bartlett Cove
    • Along a coastal river trail, watch for birds soaring high above and in the lush vegetation around you
    • Mingle with locals, view totems, and uncover Tlingit and Haida culture

     

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