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Cruise Alaska onboard a small ship with Un-Cruise Adventures... you'll experience the Great Land up-close and personal!

Active adventures in Alaska aboard our expedition vessels are jammed with adventurous activities - play outside and explore remote waterways. Blend included amenities and an attention to detail with exclusivity and outdoor wilderness activities for an experiential luxury voyage in Alaska's outback aboard our upscale yachts. And heritage sailings aboard a replica coastal steamer travel port-to-port via fjords and channels revealing the region's history through included onboard presentations and engaging ashore excursions.


Alaska - The Great Land Sale!

Wildlife, whales, and wilderness; totems, glaciers, and outdoor activity... our small ship adventure cruises in Alaska are unbelievably awe-inspiring. Learn about the uncommon experiences and adventure activities your clients will discover on 7- to 21-night explorations aboard our boutique yachts and expedition vessels. Change the way you see Alaska.


Why take an un-cruise to Alaska?
Built on a reputation of quality and experience, our small ship cruise explorations - intended to inspire and satisfy your curious nature - are an unbeatable combination of activity and discovery, service and expertise, awe-inspiring encounters, and value. Guests rave about the Un-Cruise experience and how genuine our crew is, often commenting that it's not like a cruise at all. Yet the biggest endorsement from our guests: they come back, and they refer us to their friends.


Un-Cruise Adventures engages experts and historians to interpret, narrate, or bring history to life. In Alaska, a National Park Ranger might join you on board, or a U.S. Forest Service wilderness ranger kayaks right up to the vessel and hops aboard to talk about natural history and their special bond with the land! Every rare encounter, unexpected aha! moment, and uncommon amenity and activity are unique to your destination, itinerary, and vessel - and they are all exceptional.


Unmatched Exclusivity

  • Unique and flexible itineraries
  • Off-the-beaten-path explorations
  • Small-group, up-close discoveries
  • Unspoiled natural wonders
  • Insightful cultural encounters
  • No waiting in long lines


Unbelievable Ambience

  • Casual and relaxed atmosphere
  • Fresh, handcrafted, regional cuisine
  • Exceptional, personalized service
  • High crew-to-guest ratio
  • Top-of-the-line equipment and amenities on board
  • Unforgettable camaraderie on every adventure


Uncompromising Dedication

  • Licensed and certified onboard crew
  • Trained onboard leaders and guides
  • Decades of industry experience
  • Follow Leave No Trace practices
  • Positive impact in local communities
  • Operate a responsible business

With fewer than 90 guests on board, whether you're traveling solo, with a companion, or with a group - we provide an unimaginable way of uncovering hidden worlds and learning while having fun. Once you step on board, you'll find the things that best define your experience are all included. There's not much you'll pay extra for, and there's an Alaska cruise to fit most any budget.


Enjoy cruising wilderness waterways and fjords, venture onshore with included tours into quaint historic ports, and enjoy the company of legendary and historical personalities brought to life by our onboard heritage team. Alaskan cruises with Un-Cruise Adventures offer guests hiking in lush rain forests, kayaking remote bays, and anchoring overnight in quiet coves to enjoy the scenery. Explore Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and all the included exquisite meals, premium spirits, guided activities, quality service and guides!

Un-Cruise Adventures will offer six small ships in Alaska for the 2015 cruise season. These un-cruise adventures to Alaska offer you a more educational, up-close experience unlike any other cruise vacation. Un-Cruise Adventures most common itineraries will be 8 days/7 nights Inside Passage cruises through glacier country.


An Un-Cruise voyage to Alaska is so awe-inspiring! Wildlife, whales, wilderness, totems, glaciers and history. An uncommon experience around each bend onboard our small ships. Un-Cruise Adventures offers 7 to 21 night explorations that offer something for everyone. With small ships, it's never too early to plan ahead!


In Southeast Alaska, our small ships meander through the largest national forest in the United States - home to grizzly bears, black bears, mountain goats, bald eagles and wolves. On our way to view Alaska's massive glaciers, we enter some of the world's deepest fjords to hike and kayak while other vessel's guests stay shipside.

Highlights of Alaska's Inside Passage Un-Cruise Adventure includes:

  • 2 days of in-depth exploring of Glacier Bay National Park with a Park Ranger
  • Quiet nights at anchor in remote bays and coves
  • From-the-ship wilderness kayaking and small-boat excursions
  • Unhurried time for whale watching & wildlife viewing
  • Daily insights from your onboard Expedition Leaders/Naturalists
  • Beachcombing and guided hikes in the rain forest
  • Complimenrary massage, yoga classes, hot tub & sauna


Transfers and baggage between airport/yachts, taxes and port fees, entry fees to national parks/preserves and more included.


All onboard hand-crafted meals including a special Captain's Farewell Dinner tastefully prepared with local flair by the Executive Chef. All premium wine, beer and spirit are included thoughout your Alaska cruise.

The moment you step aboard our small ship you'll know you've found something special. Your captain personally welcomes you, and the crew greets you with hors d'oeuvres and champagne as your yacht cruise begins. You have become a pampered guest, one of the very few, who will leave the crowds behind to journey through some of the most magnificent destinations in the Americas.

Un-Cruise Adventures offers small ships that maximize your opportunities to truly experience the wildlife, culture, and people found along the way. It's truly an inclusive cruise featuring private shore-excursions, Expedition Leaders who provide educational lectures and narration in Alaska, and gourmet meals each day.


Expert Guides, Friendly Captains

You also become familiar with your crew and staff, whose goal is to make every aspect of your journey a pleasure and to facilitate your adventures ashore. Most times, you're welcome to visit the bridge and discuss navigation with the captain. Throughout your voyage, you're accompanied by a knowledgeable expedition leader who offers timely narratives about the local history and wildlife, introduces you to local indigenous peoples, and keeps a lookout for wildlife. Humpback whales abeam while you're in the lounge? Your guide will sound the alert!

Gourmet Dining, Casual Style:

Dining is a true delight, a cornucopia of fresh local seafood, just-baked breads, hearty soups, exquisite entrees, sinfully delicious desserts. Everyone is served at one seating, family-style; dress is always casual. Of course, we're happy to plan for any special dietary needs, and if there's something you've got a craving for, let us know.

Amenities and Activities
Un-Cruise Adventures offers you a complete spectrum of amenities and activities - all designed to make your voyage as carefee and varied as you'd like. Your crew sees to the smallest details, and each one is eager to take you on a great adventure. All you really have to do is pack your favorite clothes to relax in.

  • En-suite showers, some Jacuzzi tubs, full bathrooms with heated tile floors
  • Tempur-Pedic memory-foam mattresses
  • TVs with DVD players in each stateroom
  • Wine library (Safari Explorer)
  • Terry bathrobes, slippers
  • Alarm clocks, hair dryers
  • iPod docking stations
  • Book and DVD library
  • Board games
  • Binoculars
  • Satellite phone service available
  • In-deck hot tub
  • Exercise equipment
  • Kayaks, laser sailboats and water-skis
  • Inflatible skiffs
  • Full-beam swim step for easy loading into kayaks and skiffs
  • Rubber boots and rain gear
  • Insulated "Mustang suits" for skiff excursions to view glaciers up-close
  • Snorkeling gear and wet suits
  • Hydrophones to listen to whales and other below-surface sounds
  • Underwater cameras that connect to big-screen TV in main salon
  • Open and easily accessible bow and deck space for fingertip closeness to wildlife
  • Steam sauna (on Safari Explorer & Safari Spirit)


Kids In Nature Program:

The Kids in Nature Program is offered on select Alaska cruises. It offers kid-size pricing - 2 kids under 12 for 1 adult fare. This offer applies to two Mariner staterooms on the 22-guest Safari Quest outfitted with twin beds and stateroom B-1 on the main deck which has a lower and upper berth.

Our Kids in Nature, or KIN cruises, include a luxury yacht as the schoolhouse, an Expedition Leader/Naturalist as the teacher, and the wildlife-rich waters of Alaska's Inside Passage as the laboratory. KIN convenes during popular winter and spring break weeks for summer vacation in Alaska. One family chartering the Safari Quest or a mix of families booking independently can now enjoy adventure travel this spring and summer in nature's most diverse playgrounds.

Activities abound for all ages: kayaking, hiking on a remote island followed by a full-scale picnic, hopping shore-to-shore by zodiac, viewing whales directly off the bow or dolphins right below, collecting shells to study, riding mountain bikes and more. With 9 crewmembers to serve no more than 22 guests, kids and adults alike are accompanied on a variety of personal-choice excursions while the yacht is at anchor in either destination. In a rare introduction to wilderness lifestyles, kids and the entire family will meet and interact with residents of Quest-sized island communities.

At the end of a week of up-close adventure, the crew of the Safari Quest will present each family with a photo disc of several hundred images to share and reminisce for years to come. In addition, each child will receive a Kids in Nature backpack filled with mementos of their various explorations: a certificate of achievement award signed by the President of American Safari Cruises, a marine chart signed by the Captain and Expedition Leader, a CREW t-shirt and cap, a pair of binoculars, disposable camera and a typed list of all of the flora and fauna observed during the cruise. Far from the typical spring or summer vacation getaway, a yacht cruise provides kids a fun way to learn about nature and other cultures.

Prior to the purchase of Alaska by the U.S., the Aleutian Islands were known as the Catherine Island, named for Catherine the Great of Russia.


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