UnCruise Adventures Offers Access, Adventure and Early Bird Savings with 2020 Alaska Sailing Season
With 23 years’ experience operating Alaskan adventure cruises, UnCruise Adventures announces its schedule of Alaska cruises for 2020 with 117 departures on seven inclusive itineraries throughout Southeast Alaska.
Five itineraries visit Glacier Bay National Park and all itineraries include daily adventures for varying interests and abilities.
An early bird savings rewards those making advanced vacation plans with a savings up to $1,200 per couple. The offer is good until December 13, 2019 for weeklong 2020 Alaska sailings aboard the Legacy, Wilderness Explorer and Wilderness Discoverer.
From April through September, boutique yachts and expedition ships sail adventure cruises lasting one to two weeks from homeports of Seattle, WA; Ketchikan, Juneau, and Sitka, Alaska. Ships carry 22 to 90 guests to enable up close and personal adventures in wild areas. Every vessel is equipped with kayaks, paddle boards, skiffs, a launch platform, and other adventure amenities.
UnCruise will begin spring 2020 sailings in April, offering early access to Alaska’s awakening landscapes. Alaska Awakening highlights the benefits of spring and encourages visiting Southeast Alaska during the driest months of the year.
With few or no port calls, every Alaska cruise includes daily adventure activities in remote wilderness—hiking, bushwhacking, kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff excursions and whale watching. Flexible itineraries and the small group size facilitate unimpeded exploration and time to search for and watch wildlife. Trained expedition guides, many with advanced degrees in marine biology and environmental science, lead adventures and provide expert nature and cultural interpretation along the way.
“Adventure is at the heart of what we do, and we want to make sure our guests experience the real Alaska,” said Captain Dan Blanchard, CEO. “Including every activity and offering a variety of excursions each day allows people to touch, feel, and connect with this wild land.”
Each cruise is inclusive with inspired cuisine, and all drinks and snacks to support daily adventures and excursions. A pastry chef on every ship bakes all breads, desserts and pastries fresh each day. Sustainable seafood is sourced locally in Alaska.
Alaska’s Glacier Country
The 90-guest Legacy, 22-guest Safari Quest, 74-guest Wilderness Explorer, and 88-guest Safari Endeavour sail 32 departures roundtrip from Juneau with one day in Glacier Bay National Park. The itinerary also explores Icy Strait, Endicott Arm with Dawes Glacier, Fords Terror Wilderness Area, as well as searches for humpback whales in Chatham Strait and Frederick Sound.
Northern Passages & Glacier Bay
The 76-guest Wilderness Discoverer and the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer sail 20 departures on a weeklong cruise from Juneau to Sitka (or reverse). Areas explored include Chatham Strait, Glacier Bay National Park, Icy Strait, Chichagof Island, Peril Strait and Sergius Narrows.
Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise
The 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer sails 24 departures roundtrip from Juneau with two full days in Glacier Bay National Park for travelers intent on exploring lesser visited nooks and crannies with more opportunities for hiking and kayaking in the park. It also explores Icy Strait and spends a day in Haines.
Alaska’s Glaciers & Whales
The 88-guest Safari Endeavour sails six departures from Juneau to Sitka and explores the twin Sawyer Glaciers in Tracy Arm, Baird Glacier in Thomas Bay, and LeConte Glacier. Other areas explored include Frederick Sound, Baranof Island, Sergius Narrows and the native village of Kake.
Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers
The 88-guest Safari Endeavour sails six departures on an upper Inside Passage itinerary from Sitka to Juneau. This route explores Krestof Sound, Icy Strait, Glacier Bay National Park, Chichagof Island and Lynn Canal. A day in Haines includes a guided hike and bikes for riding into town. Combined with the Alaska’s Glaciers & Whales itinerary, it becomes a two-week Alaska Glacier Cruise – Ultimate Expedition.
Alaska Fjords and Glaciers
The 90-guest Legacy, 22-guest Safari Quest, 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer, 76-guest Wilderness Discoverer, and 74-guest Wilderness Explorer sail 25 departures from Juneau to Ketchikan (or reverse) visiting Misty Fjords National Monument, Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier, Thomas Bay, Stephens Passage, Wrangell Narrows and a stop in Wrangell for a visit to the totem park and Chief Shakes Tribal House. Travelers may combine it with the Northern Passages & Glacier Bay cruise for a two-week Fjords of Alaska Cruise – Ultimate Expedition.
Alaska’s Inside Passage & San Juans Cruise
The 88-guest Safari Endeavour and 76-guest Wilderness Discoverer sail four departures on this 14-night itinerary that travels from Seattle to Juneau or reverse. The route explores Olympic National Park, the San Juan Islands and Canada’s Inside Passage before arriving in Ketchikan, Alaska. Continuing through Alaska’s Inside Passage, areas explored include Misty Fjords National Monument, Chatham Strait, Fredrick Sound, Icy Strait, Glacier Bay National Park, Petersburg and Haines.
Rates for weeklong Alaska cruises begin at $3,195 per person based on double occupancy and include fresh, innovative meals; all beverages including alcohol; adventure activities; transfers day of cruise; hot tub; and fitness equipment. A six-night pre-cruise package is available to Denali National Park and Talkeetna.