The award-winning UnCruise fleet takes passengers to an array of exciting destinations across the globe. Established in Alaska in 1996, the company was first known as American Safari Cruises. It grew from just one vessel to offering different destinations on varying boats, and another arm called InnerSea Discoveries was added to the company in 2009. In 2013, the two branches were officially combined and rebranded to create UnCruise Adventures. The company continued to grow and expand destinations offered.
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Small ship cruises with the UnCruise fleet follow an itinerary, though changes are often made depending on the conditions and wildlife sightings, letting passengers enjoy a personalised trip that is flexible enough so that they don’t miss anything. No two cruises are ever completely the same. The small vessels can reach places that larger ships cannot, taking you right into the heart of the action.
UnCruise Adventures is a responsible operator that cares about the environment, especially the destinations that the boats visit. Efficient engines help to lower environmental impacts, and the crew actively seeks to recycle waste in the various ports. Food and supplies are bought locally, where possible, and the company works alongside local people for cultural visits and tours. The ships operate on a no trace principle, there is no bottle water on the boats (each customer is given a refillable water bottle), only sustainable seafood is served, and eco-friendly toiletries are used.
All boats are comfortable with inviting cabins and spacious common areas. A relaxed ambience helps you feel right at home while exploring the seven seas. Each vessel offers plenty of opportunities to relax after your fabulous adventures. When it comes to dining, each nutritious meal is homemade to showcase the cuisine of the particular region that you are visiting. Vegetarian options are available at all meals. Carefully selected wines are paired with main meals. In addition to a hearty breakfast, lunch, and dinner, snacks and other treats are available at various times throughout the day. You’ll certainly never feel hungry!
Uncruise Fleet of Small Cruise Ships
UnCruise Adventures has nine vessels in its fleet. Explore the icy wilderness of Alaska, sail around the stunning Hawaiian Islands, discover Columbia and Snake Rivers, and journey through the Pacific Northwest. Cruises in the Pacific Northwest sail around the coast and islands of the state of Washington, and there is also the option to add Canada’s British Columbia for a cross-border exploration. Marvel at the scenery and wildlife in the Galapagos. Be in awe of Mexico’s magical Sea of Cortes. Discover the best of Costa Rica and Panama. The diverse cruises offered by the UnCruise fleet offer something for everyone.
The 24-cabin La Pinta is a top option for exploring the Galapagos. All en suite cabins have floor-to-ceiling windows, air conditioning, and a safety deposit box. Elegantly appointed with nautical touches, the laid-back vibe onboard, combined with a maximum of 48 guests per sailing, makes it easy to feel comfortable and mingle. Learn more in the onboard Natural History Library, soak up the views from the forward-facing observation area, relax on the sundeck, chill out in the hot tub, and get active with the fitness equipment. Kayaks, snorkelling gear, wetsuits, and a glass-bottomed boat are carried.
Discover the USA’s Columbia and Snake Rivers with a trip on the S.S. Legacy. She can accommodate 88 passengers in 44 cabins. There are six cabin types to choose between. All cabins have a private bathroom, A/C, a TV, and an iPod docking station for your personal relaxation time. The stylish vessel captures the essence of olde-worlde charm for an atmospheric stay. Enjoy a few drinks in Pesky Barnacle Saloon, chat in the lounge-cum-bar, and sip a tipple from the wine bar in the dining room. After each fun-filled day you can make full use of the onboard fitness equipment and two hot tubs. There’s a yoga area too and massages are available. There’s plenty of outdoor space, including a sundeck and forward-facing viewing area, and an elevator connects all three public levels on the boat.
The Safari Endeavor sails around Alaska from May to October and around Mexico between November and March. She has 42 cabins that can accommodate up to 82 guests. All rooms are en suite with air conditioning, a TV, an iPod docking station, a desk, and ample storage space. Communal areas include an indoor lounge, a wine bar, a library, a sun terrace, and observation areas. There are two hot tubs, massage rooms, and fitness equipment. A swim step and kayak launch area makes accessing the water easy. The vessel carries kayaks, paddle boards, blow-up skiffs, wetsuits, snorkelling equipment, and hiking poles. Yoga mats are available. There’s also an underwater camera and a hydrophone, perfect for observing underwater activity.
The comfortable Safari Explorer sails around Alaska from May to September. Between November and March she takes passengers on voyages around Hawaii. She has 18 cabins for up to 36 guests. All en suite cabins have air conditioning, a window, and a TV. There are three public decks, offering plenty of outdoor space. There’s a lounge and library-cum-bar. The hydrophone and underwater camera let you marvel at the depths of the ocean on the TV in your cabin. Adventure equipment carried onboard includes paddle boards, kayaks, inflatable skiffs, and hiking poles. Guests visiting Hawaii also have access to snorkelling gear. Free massages are offered, and you can use the gym equipment and yoga mats. There’s a hot tub on routes to Alaska.
The boutique Safari Quest has just 11 cabins, with 22 guests on each small ship adventure. All cabins have a private bathroom, A/C, and a TV. Bathrooms have heated flooring. She sails with kayaks, paddle boards, and skiffs for water activities, and hiking poles are available too for land adventures. You can work out with the gym equipment and soothe away any stresses and strains in the hot tub. Common areas include an indoor lounge with a large TV, a bar, a library, a sundeck, and a front-facing observation area. The Safari Quest visits Alaska between May and September, and the Pacific Northwest from September to November and in April and May.
The Safari Voyager is an excellent choice for small ship cruises in Costa Rica and Panama. Her 32 cabins each have a private bathroom, air conditioning, a TV, a desk, and an iPod docking station. She can accommodate up to 64 guests per trip. Refurbished in 2016, she offers high standards of comfort in beautiful surroundings. There’s a large sundeck and a bow viewing area, a lounge, library, and nautical-themed dining room, and a launch platform for easy access to the water. Adventure equipment includes snorkelling equipment, kayaks, paddle boards, and skiffs. Relaxation facilities include yoga mats and free massages, and you’ll also find gym machinery onboard too.
The sleek and elegant 30-cabin Wilderness Adventure takes guests on fabulous voyages around Alaska. All cabins have windows, letting you see the outside world whenever you like. Cabins are en suite with a TV/DVD player. The lounge features a bar made from Alaskan cedar wood; it’s a great place to mingle! There’s a sun terrace in addition to plenty of other outdoor areas. A hot tub, fitness equipment, underwater camera, hydrophone, and diverse adventure gear make her even more appealing.
The Wilderness Discoverer is another top choice for Alaskan cruises. She can accommodate 76 guests in 33 comfortable en suite cabins. All rooms have a window and TV. She has two hot tubs and fitness equipment, as well as yoga mats, hiking poles, snorkelling gear, wetsuits, kayaks, and more. Outdoor spaces include an observation area and a sundeck, whilst her inviting indoor areas include a stylish lounge with a cedar-wood bar and a connected dining room.
Set sail on an Alaskan adventure aboard the Wilderness Explorer and you’re sure to have a great time. She has 38 cabins that can sleep up to 78 guests. There are four cabin types; all have A/C, a TV, a window, and a private bathroom. Enjoy the spirit of the outdoors in the lounge, complete a bar made from Alaskan cedar. Soak up the views from the observation areas and relax on the sundeck. There are two hot tubs and gym machinery. She carries hiking poles, wetsuits, snorkelling equipment, yoga mats, kayaks, skiffs, and paddle boards, and an EZ Dock platform provides easy access to the water. Never miss any underwater activity thanks to the hydrophone and underwater camera.
Sail with the UnCruise Adventures fleet for incredible experiences packed with adventures, delicious onboard cuisine, and comfortable living, whilst knowing that you are vacationing with a company that places great emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility.