Tuesday, 2 April 2013

An Un-Cruise Alaska Delight

Un-Cruise Adventures has added two wonderful themed cruises on their Active Adventure sailings in South-East Alaska this summer as the 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer welcomes guest experts on board for a photography theme on June 8 and an Alaska Insider theme on July 13. 

“Our guest experts offer additional insights to complement our own expedition team and adventure activities,” said Tim Jacox, executive vice president of sales and marketing. “It’s an added benefit for sailing on these two dates.”

Photography with Amy Gulick
On the June 8 the Eastern Coves adventure, nature photographer and author Amy Gulick joins the trip to share photography tips, lessons and techniques she’s learned over the years as an award-winning photographer and writer. Gulick is a founding Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers and her images have been featured in premium publications such as Outdoor Photographer, Audubon, National Wildlife and Nature’s Best Photography.  Guests will receive an autographed copy of her book “Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska’s Tongass Rain Forest.”

The week-long Eastern Coves itinerary sails from Juneau to Ketchikan while adventuring through Tracy Arm Wilderness, Frederick Sound, Thomas Bay, Behm Canal, Misty Fjords National Monument and a half-day port call in Wrangell, one of Alaska’s oldest towns.   Rates on this date begin at $3,195 per person, double occupancy. A $200pp travel credit is offered.

Alaska Insider with John and Jan Straley
On the July 13 Western Coves adventure, long-time local residents John and Jan Straley board for a week of storytelling—fact and fiction—on all things Alaska and insights on humpback and killer whales. John, a poet and author of detective fiction, has won awards over the years for his novels set in Alaska. Jan is a marine biologist and well-known for her extensive studies of whales. She is assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Alaska Southeast and affiliate faculty at University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.

The week-long Western Coves itinerary sails from Ketchikan to Juneau, and explores wilderness areas including El Capitan Passage, Chatham Strait, Frederick Sound, Stephen’s Passage, Endicott Arm and Fords Terror, with a half-day port call at the Tlingit village of Klawock. Rates on this date begin at $3,195pp.

Both Active Adventure sailings include wildlife and whale watching, kayaking, hiking, skiff excursions exploring the coastline, glacier viewing, stand up paddle-boarding and a guided tour in Klawock or Wrangell. Snorkelling and overnight camping ashore are available for a fee. Un-Cruise Adventures also recently confirmed six theme departures on Luxury Adventures aboard the 86-guest Safari Endeavour in Alaska. Themes include photography, marine biology, ornithology and wine from two prominent North-West wineries. 

For bookings, follow this link to The Cruise Line Ltd, the UK's luxury adventure-cruise specialists.