Sunday, 9 June 2013

Un-Cruise Adventures’ Big Year

Specialist luxury adventure-cruise operator Un-Cruise Adventures has announced its biggest-ever deployment for 2014, with 19 itineraries in Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico and the Pacific North-west, with eight vessels offering their range of Active, Luxury and Heritage Adventure cruises.

Their five main offerings are as follows:

Mexico’s Sea of Cortés
Joining the fleet in December, the renovated 64-guest Safari Voyager will sail Luxury Adventures year-round in Mexico’s Sea of Cortés on four different itineraries, all new. A week-long Cousteau’s Aquarium of the World cruise sails round-trip from San José del Cabo and visits two ports, Loreto and La Paz, with an emphasis on encountering whale sharks. A week-long Baja’s Whale Bounty cruise round-trip from San José del Cabo includes a trip to Bahia Magdalena for a panga ride to see gray whales up close.  Humpback whale-watching takes place at Gordo Banks and encounters with blue, pilot, fin and other whale species add to the bounty.  

Coastal Washington & British Columbia
New in 2014, an all-Washington itinerary, exploring the Olympic Wilderness and San Juan Islands. Sailing round-trip from Seattle, it includes extended time in Princess Louisa Inlet, in spring and autumn. The week-long Active Adventure aboard the 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer visits South Hood Canal, Port Townsend, Deception Pass, Lopez Island, Orcas Island, Friday Harbor and Sucia Island. The 22-guest Safari Quest sails British Columbia’s Yachters’ Paradise round-trip Seattle in spring and autumn.

Hawaiian Islands
The 36-guest Safari Explorer yacht returns for its third season sailing Luxury Adventures among the islands between Moloka’i and Hawaii, the Big Island (and reverse) from November-April. The week-long Hawaiian Seascapes itinerary explore four islands, the Big Island, Maui, Lana’i and Moloka’i. Guests enjoy a full complement of water sports activities, night snorkelling with Giant Pacific Manta rays, exclusive tours on Moloka’i and encounters with dolphins, whales and turtles.

Seven vessels cruise Alaska on 12 different itineraries ranging from one to three weeks from home-ports of SeattleKetchikan, Juneau and Sitka from April-September. Three upscale vessels, the 22-guest Safari Quest, 36-guest Safari Explorer and 86-guest Safari Endeavour, sail Luxury Adventures round-trip from Juneau; expedition vessels Wilderness  Adventurer, Wilderness Discoverer and Wilderness Explorer sail Active Adventures out of Ketchikan, Juneau and Sitka; and the 88-guest S.S. Legacy sails Heritage Adventures between Juneau and Ketchikan.

Columbia & Snake Rivers 
The 88-guest S.S. Legacy, a replica coastal steamer, sails Heritage Adventures along the Columbia and Snake Rivers in spring and fall. Week-long Legacy of Discovery cruises sail round-trip from Portland, Oregon, with a focus on Living History, including Lewis and Clark’s Expedition, the Oregon Trail, Native Americans and early pioneers. 

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