Wendy Thompson is an LBAC Travel Planner and dream vacation maker! Contact Wendy here for your travel needs!
Alaska was the birthplace of UnCruise Adventures and it continues to be wide open for exploration. Twenty-five years later, innovation continues to be at the core everything UnCruise stands for. Their mission is to experience Alaska in a fun and unique way to truly immerse travelers in their journey. UnCruise Adventures operates from its offices at historic Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle, Washington and in Juneau, Alaska.
UnCruise is made up of a fleet of small ships. UnCruise sails in Alaska, Hawaiian Islands, Belize, Guatemala, Pacific Northwest, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama and Galapagos Islands.
For one of my clients’ recent trip to Alaska, they were looking for a slightly-different. They decided on an adventure cruise with UnCruise Adventures. They selected UnCruise Alaska Glacier Country itinerary on the Wilderness Adventurer ship for June 2021.
Notice this itinerary starts and ends in Alaska. UnCruise is a USA company based out of Seattle, Washington:
- JUNEAU – EMBARKATION
- ICY STRAIT
- GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK
- CHATHAM STRAIT
- KUIU ISLAND
- FREDERICK SOUND
- ENDICOTT ARM / DAWES GLACIER
- JUNEAU – DISEMBARKATION
What makes UnCruise different than other cruise experiences to Alaska? Here’s a few of the highlights that made this the right choice for my clients:
- Small group travel: From the vessel itself to groups of a dozen or so afield—puts you in on the action (not watching from afar), with AHA! and “I-can’t-believe-I-just-did-that” moments around every corner.
- Expert guides: UnCruise guides have vast and deep experience, plus an impressive collection of advanced degrees in curiosity-piquing subjects from whales to fungi to geology. Their enthusiasm is infectious.
- Comfortable spaces: UnCruise Boats are comfortable, welcoming, and unique in style and personality. All are adventure-ready for gearing up, kicking back, and mixing and mingling.
- Something for everyone: Kayak or paddle board. Snorkel or skiff. Beach stroll, hike, or mountain goat climb. There are plenty of options and equipment for everyone to join in the fun. You can do as much (or as little) as you like each day of your itinerary!
- Accommodating, fresh, hand-crafted cuisine and beverage options: Chefs (including pastry chefs) impress meal after meal with locally sourced ingredients, swoon-worthy desserts, and baked-on-board breads. There’s also a wide array of signature cocktails (both non-alcoholic and alcoholic). UnCruise is extremely flexible and accommodating with dietary needs and helping to plan your special occasion on board!
- Zero hidden costs: What most defines your trip is included in the fare—excursions, adventure equipment, unlimited food and beverages including alcohol, transfers, and baggage handling. Put your wallet away (until it’s time to recognize your topnotch crew).
Here is a quick glimpse of my client’s UnCruise experience in their own words:
“We took the 7-day Glacier UnCruise that starts and ends in Juneau. The food, crew and
excursions were amazing. This was the experience we were looking for. A small boat with less
than 100 passengers and a lot of adventure. Every day the crew would introduce our excursion
options for the next day. Afterwards they would walk around the room answering questions
and signing you up for the excursions of your choice. These consisted of kayaking, hiking, skiff
rides and bushwhacking. Of course, you always had the option of staying on the boat and
relaxing. We loved that you entered and exited the kayaks on dry land. No worries about
tipping over the kayak while entering and exiting. The crew were fun, energetic, and very
The food was also exceptional. Our chef would explain the three entrée choices for the evening
each morning. On the bar there was a sheet where you made your entrée choice. It always
consisted of one vegetarian, one seafood and one land entrée. They even allowed you to ask
for a half portion of two different entrees. One night I wanted the fish, but the sauce had olives
in it which I detest. I spoke with the chef, and he offered to make me a lemon sauce for my fish
entrée. That is one example of how things were on the ship. The entire staff was there to
make your experience special.
In the evenings we would watch the sun set from the deck of the boat, play games in the bar
area while sipping the bartenders cocktail creation of the day or soak in the jacuzzi. All I can say
is, I can’t wait to take another UnCruise Adventure.”
There are so many different ways to travel the world. If this sounds like something you would enjoy – please reach out to Wendy for more information!