Small-ship line American Safari Cruises has announced it will offer immediate options to reb-ook canceled Cruise West's Alaska, Mexico and Columbia and Snake River cruises, in the wake of Cruise West's announcement. The company has set up a phone line, 877-405-9490, for travel agents to re-book clients' vacations in Southeast Alaska, Mexico's Sea of Cortés and the Columbia and Snake Rivers through American Safari Cruises or with the line's new sister brand, InnerSea Discoveries, specializing in Southeast Alaska.
For 2010 Columbia and Snake Rivers cruises, American Safari Cruises will honor Cruise West fares for displaced guests on available and comparable state room categories. On winter/spring 2011 Mexico's Sea of Cortés sailings, 25 percent percent off published American Safari Cruises fares are available to former Cruise West guests. Also, for 2011 Alaska's Inside Passage, a $300 per-person saving for American Safari Cruises' yachts and $150 per-person savings for InnerSea Discoveries' small ship cruises are available.
American Safari Cruises began yacht cruising in Southeast Alaska 12 years ago and now has three luxury yachts for 12, 22 and 36 guests going roundtrip from Alaska's Juneau between mid-May and early September. Besides the Columbia and Snake Rivers and Mexico, the line also runs through interisland Hawaii. InnerSea Discoveries has two 49-guest small ships, the Wilderness Adventurer and Wilderness Discoverer, sailing between Juneau and Ketchikan.