Un-Cruise Adventures christened its newest vessel, the 88-guest S.S. Legacy, in a dockside celebration near company headquarters in Seattle. The replica coastal steamer is the eighth vessel in the adventure cruise line’s fleet. The S.S. Legacy sails Heritage Adventures.
Dan Blanchard and Tim Jacox, executive vice president of sales and marketing, together handed over command of the vessel to Captain Dano Quinn. JeeSook Kutz, company controller and godmother of the S.S. Legacy, smashed the bottle of champagne against the bow followed by blowing of the vessel’s whistles and horns.
“This fine vessel has been refurbished into a coastal steamer from the 1900s, and crew in period costume brings characters from the past alive along the way,” said Blanchard, CEO and principal for Un-Cruise Adventures. Blanchard dedicated the christening to Captain Kris Strinsky, a recently departed captain and longtime friend.
In September 2013, the S.S. Legacy will begin cruising week-long Legacy of Discovery cruises on the Columbia and Snake Rivers roundtrip Portland with 12 departures scheduled through November. Rates begin at $3,195 per person, double occupancy. It returns to the Rivers in April 2013 for nine more departures through May. From June through August 2014, the vessel sails 10 week-long Alaska’s Golden History cruises between Ketchikan and Juneau, Alaska (and reverse). Rates begin at $5,195 per person, double occupancy. On Heritage Adventures, guests enjoy port calls and included shoreside excursions to points of historical interest. A gold rush highlight is the included trip aboard Skagway’s White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway.
Heritage Adventures include all meals; fine wine, microbrews and spirits; shore excursions; a massage; yoga on deck; all meals; transfers; taxes, port charges and fees. Charters and group bookings are available.