UnCruise Adventures has launched its 2018 schedule of small ship cruises highlighted by a new adventure itinerary on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, plus a lineup of itineraries and an expanded selection of ships in Alaska.
The 88-guest S.S. Legacy transforms into an adventure equipped ship to offer kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff excursions, hikes on remote trails, whitewater rafting down the Deschutes River as well as other active adventures. New in 2018, the ship heads to Alaska from April through mid-August, then sails on the Columbia and Snake Rivers from August through November.
Based in Seattle, Washington, the line operates eight adventure ships, plus a partner vessel in the Galápagos, carrying 22-88 guests in Alaska, coastal Washington, British Columbia, Columbia & Snake Rivers, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Hawaii, Galápagos, Costa Rica and Panamà.
Columbia and Snake River Cruise - New Itinerary
The S.S. Legacy sails eight departures between Portland, Oregon and Lewiston, Idaho (or reverse), on a new weeklong Rivers of Adventure itinerary from mid-August to October. An included charter flight to/from Lewiston makes it roundtrip Portland, Oregon. With a new focus on adventure, river exploration includes a jet boat ride into Hells Canyon, Deschutes River whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, yoga, paddle boarding, kayaking, skiff tours, swimming and a winery tour. Rates begin at $4,995 per person, double occupancy. From October through mid-December, seven departures on a Rivers of Wine itinerary sail roundtrip Portland, Oregon with a guest wine expert and sommelier on board for a week of winery tours and tastings. Rates begin at $3,745 per person, double occupancy.
Southeast Alaska - Five New Itineraries, One Additional Ship
With the addition of the S.S. Legacy in Alaska, seven ships will sail 10 adventure cruise itineraries on 160 departures lasting one or two weeks from April through September. Homeports are Seattle, Washington; Ketchikan, Juneau, Petersburg and Sitka, Alaska. Five of 10 itineraries are new in 2018 and seven include a visit of one, two or three days in Glacier Bay National Park. The adventure outpost of Haines, Alaska is a new port of call. The Safari Endeavour and S.S. Legacy sail two alternating itineraries between Juneau and Sitka providing more two-week adventure opportunities. The Safari Quest’s new itinerary is specially designed for guests returning to Alaska with explorations of rarely visited wilderness areas. Alaska cruise rates begin at $2,995 per person, based on double occupancy.
To see the full lineup of itineraries, visit www.uncruise.com