UnCruise Adventures has announced its schedule of Alaska cruises. The season kicks off in April, the earliest in company history. UnCruise will sail seven small ships on 11 itineraries with 142 departures. Cruises will carry 22 to 90 guests on sailings lasting from April to September.
Yachts and ships will take guests on trips lasting from one to two weeks, leaving from Seattle, as well as Ketchikan, Juneau, Petersburg and Sitka, Alaska. Uncruise Adventures will make few port calls and instead focus on exploring the Alaska wilderness, where interpretive guides will help them search for wildlife.
Rates start at $2,995 per person for week cruises and additional land packages to Denali National Park and Talkeetna; Kenai Peninsula; and Juneau are also available.
Activities during the cruise will include hiking, bushwhacking, kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff excursions and whale watching. Specific itineraries will include:
Alaska’s Glacier Country – New in 2019, this voyage has 36 departures aboard the 90-guest S.S. Legacy or the 36-guest Safari Explorer. The trip will take guests round trip from Juneau with a one-day stop in Glacier Bay National Park. Passengers will look for humpback whales in Chatham Strait and Frederick Sound and will explore Icy Strait, Endicott Arm, Dawes Glacier and Fords Terror Wilderness Area.
Northern Passages & Glacier Bay – The 76-guest Wilderness Discoverer, 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer and 74-guest Wilderness Explorer sail 24 times for a week cruise from Juneau to Sitka or vice versa. The trip will take passengers to Chatham Strait, Glacier Bay National Park, Icy Strait, Chichagof Island, Peril Strait and Sergius Narrows.
Glacier Bay Small Ship Cruise – The Wilderness Adventurer will sail five times on a one week itinerary, sailing round trip from Juneau, with a two day stop in Glacier Bay National Park. Other areas include Icy Strait, Kuiu Island, Frederick Sound and Dawes Glacier in Endicott Arm.
Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise – The Wilderness Adventurer and Wilderness Explorer will sail 20 trips round trip from Juneau and have a three day stop in Glacier Bay National Park. Other destinations will be Icy Strait and a day in Haines to see and explore the Chilkat River.
Alaska Yacht – Bears, Bergs & Bushwhacking – The 22-guest Safari Quest will sail 16 times with an eight-day trip aimed at past clients looking to see new sites. Guests will start in Petersburg with a hotel night in town, and then have an opportunity for activities in the morning. Passengers will visit the wilderness areas of South Baranof, Admiralty, Tebenkof and Stikine-LeConte Glacier, as well as the native village of Kake and Fortress of the Bear on Admiralty Island.
Alaska’s Glaciers & Whales – The 88-guest Safari Endeavour will sail seven trips from Juneau to Sitka and explore the twin Sawyer Glaciers in Tray Arm, Baird Glacier in Thomas Bay, LeConte Glacier, Frederick Sound, Baranof Island, Sergius Narrows and the native village of Kake.
Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers – The Safari Endeavour will sail another seven voyages from Sitka to Juneau along the upper Inside Passage. Other destinations include Krestof Sound, Icy Strait, Glacier Bay National Park, Chichagof Island, Lynn Canal and Haines, where guests will have additional opportunities to explore. This route can be combined with the Alaska’s Glaciers & Whales trip to become a two-week cruise, Alaska Glacier Cruise – Ultimate Expedition.
Alaska Fjords and Glaciers – The Wilderness Discoverer and Wilderness Explorer will sail 20 times from Juneau to Ketchikan, or reverse. Stops include Misty Fjords National Monument, Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier, Thomas Bay, Stephens Passage, Wrangell Narrows and Wrangell. This trip can be combined with the Northern Passages & Glacier Bay cruise for a new two-week cruise, Fjords of Alaska Cruise – Ultimate Expedition.
Alaska’s Inside Passage & San Juans Cruise – The S.S. Legacy, Safari Endeavour and Wilderness Discoverer will take six trips on a two-week itinerary from Seattle to Juneau or vice versa. Before arriving in Ketchikan, guests will explore Olympic National Park, the San Juan Islands and Canada’s Inside Passage. In Alaska, along the Inside Passage, stops include Misty Fjords National Monument, Chatham Strait, Frederick Sound, Icy Strait, Glacier Bay National Park, Petersburg and Haines.