This Week in Cruise - InnerSea Discoveries / American Safari Cruises Becomes Un-Cruise Adventures

safari endeavourInnerSea Discoveries/American Safari Cruises officially rebranded itself, changing its name to Un-Cruise Adventures. The line operates seven boats carrying 22-88 guests in Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Columbia and Snake Rivers, Coastal Washington and British Columbia. The company has three yachts offering Luxury Adventures—22-guest Safari Quest, 36-guest Safari Explorer and 86-guest Safari Endeavour. The 88-guest Safari Legacy, a replica Victorian steamer, debuts in August 2013 and will offer inclusive Heritage Adventures focusing on living history aboard and ashore through presentations and tours.

Moving forward, all company materials will change to reflect the new name of Un-Cruise Adventures. The company’s website URL will change to

MSC CruisesMelody, the smallest ship in the MSC Cruises’ fleet, is retiring from service and will no longer offer cruises on behalf of the Geneva-based company. Melody has been part of the MSC Cruises’ fleet since 1995, when she was originally purchased as the Starship Atlantic. The ship was renamed Melody and sailed from Florida to Durban, where she received significant refurbishments and was transformed, with a capacity of just over 1,000 guests in 532 cabins.

Paul Gauguin Cruises christened its new ship, the m/v Tere Moana, in an official ceremony held dockside on Dec. 29, 2012, in Marigot, St. Martin. Mireille Bailey, the Moana’s godmother and wife of Richard Bailey, chairman of Paul Gauguin Cruises and president and CEO of Pacific Beachcomber S.C., presided over the festivities. After the ceremony, a Champagne reception followed by a gala dinner was held aboard the Moana before the ship set sail on its inaugural seven-night Caribbean voyage to visit islands in the French West Indies, British Virgin Islands, and St. Kitts & Nevis. In January and February, The Moana embarks on 13- and 14-night Panama Canal cruises. From April through November, the ship operates a variety of seven-night European voyages. During spring and fall, 14-night transatlantic crossings are available between Europe and the Caribbean.

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