Un-Cruise Adventures (formerly American Safari Cruises and InnerSea Discoveries) offers Adventure Cruising by expedition vessel or boutique yacht. Three Wilderness expedition vessels, which accommodate 60 or 76 guests, have been recently refurbished with interiors to complement the wilderness outside and a kayak launch system to facilitate water activities. The Northern Passages & Glacier Bay itinerary is eight days between Juneau and Sitka and includes two days exploring Glacier Bay National Park including hiking and kayaking expeditions. Two other eight-day itineraries are Inner Reaches Eastern Coves from Juneau to Ketchikan and Inner Reaches Western Coves from Ketchikan to Juneau. These itineraries can be combined for a 15-day Ultimate Adventure, round trip Juneau. The season runs late April through mid-September 2017 .Discriminating travelers can choose an inclusive boutique yacht cruise in Alaska’s Inside Passage with adventurous activities and exceptional amenities. Adventure yacht cruise vessels (SAFARI ENDEAVOUR, SAFARI EXPLORER & SAFARI QUEST) provide an alternative to traditional large- and small-ship cruises by taking guests into areas that are not accessible to larger ships, and on excursions, and to activities that are exclusive, private, and unavailable to most other travelers. Yachts anchor every night in pristine coves or dockside in small villages so guests can explore by water and on foot. Daytime cruising to secluded coves, islands and seldom-visited areas yield unique opportunities to experience—by kayak, launch or on foot—a rich variety of wildlife and local cultures. With only 22 to 86 passengers, the itineraries are flexible and can be altered at a moment’s notice to maximize wildlife and scenic viewing opportunities. Adventure yacht cruises are inclusive: shore excursions, activities, on-yacht meals and premium wines and liquors are included in the price of the cruise. Discoverers’ Glacier Country is an eight-day round trip from Juneau, offered late May through September 2017, which includes two days in Glacier Bay.
Blount Small Ship Adventures: Go where big ships cannot in a style reminiscent of private yacht vacations of a bygone era. Travel with no more than 88 guests and enjoy a wonderful vacation on America's waterways. Blount vessels GRAND MARINER and GRAND CARIBE feature an exclusive shallow-draft ship design, ideal for cruising rivers, canals and coastal waters. 2017 itineraries feature two brand new routes, Charleston to Warren spring re-positioning for 12 days (May 3 on the Grande Mariner and May 6 on the Grande Caribe) and the 14-day Saguenay Cruise (Aug 28 and Sep 12. Other 2017 routes are Islands of New England (7 days, r/t Warren RI, Jun 30, Jul 5, Jul 13, Aug 11 and Aug 19); Great American Waterways (16 days between Warren RI & Chicago, May 31, Jun 17, Jul 8, Jul 21, Jul 25 and Sep 3); Magical Lake Michigan (8 days, r/t Chicago, Aug 7, Aug 16 and Aug 25)); Locks, Legends & Canals of the Northeast (14 days between New York and Montreal Sep 23, Sep 29, Oct 8 and Oct 14). Contact TravLtips for current specials on select 2017 departures.
American Cruise Lines specializes in a unique style of small ship cruising along the inland waterways and rivers of the United States. 2017 itineraries include the Great Rivers of Florida (7 nights, r/t Jacksonville, departures Six departures February 25 through March 25), Historic South & Golden Isles (7 nights between Charleston & Jacksonville, Four departures February 18 through March 11), Chesapeake Bay (6 or 7 nights, r/t Baltimore. Five departures May 6, May 13, May 27, Oct 29 and Nov 4 and East Coast Inland Passage (14 nights between Jacksonville & Baltimore. Four departures April 22, May 13, November 4 and Nov 11) American Cruise Lines vessels INDEPEDENCE, AMERICAN STAR and AMERICA GLORY carry no more than 150 guests onboard, passengers experience each port of call up close and personal. Vessels have comfortable lounges, large observation decks and spacious staterooms with picture windows and roomy baths; many have private balconies. Contact TravLtips for details
Pearl Seas Cruises, the new sister brand of American Cruise Lines, operates the 210-passenger PEARL MIST, a new ship that accommodates guests in cabins 300 square feet or more, many with balconies. 2017 itineraries include Canadian Maritimes (11 nights between Portland and Quebec City departing Sep 24 and Oct 5); Canadian Maritimes & St. Lawrence Seaway (14 nights, between Toronto & Portland, May 17 and Sep 10); Great Lakes & Georgian Bay (11 nights between Chicago & Toronto, May 31 through Aug 30); Great Lakes (7 nights between Chicago, & Toronto, Aug. 18, 25); New England Foliage (7 nights, r/t Boston, Oct. 17). Contact TravLtips for details.
Un-Cruise Adventures operates a replica coastal steamer on the Columbia & Snake Rivers. The eight-day Legacy of Discovery is round trip from Portland on the 88-guest SS Legacy and now offers a longer season with departures every Saturday April 1 through November 18, 2017. Itinerary includes Columbia Gorge, Snake River cruising, Clarkston and Hells Canyon jet boat ride, Walla Walla, Maryhill Museum and Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, Astoria and Fort Clatsop. The popular Rivers of Wine itinerary will operate Apr 15, Apr 22, Jun 24, Jul 29, Aug 5, Aug 26, Oct 14 and Oct 21 featuring on-board wine presentations and tastings and tours and tastings at 9 wineries. All Legacy departures include fine wine and spirits onboard, expert daily narrations, and land excursions.
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