Un-Cruise Adventures presents a window of opportunity for savings on Heritage Adventure cruises on a new itinerary in Alaska and on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Travelers booked aboard the 88-guest S.S. Legacy by December 20, 2013 receive an adventure savings up to $700 per couple on 2014 voyages.
Launched in August 2013, the replica coastal steamer S.S. Legacy sails back through history bringing alive the stories and characters from Alaska’s Gold Rush of ’98 and the Lewis and Clark Expedition and pioneer life westward through Oregon and Washington. New in 2014, seven-night Alaska’s Golden History cruises travel between Juneau and Ketchikan, Alaska (and reverse).
Guests receive a $700 adventure savings per couple ($350/person) on cruises in Alaska for travel between June and August 2014. On the Columbia and Snake Rivers cruise, guests receive a $500 per couple ($250/person) adventure savings for travel through November 2014 making it valid for the spring and fall season. The offer is for new bookings aboard the S.S. Legacy made by December 20, 2013.
“The living history program we’ve developed has been a big hit,” said Dan Blanchard, Un-Cruise Adventures’ captain and CEO. “Having characters from the past come to life in front of you as you pass through the area where they lived brings new depth to this history-based cruise. There is an element of surprise wrapped into it which makes it very engaging.”
The S.S. Legacy sails with crew in period costume and a team of Heritage guides charged with bringing characters and events from history alive through skits, impromptu vignettes, presentations and strolls on deck. Shoreside tours to points of historical interest are included. On board, guests enjoy the ambiance of an elegant coastal steamer with modern conveniences. Public spaces include an elegant Klondike Dining Room, Grand Salon with dance floor, wine bar and rollicking Pesky Barnacle Saloon. Wellness amenities include two hot tubs, sauna, massage room, fitness equipment and yoga on deck.
From June 15 through August 17, 10 departures of a new Alaska’s Golden History cruise bring the Klondike Gold Rush alive. The cruise visits Wrangell, Petersburg, Sitka, Glacier Bay National Park, Haines and Skagway; Frederick Sound and Icy Strait are prime whale watching territory. An 11-night Gold Rush Legacy cruise between Seattle and Juneau (and reverse) will be offered in June and August.
Highlights include guided tours in port, whale watching, viewing glaciers in Glacier Bay, discovering native Tlingit culture and exploring scenic waterways by coastal steamer. Rates start at US$5,195 per person, double occupancy with up to $700 per couple adventure savings available.
Columbia and Snake Rivers
From March through May and September through November, weeklong cruises depart roundtrip Portland, OR to explore the history and scenery of the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Areas visited include the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Clarkston, Hells Canyon, Walla Walla, Washington Wine Country, The Dalles and Astoria.
Highlights include scenic cruising through the Columbia River Gorge; a visit to Multnomah Falls; transiting eight sets of locks and tour of the Bonneville Dam Visitor Center; jet boat into Hells Canyon; Fort Clatsop; Fort Walla Walla; Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria; Maryhill Museum; Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and a private wine tasting at a Washington winery. Rates start at US$3,195 per person, double occupancy with up to $500 per couple adventure savings available.
A Heritage Adventure aboard the S.S. Legacy includes all shoreside tours, fresh and innovative meals, a massage, premium wine/beer/spirits, transfers and port fees and taxes. On board amenities include flatscreen TVs/DVD players and iPod docking stations in all staterooms. An elevator connects three public decks.