UnCruise Adventures is The Only Small Boat Operator Leading Bucket List Travel in Alaska This Season. Focus is on Safety and the Sustainability of Untourism

Cruising Small Opens Tomorrow for The U.S. Flagged Adventure Brand Courtesy UnCruise Adventures: SEATTLE, WA, July 31st, 2020 – Following an unprecedented cessation to travel, leading small boat operator, UnCruise Adventures will be the only small boat setting sail in Southeast Alaska this summer. The company’s CEO Dan Blanchard will welcome aboard excited guests and ensure the brand’s signature components of safety and experiential travel are in place for the August 1st departure out of Juneau. The …

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UnCruise Alaskan Cruises Restarting on August 1st

Don’t dash your dreams of Alaskan cruise this summer. I bring good news from UnCruise. UnCruise Adventures will restart their Glacier Bay National Park expeditions on August 1st and run through October 2020. The American owned, U.S. flagged small-ship adventure company, UnCruise Adventures has confirmed that its 2020 Alaska sailings will commence August 1st. “As one of the first companies to restart service, this is a pivotal moment for the travel industry and Alaska,” states UnCruise Adventures …

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Out of This World Shrimp Saganaki on the Celestyal Crystal!

Although no one is cruising during the coronavirus pandemic, I know many folks are ready to get back on a boat. Hopefully travel will return in the summer or fall of 2020. One morning not too long ago (but in many ways, the trip seems years ago), I was in the Mediterranean aboard the Celestyal Crystal on their 3-Continent Cruise. Lucky me made my way to the ship’s main dining room to learn how to make a …

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Celestyal Cruises Offers Spectacular 7-Night, 3-Continent Cruise

ABOARD THE CELESTYAL CRYSTAL­_A 7-night cruise to three continents with stops at dream destinations sounded thrilling. I’d start in Greece and have a chance to see the Sphinx, pyramids of Giza, Israel, Cyprus, Rhodes and Turkey. I was ready! Despite my high expectations, Celestyal far exceeded them. Each day and country connected me with very different cultures, traditions, stories, events, and sights – – all bonded by common themes of history and archeology.  It’s impossible to describe …

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Pre-Cruise Story: Celestyal Crystal 7-Day, 3-Continent Cruise by Debi Lander

To say I’m excited about my upcoming Celestyal 7-day, 3–continent cruise on the Celestyal Crystal is a significant understatement. All my life, Egypt has topped my bucket list, but never seemed attainable. The epic moment will come when I finally set foot in Cairo, see the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. This cruise is an opportunity to make my dreams come true. On top of that, I will add Cyprus as another new country to my …

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My Alaska Uncruise Adventure

  Day One: Exploring Juneau before Embarkation After a three-flight journey that became a 20-hour saga, we arrived in Juneau the night before the ship’s departure. I immediately fell into bed, but oversleeping was no threat – – thank you four-hour time change. Up early the next morning, we dropped our luggage at Centennial Hall, the staging location for Uncruise ships resting across the street from the harbor. The helpful Uncruise reps held our bags, transferred them …

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Preparing for my Alaska Uncruise of the Inner Passage

  I’m counting down! Alaska is one of only three states in the U.S. that I have not visited. So, naturally I’m thrilled to be headed to the 49th state for a Spring Awakenings Uncruise starting in Juneau. I’ll be sailing on the Uncruise line’s boat named the SS Legacy, a small ship with a maximum number of 90 guests. But, in this case, small ship cruising means big adventures. The Legacy can slip into narrow spaces …

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Viking River Cruises Changes Policy to No Children on Board

I’ve enjoyed two exceptional river cruises with Viking: River of Gold in Portugal and the Danube Waltz following the famed river from Budapest to, Bratislava, Vienna, the Wachau Valley and ending in Germany. Both cruises offered stellar service and educational opportunities in addition to their wonderful itineraries. During my journeys, no children were aboard, however, I cruised at a time when schools were in session. A new Viking River Cruise policy went into effect after my trips. …

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Final Review of the Danube Waltz Cruise on the Viking Vilhjalm

The last morning on the Danube Waltz cruise came very early. Our departure point, the Munich Airport, requires a drive of about two hours. Viking sent us off with a pre-sunrise breakfast for those leaving in the wee hours. Our luggage was waiting on the dock, so we were reassured that ours would be loaded on the bus. Once at the airport, we made our way back to the states filled with memories of a cruise that …

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Passau, Germany: Three River City

ABOARD THE VIKING VILJHAM-The morning we arrived in Passau, I was suffering from allergies. Perhaps the beautiful flowering trees had upset my equilibrium. Rarely sick, I was sneezing like crazy, felt rotten and decided to spend the morning in bed. Beyond what I could see of the charming, colorful houses lining the river banks, John, and Wikipedia got the assignment to report on Passau. According to Wikipedia, “Passau, a German city on the Austrian border, lies at …

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