Banjo-playing captain guides S.S. Legacy river cruise

ABOARD THE S.S. LEGACY – When Kevin Martin was a boy growing up in Missouri, his childhood ambition was to become a marine biologist or an archaeologist or maybe a doctor. In a way, he has become all three. “As a ship captain, I get to do a bit of all of those things,” Martin said. Although he spent his childhood in St. Joseph, Missouri, Martin developed a yearn for distant waterways. “In college, I went on …

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S.S. Legacy magnet board keeps track of passengers ashore, aboard

ABOARD THE S.S. LEGACY – In keeping with its 1900s theme, the S.S. Legacy has a simple way to keep track of passengers who are ashore and those who are aboard. Each time we leave the Legacy for a shore excursion, we look for our cabin number on a large magnetic board and move our little magnet from the “aboard” column to the “ashore” column. If there are two of us sharing a cabin, there are, of …

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Cabin keys are no hassle on new S.S. Legacy

ABOARD THE S.S. LEGACY – No need to fret about misplacing your cabin key on the S.S. Legacy. Cabins have no keys. “That’s just one less thing to worry about,” said Patrick Rice, hotel manager for the S.S. Legacy. “We want you to relax while you are with us.” Of course, cabins can be locked from the inside for privacy. And if a passenger wants to take a nap or have some quiet time, Rice said there …

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Un-Cruise Adventures increases river cruise departures along the Columbia, Snake and Willamette Rivers in 2015

Seattle-based small ship cruise line Un-Cruise Adventures adds more river cruise opportunities in the Pacific Northwest with the S.S. Legacy scheduled for 34 departures on the Columbia, Snake and Willamette Rivers from April-November 2015.  The line is also offering a savings on fall 2014 river cruises. An adventure savings of $400/couple is offered for bookings made by June 20, 2014. The savings is applicable for river cruises departing August-November 2014. “The popularity of USA river cruising is …

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