S.S. Legacy: Banjo-playing captain guides our 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 …

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S.S. Legacy is ‘green’ ship, trying to reduce footprint on nature’s beauty

ABOARD THE S.S. LEGACY – Two aluminum water bottles are lined up on the desk in my cabin. Cloth napkins on the dining table take the place of paper. No Styrofoam or plastic cups are used on this vessel. Daily menus are printed on small pieces of paper, as are daily itineraries so that paper use is minimized. Recycling efforts are everywhere. “We take our commitment to conserve and protect the environment very seriously,” said Patrick Rice, …

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S.S. Legacy Cruise: Welcoming arrival

ABOARD THE S.S. LEGACY – As a solo traveler for many years, I’m accustomed to finding my way to most anywhere I need to go. So it was a wonderful surprise to receive detailed confirmation information weeks before my cruise on the S.S. Legacy. Seems they are going to take care of all the details from my arrival to my departure – and everything in between. Stepping off the plane in Portland, Oregon, I’m greeted by a …

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Following in historic footsteps aboard the S.S. Legacy

On my mental map, no locator pins dot Oregon. In all my years of traveling, I have never been to that Northwest Pacific state. However, that is about to change. In a few days, I will be headed to Portland, Oregon, to embark on a fabulous weeklong cruise aboard the 88-guest S.S. Legacy. Built in 1984, the S.S. Legacy joined the Un-Cruise fleet of vessels in 2013. Appointed with period décor, the S.S. Legacy emulates the old-world …

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Un-Cruise Adventures christens S.S. Legacy and launches Heritage Adventures

On Thursday, August 8, 2013 Un-Cruise Adventures officially christened its newest vessel, the 88-guest S.S. Legacy, in a dockside celebration near company headquarters in Seattle, Washington.  The replica coastal steamer is the eighth vessel in the adventure cruise line’s fleet. The S.S. Legacy sails Heritage Adventures taking guests back in time to the 1890s and early 1900s to explore history of the Klondike Gold Rush in Alaska and early explorers along the Columbia and Snake Rivers. The …

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