An UnCruise Adventure Aboard the Wilderness Legacy

by CruiseCompete CEO Bob Levinstein Having returned in late May from a 7-night Alaska cruise, Juneau to Sitka, on the UnCruise Adventures Wilderness Legacy, it’s my task to communicate that experience. I’ll start with a few comparisons: It was like a river cruise: a small ship on the calm waters of the Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska, with land in sight on both sides of the ship at all times. It was unlike a river cruise in …

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ALASKA IS OPEN…WIDE OPEN! ~ Experience the Last Frontier THIS year Aboard UnCruise Adventures!

This just might be the year to cruise Alaska…and there you were thinking that the 2021 Alaska cruise season was cancelled! While Canada’s cruise ban effectively locks the big, Vancouver-based ships out of The Last Frontier until 2022, those of us hellbent on cruising Alaska this year not only can do so but they can have a once-in-a-lifetime experience doing it thanks to small, U.S.-based lines like UnCruise Adventures. And we can do so safely with Alaska’s …

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UnCruise Adventures Releases New Belize and Guatemala Itinerary

  SEATTLE, October 1, 2019 –Further expanding into Latin America, UnCruise Adventures has unveiled its newest small ship adventure cruise itinerary: Belize & Guatemala Wonders – Rivers, Reefs & Cultures. Six departures between October and December 2020 sail roundtrip Belize City on the 66-guest Safari Voyager. A special offer saves couples up to $800 on cruise fare. “Belize and Guatemala are a natural fit for an UnCruise adventure,” said Captain Dan Blanchard, owner and chief executive officer …

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UnCruise Adventures Offers Expert Insight with 2020 Theme Cruise Schedule

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  Seattle, WA, August 13, 2019 — UnCruise Adventures, a small-ship adventure cruise line, announces theme cruises for the 2020 sailing season. Six ships offer themed departures on a variety of topics including birding, photography, wine and culinary, kids and families, and insider departures. Theme cruises provide added value and unequaled access to industry experts at no extra cost. Four birding cruises, three photography cruises, seven wine and culinary cruises, two family departures, and ten Insiders cruises …

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UnCruise Adventures Adds Belize, Guatemala and Colombia to 2020 Deployment Schedule

  Seattle, WA, June 11, 2019 —UnCruise Adventures adds additional Latin American destinations in 2020 with Belize, Guatemala and Colombia chosen for new adventure cruise routes. The line’s 2020 schedule of small ship cruises is open for booking with nine ships sailing in Alaska, Columbia and Snake Rivers, Coastal Washington, Mexico, Hawaii, Galápagos, Costa Rica, Panamá, Colombia, Belize and Guatemala. Also new for 2020, travelers looking for an Alaska adventure can take advantage of an early bird savings …

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UnCruise Adventures’ Rivers of Wine Cruise: Day 6 aboard the SS Legacy

We wake up where we began in Portland then hop on buses to Oregon’s heavily vined Willamette Valley, known for its excellent pinot noirs. Our first stop is at 28-year-old Archer Vineyard, the creation of original owner Don Archer, current owner African-born architect Saj Jivanjee and winemaker Jim Sander, who specialize in pinots noir and gris. Enthusiasm for quality and conviviality are their hallmarks with pinot noirs worth laying down for future greatness and weekly Friday sunset …

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UnCruise Adventures’ Rivers of Wine Cruise: Day 7 aboard the SS Legacy

Like a dish? Un-problem. Ask for the recipe and it will be delivered to your cabin. Want to try a little of everything? Un-problem. Why two buses when we could fit into one? “We aim to never have a full bus,” says historian Bob. “That way if you want a pair of seats to yourself, fine.” On UnCruise, it’s an un-problem, which explains the name. UnCruise sounds awkward and, well, dorky, but take one and you understand. …

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UnCruise Adventures’ Rivers of Wine Cruise: Day 5 aboard the SS Legacy

We tie up in The Dalles, OR, end of the Oregon Trail, and are met dockside by “The Dalles Floozies” and friends, a fun-loving crew reminding visitors of the town’s former 40 “houses of negotiable affection.” It’s early in the morning for that sort of thing so we drive across the river to the Washington side to see two creations of innovative maverick Sam Hill. We already had caught glimpses of his Scenic Columbia River Highway. His …

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UnCruise Adventures’ Rivers of Wine Cruise: Day 4 aboard Legacy

Locks lifted us up heading East and now they are lowering us as we backtrack toward the West. A second morning without cell service and Internet has some frustrated, others relieved and more relaxed. We will get our connectivity fix when we head to tastings at the Walter Clore Winery and Culinary Center and Terra Blanca Winery where we will also have lunch. Terra Blanca is one winery that kegs some of its wine for bars and …

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UnCruise Adventures’ Rivers of Wine Cruise: Day 3 aboard Legacy

Aboard S. S. Legacy-We are anchored in the Snake River at Lyons Ferry, surrounded by ochre cliffs of columnar and pillar basalt. A slow – no wake area – jet boat tender takes us to the nearby Lyons Ferry Marina where our trusty buses are waiting to convey us on a 15-minute ride to Palouse State Park and Palouse Falls. The countryside is empty save for the array of grasses, mostly cheat grass, and an assortment of buttes …

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