Travelers looking for that extra something special to spark their interest have more theme cruises to choose from in 2014/2015 with Un-Cruise Adventures' current lineup on its small ship cruises in Alaska, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Columbia & Snake Rivers and coastal Washington. Planned themes include photography, marine biology, Lewis & Clark, Washington craft beer, Washington wine, and music/entertainment.
“Theme cruises still include our promised program of activities, but we add in these extra elements for those that are interested,” said Captain Dan Blanchard, CEO. “With our small groups, you’ll have plenty of chances for one-on-one interactions with our guest hosts during the week.”
The 84-guest Safari Endeavour sails roundtrip Juneau on an Alaska cruise exploring the wilderness for a week, no port calls. Two days are spent inside Glacier Bay National Park where guests can go ashore and hike with a park ranger or kayak and explore glaciers by sea. Photography, marine biology and wine theme cruises are planned for upcoming dates in 2014 and 2015.
Photography: June 29, 2014, David Julian; August 17, 2014, Billy Howard; June 7 and July 5, 2015
Marine Biology: July 6 and July 13, 2014, Jackie Hedgpeth; August 10, 2014, Gary Freitag; July 26, August 2 and August 16, 2015
Wine: June 15, 2014, Kevin Correll, Barrage Cellars
The 88-guest S.S. Legacy sails weeklong Alaska cruises between Juneau and Ketchikan, Alaska (and reverse) with included shore excursions in each port. Nationally-acclaimed singing duo Letters from Home brings their 1940s style harmonies, tap dancing and comedy to one departure.
Music/Entertainment: June 22, 2014, Letters From Home
The 88-guest S.S. Legacy, a replica coastal steamer, sails weeklong river cruises along the scenic Columbia and Snake Rivers roundtrip from Portland, Oregon with a full program of top value shore excursions included in each port. Heritage guides bring history alive on board through innovative programing and presentations. Todd Weber, an expert on Lewis and Clark and early American history joins five departures in 2014/2015 to provide additional presentations on Lewis and Clark’s expedition along the rivers. Singing duo Letters From Home joins one departure.
Explorers, Lewis & Clark with Todd Weber: November 8, 2014; May 16, May 23, October 31, November 7, 2015
Music/Entertainment: October 11, 2014, Letters From Home
The 84-guest Safari Endeavour sails two Mexico cruise itineraries roundtrip San José del Cabo, Baja, Mexico from November – March. Guests enjoy a full complement of water sports activities, seek out marine life and explore remote, scenic desert landscapes. Marine biology and photography experts join four theme cruises.
Marine Biology: February 21 and March 14, 2015
Photography: January 24, 2015, Stephen Matera; February 14, 2015, Wolfgang Kaehler
The 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer sails roundtrip Seattle in spring and fall on a coastal Washington cruise exploring Puget Sound and Salish Sea from South Hood Canal to Olympic National Park and the San Juan Islands by foot, kayak, skiff and paddle boards. Two Washington craft beer theme cruises are planned with guest experts on board, special tastings and tours to small craft breweries.
Craft beer: Oct 4, 2014; April 25, 2015