17 June, 2023

UnCruise Adventures unveils exciting new routes and deployment changes for 2024 and 2025

UnCruise Adventures, the trailblazer of the Small Ship Expedition Niche, continues to set the pace with new itineraries while bidding a fond farewell to three cherished route companions.

UnCruise Adventures, the trailblazing small-ship adventure cruise line, is thrilled to announce a series of deployment changes and updates set to commence in early 2024 and extend into 2025. As the company continues to return to profitability, it will refocus on its core offerings that have experienced a surge in demand. These fresh and expanded routes promise guests unparalleled experiences, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime. New routes are now open for early bookings and early savings on key dates.

Newly Added and Expanded Routes:

Alaska’s Northern Lights and Winter Sports.

Uncover Alaska’s hidden winter fun, local and wild. A journey of skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and cultural immersion in Alaska's native heritage. Departing round trip from Juneau, Alaska, guests will spend 8 days and 7 nights aboard the 84-guest Safari Endeavour including visits to Glacier Bay National Park, Tracy and Endicott Arm Wilderness Areas. Following the winter activities in Alaska, guests can warm up with a combined Baja California or Hawaii Adventure Cruise, extending the experience to a thrilling 15 days and 14 nights. The first departure is scheduled for February 2024, with six departures in total. Join us for Fire & Ice itineraries.

Canadian Coastal and Olympic National Park Adventure

Embark on a captivating exploration of discovery in the Salish Sea and British Columbia. This adventure takes guests on an 8-day, 7-night voyage aboard the 66-guest Safari Voyager round trip Seattle, Washington. For those seeking a more in-depth experience, this adventure can be combined with an Alaska Adventure Cruise, resulting in a remarkable 15-day, 14-night exploration. Departures for this adventure begin in summer 2024.

Aleutian Islands Adventure with Kodiak, Katmai & Kenai Fjords National Park

Discover off-the-beaten-path Alaska with wildlife including whales, glaciers, and remote villages. Visit Dutch Harbor, home of the Alaska King Crab Fleet. Round trip Anchorage/Whittier, Alaska. 11 days, 10 nights aboard the 36-guest Safari Explorer. When combined with the Prince William Sound Explorer Cruise, this adventure can be extended into an extraordinary 19 days, 18 nights of very remote exploration (see the Aleutian Islands Adventure below). Starting May 2025.

Aleutian Islands Adventure with Alaska's Peninsula & Prince William Sound

Embark on a remarkable 19-days & 18-nights one-way adventure cruise between Anchorage/Whittier and Dutch Harbor, Alaska aboard the 36-guest Safari Explorer. Combining this cruise with the Prince William Sound Explorer, with its many tidewater glaciers allows guests to extend their exploration to an extraordinary adventure. Sets sail in June 2025.

Prince William Sound Explorer

An exclusive opportunity to sail Prince William Sound aboard Safari Explorer, a luxurious yacht experience. This is the only UnCruise Adventures itinerary to visit the region. Kayak, hike, and skiff past ancient glaciers. Puffins, eagles, otters, and sea lions wait around every cove. We transport you from Whittier to the vessel with plenty of sightseeing along the way. Explore Prince William Sound starting May 2024.

Inside Passage with Glacier Bay & Olympic National Park

Cruise the real Inside Passage to Alaska that only the smallest of ships can navigate, no big ships here. Seek out the mysterious and rare white spirit bear. 12-day, 11-night one-way adventure cruises from Seattle, Washington and Juneau. Expanding to three ships each spring, with the 22-guest Safari Quest, 86-guest Wilderness Legacy, and the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer. In September of each year, the line adds a fourth ship to this route, the 36-guest Safari Explorer, to ensure the demand is met. Starting spring of 2024.

Alaska’s Wild, Woolly and Wow

Unleash your adventurous spirit with our most active Alaska expedition, featuring mountain biking and co-branded with renowned outdoor retailer, Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI). Due to popular demand, UnCruise Adventures is expanding this route with nine additional sailings. Guests will depart round trip from Juneau, Alaska, spending 8 days and 7 nights aboard the 86-guest Wilderness Legacy. The first departure is scheduled for May 2024.

Kids in Nature, Glaciers & Wildlife Family Explorer

Ignite the spirit of adventure in the whole family with six dedicated family explorations on the Glacier Bay Adventure Cruise route, featuring two full days inside the renowned Glacier Bay National Park. Departing round trip from Juneau, Alaska, families will enjoy 8 days and 7 nights aboard the welcoming 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer. With no minimum age requirement, specially tailored youth gear, and family-oriented activities and outings, these cruises offer the perfect opportunity for families to enjoy adventures together. Our dedicated "Kid Wrangler" ensures an unforgettable experience for everyone. The adventure begins in June 2024.

Glaciers & Tranquility, Alaska's Adult-Only Adventure

For those seeking an adult-only expedition, UnCruise presents twelve dedicated adult cruises on the Glacier Bay Adventure Cruise route, also featuring two full days within Glacier Bay National Park. Departing round trip from Juneau, Alaska, these 8-day, 7-night cruises aboard the comfortable 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer offer additional active adult outings, expanded presentations, refreshing beverages, and lively happy hour events. When the sun shines, guests head to the top deck to dance and celebrate. Exclusively for guests aged 18 and older, the first adult cruise sets sail in May 2024.

Northern Gulf of California, Whales, Birds & Sealife Adventure

Embark on a voyage of discovery in the Northern Gulf of California, where the hidden treasures of the sea and land await. Departing round trip from La Paz, Mexico, guests will spend 11 days and 10 nights aboard the intimate 66-guest Safari Voyager, encountering magnificent marine creatures and fascinating wildlife such as Sperm, Fin, Orca, and Blue whales with Chuckwallas and Blue Footed Boobies ashore. The adventure begins in November 2024.

Captain Blanchard emphasizes: "Our commitment to providing guests with the best possible adventure travel experiences remains our top priority. As we focus on our highly successful destinations and expand into new routes, we want to emphasize the positive reasons behind this decision. By concentrating our efforts, we can invest in enhancing our services, ultimately benefiting our guests and crew."

Bon Voyage' to Three Dear Friends (Routes)

In its pursuit of new and exciting itineraries, UnCruise Adventures will bid farewell to three beloved cruise routes by early 2024 to make way for new routes. This includes the Columbia and Snake Rivers, Belize and Guatemala, and Costa Rica to Colombia via the Panama Canal.

Owner and CEO of UnCruise Adventures Captain Dan Blanchard: "I look forward to returning to these wonderful places in the future, as the market dictates. There is still time to sail away with us before we depart these destinations!" Fall and Winter 2023 will be the last available bookings for these destinations with UnCruise Adventures. The company encourages early bookings to make sure space is available.

UnCruise Adventures continues to embody its sustainable business model and strong brand identity. By differentiating itself and maintaining a reputation for excellence, the company offers more options for both past and future guests. Having exhibited consistent growth and profitability over the years, UnCruise Adventures proudly leads the industry in small-ship expedition adventures.