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Wilderness Discoverer Cruise Review by Jeanne M.: A wonderful adventure!


Jeanne M.
1 Review
Member Since 2013
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Member Rating

Cabin 3.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Rates 5.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 5.0
Value for Money 5.0

A wonderful adventure!

Sail Date: May 2013
Destination: Alaska
Embarkation: Juneau

The views of Alaska from the boat are beautiful, but by hiking in the forests you see behind all those trees to the temperate rain forest. It is full of green growth - vines, lichen, moss, leaves and voluptuous beauty. We were able to walk on glaciers, in muskeg, and enjoy wildflowers and wildlife.

Our boat was small - 76 guests on board. The rooms are very simple but functionary. The sun deck was used for yoga classes in the morning and then for relaxing later in the day after activities. The boat is very basic - nothing luxurious about it! The only change I wished for was for tables and chairs to play cards or a game on. The lounge had very small cocktail tables.
The food was very good, and we always had 3 choices of entree. My vegan husband was happy with his meals.

The crew were absolutely the best! Always accommodating and friendly. By the end of the week it was hard to say goodbye. When we were in the middle of a hike, the expedition leader might gather More us into a group and then read a poem about the wilderness. It bonded us together, and to the sacred land.

In my opinion, this is the way to see Alaska. Small coves, boots on the ground, kayaking to get really close to the land. Lots of friendly people, good food, great crew, memorable experiences. Less


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Cabin review: Wilderness Discoverer 312

The location of our cabin was perfect. It was quiet, we could easily get to the deck for viewing, and the lounge/dining area. These are simple cabins, but we were able to store our suitcase under the bed, and put a couple of days worth of clothes in the cabinet or hanging on hooks. The beds were comfortable.

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