Safari Quest Review

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Safari Quest
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  • Pro: An intimate yachting experience in scenic locales
  • Con: Lower level cabins offer no outside views
  • Bottom Line: Perfect for cruisers who enjoy active pursuits like kayaking and hiking

Safari Quest Overview

By Ginger Dingus; updated By Steve Faber, Cruise Critic contributors

Editor Rating
4.0

The fortunate few who choose to sail aboard Safari Quest experience the ultimate in yachting, as opposed to cruising. The pampered, all-inclusive lifestyle begins the moment you arrive at the airport and are whisked to the hotel or yacht. While you're onboard, the entire vessel is yours to enjoy, be it dropping by the bridge for a friendly chat with the Captain or sipping a cognac while soaking in the open-air Jacuzzi.

With only 21 guests -- active, well-traveled, mostly American couples in the 30- to 60-something range -- and nine crewmembers, everyone connects right away. This is a highly social venue, not a place to disappear and be alone. The ambiance is that of an exclusive country house party, only this movable feast cruises from scenic locale to wildlife adventure to remote native village. The captain maneuvers the yacht within feet of tumbling waterfalls, within yards of curious bears and as close as he can safely get to calving glaciers. For even closer encounters, passengers explore Alaska's pristine wilderness by Zodiac or kayak.

Safari Quest Fellow Passengers

The Un-Cruise Adventures passenger is typically upscale, well-traveled and sophisticated. The Alaskan venue attracts an active, adventuresome 30- to 60-something group of outdoor enthusiasts.

Safari Quest Dress Code

Forget the suit and tie. Casual attire, layered to match changing weather conditions works best in Alaska. Bring hiking boots, jeans, sweaters and a warm jacket. Rain slickers and rubber boots are provided.

Safari Quest Gratuity

The recommended tip is 5 to 10 percent of the cruise fare, shared by all members of the crew.

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Safari Quest Member Reviews

Fantastic! Glaciers
10/16
This was our second trip with UnCruise so our expectations were very high as we had a wonderful cruise the first time. Every aspect of the Yachter’s Paradise cruise was exceptional. We were picked up at the airport in Seattle and transported ... Read more
09/16
I am an experienced cruiser but this was my smallest ship (boat?) to date. We had 19 passengers, served by a crew/staff of 10. Just looking at the picture of Safari Quest tells a lot. Service was extraordinary. By the end of day 2, we knew every ... Read more
For many, the Un-Cruise experience begins with being fetched at the airport. This was our second Un-Cruise adventure and we have yet to experience that, as our first was in home town Portland and to reach this Seattle departure we enjoyed a train ... Read more
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Safari Quest Ratings

Editor Rating 4.0 Member Rating
Category
Editor
Member
Dining
4.0
4.8
Public Rooms
3.0
4.9
Cabins
3.0
4.3
Entertainment
2.0
3.9
Spa & Fitness
3.0
4.3
Family & Children
1.0
3.2
Shore Excursions
5.0
4.7
Enrichment
4.0
4.7
Service
3.0
5.0
Value-for-Money
3.0
4.7

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Ship Stats
Crew:
11
Launched:
1992
Decks:
4
Tonnage:
345
Passengers:
21
Registry:
United States
CDC Score:
88
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