3 Juneau to Alaska UnCruise Safari Quest Cruise Reviews

Full disclosure, this was our fourth Alaska cruise with Un-Cruise Adventures and our second aboard the Safari Quest. There were 18 guests and nine crew - nice ratio! We love to un-cruise because it is the difference between looking at ... Read More
Full disclosure, this was our fourth Alaska cruise with Un-Cruise Adventures and our second aboard the Safari Quest. There were 18 guests and nine crew - nice ratio! We love to un-cruise because it is the difference between looking at Alaska from a big cruise ship and actually experiencing Alaska by paddling in kayaks or riding in skiffs among the glacial ice floes and other areas, hiking instead of calling on ports and buying trinkets, being treated like royalty by the fun, knowledgeable and guest-oriented crew who work their tails off to create an extremely memorable experience. Expedition Leader Brock Munson is well-versed in all things Alaska and knows how to make sure you are having a good time. Oh - the food! Chef Joe on this cruise produced the 5-star quality meals to which we'd become accustomed on our previous trips, and pastry chef Tori tempted us with her sinfully delicious treats and desserts that were worth hours on the treadmill when we returned home. Our steward/bartender Jade created a "drink of the day" which we could enjoy or choose anything else from the bar. Remember, this is an all-inclusive cruise, the best kind! No buffet line; all plated meals, three a day with beautiful table settings and napkins folded differently each time. Oh, how we love to un-cruise! Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
The Safari Quest and its crew are top notch in every respect. I have never experienced more competent, capable, friendly, and helpful people as this crew. They made this adventure fun and interesting. The boat has a capacity of 22, but we ... Read More
The Safari Quest and its crew are top notch in every respect. I have never experienced more competent, capable, friendly, and helpful people as this crew. They made this adventure fun and interesting. The boat has a capacity of 22, but we had 13 guests. Rooms are comfortable, if small, but small is to be expected at sea. Food was absolutely outstanding. Every dinner had a choice of seafood or meat, with plenty of alternatives for vegetarians. Dungeness crab, one night, was outstanding. Another night, we had short ribs that the chef had braised overnight for 8 hours. Best I had ever eaten. Both my wife and I ate fish or seafood most nights (and she is not a fish fan). Day trips were wonderful. We visited many glaciers, saw lots of bear, seals, sea lions, sea otters, etc. I kayaked for the first time in my life. We had a National Park Service Guide on the boat for several days in Glacier Bay. She knew her stuff and was able in to communicate facts while keeping it interesting. We saw more humpbacks than I could have imagined. They seemed to cavort just for us. That was a highlight. Nice cabin. Small, as is to be expected, shipboard. Queen bed. Bathroom is small but functional. Shower (no tub) works well. Only downside is that cabin is next to galley and one or two mornings we heard galley noise around 6. Chef commmented to us that he made efforts to be quiet in the AM, but sometimes stuff happens. I think the room was better than those below, if not as nice as the 4 A deck rooms, which have sliding glass doors that open to the sea air and more storage space. Un-Cruise, the "cruise" line, is outstanding. I would try any of their boats. The owner came aboard one night, and the obvious rapport between him and the whole crew was something to behold. He is sincere and committed to the environment. His employees are dedicated to making a trip a true pleasure. This was the trip of a lifetime. Read Less
Sail Date July 2014
What an introduction to Cruising.... 7 days all exclusive trip on a luxury yacht around some great scenery and wildlife. 21 like minded guests on board and we have already visited some of them after the cruise. From the welcome at the ... Read More
What an introduction to Cruising.... 7 days all exclusive trip on a luxury yacht around some great scenery and wildlife. 21 like minded guests on board and we have already visited some of them after the cruise. From the welcome at the local hotel until we disembarked 7 days later, everything was friendly, professional and most welcoming. The on board staff made the trip for us; they became companions on the adventure. I know they were working hard behind the scenes to make the trip what it was; from the cooks who surprised us every meal with their culinary skills, the very knowledgeable Expedition leader (who corrected the park Ranger a few times) to the Captain who navigated us into some great isolated places. Cabins were spacious; we didn't spend much time in ours as so much to see from the decks or on the kayaks/skiff. Great nature trips; kayaking amongst icebergs, brown bears and in front of glaciers, and walking in temperate rain forests and on glaciers to name but a few... We stopped at two places; Tenakee (small coastal community) and Bartlett Cove (Glacier Bay national Park Entrance) for walks and to meet locals. We saw a few large cruise ships steaming at 18knots in Glacier Bay whilst we kayaked and followed brown bears on the shore line; definitely the best way to see the Inside Passage. We often diverted to see wildlife, including humpback whales within feet of the boat, and views to get out of bed at 6am for. We have already booked our 7 days cruise in Hawaii in Jan 2014. Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
Safari Quest Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.0 4.5
Dining 4.0 4.8
Entertainment 2.0 4.0
Public Rooms 3.0 5.0
Fitness Recreation 3.0 4.4
Family 1.0 4.4
Shore Excursion 5.0 4.7
Enrichment 4.0 4.7
Service 3.0 5.0
Value For Money 3.0 4.7
Rates 5.0 4.2

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