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Juneau to Alaska UnCruise Wilderness Discoverer Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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29 reviews
Easy-dock.
Room 325
Easy-dock. Makes for quick and easy launch of kayaks and skiff loading.
Lamplugh Glacier Shore Walk
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4.1
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Outstanding Trip to Glacier Bay N.P.
"Each morning Sarah, our activities director, helped us choose a morning and afternoon activity that included, kayaking, SUP, bushwacking, shore walks, hikes, skiff rides, etc.One morning, while eating breakfast, "Orcas off the port bow" blared over the intercom...."Read More
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Outstanding Trip to Glacier Bay N.P.

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Alacrity80
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

TLDR: Based on our experience on this UnCruise we put a down payment on a future cruise. We had an absolutely amazing trip aboard the Wilderness Discoverer on our Glacier Bay National Park Adventure. One morning, while eating breakfast, "Orcas off the port bow" blared over the intercom. The cafeteria cleared out, the captain slowed down, and just about everyone on board spent the next 15 ...
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Sail Date: June 2021


TRIP OF A LIFETIME

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GingerTE
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This was the trip of a lifetime for my husband and me! The knowledgeable and delightful guides, the amazing food, the diversity of the folks on board, the warm Captain and lovely crew, the comfort of our tiny cabin, the kayaking, bushwhacking, skiff riding, hiking, wildlife up close, following whales up close, eagles too many to count, just everything was perfect! Worth every penny! We enjoyed ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


I won't take much of your time

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tennisdeb1
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I chose this cruise as I "really" wanted to see Alaska. We arrived in Fairbanks on 8/13/17 to begin the land portion of this Uncruise trip. Uncruise outsources their land trips and I don't remember who the company was as I've thrown everything away and deleted everything from my email. Let me start by saying this entire trip including airfare from DFW for two was $22,000.00 which included trip ...
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Sail Date: August 2017


Better than Average but not Quite Very Good

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katannsed
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

As many have said before in the small vs. large cruise discussions, small cruises really are a lot more flexible, and the captain has a lot of leeway in deciding where to go based on weather and wildlife sightings, etc. That is a huge advantage, in my opinion. Also, everybody on staff worked SO hard--guides, dining hall people, etc. What I really came to dislike, however, was the relentless ...
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Sail Date: September 2015


Great In So Many Ways, But Some Significant Downfalls

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Loubear
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

There is something very special about cruising the Inside Passage, especially on a smaller ship, however I wondered do these smaller ships really take advantage of their smaller size. We are from Australia, so seeing humpback whales is not unusual, we saw a number of them in Alaska, but always some distance away and only the backs, they are still majestic and beautiful but sightings were not ...
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Sail Date: September 2015


OK but wouldnt do it the same way again.

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mukson
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

I realize i am the naysayer on these guys, Perhaps i believed the brochures too much as UnCruise is still pretty "cruise" like in many ways. the impression given by their marketing is that this cruise is a chance to get close to nature with hikes, free kayaking and such. But your are kept on a pretty tight leash and the nature/adventure experience very limited. all in all the animal ...
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Sail Date: July 2015


OUTSTANDING all around -- HIGHLY recommend

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quinnc
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

We just returned from a 7 night cruise on the Wilderness Discoverer. Words cannon describe our wonderful experience. The accomodations were perfect. The food outrageously delicious. The crew was wonderful in every way possible. If you want to see Alaska -- this cruise is the best way to do it. You hit the towns the big cruise ships go to (Juneau, Wrangell, Kechikan) -- but more importantly you see ...
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Sail Date: August 2014


Sensory overload with the Wilderness - Eastern Inner Reaches

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Liowa
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Recently retired from teaching, we chose this un-cruise because of the opportunity to get into Alaska, not just see it. The Discoverer has 72 cabins, comfortable public areas, sun deck with seating and fitness equipment. Appeared that the ages of the participants ranged from late 30's to 70's. There were no children on this trip. We had been in Backcountry Denali for a week and arrived in Juneau ...
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Sail Date: September 2013


Outstanding Cruise Adventure

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tmmaddux6
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

My husband and I and 3 friends went on an Un-Cruise Adventures Inner Reaches of the Eastern Coves of Alaska --small ship cruise on July 27 to August 3 of 2013. We cruised from Juneau to Ketchikan aboard the ship named Wilderness Discoverer. The cruise definitely exceeded our expectations. We had been on a Cruise West cruise in 2010 before Cruise West ceased operating due to the economy. That ...
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Sail Date: July 2013


A wonderful adventure!

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Jeanne M.
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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 ...
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Sail Date: May 2013


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