1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2019
34 of us set sail on 2/23 to explore the marine world around the western side of four islands. The Explorer was filled with an engaging and inclusive group of passengers, who were just the nicest group of people imaginable.(you can ask ... Read More
34 of us set sail on 2/23 to explore the marine world around the western side of four islands. The Explorer was filled with an engaging and inclusive group of passengers, who were just the nicest group of people imaginable.(you can ask the crew). Highlights include the night snorkel with manta rays. There were more opportunities to snorkel in Kealakekua Bay. I really enjoyed swimming off the back of the boat. Some passengers went paddle boarding and kayaking. One of the other highlights was the dinner served at the museum on Molokai. It was very genuine and very lovely. Whales were abundant. We saw great numbers of spouts, breeches, and flukes. There were moms and babies. There were gentlemen suitors following some of the females. We saw 3 types of dolphins, and of course, sea turtles. This ship had the best food of any boat I have sailed. Every meal was freshly and individually prepared. The deserts and pastries were heavenly. One of the most important aspects of this cruise was the crew. Each and every one of them worked incredibly hard to make sure passengers were happy and well cared for. Every crew member knew, and used, each passenger's name. Our cabin was clean and comfortable. It was refreshed twice daily. UnCruise is not for everyone. There's not a lot of glitz, no games, and no big productions. Entertainment might be a presentation on sea turtles or fish. Because we were close to shore most of the time there was cell service but no ship wifi. You can wear very casual clothing all week and there is no need to get dressed up and nobody really wanted to. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
This is our 4th cruise with Uncruise and it was very nice. The ship had a great crew who were knowledgeable, friendly , and hard working. They make all activities enjoyable and easy. Food was good with several choices. Was nice that ... Read More
This is our 4th cruise with Uncruise and it was very nice. The ship had a great crew who were knowledgeable, friendly , and hard working. They make all activities enjoyable and easy. Food was good with several choices. Was nice that the portions were not too generous. Also good that the chef did not over salt anything. Ship was very clean. Our only complaint was the bed location in our cabin, hard to get into and out of. The aquatic wild life was wonderful, many humpback whales. Saw two new species of whales, one which was quite rate. The night snorkel with the Manta Rays was a highlight. As the water was cool, low 70's, would have been nice if wet suites were available. The excursion equipment was modern and well maintained. The open bridge policy is a good feature as this is the best place to see wild life. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2018
UnCruise Hawaii Cruise Review - An Amazing Trip By Ken Montgomery, 4th time UnCruise passenger Jan 2018 The UnCruise trip from Kona to Molokai (northbound)was a wonderful trip In so many ways. We were on the Safari Explorer for 7 ... Read More
UnCruise Hawaii Cruise Review - An Amazing Trip By Ken Montgomery, 4th time UnCruise passenger Jan 2018 The UnCruise trip from Kona to Molokai (northbound)was a wonderful trip In so many ways. We were on the Safari Explorer for 7 nights. We embarked on Saturday Jan 27th, 2018. There were 33 passengers & 16 crew. There are 18 staterooms. We saw lots of whales, dolphins, turtles, Manta Rays and lots of reef fish. Every UnCruise Hawaii trip will have a different itinerary due to weather factors - mainly wind and seas. We had calm winds and seas for the most part, so we were able to stay to the original cruise plan. Itinerary Saturday embarkation day. - passengers had to get their bags to the Hapuna Prince Resort Hotel ( 45 minutes north of Kona) by 3pm. There was a gathering room in the hotel for the UnCruisers. The bags were then taken to the ship and placed in the state rooms. At 4:30 the Cruise Activity leader Travis introduced himself and gave a quick cruise briefing, then we all loaded on a bus for a 10 minute ride to the ship. We were shown to our cabins, then had the lifeboat drill and free time till dinner @ 6:30. The dinner started with the welcome aboard drink and welcome from the captain and introduction of the crew. After dinner, Travis explained tomorrow’s activities based on current weather & wind forecasts. There was a documentary or a talk about Hawaii on the cabin TV or in the lounge every night. The crew anchored the ship Saturday night off Kona. The ship had a gentle rock to it. Sunday After breakfast we got ready for our first snorkel trip - south of Kona. Great water clarity and fish. Fins and masks were given to each passenger’s approximate sizes. They had plenty of extra fins and masks in case the ones given to you didn’t fit. Your gear was stowed in lockers on the bottom deck by cabin number. We then learned how to use their skiffs for snorkeling. A fresh water shower & island punch awaited returning snorkelers. Lunch followed and we spent the afternoon positioning the boat for our evening adventure north of Kona. We saw a few whales along the way. Sunday Night - a light dinner was served at 5pm. At 6 we had a briefing about our evening snorkel trip to see Manta Rays feeding. An outside vendor brought in wetsuits for everyone, which were needed. We took the skiffs out to the location where the Rays were feeding and we broke into 5 groups with about 6 people hanging onto each surfboard. A leader would tow us around the area so the passengers just focused on looking down at the action. We saw plenty of Manta Rays, a truly amazing experience. We were in the water about 45 minutes. Even with the wetsuits, many of us were a little cold and were ready to head back to a warm shower. This was the wildlife highlight for me on the cruise followed closely by all the humpback sightings. We had snacks and deserts on board after we returned and had our showers. Monday - 2 major activities. In the morning we went snorkeling at Captain Cook’s monument. In the afternoon we visited Kona where you could go on a guided walking tour, do an outrigger ride or just go shopping. In the evening we had a presentation from 2 lovely Hawaiians who told us about growing up and living in Hawaii. Monday Night - the crossing from the Big Island to Maui takes all night and can be a little rocky, but our crossing was fairly smooth. Tuesday - the morning activity consisted of a kayak trip along the south portion of Maui or a skiff boat ride exploring the coast. We saw whales before breakfast and during the kayaking trip. We returned to the ship and went whale watching off the west coast of Maui the rest of the day, seeing dozens of Humpback whales as we cruised. Following cocktail hour and dinner we had a staff presentation. Wednesday Morning - we did a skiff ride looking for whales and there were many whales putting in shows for us to enjoy. We went kayaking or paddle boarding after that. Afternoon- a tour of Lanai City where we visited their museum and explored the small town in the rain. Evening - Anchored in the lee of Lanai Thursday morning - snorkeling with turtles off Lahaina Afternoon - free time in Lahina town Friday morning / docked in Moloka’i - van tour of eastern portion of island visiting cultural sites. Optional difficult hike to waterfall with 4 stream crossings, walking sticks provided. Bug repellent provided. Very interesting story about Hawaiin culture. Friday night - went to a Panai, a Hawaiin party featuring roast pig and other traditional Hawaiin dishes at a local museum & community center with plenty of entertainment. Saturday departure- bags out by 7:30, they transported us at 8:30 to the only hotel on Molokai where we waited for a shuttle to the airport. The new UnCruise passengers were arriving here also. Best to book an early flight out of Molokai, as there is nothing left to do on Molokai. Misc Notes Crew Gratuities. UnCruise Staff recommends a $25 to $35 per day per passenger gratuity. Cell service - sometimes you have a few bars, sometimes there is no service, depending on your service provider and location. There wouldn’t be enough cell strength to use streaming services. There is no wi-fi on the ship. Laundry - there is no laundry service on the ship Shoes - water shoes are useful for getting in & off the skiffs and walking around. Sandals work for all other needs. Optional Excursions - there are no optional excursions - all activities, drinks, meals are included. The only thing you’ll ever need to pay for are Un-Cruise hats or t-shirts and the Crew Gratituities Things you should bring - [ ] 3 swim suits - so they dry in between uses. - [ ] Optional - a 3 to 5 mm wetsuit. A shorty would be fine. The water temp in January is in the mid 70’s and the snorkeling sessions were usually 45 to 60 minutes in the water, many passengers were cold without them. You can hang the wetsuit to dry on the deck on a hanger. - [ ] Rash guards are great for snorkeling, they give you sun protection and are perfect to wear under a wet suit. Buy them in any “Crazy Shirts” store in Hawaii. They even have rash guards that take on a new pattern once they are wet. They sell for about $48, long sleeves give the most protection, but are a hassle under wet suits arms. They dry very fast, so you can get by with one. - [ ] “Swimmers Ear” drops to dry out the water that stays in your ears from snorkeling. - [ ] Bring a long sleeve dry-fit t-shirt for boat trips or sitting out on the deck at night. - [ ] The ships store is very small, so bring your cold meds and cough drops in case you need them. A small tube of Vaseline in handy for minor scrapes & cuts. - [ ] Eye glass cleaner fluid and the microfiber clothes to clean them. - [ ] DVD’s that you’ve always wanted to watch. The ship has a few hundred movie DVD’s for borrowing. We like to bring documentary DVDs. Do not bring Blu-Ray DVDs, they won’t play on the stateroom equipment. - [ ] Extension chord to make plugging in all your chargers a lot easier. We only found one plug in the living area, so the extension chord was really essential. - [ ] Small flash lights for night time trips to bathroom - [ ] A secure hat for windy skiff rides. Things You May Not Need to Bring - [ ] Binoculars- the ship supplies each cabin with a large 7x50 pair of very good binoculars - [ ] Large Suntan lotion container. The shop has them on deck. Bring a small tube if you are staying a few extra days in Hawaii. - [ ] Lots of fancy camera gear. This is not really a photography cruise like Alaska and many other places are. Whale photography is particularly difficult. It’s best to enjoy the action and view the professional’s work. There are many great documentaries on whales on U-tube and on Netflix where the photography is better than 99% of photographers can do. - [ ] Water bottle- UnCruise provides cold water in the dinning room and reusable water bottles for your use. - [ ] Alcohol- all the alcohol, beer and wine are free all the time. - [ ] Shampoos & conditioner are in the shower in large dispensers, so no need to bring your own. A hair dryer is in the bathroom. - [ ] Walking sticks - the ship supplies them for the 2 hikes. They are provided by outside contractors and are not carried on the ship. - [ ] Sea sickness meds, the ship supplies them. - [ ] Fancy clothes - everyone dresses casually all the time. - [ ] Jacket - it never really got cold enough for anything above a windbreaker Summary A great trip with fun adventures. The food was very good. The wine and cocktails were excellent & plentiful and free. The crew is hardworking and talented. They even remember everyone’s names. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2017
We chose this cruise due to the small size & no dress code. Flew into Honolulu, stayed overnight & toured Pearl Harbor Saturday morning. Then flew to Molokai for the cruise embarkation. Ship was fine but the master cabins were ... Read More
We chose this cruise due to the small size & no dress code. Flew into Honolulu, stayed overnight & toured Pearl Harbor Saturday morning. Then flew to Molokai for the cruise embarkation. Ship was fine but the master cabins were lacking (see detailed cabin review). The food was good to very good. Experienced Uncruisers told us they believed the food quality has diminished significantly in recent years. I thought the food was fine with only 1 meal of limited quantities & questionable options-- the night of the manta ray snorkel. As far as activities, we went for the snorkeling. Almost every snorkel trip was a disappointment, except around the Big Island. The manta ray night snorkel was impressive & the snorkeling at Kealakekua Bay was comparable to anywhere in Galapagos. Some of the crew were great while others seemed to have to try real hard to pretend to like the passengers. After we gave the recommended $$tip amount & what we had budgeted, some of the crew were downright surly, (Travis & hotel manager). Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2017
We chose UnCruise because of a friend's recommendation and our aversion to large cruise ships and preference for adventure cruising. If what you want is floor shows, mega-restaurants, work out gyms, balconies, and relaxing cruising ... Read More
We chose UnCruise because of a friend's recommendation and our aversion to large cruise ships and preference for adventure cruising. If what you want is floor shows, mega-restaurants, work out gyms, balconies, and relaxing cruising go elsewhere. But if you have a spirit of adventure, want to actually physically do something, encounter Alaska up close AND have fabulous food, personally involved crew, very comfortable but not uber rooms, an open bar, other fun adventurous passengers then go with UnCruise. we saw orca including spyhopping, bubble feeding humpback whaes, a black bear, a large contingent of feeding grizzly bears, mountain sheep, loads of eagles, many good shore and sea birds. The glaciers were awesome and Ranger Deb taught us a lot plus being very enthusiastic. We learned about glaciation and deglaciation and revegetation in post glaciation areas. Hiking in the temperate rain forest was great. You cannot miss and any of the cruises out of Juneau chould be great Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
Our weather was not great but the trip was superb. First, this is a cruise for people who enjoy nature and learning about it. We truly had an up close and personal encounter with whales, harbor seals, orcas, and bears. Each evening we had ... Read More
Our weather was not great but the trip was superb. First, this is a cruise for people who enjoy nature and learning about it. We truly had an up close and personal encounter with whales, harbor seals, orcas, and bears. Each evening we had a nice lecture after dinner. The crew was amazing! Our guide was simply the best in the business. Our chef catered to each person’s needs and made terrific meals. Each staff member was extremely helpful and always smiled. Our captain deserves special recognition. He went 2 hours off course and found a pod of orcas at dusk on a very foggy night for us to see. We followed them for at least 15 minutes. I still can’t believe he was so persistent and actually found the orcas. He was truly engaged in making sure we had the best experience possible. We also ventured “off course” again to view three pods of humpback whales bubble net feeding. We encountered one humpback that tail slapped 39 times and we sat there and looked at it. Activities include skiff rides, kayaking, and walks. The boat does not stop in any ports and for sure shopping is not part of the cruise. Dinner is casual and full of laughter and wonderful conversation. I love the fact that we are “unplugged” for almost the entire trip. Internet services and cell services are very limited. If you absolutely need some sort of entertainment, the boat has many DVDs you can use. This was our second trip to Alaska on this boat. We thought there is no way our last experience could be beat, but it was. The trip exceeded all of our expectations. Thanks, Uncruise! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
AMAZING - 5 days off the grid and Alaska was cool too. UnCruise adventures was like being on an excursion for 7 days. We stopped in every inlet and saw Sea Otters, Sea Lions, bears, Bald eagles, and humpback whales. We hiked, kayaked and ... Read More
AMAZING - 5 days off the grid and Alaska was cool too. UnCruise adventures was like being on an excursion for 7 days. We stopped in every inlet and saw Sea Otters, Sea Lions, bears, Bald eagles, and humpback whales. We hiked, kayaked and watched nature pass. We didn't once stopped at one of those cruise owned ports. We had a park ranger on board that provided tons of information and perspective. Food and Service were exceptional! - Staff of two cooked meals for 30+ people in a room about 4x4; choices were abundant making a decision your only problem. Staff rotated chores on the ship and even the captain would help you on and off the ship during excursions. If you ever get the chance to go to Alaska consider Uncruise Adventures. As we pulled back into civilization I dread the thought of getting back on the grid. ^5 to the staff; they really make the trip exceptional! Read Less
Sail Date: May 2017
We wanted a small boat experience to do the Inside Passage and chose the Safari Explorer which had a capacity of only 36. Fortunately from Seattle to Ketchikan there were only 12 of us as it was the first cruise of the season, and 26 from ... Read More
We wanted a small boat experience to do the Inside Passage and chose the Safari Explorer which had a capacity of only 36. Fortunately from Seattle to Ketchikan there were only 12 of us as it was the first cruise of the season, and 26 from Ketchikan up to Juneau - this made their service even better. The staff were helpful, knowledgeable and professional in every sense. Our excursions on the skiffs and kayaks plentiful, we saw humpbacks, orcas, porpoises, seals, and grizzlies. Often there would be a choice of activities including hiking (where the pace was quite slow) and 'bush-wacking' which was fun. The food and bar service was excellent and flexible to cope with the various food requirements of the varied guests - nothing was too difficult for them. They has an extensive supply of waterproof jackets and trousers, wellingtons, and binoculars. It was expensive of course, but worth it. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
My husband & I are in our sixties and love small ship exploration trips. Our cruise of the Hawaiian islands with Un-Cruise was our best trip yet. It's all about the small ship casual experience (less than 30 guests). Definitely ... Read More
My husband & I are in our sixties and love small ship exploration trips. Our cruise of the Hawaiian islands with Un-Cruise was our best trip yet. It's all about the small ship casual experience (less than 30 guests). Definitely worth the price. No fancy stuff. No entertainment. No crowds. Just great staff and fellow travelers who love the same things we do: nature, fish, animals, hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming and learning about history and culture. We were busy all day long, doing all the things we love to do. Our chef and pastry chef prepared great meals, and we enjoyed the open bar. The only negative I can think of is that tips weren't included like they are on most small ships. We knew this, but found it very annoying. We don't like having to think about the cost of a trip when we're relaxed and having a great time. I think this is a very bad practice and provided this feedback to the cruise operator. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2017
We are Sailors but chose Safari Explorer in the Hawaiian Islands because of a lack of infrastructure for sailboat chartering there. Our trip included stops in Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and the Big Island. The beauty of Hawaii is stunning and ... Read More
We are Sailors but chose Safari Explorer in the Hawaiian Islands because of a lack of infrastructure for sailboat chartering there. Our trip included stops in Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and the Big Island. The beauty of Hawaii is stunning and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing it. And we were very pleased with the package of wildlife viewing at sea, snorkeling stops, hikes ashore, and cultural/historic experiences in the itinerary. I could not have been any more excited by seeing so many whales, dolphins, manta rays, and reef fish. And they do a marvelous job of making life aboard comfortable. I was floored by the teamwork between Captain-Expedition leaders-Chef and staff. Truly first rate. The expedition leaders' knowledge and interpretive skills of marine science, wildlife biology, history and geology is really quite something. I learned a lot. My wife and I did quite a bit of talking on the trip home about taking Safari Explorer's Alaska cruise. Read Less
27 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
We have been to Alaska twice before on big ship cruises and thought a small boat cruise would be a way to see Alaska in a different way. It was awful! By the third day boredom was setting in and by the fourth day, we had come to realize ... Read More
We have been to Alaska twice before on big ship cruises and thought a small boat cruise would be a way to see Alaska in a different way. It was awful! By the third day boredom was setting in and by the fourth day, we had come to realize that each day was going to be exactly the same with the same three activities (hiking, kayaking, or a small boat tour) offered each day. We loved seeing the glaciers up close and having the chance to kayak close to one of them between the icebergs. The wilderness areas we went to pretty much looked the same so it became very repetitious. While they kept touting that this is the "true" Alaska, I beg to differ. There is so much more to Alaska than wilderness and we had a much larger overview of the state on our other cruises. We do a lot of shore excursions on the larger ships and don't just get off the ship and wander around at each port of call. The food was very gourmet but got very old because it was pretty much the same every day. There were only about 30 passengers but yet it took at least an hour for everyone to get served at lunch and dinner and we had ordered in advance! Our meals never arrived steaming hot. The early riser breakfast always consisted of some type of breakfast pastry (muffins, croissants, etc.) that were served very cold. I guess we just like simpler food because I would have given anything for a good old hamburger after a few days. We saw a lot of whales and sea otters but we've seen them before. We saw two bears at a distance and didn't even come close to a moose. The wildlife was what we came for so this was disappointing. I can't believe what we paid for this cruise and what we got in return. Anyone who can afford to do one of these cruises can afford to go on one of the luxury cruise lines (our favorite is Regent) which is a much better value. Most people on this cruise turned up their noses at being with a lot of other people on a ship but it's actually easier to get away from other people on the larger ships. You do EVERYTHING together on a ship this small which can be very interesting with the different mix of personalities. I will say that the crew was excellent. They were very knowledgeable and it was obvious they loved what they were doing. This just wasn't for us and it will take a long time to get over how much it cost and what a waste we felt it was. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2016
I've been reading through the reviews and have noted that I actually travelled on the same cruise as Carl, however my booking was through New Zealand based Wild Earth Travel. Carl has done an excellent summary of the cruise, I could ... Read More
I've been reading through the reviews and have noted that I actually travelled on the same cruise as Carl, however my booking was through New Zealand based Wild Earth Travel. Carl has done an excellent summary of the cruise, I could not agree with his comments more. In particular - a) the crew made us feel like family, they were so welcoming and really embodied the Hawaiian hospitality. b) I really appreciated the knowledge aboard, particularly the Cruise Leader Dai Mar's expertise and of course Captain Rod's. Having Dai Mar, a marine biologist, as a cruise leader meant that we had the best opportunities to see the marine life that Hawaii presents, and boy, we didn't lose any opportunities. From the humpback mother and calf only 20 metres away before we had left the wharf at Molokai to snorkelling with Green Turtles, Dai Mar was always making sure that we had the best wildlife experience. When snorkelling he would go to a huge effort to make sure that we saw the highlights of the underwater world, whether it was coral, fish or other wildlife. I also appreciated that they bought experts on board, such as whale experts, manta ray experts, and local Hawaiians to teach us more about their culture. It was a privilege to spend time with them. c) I found the Safari Explorer perfect for a small, intimate and informal cruise. As Carl mentioned, the ship was not full, so we were extremely well looked after, but it was never overbearing . d) The activities. I loved the opportunity to try sea kayaking, snorkelling, stand up paddle boarding and even snorkel with Manta Rays at night. I was initially apprehensive about this, but it was one of the best experiences that I have ever done. I could not recommend it more highly. e) The chance to visit less populated islands - such as Molokai. As a big fan of Alan Brennert's book Molokai, this laidback island was a big highlight. f) the food. As Carl mentioned, the food was so fresh, and delicious, and incorporated a lot of local flavours. The chefs went to a huge effort to make sure that we were well fed, not to mention the delicious cocktails that they served us. All in all if you are looking for a small, informal, relaxed cruise with a nice mix of adventure and relax time, I would really recommend this. I think it would be perfect for groups as well, in fact one of my dreams is to bring my friends and family back again in a big group. Read Less
38 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2016
Our two week trip to Hawaii was twenty years in the making and my wife and I considered all our travel options very carefully. We booked an Un-Cruise Hawaii for the week of March 5 through 12. For us, the total $9,500 fare is a ... Read More
Our two week trip to Hawaii was twenty years in the making and my wife and I considered all our travel options very carefully. We booked an Un-Cruise Hawaii for the week of March 5 through 12. For us, the total $9,500 fare is a significant amount and we came into the trip with very high expectations. I would never have imagined that our expectations would be so thoroughly exceeded and that we would finish the week so delighted with the experience. In our mid-fifties, we consider ourselves physically and intellectually active; we are not content to travel to a warm clime and spend all of our time on a beautiful beach with a book. At first glance, being on a small cruise boat/yacht might sound confining but this was not the case at all. Instead, every day was full of activities, sightseeing, and learning from the time we woke up until we fell asleep exhausted at the end of the day. That said, my “gushing” should not mask the fact that this cruise would not be for everybody. The majority of the guests were very active and if you are not able to get about easily, you may want to consider another, less physically demanding, adventure. The value proposition is largely centered on unique Hawaiian activities. Also you might not be happy with the cruise if you are not “social” but more on this aspect later. Our Yacht, the Safari Explorer carries 36 passengers and 15 crew. It is a converted research ship. The condition of the passenger common areas and cabins is very comfortable, clean and well kept. It has a full compliment of “toys” (kayaks, paddle boards, exercise equipment, DVDs, library, etc.) and nothing was wanting in that respect. The Bar was very well stocked with top shelf wine, craft beer and liquor. It should be noted that for our week, there were only 16 passengers booked- I understand this is an anomaly that occasionally happens (I tried to book other dates that were full). The following summarizes what made this cruise so wonderful. Crew: I have had the opportunity to travel on business and stay at high-end lodgings so I have a basis for comparison. The crew was by far the most exceptionally great hospitality professionals I have ever encountered. At every level, from the Captain to the stewards, they made you feel like you were “their guest” on a very warm and personal level. One example, the night we were going to have a “stormy” crossing to Hawaii, the Captain spent considerable time explaining what was going on and how it would proceed in great detail and with clear concern that all of the passengers would be as comfortable as possible. Realizing the crew gives so much of themselves every week to a different set of guests is amazing. Activities: First, there were at least two to three activities each day. These included whale and dolphin watches, snorkeling, kayaking, snorkeling with sea turtles and manta rays, yoga, massages, marine biology and cultural lectures and land excursions. Additionally, the activities were very well planned and executed. When the weather or some other factor did not work with plan A there was always a plan B & C as backup. The Expedition Leaders were incredibly well informed about the science and culture of every aspect of what we were doing. They were clearly passionate about the subjects and enjoyed sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm with us passengers. Food: We consider ourselves foodies. We have very high standards from four-star restaurants to food trucks- very, very high bar to clear on this one. I was amazed but every meal was very good to excellent. Flavorful, artfully presented, freshly cooked, and in a very appropriate proportion size (not needing to make up for a lack of quality with quantity). Other Guests: We had a very enjoyable and fulfilling time getting to know the other guests. I am sure the dynamic with each cruise is probably somewhat different. In the group we were in for the week the passengers were all couples (55 or older) or pairs of friends, all professionals and not particularly diverse beyond different home locations- which included the USA, New Zealand, Australia and England. The meals are served based on a scheduled seating time and seating is family style; meaning you sit with one or two other couples. Our dynamic was such that we all very comfortably rotated around to different groupings each meal. It was a lot of fun from a social standpoint getting to know the other passengers in this manner. Additionally, you have the opportunity to interact during activities and cocktail hour. We established some relationships and are hoping to keep up with our fellow cruisers. Conclusion: The Un-Cruise is not going to be for everyone but if you consider yourself active and a foodie it is worth a serious look. We came away with a deep appreciation of the parts of Hawaii we visited and some great memories of our activities and companionship during the week. We particularly left with deep admiration and respect for the crew. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2015
My spouse and I have 40-something cruises under our belts. We've done mainstream cruise lines including Celebrity, HAL, Cunard, Oceania, Seabourn and Crystal. We were looking for an interesting cruise in Hawaii over Thanksgiving and ... Read More
My spouse and I have 40-something cruises under our belts. We've done mainstream cruise lines including Celebrity, HAL, Cunard, Oceania, Seabourn and Crystal. We were looking for an interesting cruise in Hawaii over Thanksgiving and found Un-Cruises on the web. Judging from previous member reviews, we weren't quite sure what to expect. Short and sweet, this was one of the top 5 cruises we have taken. The staff was simply amazing and knocked themselves out repeatedly. The ship was beautifully maintained and I have a pretty critical eye. Each morning the chef provided menu choices for lunch and dinner - the cuisine was artfully prepared and unusually varied. Wine choices were good and plentiful. It isn't Michelin 5 stars but it equaled what we have had elsewhere and we looked forward to mealtimes. Activities were extremely well organized with staff members taking part in everything. We were impressed with how they accommodated a wide spectrum of ages and ability levels. Our fellow passengers represented a diverse group of nationalities, were cultivated and inquisitive without being stuffed shirts. The only criticism we had was a temperamental toilet system which needs an engineering overhaul. We have deposited for another cruise already and can't wait to try another of their itineraries. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2015
Our Un-Cruise was not what we expected, but because of the Company's/staff's commitment to making our time in Alaska special, we had a remarkable vacation. Due to engine breakdown, the ship did not leave port. Sounds like the ... Read More
Our Un-Cruise was not what we expected, but because of the Company's/staff's commitment to making our time in Alaska special, we had a remarkable vacation. Due to engine breakdown, the ship did not leave port. Sounds like the making of a disaster - instead it was the beginning of an exciting adventure. Offered the option of ending the trip with total refund and future discount or the prospect of the ship being repaired and some days cruising (refunds for every day we didn't sail), we choose to stick around. Day excursions and two days at an Inn in Glazier Bay (air travel to and from, charters all at Un-Cruise's expense) allowed us to see almost everything the trip promised, even though the repairs were not completed during our stay. Bottom line, we got total refund and future discount, had a wonderful time, albeit not what we expected, met some wonderful people with whom the adversity/uncertainty bonded us as we experienced the amazing response of the crew/staff as they went all out to make our time memorable. Un-Cruise can write the book on "service recovery." Read Less
Sail Date: June 2015
Took my 18 yr old son for his HS graduation. We had a great time. I was aware of small boat cruises (my wife and I did over 20 years ago in Alaska) so had a pretty good idea of what to expect and the Un-Cruise team met or exceeded ... Read More
Took my 18 yr old son for his HS graduation. We had a great time. I was aware of small boat cruises (my wife and I did over 20 years ago in Alaska) so had a pretty good idea of what to expect and the Un-Cruise team met or exceeded expectations in just about every way. This is all about seeing Alaska while being comfortable, not a luxury cruise. So every day there are activities like hiking, kayaking, and skiff tours, but also means some afternoons of riding on the boat cruising to the next great place. We were lucky as weather was perfect so we were able to sit up on top deck and read (or nap) in the beautiful sun. And of course we got to see the whole assortment of sea critters up close and learn alot along the way. Kayaking less than 1/2 mile from Dawe's glacier around harbor seals is awesome also. We had all ages and the crew did a great job to make hikes, kayaking, and activities available and interesting for all. If you want to get close to nature this is a great cruise - but there is never any guarantee on what weather will bring or whether the animals will "cooperate" and be ready for viewing. That's all part of it. If you want to be entertained, you probably should look harder if this is what you want. The crew was fantastic - a total of 15 people to manage the like of 36 of us for the week, and from Captain Rod and his team managing the ship, to the daily activities Jill and Alex organized, to the fantastic meals from Joe/Kiley, the team gave 110% and always appeared very happy to do so every day. It probably helps that we had a great bunch of people on board and I enjoyed the opportunity to meet and talk with all of them along the way. Was a great week and highly recommend this ship / destination for anyone looking for this kind of adventure cruise! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2015
Having tired of looking at European cathedrals, we decided to enjoy and appreciate nature and wild animals for a change. Well, we saw a number of creatures, orcas, humpback whales, sea lions, harbor seals, brown bears, bald eagles and, ... Read More
Having tired of looking at European cathedrals, we decided to enjoy and appreciate nature and wild animals for a change. Well, we saw a number of creatures, orcas, humpback whales, sea lions, harbor seals, brown bears, bald eagles and, scariest of all, a woman who joined the voyage the second week who was never without her glass of wine. The crew worked diligently to make our trip pleasant and worthwhile. One caution: the on shore hikes are grueling and the trails quite primitive. If you're not a seasoned hiker, be sure to ask a crew member about the level of difficulty. (And honestly, the scenery on the hikes is not memorable.) The kayaking was a definite highlight! Some excursions are self guided and some utilize a guide. You will be out there for one to two hours, so take water along. We rated the food as mediocre, not even close to the quality found on European river cruises. However the bar service with excellent brands was top notch, as was the wine selection. Cabins are a bit cramped. You should opt for a twin bed arrangement unless one of a couple wishes to crawl into the sack from the foot of the bed. The ship is well outfitted with binoculars, rubber boots and waterproof pants for kayaking. If you intend to hike, bring a pair of properly fitted boots for the occasion. Visits to towns, Friday Harbor, Ketchikan and Wrangle were a waste, especially Ketchikan where three large ocean cruisers were disgorging frantic tourists all at once. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2015
The absolute best part of Un-Cruise was the crew. Each was outstanding and did their part to ensure that we each had the best possible experience. Everything that i did on this cruise i would have done anyway but they took all the ... Read More
The absolute best part of Un-Cruise was the crew. Each was outstanding and did their part to ensure that we each had the best possible experience. Everything that i did on this cruise i would have done anyway but they took all the anxiety out of it. Five mile hike to a sacred waterfall, drift snorkeling off the coast of maui, night snorkeling with giant manta rays - all made accessible to everyone, including a handicapped guest. If i wanted help fording a stream, they were there to help, if my husband wanted to go scuba diving instead of snorkeling, they arranged it. They personalized the experience for each of us. There was never a dull moment but be clear this is a cruise for nature/wildlife loving people who have something of an adventurous spirit. Everything is included in the price. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to spend any money on board. I had to beg to buy a t-shirt. All excursions included, gourmet meals, top shelf open bar. There was nothing to spend money on. Cabins were reasonably sized for the ship. You're not getting a huge room and you're not getting a private balcony here. But really all you're going to do is sleep in the room and sleep you will because you'll be exhausted from all the activities. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2015
This is a difficult review to write. We took this cruise expecting a small ship with cramped cabins. Actually, the cabins are quite spacious, and we were in the next to bottom category. We expected to be able to snorkel and sure enough, it ... Read More
This is a difficult review to write. We took this cruise expecting a small ship with cramped cabins. Actually, the cabins are quite spacious, and we were in the next to bottom category. We expected to be able to snorkel and sure enough, it was offered every day. We did not expect water temperatures of 75 degrees, making it too cold for us. This was our fault, for not checking in advance. We expected limited menu choices, but did not realize that there would not be an "always available" menu. Other than snorkeling, the activities included whale watching in skiffs (interesting once, not more), taking a very difficult hike on Molokai (not for us at age 70/75), and lots of reading on deck. This last was fine with us, but the deck was strewn with various bits and pieces of furniture, closed hot tub, closed sauna and something large covered in plastic (perhaps a bbq?). We also strolled around Lanai. The conditions of the interior of the ship needs attention. During our cruise, 2 light bulbs went out in the dining/bar area and were never replaced. The throw blankets do not appear to have ever been washed. The waste bin the the public head was constantly overflowing. Most of the other passengers on the ship were nothing like us. I cannot find a polite way to explain this, but we are drinkers, foodies with no allergies, do not do yoga, do not demand special meals (vegan, non-gluten) and do not wear ex-officio type clothing. The crew relentlessly addresses you by your first name, even coming up with nick names. At the end of the cruise when I wanted to leave a tip, I was told the 10% was expected. In a pig's eye! I do not think this cruise line represents value for cost. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2014
My husband and I decided to mark our 50th birthdays with a trip to Alaska and this cruise (Discoverers' Glacier Country) was recommended highly by his folks. We liked the sound of it because we believed in a small-ship setting ... Read More
My husband and I decided to mark our 50th birthdays with a trip to Alaska and this cruise (Discoverers' Glacier Country) was recommended highly by his folks. We liked the sound of it because we believed in a small-ship setting we'd have more opportunity for close encounters with the landscape and wildlife. This turned out to be true. The cabins are extremely comfortable and spacious enough for a week's worth of luggage and gear. The view from our cabin's windows was always spectacular. While there is no TV or Internet reception available, there is a decent DVD library (if you have time and energy to use it after a day full of adventures). Common areas are well kept and cozy. The bar is well stocked, and you can help yourself if there's no crew available. The food was fine. It didn't blow us away, but it wasn't bad by any means. Service around meals was great in that choices were always available and special requests were smilingly honored. Servings were small to moderate, which I actually think is great. We had no trouble getting seconds if we were really hungry. Sometimes it took a while for tables to get served (which made a lot of sense when we saw later how food had to get from the kitchen in the lower level to the dining room level by dumbwaiter), but we weren't in any hurry. Life on board: We took advantage of a yoga class offered each morning before breakfast on the top deck. A beautiful way to start the day. After breakfast, the itinerary for the day is announced, including options for the day's activities. Typically there are activities available after breakfast and after lunch, such as hikes, kayaking, and skiff rides. Depending on itinerary, there might be pre-dinner or after-dinner activities. Generally you don't have to sign up; just show up. Throughout the day, wildlife and other unusual sightings are announced on the PA system so you can go out to view them if you wish. There is a hot tub on the top deck, which gets quite a bit of use. The exercise equipment, also on the top deck, is minimal but adequate. One free massage is included with the cruise, which was a great amenity. With only 18 cabins, the Safari Explorer is geared toward satisfying guests in all respects. When we expressed a desire for more independent hiking so our birdwatching would not slow down other guests, we were offered a crew member who would accompany us at whatever speed we wished (truly independent hiking not being an option because of the potential for bear encounters). The crew are aware that most guests are really interested in wildlife such as whales, dolphins, and bears, so activities are sometimes shifted around in order to satisfy this interest. For example, one morning that a hike had been scheduled, a pod of orca was spotted nearby. Instead of hiking, all the guests boarded two skiffs and followed the orca for a few hours, which was an amazing experience. Nobody missed the hike. We had a lot of amazing experiences on this cruise, partly as a result of the setting and pure luck but also because the Safari Explorer crew got us where we needed to be and provided guidance. For example, we watched bears catching salmon outside a hatchery; we witnessed humpback whales bubble-netting; and we kayaked to a glacier and watched (and felt!) it calve right in front of us. Service and accommodation of guests was really impressive. Even though Un-Cruise Adventures provides guests with a detailed packing list in advance, many items, such as rain gear, rubber boots, mosquito repellent, and water bottles, were freely available for guests to borrow. We always felt well taken care of. We could not have had a better trip. The Safari Explorer gets our highest recommendation. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: July 2014
Un-Cruise Safari Explorer..July 2014 Alaska  I have had the good fortune to have taken hundreds of pleasure trips in my life. I have taken trips that range from cruising with the Regent Line, to going down the Colorado on a raft and ... Read More
Un-Cruise Safari Explorer..July 2014 Alaska  I have had the good fortune to have taken hundreds of pleasure trips in my life. I have taken trips that range from cruising with the Regent Line, to going down the Colorado on a raft and sleeping in tents, as well as skiing at numerous upscale resorts. I’ve have hiked New Zealand and also biked with Backroads, helicopter hiked with Tauck in the Canadian Rockies and have had many more exciting and varied travel experiences, but my Un-Cruise adventure on the Safari Explorer was the worst trip I have ever taken and the least value for the money spent. Discoverer’s Glacier Country was sold as a luxury trip. My expectations of luxury aboard an exploration ship were not the same as they would be on a large cruise ship, but I found nothing luxurious about this experience. The cabin interior was unimaginative and colorless, the duvet lumpy, the towels might have been larger, fluffier and more abundant. There was nothing in the space that could not have been upgraded. We were requested to use each towel for as many days as possible, which I did, but I was a single in a cabin. Had there been two of us it would have been far from luxurious to shower and dry my hair with a single bath towel. Food portions were small but that was okay as we spent half the day doing nothing while the ship was in motion. Food flavor is a matter of individual taste but the presentation on a luxury experience should be lovely and professional appearing. Dinner looked as though I had plated it myself....in a hurry. The lectures were nearly non existent, dull and certainly the speakers could not compare to the educators on other exploration ships. I must add that two members of the crew were outright rude to me, without any provocation and with no reaction from me. On the positive side, this line attracted well traveled, outgoing, interesting and friendly passengers. The only luxury item on this trip was the inclusion of wine and liquor. To really be impressed by Un-Cruise one would have to be drunk.   Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2014
We originally booked an Alaska cruise with Oceania, but it was from Vancouver to San Francisco, making any significant excursions to Denali National Park or Fairbanks difficult. Our agent recommended a Regent Seven Seas cruise ending in ... Read More
We originally booked an Alaska cruise with Oceania, but it was from Vancouver to San Francisco, making any significant excursions to Denali National Park or Fairbanks difficult. Our agent recommended a Regent Seven Seas cruise ending in Anchorage and then a land package through another travel company. When I went to their site, I found Un-Cruise, and having enjoyed hotel barge cruises in France, we decided that a small ship approach would be something we might enjoy. We did a seven-day cruise from Ketchikan to Juneau. Here's the deal. If you want butler service, formal dinners, gigantic cabins, and lots of excursions, this is not the ship for you. If you want to see Alaska (or one of the other Un-Cruise destinations) up close and personal, this is the way to do it. We watched the 145-foot, 36-passenger Safari Explorer pull into port in Ketchikan early in the morning on our departure day. It was docked alongside four gigantic cruise ships and the difference was stunning. We gathered at the Cape Fox Lodge in the late afternoon for a welcome session with our shipmates and an introduction to the Tlinglit tribal culture from one of the elders of the tribe. We boarded a small bus to go to the dock. We were greeted by most of the 15-person crew, including the delightful Captain Mike Bennett. A crew member showed us to our room and our luggage was there waiting for us. There were only 24 passengers on board for our week, giving us an even better chance to get to know our fellow travelers. They were mostly 50+, well-heeled folks, who are experienced travelers, and the majority were Americans. This was the ninth Un-Cruise trip for one couple so they obviously were pleased with their experiences with the line. The staff was outstanding -- personable, knowledgeable, attentive, accommodating -- and seemed genuinely interested in ensuring that the passengers had a good cruise. We had an expedition leader and an expedition guide to take us on hikes, shore walks, or skiff rides. The two young women knew a lot about the local flora and fauna and were quick to share their knowledge. The Luxury cruises have a little less emphasis on adventure, but guests were able to decide every day what they wanted to do. Some chose more strenuous or adventurous pursuits -- visiting a cave, taking a long hike, or kayaking. Others chose less strenuous shore walks, skiff rides, or stayed on board for a massage or to nap, read, talk, or work on a jigsaw puzzle. The day we spent at Dawes Glacier was spectacular for everyone, whether staying or board, paddling up close in a kayak, or viewing it from a skiff. Hearing the thunderous sound of a glacier calving and passing close by the "bergy bits" of ice, some with seals lounging on top, is an experience you'll never forget. This is not the type of cruise where you cruise all night to get to a port so you can get on a coach to go on an excursion. The ship generally travels during the day. When we encountered a pod of Orcas, the ship stopped, passengers gathered on the bow with their cameras, and our guides were there to talk to us about the whales, their behavior, where they are found, how they stick together in pods, etc. There was only one scheduled port visit during the week, in Klawock, where we toured a native tribal village in the company of several members of the tribe. They walked us through town, showed off their hand-carved wooden competition canoe, their clan meeting hall, the carving center where totem poles are made, and the park where more than 20 totems can be seen. Most nights, we anchored in an inlet or cove without any other ships in sight. The galley is staffed by a chef and a pastry chef and it's amazing how flexible they are able to be in meeting passenger food preferences. Continental breakfast is set out every morning at 6:30 am -- fresh fruits, cold cereal, oatmeal, juice, and some sort of pastry. Full breakfast is served at 8 am. The stewards come to each table and let you know what the breakfast special is that day -- for example, a spinach and Swiss cheese quiche or a Greek yogurt, fruit, and granola parfait. If you don't want the special, you can order what you want -- for example, eggs to order, bacon, and an English muffin or a bowl of oatmeal. Toward the end of breakfast, the chef comes to the dining room and describes what he has planned for lunch and dinner. Lunch was usually sandwiches, wraps, or salads and dessert. There were three courses for dinner -- usually soup or salad to start, then three choices of entree for dinner each night -- one meat, one fish, and one vegetarian, and finally dessert. The stewards would them come back to each table and ask each guest (by name by the second day on board) what they wanted for lunch and dinner. Again, they were willing to accommodate special requests. Give me a sandwich for lunch instead of the salad. Or, I'd prefer a green salad to the potatoes with my dinner entree. Mid-afternoon, the pastry chef put out a snack -- brownies, cookies, etc. At 6 pm, the passengers gathered for cocktails and there was a different appetizer each night -- crab in puff pastry, tacquitos, chips and guacamole, etc. Speaking of cocktail hour, drinks are included in your fare, unless you want something premium, like a high-end bottle of champagne or wine from the onboard "wine library." And if there isn't a steward behind the bar, passengers are welcome to mix their own drinks or pour themselves a glass of wine. Wine is served with dinner. If you don't like what they are offering, you may request something else from the bar selection. A few other things to mention about the Un-Cruise experience. There is a massage therapist/yoga instructor on the crew. She taught a yoga class on the sun deck every morning at 7 am. I really enjoyed her classes despite my lack of experience with yoga. There also is a hot tub on that deck and a dry sauna. There are lounge chairs but it was still a little early in the season for sunbathing in Alaska in late May. The ship has an open bridge policy so at any hour of the day or night, as long as the door to the bridge is open, passengers are welcome to hang out there. Several passengers from our group took to spending time on the bridge with binoculars scanning for wildlife. We saw plenty of it during our trip: orcas and humpbacks, porpoises, sea otters, seals, black and brown bears, Dall sheep, and more bald eagles and other birds that you can imagine. There is no Internet package to buy and you are not in range of cell towers for most of the trip, at least not on our itinerary. There is a flat-screen TV in the cabins but no cable TV (except for one channel showing wildlife videos and another with the daily schedule). Dress is very casual, especially since there's a fair amount of hiking and exploring on shore. Onboard, most guests stuck with "REI casual" -- fleece, hiking pants, and so on. No problem with coming to dinner in jeans and a sweatshirt. No laundry facilities are available on the ship for passenger use. That's a lot of detail, but I wish we'd known a lot of this beforehand. Bottom line? It's not an inexpensive trip, but it was worth every dollar. We would go again in a heartbeat. In fact, we put down a deposit for our next Un-Cruise before we left the ship. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Un-Cruise. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2014
I have been to all the islands many times over the past 25 years. But spending a week on the Explorer gave me a whole new perspective of the area. The crew was fantastic and you could tell they really enjoyed their jobs. They tried to make ... Read More
I have been to all the islands many times over the past 25 years. But spending a week on the Explorer gave me a whole new perspective of the area. The crew was fantastic and you could tell they really enjoyed their jobs. They tried to make everyone feel special. All of them knew all 36 of our names by the second day. The rooms were small but comfortable and had a nice sliding glass door right out to the walkway. (We had a regular room) The food was better than I have eaten on Holland America cruises. Each lunch and dinner, we were given a choice between 2 different entrees. Every night we were offered a fresh local fish as one of the two choices. The wine was good quality and they made some kind of special cocktail every afternoon, along with several beers on tap. Our group was very active and we enjoyed the snorkeling that they included almost every day. There was kayaking available two different days and there was never a wait to secure one. A lot of us also tried paddle boarding. We enjoyed the fact that the majority of cruisers were adults, even though it was a spring break for some. It was nice the meet several couples from New Zealand and Australia. If I had to name a change to enhance the trip, it would be to find something more to do on the island Of Lanai- The stop at the local museum was too long, so many of us got bored and tired and missed the hike, which would have been nice to do. The other special excursions (all included) were fun, especially when Capt. Zodiac picked us up and took us to Capt. Cooks Landing on the Big Island. Another highlight of the cruise was watching the dophins ride our bow and seeing 3 whales-a mother, calf and male escort spend a whole afternoon right beside our ship (we were very lucky since it was near the end of whale watching season) One thing they don't really tell you is that they anchor off Lahina and Kona on two different days and tender people in to town for the afternoon. We were concerned beforehand about getting sea sick, so we wore patches, but after 3 days, they left a horrible taste in our mouths, so we just changed to taking bonine and then nothing the last 2 days. The only rough part is the crossing between the Big island and Maui. If you are thinking about taking a small boat cruise, I would highly recommend Un Cruise. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2014
This was one of the few trips we've taken that way exceeded our expectations! I booked this based on a past very positive experience cruising Alaska on a small ship with a company no longer in existence, so my expectations were high ... Read More
This was one of the few trips we've taken that way exceeded our expectations! I booked this based on a past very positive experience cruising Alaska on a small ship with a company no longer in existence, so my expectations were high to start with. On our cruise the weather cooperated as did the whales, turtles and manta rays which we saw in great numbers. Of course UnCruise couldn't control those things but the things they could control were outstanding. I don't go on a small cruise ship for a great culinary experience but I have to say that the food was excellent. We had at least two choices for lunch and dinner. The food was fresh, wholesome, presentation was good and the portions sensible. The spirit and friendliness of the crew was unbelievable and infectious. To a person, they all seemed to love the experience and were unabashedly positive about UnCruise. No personal request seemed to be a bother to them. The ship was clean and well run. Our cabin was also clean and small but adequate. This was an amazing trip and a great way to see the islands! I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a soft adventure in an informal, attentive and friendly environment Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2014
This was out 8th cruise with this company. This was by far the most disappointing. Our previous 7 were rated 5+, even the weather cursed trip we had. I would give this no more than 2 stars. Too many people. American Safari, the original ... Read More
This was out 8th cruise with this company. This was by far the most disappointing. Our previous 7 were rated 5+, even the weather cursed trip we had. I would give this no more than 2 stars. Too many people. American Safari, the original name, was about yatching. This is cruising. Our first seven trips included intimate contact with naturalists and crew. The twice as large boat left little time for the naturalist to do anything other than paperwork and planning. No education and limited excursion information, left day to day planning wanting. The crew was very, very young and inexperienced. They made a noble effort but fell short. The Captain was great, perhaps because I been with him before though. This is the only trip when I didn't know that the first mate knew me and my wife. The bigger boat has lead to a depersonized experience. Un-Cruise should be renamed th Un-Wise. Gone are the embarkation tours, gone are the premium wines and spirits, gone is the local meal flexibility, gone is the intimacy. In short Un- Wise Cruise has abdandoned their core business. If you have only experience NCL or Carnival, you will love it. If you are an American Sarfari vet, think twice. Read Less
Safari Explorer Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.1
Dining 5.0 4.4
Entertainment 3.0 3.3
Public Rooms 4.0 4.3
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.2
Family 3.5 4.2
Shore Excursion 4.5 4.2
Enrichment 4.0 4.4
Service 5.0 4.5
Value For Money 4.0 4.0
Rates 5.0 4.3

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