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Wilderness Discoverer Review

4.0 / 5.0
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29 reviews

Great In So Many Ways, But Some Significant Downfalls

Review for Wilderness Discoverer to Alaska
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First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Sep 2015

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 regular nor close. We saw an Orca once and at quite a distance, like, pretty much a spec.

I agree with one of the other reviews re the upselling - especially the Captains Dinner, when to be honest, I didn't even notice the Captain, other than at the beginning when he introduced his team. Listening to the Video and being told how easy and at a reduced cost it would be to book the next cruise sounded desperate. Send us the info later!! Nobody was really interested at that time.

This holiday gets such rave reviews that I will be considered the negative naysayer, but here goes anyway.

Cabin Review

Cabin Pathfinder

The cabin was pretty good actually. Small, yes, and the shower over the toilet with a plastic curtain was even fine. I did find the ship overall to be very tired and almost grubby even when cleaned.

Great use of hooks outside the rooms, lockers for kayaking vests etc. made the room bigger.

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