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Safari Quest Review

4.0 / 5.0
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18 reviews

Spectacular scenery and the best crew on the water

Review for Safari Quest to Pacific Coastal
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PDX Steve
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: May 2016
Safari Quest at anchor, Princess Louisa Inlet
My pal Nancy, the happy kayaker
Safari Quest looking tiny next to sheer cliffs at Princess Louisa Inlet, popular summertime destination for yachts.
Expedition leader Pam with adventurers on a Zodiak, describing the wonders of kelp.

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 ride north.

All assemble at the designated hotel, generally the Crowne Point in downtown Seattle, which is in a fine location. Its big recommendation? Location. Other than that, it’s just an average hotel with above average prices.

The hospitality room is staffed by a fellow called Steven who is very helpful and deserves a raise. Why? On disembarkation day there was a communication glitch which put us back at the hotel instead of in a cab to the train station. I told Steven I was not thrilled and his only question was “What can I do to make this right?” He got four of us an Uber SUV within two minutes and off we went. Great problem-solver.

Cabin Review

Cabin Captain

There are four "Captain" cabins on the deck with the wheelhouse, aka "Bridge." As far as I can tell, they are all virtually the same. They have a floor to ceiling picture window with floor to ceiling (natch) sliding glass door. No balcony but what could be called a "French balcony" if the Frenchman has tiny feet. It's great for view and photo taking and brings in a nice breeze. The bathroom is compact but nice. The shower is about as big as a phone booth and the floor is slippery, making showering while underway somewhat precarious. They should put down a non-slip mat of some sort, but the good news is that the shower's so small you'd really have to work to fall down. The bed is extremely comfortable. Closet space is minimal, so don't pack a steamer trunk. There's a TV which can play DVDS, of which there is a huge collection in the lounge.

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