We were pleasantly surprised that we enjoyed the cruise and the boat as much as we did. Particularly appreciated Un-Cruise's business model of not charging for extras--everything is included (except gratuities) and there was not one extra charge when we disembarked. The food is genuinely gourmet and beautifully served (sit-down meals only; no buffets); the menu is limited to a meat, fish, or vegetarian dish each lunch and dinner, but staff was most accommodating about food preferences and allergies. We wanted salsa, they didn't have salsa, so chef made salsa that was available for the rest of the trip!
Members of the crew are friendly and helpful and problems or requests were immediately addressed; talks about the history of the area were interesting and informative and off-boat excursions were mostly good, the best being a jet-boat ride into Hell's Canyon. Learned about the Columbia River and Lewis & Clark history, visited Bonneville power generating plant, and saw some worthwhile museums. We were a bit disappointed with the "fitness area," which has somewhat dilapidated equipment (and no treadmill), but for exercise, 16 laps around the 3rd deck constituted one mile. We appreciated the informality on the cruise and not being expected to dress up for dinner. All in all, a very good trip with a very good company, and we would do it again.
The bed in this cabin in a fixed queen that was converted from twin beds., so there’s no bedside end table or shelf on one side of the bed, leaving only the floor on which to put down glasses, book, medication, etc. The end table on the other side of the bed is too far away from bed, making it somewhat inconvenient to use while actually in the bed. Plenty of walking-around space in the cabin and more than sufficient drawer and closet space.