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Wilderness Explorer Review

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Un-Cruise is the One-And-Only-Cruise to experience Alaska up close.

Review for Wilderness Explorer to Alaska
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Phishz
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2016
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Wilderness Explorer and kayakers
27 crew and 55 guests bid a fond farewell in Juneau.
Returning from daily kayak adventures.
Lets see some mega-cruise ship do this! Waterfalls were everywhere.
Wilderness Explorerer negotiating Dry Pass. Let see a 2000+ passenger float
Entering Tracy Arm
Sawyer Glacier face via skiff.

If you want to see wild Alaska up close, go with Un-Cruise. They are the best. The ever-changing and wondrous scenery ( glaciers, caves, rain forests, tidal pools, waterfalls, etc) and wildlife (whales, dolphins, bears, birds and tons of shoreline critters) was super, but what made this trip a once-in-a-lifetime experience was the fantastic crew, from the captain to the dinning room servers, from the engineer to the activity leaders, you could tell that each and everyone of them loved what they did and truly wanted guests to enjoy Alaska as well. Choices of daily activities ranged from guided kayak paddles, shoreline walks, and "bushwacking (i.e. no trails)" to skiff and cave tours, paddleboarding, and tours of the ships engine rooms, kitchens, and bridge. All these activities were led by very knowledgeable folks, who were able to explain the wonders of Alaska with a smile and humor. The meals were 4-star quality with at least 3 choices of which one was always fresh seafood. The ship was immactulate from stem to stern... actually saw one of the crew cleaning the metal treads on stairways between the three decks with a toothbrush! Could go on and on, bottomline... Un-Cruise is the best in every regard.

Cabin Review

Cabin Trailblazer

Cabin a bit small for two people in single beds, but beds were comfortable. Cleaning service was excellent. Bathroom was a bit cramped, but plenty of hot water. Surprising amount of storage space both drawers and closet for hanging clothes.

Port Reviews

Ketchikan

Creek Street a must see. Totem Bight and Potlatch Totem parks were very nice and informative.

Juneau

The Mt. Roberts Tram is will worth the price.... on a clear day. Nice trails and great views.

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