Just returned from the 4/17-29/17 "Famed Passages of Discovery" cruise from Seattle to Alaska. Can't begin to say how incredible it was. The small ship experience let us get to know everyone on board, including the entire expedition team. All wonderful, enthusiastic, adventurous people. The mountains, waterfalls, and wildlife were beautiful. Enjoyed the hikes, boat tours, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, polar plunge, ...... all tailored to the group. You could choose from many options to meet your level of desired activity. The itinerary was altered to get the best weather.
The UnCruise team was very impressive - especially noticed how well everyone was treated. It is a rare cruise that allows the team to stop what they are doing and photograph and observe wildlife when they are present, even if that means dinner will have to wait. The entire team was also personally introduced on the first day and thanked by the captain on the last night. The team worked together to get what needed to be done completed - not unusual to see the captain down on the EZ dock pulling your kayak in. He provided the nighttime entertainment one night by singing with his guitar.
We had a wonderful stretch of weather - less rain in April than usual. Would love to go on another UnCruise adventure - biggest question is which one should be next. Highly recommend!!!!
Cabin 200 was right across from the kitchen. It did get a bit noisy in the kitchen when we needed to be getting up to get ready for the day, but not a problem at all. Was a very convenient location for the numerous times during the day when we needed to return to our cabin to retrieve our camera or binoculars for wildlife viewing, change into proper clothes for the next outing, ..... The 200 level cabins all had windows to the outside and didn't have a walkway outside of those windows so had somewhat more privacy than the 300 level cabins. All of the cabins are small, but we didn't spend much time in them at all. The bathrooms were the very smallest we've ever seen - the shower and toilet sharing a very small area - we called them "showlets". No closed cabinets for storing your stuff - only open shelves. Cabin door could be locked when you were inside (and after the first day didn't even remember to do that), but no keys (or safe) so you couldn't lock it when you were away. Not a problem at all - fellow guests were like family.