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Safari Endeavour Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Safari Endeavour Cruise Review by DanC8N

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2017
  • Destination: Alaska

Safari Endeavor Alaska John Muir cruise is definitely a cruise for people who enjoy adventure, wildlife, learning, intimacy, and luxury. This is not a cruise for those who want Las Vegas type entertainment, many visits to cities and souvenir shopping, big staterooms, and endless variety on the ship. The staff is excellent: friendly, knowledgeable, with a love for the outdoors and adventure. This quality flows down from the captain, who is a great manager--he kicks in when needed for any job onboard, while maintaining strong discipline and camaraderie among the crew. The food is excellent, though I'd like to see more variety, especially near the end of the week; however, I understand this could make planning more difficult on a small ship such as this. There are many outdoor activities: kayaking, photography, skiff tours, bushwhacking, a polar dip (!), and just plain sightseeing as you pass by one incredible scene after another. My only criticism here is that activities are rotated a little too infrequently. For instance, free kayaking should be offered more frequently, as should combination kayaking/bushwhacking. Do count on seeing incredible wildlife, such as grizzly bears, bald eagles, sea otters, and, of course, whales. And the glaciers are spectacular, many of them unavailable to other types of transportation.

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Cabin Review

Cabin Commander 316

The smaller cabins are very tight, as is the bathroom. However, they are well laid out with good storage. Also, since this is an outside oriented cruise, you don't spend as much time in the cabin.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Mendenhall Glacier

Our first glacier, and therefore very impressive. The ride out on the bus was tolerable but not much more.

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