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Wilderness Discoverer Review

4.0 / 5.0
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29 reviews

Perfect family trip - Sitka to Juneau

Review for Wilderness Discoverer to Alaska
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2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Jul 2017
Traveled with children

We were looking to celebrate my mother's 70th birthday with a trip to Alaska. I have done a medium size cruise in the past and a few of the gigantic boats. Each has there pluses and minuses. I have an eleven year old boy and an eight year old daughter who are very active....and our family loves the water. Some of the other small companies were too expensive, so we thought we might have to do a big boat. Then a friend told us about UnCruise. It sounded absolutely perfect....and it was! If you are looking for a floating hotel room and entertainment at night, then this is not for you. If you want to see the Alaskan wildlife & scenery in an intimate way, this is it.

Almost everyday you choose 2 activities - one in the morning and one in the afternoon. They always had a couple on land and a couple at sea. Guides were all great - Sarah and Karl were kid favorites (and adults too.) John also was fabulous....he knew his stuff! Meagan did a great job coming up with the itinerary that worked for the people that were onboard - which was a lot of families.....although most with older children. There was one other family with young children about our kids ages. The kids had a blast together. The ship is small enough, we never worried about them being somewhat independent. The staff was incredible with them!

Food was delicious! Pastry chef was incredible! You had a buffet breakfast and lunch. Dinner you could choose a "land, sea or veggie option." They would let you do 1/2 of one and 1/2 of another too. Kids sometimes would need kid food - and they happily made some.

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Cabin was great...Bed was very comfortable. As I mentioned, wish I had asked for a port hole cover (to block out the light) earlier in the week. It is an older boat but you are in your cabin to sleep & that is really it....

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