Wilderness Adventurer Review

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Lots of Personal Attention

Review for Alaska Cruise on Wilderness Adventurer
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Apr 2018

I love wilderness. I love small ships that don't really go "anywhere." This cruise promised and delivered exactly what I wanted. We had 3 whole days in Glacier Bay with nary another person or ship in sight. To add to the sensory overload was 3 continuous days of sun, something unheard of in most of Alaska. Alaska was Awakening and while there were no babies of any sort and the bears were still hibernating, it was a great experience.

Small ship cruises are most expensive. With 37 passengers and a crew of 25, there was lots of attention. The food was good and the cabin, albeit with its tiny bathroom, was comfortable.

Each crew member had a particular interest. What I found troubling was that there seemed to be no one in charge of wildlife spotting. While not every bird, otter, sea lion, seal and porpoise needs to be enumerated, it is good to call them out and identify them. I found that lacking and it was disappointing. There were multiple and daily opportunities to kayak, hike, and go for skiff rides to explore.

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Cabin Trailblazer

Cabins are tiny. They are equipped with soap, shampoo and a hairdryer. Water bottles are provided for the week. The mattresses were very comfortable. Because the cabins are small, consider going for the twin bed arrangement so each of you can exit the bed without one person having to climb over the other.

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