A wonderful week in Alaska with American Safari: Safari Explorer Cruise Review by PVRalph

Safari Explorer 5
Member Since 2010

Overall Member Rating

A wonderful week in Alaska with American Safari

Sail Date: May 2010
Destination: Alaska
Embarkation: Juneau
The American Safari cruise was everything we hoped it would be. Our cabin was very comfortable. We were impressed with the thoughtfully placed storage in every possible nook and cranny. Public areas were efficient, very comfortable, and had the most up-to-date equipment. The crew was outstanding in almost every respect. The only (minor) disappointment to us was the fitness instructor who included more chanting than exercise in her yoga class. Perhaps she was a great masseuse but we didn't try it.

The wide variety of food was outstanding and beautifully presented. After crabs were caught in a trap left in the water overnight they became one of the hors d'oeuvres during the social hour. The two expedition leaders were knowledgeable and competent and were quick to point out the wildlife (too numerous to count) and everything else we were seeing. The captain and his sailing crew made every effort to get up close to where the action was - we saw many whales, porpoises, bears, More soaring eagles and scores of migratory birds, etc. And if something really interesting was spotted, the engines were idled so we could make the most of the experience.

Every day our travelers were in kayaks or skiffs to get right up close to the natural beauty of Alaska where the sights and sounds of those calving glaciers were thrilling. While we were in Glacier Bay National Park a park ranger was aboard the ship to enhance our visit. Almost everyone took part in a couple of interesting shore excursions. On a couple of evenings I even fished off the tail-end of the boat after anchoring which I hadn't done in about 20 years - caught 4 fish. Though the engines of the Safari Explorer were somewhat noisy it was a small price to pay. The engines were off at night while the ship was anchored in a cozy bay so everyone slept well.

In summary, we will always remember this cruise and wouldn't hesitate to travel again with American Safari. Less

Published 07/08/10
1 Helpful Vote

Cabin review:

Plenty of storage space; cabin layout was excellent. Heated bathroom floors.

Read more Safari Explorer cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic’s Safari Explorer Review >>

Compare Prices on Safari Explorer Alaska Cruises

Member Since 2010
Enrichment Activities
Family & Children
Fitness & Recreation
Onboard Experience
Public Rooms
Shore Excursions
Value for Money
Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?
Skip X

See Safari Explorer deals up to 82% off:

November Deals
Safari Explorer 79% Loved It

7 Night Hawaii Cruise
See all Safari Explorer Deals >>