Safari Explorer Cabins

Editor Rating:  4.5
79% of cruisers loved it

Why Choose Safari Explorer?

  • All-inclusive with no charge for drinks or most excursions
  • Balance of casual luxury and authentic exploration
  • 36-passenger ship small enough to get into tiny coves

Safari Explorer Cabins

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Cabins
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Safari Explorer's 18 outside staterooms are exceptionally well-appointed for an expedition ship, but then again, the line's motto is "Luxury in pursuit of adventure." All cabins feature such high-end amenities as Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattresses, hypoallergenic synthetic down comforters and 300-thread-count sheets; bathrobes and rubber slip-on spa shoes; flat-screen TV/DVD players; iPod/iPhone docking stations; personal safes; and private bathrooms with heated tile floors. The rooms are furnished in soothing neutrals, with beige carpeting and cream walls, set off by warm wood cabinetry and wainscoting. Mirrored walls maximize a feeling of space, and task lighting by the beds and vanities is a welcome touch.

There are six categories of rooms, the majority being Master cabins, which run from 124 to 136 square feet and feature queen or twin beds. All nine Masters are located on Cabin Deck, along with two Commander cabins (156 - 159 square feet) and one Single (124 square feet), which feature king beds and a twin, respectively. All three categories have private bathrooms with showers and sliding windowed doors that open onto the outside deck, with curtains for privacy. Four larger Captain (167 square feet) and Admiral (201 - 263 square feet) staterooms have whirlpool tubs, as well. The two top-of-the-line Commodore suites (255 - 275 square feet) have all of the above, plus spacious sitting areas, small refrigerators, large picture windows and (extremely narrow) private balconies.

In all cabins, storage space is plentiful, especially considering the fact that no formal clothes are needed. In the Masters, for example, built-in shelf-headboard combos behind the beds provide handy spaces for books, Kindles and reading glasses, and there's additional storage space under the beds, in the built-in wardrobes, under the sinks (which are located in the main cabins) and on the bathroom shelves. Somehow, a fold-down desk, mini-counter, easy chair and storage ottoman fit easily in each of the tiny rooms without making them seem cramped.

All cabin bathrooms have hooks, built-in shelving and cabinet storage. On the downside, the showers in the Master cabins are a bit cramped and dark -- separate lighting would help. Bathrobes and hair dryers are provided, and there are shampoo, conditioner and body wash dispensers in the shower enclosures. (You'll need to bring your own body lotion, shower cap and slippers.) As befits an eco-oriented cruise, passengers are encouraged to re-use towels, although the staff will replace them with fresh ones when asked. Rooms are cleaned each morning and freshened each night; turndown service might include a fresh blossom on your pillow and a wrapped cookie.

Notably absent from all cabins, by the way, are telephones, broadcast TV (the flat-screens are for DVD's only) and Internet access. Don't worry -- you won't miss any of it. And if you do, chances are your smartphone will work fine when the ship is near populated areas.
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Safari Explorer Cabin Reviews

Joe Firenze
Member Since 2017
1 review
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Sailed June 2017
Perfect for two - Bedding was quite comfortable It's an adventure cruise, so need for too much... Read more
plong
Member Since 2017
1 review
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Sailed May 2017
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kiwicruiser99
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
Sailed March 2016
Very tidy cabin. Not luxuriously appointed, but it had everything that we needed. ... Read more
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Joe Firenze
Member Since 2017
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AMAZING - 5 days off the grid and Alaska was cool too. UnCruise adventures was like being on an excursion for 7 days. We stopped in every inlet and saw Sea Otters, Sea Lions, bears, Bald eagles, and humpback whales. We hiked, kayaked and ... Read more
plong
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Sailed May 2017
We wanted a small boat experience to do the Inside Passage and chose the Safari Explorer which had a capacity of only 36. Fortunately from Seattle to Ketchikan there were only 12 of us as it was the first cruise of the season, and 26 from ... Read more
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mclbrink@comcast.net
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We have been to Alaska twice before on big ship cruises and thought a small boat cruise would be a way to see Alaska in a different way. It was awful! By the third day boredom was setting in and by the fourth day, we had come to realize ... Read more
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