3 UnCruise Safari Explorer Group and Theme Cruise Reviews

We are Sailors but chose Safari Explorer in the Hawaiian Islands because of a lack of infrastructure for sailboat chartering there. Our trip included stops in Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and the Big Island. The beauty of Hawaii is stunning and ... Read More
We are Sailors but chose Safari Explorer in the Hawaiian Islands because of a lack of infrastructure for sailboat chartering there. Our trip included stops in Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and the Big Island. The beauty of Hawaii is stunning and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing it. And we were very pleased with the package of wildlife viewing at sea, snorkeling stops, hikes ashore, and cultural/historic experiences in the itinerary. I could not have been any more excited by seeing so many whales, dolphins, manta rays, and reef fish. And they do a marvelous job of making life aboard comfortable. I was floored by the teamwork between Captain-Expedition leaders-Chef and staff. Truly first rate. The expedition leaders' knowledge and interpretive skills of marine science, wildlife biology, history and geology is really quite something. I learned a lot. My wife and I did quite a bit of talking on the trip home about taking Safari Explorer's Alaska cruise. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
The absolute best part of Un-Cruise was the crew. Each was outstanding and did their part to ensure that we each had the best possible experience. Everything that i did on this cruise i would have done anyway but they took all the ... Read More
The absolute best part of Un-Cruise was the crew. Each was outstanding and did their part to ensure that we each had the best possible experience. Everything that i did on this cruise i would have done anyway but they took all the anxiety out of it. Five mile hike to a sacred waterfall, drift snorkeling off the coast of maui, night snorkeling with giant manta rays - all made accessible to everyone, including a handicapped guest. If i wanted help fording a stream, they were there to help, if my husband wanted to go scuba diving instead of snorkeling, they arranged it. They personalized the experience for each of us. There was never a dull moment but be clear this is a cruise for nature/wildlife loving people who have something of an adventurous spirit. Everything is included in the price. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to spend any money on board. I had to beg to buy a t-shirt. All excursions included, gourmet meals, top shelf open bar. There was nothing to spend money on. Cabins were reasonably sized for the ship. You're not getting a huge room and you're not getting a private balcony here. But really all you're going to do is sleep in the room and sleep you will because you'll be exhausted from all the activities. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
All in all we had a lot of fun. No matter, in hindsight about one week after disembarkation in Hawaii, I remain less than satisfied with the overall experience. The Un-Cruise Adventures aboard the Safari Explorer was my second small cruise ... Read More
All in all we had a lot of fun. No matter, in hindsight about one week after disembarkation in Hawaii, I remain less than satisfied with the overall experience. The Un-Cruise Adventures aboard the Safari Explorer was my second small cruise experience and it ranks a very distant second behind the other. The ship was great. The passengers were great. The crew was good. That said, I was very unsatisfied with both the quality and quantity of food and beverages; mediocre. The breakfast service was very plain and meager too. I feel the same way about the lunch service. As for the dinner service, it was average at best. The choices offered were few and they were hardly sophisticated or creative dishes. And, again, the helpings were rather scanty with no seconds offered. The so called bakery chef or cook had little to offer of any real merit. There was a good choice of quality drinks made available provided there was someone working the bar. On the other hand, the rooms were lovely and the room-service was good. It seems that either our schedule or the captain did not allow passengers with enough free time at our ports of call. By the way, the captain of the ship struck me as a rather arrogant chap. He was long winded. Also, the captain was quick to synchronize and lecture his passengers on a wide range of things. There was nothing discreet or deferential about him. Also, he came to shamelessly promote additional cruises on his line of ships, which I thought was in poor taste.   Read Less
Sail Date December 2013
Safari Explorer Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.1
Dining 5.0 4.4
Entertainment 3.0 3.3
Public Rooms 4.0 4.3
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.2
Family 3.5 4.2
Shore Excursion 4.5 4.2
Enrichment 4.0 4.4
Service 5.0 4.5
Value For Money 4.0 4.0
Rates 5.0 4.3

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