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Alaska Wilderness Discoverer Alaska Cruise Reviews

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TRIP OF A LIFETIME
"This was the trip of a lifetime for my husband and me! The knowledgeable and delightful guides, the amazing food, the diversity of the folks on board, the warm Captain and lovely crew, the comfort of our tiny cabin,..."Read More
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GingerTE

2-5 Cruises

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TRIP OF A LIFETIME

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GingerTE

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This was the trip of a lifetime for my husband and me! The knowledgeable and delightful guides, the amazing food, the diversity of the folks on board, the warm Captain and lovely crew, the comfort of our tiny cabin, the kayaking, bushwhacking, skiff riding, hiking, wildlife up close, following whales up close, eagles too many to count, just everything was perfect! Worth every penny! We enjoyed ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


I won't take much of your time

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tennisdeb1

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I chose this cruise as I "really" wanted to see Alaska. We arrived in Fairbanks on 8/13/17 to begin the land portion of this Uncruise trip. Uncruise outsources their land trips and I don't remember who the company was as I've thrown everything away and deleted everything from my email. Let me start by saying this entire trip including airfare from DFW for two was $22,000.00 which included trip ...
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Sail Date: August 2017


Perfect family trip - Sitka to Juneau

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Memphremagog

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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 ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Traveled with children


Better than Average but not Quite Very Good

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katannsed

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

As many have said before in the small vs. large cruise discussions, small cruises really are a lot more flexible, and the captain has a lot of leeway in deciding where to go based on weather and wildlife sightings, etc. That is a huge advantage, in my opinion. Also, everybody on staff worked SO hard--guides, dining hall people, etc. What I really came to dislike, however, was the relentless ...
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Sail Date: September 2015


Great In So Many Ways, But Some Significant Downfalls

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Loubear

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

There is something very special about cruising the Inside Passage, especially on a smaller ship, however I wondered do these smaller ships really take advantage of their smaller size. We are from Australia, so seeing humpback whales is not unusual, we saw a number of them in Alaska, but always some distance away and only the backs, they are still majestic and beautiful but sightings were not ...
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Sail Date: September 2015


OK but wouldnt do it the same way again.

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mukson

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

I realize i am the naysayer on these guys, Perhaps i believed the brochures too much as UnCruise is still pretty "cruise" like in many ways. the impression given by their marketing is that this cruise is a chance to get close to nature with hikes, free kayaking and such. But your are kept on a pretty tight leash and the nature/adventure experience very limited. all in all the animal ...
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Sail Date: July 2015


OUTSTANDING all around -- HIGHLY recommend

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quinnc

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

We just returned from a 7 night cruise on the Wilderness Discoverer. Words cannon describe our wonderful experience. The accomodations were perfect. The food outrageously delicious. The crew was wonderful in every way possible. If you want to see Alaska -- this cruise is the best way to do it. You hit the towns the big cruise ships go to (Juneau, Wrangell, Kechikan) -- but more importantly you see ...
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Sail Date: August 2014


Even better the second time around!

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Gloria Mundi

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

My husband and I took the Wilderness Discoverer from Ketchikan to Juneau last week. We’d taken this ship and this itinerary two years before, so we knew what it would be like and were looking forward to it! In many ways, it was even better the second time. We were blessed with the same wonderful weather as last time but the caprices of nature (especially in Alaska) and the Captain’s ability to ...
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Sail Date: July 2014


Sensory overload with the Wilderness - Eastern Inner Reaches

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Liowa

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Recently retired from teaching, we chose this un-cruise because of the opportunity to get into Alaska, not just see it. The Discoverer has 72 cabins, comfortable public areas, sun deck with seating and fitness equipment. Appeared that the ages of the participants ranged from late 30's to 70's. There were no children on this trip. We had been in Backcountry Denali for a week and arrived in Juneau ...
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Sail Date: September 2013


What a truely unique expereince for our diverse group of ages and abil

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kskingsford

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

This cruise was to be my daughter and my last big trip together before she graduates from High School. We had some very high expectations and all were met and exceeded on this trip.  We traveled with a group of 12 Girl Scouts and parents. It took us all 2 years to earn the money so our expectations were very high. This trip has something for everyone the high energy girls, the adults and one ...
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Sail Date: August 2013

Traveled with children


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