Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 26, 2012
InnerSea Discoveries + American Safari Cruises unveils an expanded schedule of adventure cruises in Alaska for summer 2013 with three expedition boats and four upscale yachts, including the new-to-the-fleet Safari Legacy. Guests may choose an Active Adventure aboard the expedition boats or a Luxury or Heritage Adventure aboard the yachts.
From May to September, seven boats sail 11 different itineraries from 7- to 21-nights long. Alaska homeports include Ketchikan, Juneau and Sitka.
Joining the fleet in August 2013, the 88-guest Safari Legacy will sail two 11-night cruises between Seattle, WA and Juneau, AK. The boat introduces a new style of Un-Cruise Adventure called Heritage Adventure with port calls and a focus on discovering gold rush history and culture of the Inside Passage.
“With the addition of Heritage Adventures, we now offer three Un-Cruise styles of adventure in Alaska,” said Tim Jacox, executive vice president of sales and marketing. “Whether on an Active, Luxury or Heritage Adventure, guests will experience eye-to-eye wildlife and one-on-one culture.”
From May 4 through September 14, InnerSea Discoveries’ expedition boats offer weeklong Active Adventures in Alaska sailing between Ketchikan and Juneau (and reverse) or Juneau and Sitka (and reverse). With three different itineraries, Un-Cruises may now be combined into 14-night or 21-night adventures. Rates begin at US$1,895 per person based on double occupancy. In May and September, 14-night expeditions between Seattle and Juneau (and reverse) are available with rates starting at US$3,495 per person based on double occupancy.
InnerSea Discoveries’ three expedition boats—Wilderness Discoverer, Wilderness Adventurer, Wilderness Explorer—carry 60-76 guests and offer Active Adventures in Southeast Alaska. Un-Cruise Adventures specialize in rare up close explorations of nature and wildlife in remote wilderness areas. Kayaking, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, skiff explorations and whale watching are top activities.
New in 2013, the Wilderness Adventurer hosts three Alaska Unleashed cruises with guest capacity reduced from 60 to 36 guests for high-gear adventures. Sailing between Ketchikan and Juneau (and reverse), the itinerary promises longer and more exhilarating hiking and kayaking adventures in daily small-group excursions.
Three yachts—22-guest Safari Quest, 36-guest Safari Explorer, 86-guest Safari Endeavour—sail weeklong, inclusive Luxury Adventures roundtrip Juneau from May 24 through September 8, 2013. The yachts forego port calls and instead explore remote wilderness areas to maximize time for up close encounters with nature and wildlife. Two days are spent exploring inside Glacier Bay National Park with a park ranger on hiking, kayaking and skiff excursions. Rates begin at $4,195 per person based on double occupancy. Longer 14-night voyages between Seattle and Juneau (and reverse) sail in May, August and September. Rates begin at US$6,095 per person.
The 88-guest Safari Legacy joins the yacht fleet in August and will sail two 11-night Gold Rush Legacy cruises between Seattle and Juneau, AK (and reverse) on August 11 and August 22. The replica Victorian steamer features a Heritage Adventure program combining on board presentations with tours ashore—all coordinated by on board Legacy Leaders. Stories and characters from the past are brought to life through educational presentations, expert guest speakers and character reenactments. The Safari Legacy calls on historic ports along the route and includes a tour in each town. Guided visits to museums and historical sites provide another view into the past and a chance to visit with local people and historians. Rates for the inclusive Un-Cruise start at US$7,895 per person, double occupancy. In 2014 the Safari Legacy will operate a full slate of weeklong Living History voyages between Ketchikan and Juneau punctuated by included historic tours in Skagway, Haines, Sitka, Petersburg and Wrangell.
Cruise rates include transfers and all activities except optional excursions. To book an Un-Cruise or to request additional information, contact your travel agent or InnerSea Discoveries/American Safari Cruises at 888-862-8881 or sales(at)innerseadiscoveries(dot)com.
Editor’s note: Photos available through Sarah Scoltock at sarahs(at)InnerSeaDiscoveries(dot)com.
About InnerSea Discoveries + American Safari Cruises
What began in 1997 as yacht cruising in Alaska, pioneered by American Safari Cruises, has evolved into a style of exploration we call Un-Cruise Adventures. The Un-Cruise concept offers several styles to choose from: Active Adventures, Luxury Adventures, Heritage Adventures and Charter Adventures. Small yachts and expedition vessels offer adventures in Southeast Alaska, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Columbia & Snake Rivers, Hawaiian Islands, and Coastal Washington & British Columbia. InnerSea Discoveries is a member of Trusted Adventures, dedicated to the highest standards of small-group travel and to giving back to the places visited. Connect with InnerSea Discoveries on Facebook and Twitter.