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2014 Un-Cruise Adventures brochure featuring expedition vessels, luxury yachts, and a coastal steamer "Active, Luxury, and Heritage Adventures" in Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, and along the waterways of the Pacific Northwest

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2014 Un-Cruise Adventures brochure

  1. 1. Unrushed. Uncrowded. Unbelievable. November 2013 — April 2015 ® Active u Luxury u Heritage u Charter Alaska x Mexico’s Sea of Cortés x Hawaiian Islands Columbia & Snake Rivers x Coastal Washington & British Columbia
  2. 2. 2 | Un-Cruise® Dear Adventurers, Un-Cruise Adventures introduces you to extraordinary experiences in wild and scenic places. As CEO and captain of the company, my time spent growing up on boats, living on boats, working on boats, and a world of travel adventures feed the Un-Cruise vision. A vision that is brought to life through the expertise of our crew and office team who are just as passionate as I am about providing unconventional adventures and going beyond your expectations. Providing true, meaningful travel, of course, requires a special relationship—one of mutual respect and appreciation—with one another, the wilderness, wildlife, and communities we encounter. It was in this spirit, and a resurgence of traditional Native values, that during the summer of 2013 I was adopted into an Alaskan Tlingit tribe. It was a humbling, life-giving event, but it also represents the heart within the experiences we hope to share with you. After all, time is precious, and what we do with it matters. Get comfortable as you turn through these pages and uncover what inspires the adventurer in you. New adventures in 2014 include an Active Adventure featuring exploration in the Olympic Wilderness and the San Juan Islands of Washington State; four unique Luxury Adventures in Mexico’s Sea of Cortés operating year-round; and Heritage Adventures sailing port-to-port full season in Alaska. Give us a call, visit our website and Facebook page, and discover something special. Choose to Un-Cruise! Dan Blanchard Captain & Owner Welcome Aboard!
  3. 3. Unexpected. | 3 The Un-Cruise Story Unrushed. Uncrowded. Unbelievable. What began in 1997 as yacht cruising in Alaska, pioneered by American Safari Cruises, has evolved and flourished into a style of exploration we call Un-Cruise Adventures— unmatched, hands-on small group expeditions under the parent company of InnerSea Discoveries Alaska, Inc. Today, Un-Cruise Adventures offers several Styles of Adventure to choose from: Active, Luxury, Heritage, and Charter—each offering an alternative to traditional cruising. Explore waters inaccessible to larger ships, step ashore in small communities, and get up-close with wildlife. Our mission is this: Provide our guests an enriching adventure travel experience and inspire an appreciation of local cultures and the natural world. Small group travel is the heart of what we do. Our nimble yachts, expedition vessels, and replica turn-of-the-century coastal steamer serve as your platform in Alaska, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, the Hawaiian Islands, Columbia & Snake Rivers, and in the coastal waters of Washington & British Columbia. Expert captains and guides lead you on adventure—hiking into forests and engaging in local communities; kayaking and skiff rides through serene wilderness; exploring along shore and searching for wildlife. Our adventures are flexible and vary in order to limit impacts on fragile ecosystems. Filled with unspoiled encounters, they focus on activities and excursions that complement the wilderness, wildlife, and culture of the places we visit—to change the way you see the world.
  4. 4. 4 | Un-Cruise® Contents Welcome Aboard 2 The Un-Cruise Story 3 The Un-Cruise Difference 5 Un-Cruise Adventures 6 Delivering Experience 7 Life On Board – Culinary & Wellness 8 Styles of Adventure 9 Active Adventures 10 Activity Levels & Action Luxury Adventures 12 Comforts & Exclusivity Heritage Adventures 14 Living History Charter Adventures 16 Styles of Adventure Comparison 17 Kids in Nature 18 Theme Departures 19 Alaska 20 Wilderness Passages of Discovery 22 Famed Passages of Discovery 24 Gold Rush Legacy 26 Alaska’s Golden History 28 Discoverers’ Glacier Country 30 Northern Passages & Glacier Bay 32 Inner Reaches Eastern Coves 34 Inner Reaches Western Coves 36 Ultimate Adventure 38 Ultimate Coves & Passages 39 Ultimate Bays & Fjords 40 Ultra Adventure 41 Best Time to Visit Alaska 42 Alaska Pre- & Post-Cruise Extensions 43 Mexico’s Sea of Cortés 44 Baja’s Whale Bounty 46 Cousteau’s Aquarium of the World 48 Milagros Maritimos de Baja California 50 Isla Esencial: Baja California Sur y Norte 52 Best Time to Visit Mexico’s Sea of Cortés 54 Mexico’s Sea of Cortés Pre- & Post-Cruise Extensions 55 Hawaiian Islands 56 Hawaiian Seascapes 58 Columbia & Snake Rivers 60 Legacy of Discovery ­ 62 Coastal Washington & British Columbia 64 Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands 66 British Columbia’s Yachters’ Paradise 68 Hawaii, Portland, Seattle Pre- & Post-Cruise Extensions 70 The Un-Cruise Fleet 71 Fleet Comparison 72 Expedition Vessels 73 Upscale Yachts 76 Coastal Steamer 80 Responsible Travel & Affiliations 81 Un-Cruise Advantages 82 Reservation Information 83 A A A A A L H H A L A L A A L L L L L H A L A L H L A H C L L
  5. 5. Once you step on board, you’ll understand immediately. It’s the casual nature. It’s nature itself. It’s the rare encounter. It’s the attentive service, the fellowship, the extraordinary sense of place. It’s all these things and so much more. Creatinganunbeatablebalancebetweenexploration,highqualityserviceandrelaxationininspiring places is what we do best. And whether you’re traveling solo, with a companion, as a family, or with a group sharing a common interest, Un-Cruise Adventures provides an irreplaceable way of uncovering hidden worlds and learning while having fun. Our exceptional qualities: Adventures u Unique and flexible itineraries u Off-the-beaten path explorations u Small-group, up-close discoveries u Unspoiled natural wonders u Insightful cultural encounters Experience u Licensed and certified onboard team u Skilled staff in the field and office u Insider knowledge shared by local experts u Trained onboard leaders and guides u Decades of industry experience On Board u Casual and relaxed atmosphere u Fresh, handcrafted cuisine u Personable, professional service u Unforgettable camaraderie u No waiting in long lines Dedication u Follow “Leave No Trace” practices u Positive impact in local communities u Support and promote local cultures u Operate a responsible business u Inspire others to protect our planet The Un-Cruise Difference Unconventional. Uncompromising. Unrivaled. | 5
  6. 6. This isn’t small ship cruising or big ship cruising. These are Un-Cruise Adventures. Uncommon casual adventures fully-focused on delivering unexpected experiences— quality over quantity, wildlife over nightlife, life changing encounters over momentary entertainment. Our one-of-a-kind, memory-making voyages are designed to be far from ordinary and carry you outside of ho-hum tourist ports. Built on a reputation of quality and experience, each Un-Cruise Adventure is intended to inspire and satisfy your curious nature. Wildlife in its natural environment; personal exchanges behind the scenes with locals; unmatched moments melding with nature; and engagement in adventurous activities or living history presentations all innovatively highlight your days. Whether you’re in the wilds of Alaska, sunning in Mexico’s Sea of Cortés or the Hawaiian Islands, or honing your inner explorer in the Pacific Northwest—we deliver. Guests rave about the Un-Cruise experience and often comment on how genuine our crew is, but our secret is really quite simple… we’re doing what makes us, and you, happy; we work in thriving environments; we promote good health in our bodies and on our planet; and we enjoy the freedom from perpetual hurry. We take life in and give it back—and the best part… is sharing it all with you. Un-Cruise Adventures Far From Ordinary 6 | Un-Cruise®
  7. 7. Unassuming. | 7 Experts in the Field In addition to getting extraordinarily close to nature and wildlife, we ensure that all guests have opportunities to learn about what they are seeing and experiencing. We engage experts and historians to interpret, narrate, or bring history to life. In Alaska, a National Park Ranger might join you on board for dinner; or a U.S. Forest Service wilderness ranger kayaks right up to the vessel and hops aboard to talk about natural history and their special bond with the land. And on any special theme departure, guest hosts further your knowledge with hands-on interaction. Supplementing our onboard team, these specialists provide a tremendous resource and added value for our small contingent of guests. Onboard Team The best in the industry—our captains, chefs, expedition team, hotel staff, and deck staff are individually selected not only for their outstanding knowledge, customer service, and safety skills, but also for their genuinely welcoming and enthusiastic personalities. Our expedition and legacy leaders are experienced guides with advanced training in natural and/or cultural history. Our customer service staff is made up of energetic men and women who are as excited about where you’re going as you are. Our captains and engineers have the certifications and skills to provide you with a safe and confident exploration experience. We’ve deservedly earned our reputation—one guest at a time. Delivering Experience Adventure-After-Adventure
  8. 8. 8 | Un-Cruise® Culinary Sensations Our executive chefs create exquisite meals, using locally sourced fresh ingredients to reflect the flavors of your destination. Each day includes an early-riser breakfast of fresh fruit, baked- onboard pastries and breads, and a full breakfast complete with specialty items. Lunches range from pasta salads and sandwiches to homemade soups and ethnic dishes. Dinners offer a choice of entrées, including fresh seafood and meats. Vegetarian dishes are available and special dietary needs can be met with advance notice. Hors d’oeuvres for the cocktail hour feature a variety of appetizers, and desserts are varied and plentiful. Fine spirits, wines, and microbrews are served aboard all of our vessels, with many even featuring sustainable cask wines on tap. With our Luxury and Heritage Adventures, unless there’s a barbecue on deck or some other special event, your meals are always served over several courses—with particular attention to your personal preferences. A more casual-style dining experience is offered on our Active Adventures, where exceptionally high quality fare is served buffet-style during the day and plated at dinner. All of our meals ensure fresh, healthful dining experiences. Wellness, Fitness & Relaxation Onboard amenities allow you to escape through yoga, relaxing in on-deck hot tubs or saunas, enjoying a good workout on the fitness equipment, or being pampered by our wellness director / massage therapist. Nature’s splendor takes care of the rest. And at the end of your voyage, our onboard team will send you off with a renewed sense of beauty and spirit. A complimentary massage is an included amenity on Heritage Adventures aboard the S.S. Legacy, and on Luxury Adventures aboard the Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer, and Safari Voyager. Massage is available on Active Adventures aboard all of our expedition vessels for an additional charge. Depending on your massage therapist, your massage- style choices may include traditional massage, lomi lomi, shiatsu, or a comfortable chair massage. Life On Board Escape to Wellness Amenities vary by vessel; refer to the Fleet At-A-Glance chart on page 72 for details.
  9. 9. Unlimited. | 9 Four is a pretty significant number, and after a lot of thought, more pondering, and then careful consideration, we arrived at four noteworthy Styles of Adventure: Active, Luxury, Heritage, and Charter. Each style offers a distinct focus, personality, and range of activities. And depending on which style you choose and which vessel you’re on, the amenities and activities included may vary, but are all exceptional. With each of our adventure styles, the atmosphere is always casual, the service attentive, and our bridge is open. Once on board, you’re expected to relax, give in to the moment, and leave the stresses of the world at home. Our onboard expedition and legacy leaders guide your way and the wildlife is always unleashed. So without further ado, it’s time to consider your options... unwind each day with a microbrew or glass of wine; a backdrop of cactus-clad desert rims or snow-capped mountains; kayaking, hiking, and snorkeling or bringing history to life—the choice is yours. Active Adventures Explorations equipped for action and delivered from aboard all three of our expedition vessels: Wilderness Adventurer; Wilderness Discoverer; Wilderness Explorer. Focused on experiencing life on the outside—rain or shine— activities like kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), hikes ashore, and inflatable skiff excursions top the agenda. Luxury Adventures Voyages loaded with extra amenities, soft-adventure, and exclusive outings are offered aboard our upscale yachts: Safari Endeavour; Safari Explorer; Safari Quest; Safari Voyager. Indulge in the good life with included spirits and some pampering. We balance adventurous activities by mixing them up with cultural experiences and personal touches like evening turndown service. Heritage Adventures The past comes to life afloat and ashore with Living History programs. Historical characters are revealed and included amenities unfold aboard a replica turn-of-the-century coastal steamer: S.S.Legacy. In the wake of some of North America’s early explorers, traveling port-to-port, our legacy leaders guide you on a stimulating journey of colorful places and fascinating people. Charter Adventures There’s nothing like privacy! And chances are—with maximum capacities of 22, 36, 60, 64, 76, 86, and 88—we have the perfect vessel to fit your group size. Every vessel afloat in the Un-Cruise fleet is available for a private charter. Styles of Adventure Active u Luxury u Heritage u Charter A L H C Uncover the details of each style on pages 10-16, and on page 17, an At-A-Glance chart allows for easy comparison.
  10. 10. 10 | Un-Cruise® Come play. We play in the water. In the woods. Even in the mud. We think it’s pretty cool and our guests tend to agree—so much so, it has them coming back. It’s all about the untamed wild and woolly wilderness and the many ways you get to discover it. Our goal is to expose you to the elements and provide a mix of outdoor opportunities, along with moments or hours of escape and relaxation. The choice and pace are yours. Delivered from aboard our expedition vessels, our Active Adventures are for spirited, energetic explorers. So it’s only natural that they’re outfitted with an assortment of equipment and amped up adventure to accommodate your unleashed energy. We provide the adventure, equipment, opportunities, meals, the fun, expert crew, and the vessel—the rest is up to you. What sets them apart… u Higher, longer outdoor activity and more of it u More outdoor guides in crew complement u Healthy meals, served buffet-style or plated u Alcohol and massage are extra cost items u Snorkel equipment and wetsuits for rent u Port fees and taxes are separate charges u Economical price point Active Adventures Unbridled Explorations A
  11. 11. Unsurpassed. | 11 You could be kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) one morning and snorkeling the next. Another day may offer a gentle afternoon shore walk or have you feeling the muscles burn with a rigorous hike (even a little bushwhacking). And if you just feel like taking it easy, that’s okay, too. For those who take their adventure on the lighter side, you can enjoy riding in the skiff or chatting up the captain on the bridge. Whether you are looking for mild, moderate, or rigorous outdoor pursuits, or a more Zen wilderness experience, we offer activities to suit a variety of skill levels. We rank our hiking excursions with an activity level to ensure the right fit: 1 – Easy; 2 – Moderate; 3 – Challenging; 4 – Strenuous; 5 – Difficult. Depending on where you might be exploring, the expedition team on board will provide the insight needed for you to make a safe and enjoyable choice. Gearing Up Each expedition vessel is equipped with top-of-the-line kayaks and SUPs. There is a nominal daily use charge for snorkeling gear and wet suits. Limited quantities of hiking poles, binoculars, mud boots, and rain gear are also available on board for your use, but to ensure availability, fit, and comfort, we strongly encourage you to bring your own. A detailed packing list is available on our website. Activities may include: u Whale watching u Unbelievable kayaking and SUPing u Inflatable boat excursions u Morning yoga and stretching u Hikes in the wilderness, to a cave, or along shore u Unequaled glacier viewing u Untamed wildlife observation u “Polar bear plunges” u Discoveries by underwater hydrophone and bow-mounted camera u Engaging cultural encounters Adventure opportunities abound, but just in case you want more, we’ve arranged some additional excursions with local experts to further enhance your experience. Guided fishing, flightseeing, and camping trips (to name a few) are available for purchase on board. Activity Levels & Action Get Ready. Get Set. Go.
  12. 12. It’s about the luxury of experiences—nature’s generous displays; timeless days; freedom to unwind; and indulging yourself, just a little. It’s a place where discriminating travelers embark on voyages that combine comfortable, upscale cruising with adventurous activities and exclusive, cultural discoveries. And as connoisseurs of experience, it’s something we take to heart. Aboard our upscale yachts, Luxury Adventures provide curious travelers with an array of included amenities and services that allow you to escape. And depending on where you are, the adventure toys you need—like kayaks, stand-up paddle boards (SUPs), sailboats, snorkel gear, hiking poles, and rubber boots—are always provided. Connecting with your environment happens naturally. Nature and encounters set the pace. What makes them special… u Exclusive arrangements and more included excursions u Indulging onboard relaxation u Gourmet cuisine and fine dining, served over several courses u Fine wine, premium spirits, and microbrews are included u All from-the-yacht activities and equipment are included u No extra charge for port fees or taxes u Moderate to high price point Luxury Adventures Unparalleled Experiences 12 | Un-Cruise® L
  13. 13. Take a breather. Have a fantastic, easy-going day—stroll along a beach or take a two-hour hike at modest elevation or to a “great to be alive” waterfall. Back on board, go for a shore-hugging spin in the kayak or skiff, then into the hot tub for a double bubbly of muscle warming and complimentary champagne. Nothing too extreme and surely something you’ll feel good about. Inside and out. Our small guest numbers keep your experience exclusive and personal. We engage local experts to ensure you have an opportunity to learn as much about what you are seeing and experiencing as you want. Experiences on or off the yacht are designed to provide adventures few travelers ever experience. Personal Comforts Each of our upscale yachts is designed with your comfort in mind and appointed with thoughtful touches that invite you to relax and unwind. Your crew sees to the smallest details, each one eager to make your adventure extra special. u Full bathrooms with en suite showers; some Jacuzzi tubs (Safari Endeavour; Safari Explorer); heated tile floors (Safari Endeavour suites; Safari Explorer; Safari Quest) u Tempur-Pedic® memory-foam products (Safari Endeavour suites; Safari Explorer; Safari Quest) u Terry bathrobes, alarm clocks, and hair dryers u TVs with DVD player (Safari Endeavour; Safari Explorer; Safari Quest; Safari Voyager suites) and iPod docking stations in all staterooms u Some two-room suites or upper category staterooms with French balconies (Safari Endeavour; Safari Explorer; Safari Quest) u A complimentary massage (Safari Endeavour; Safari Explorer; Safari Voyager) u On-deck hot tubs (Safari Endeavour; Safari Explorer; Safari Quest) u Fitness equipment u Saunas (Safari Endeavour; Safari Explorer) u Wine bar (Safari Endeavour); wine library (Safari Explorer); view library (Safari Voyager) u DVD and book library including educational, fiction, and non-fiction titles Comforts & Exclusivity Living the Good Life Unpretentious. | 13
  14. 14. 14 | Un-Cruise® There’s no actual time travel on one of our Heritage Adventures, however, you will transcend the modern era. From aboard a replica turn-of-the-century coastal steamer, you’ll relive days of yore on an unparalleled voyage—unmatched by any other cruise line. Learn and feel the spirit of an illustrious past with exhibits ashore and onboard reenactments, where your legacy team brings back heroes of yesteryear and history comes to life along the historic routes taken by those who came before. When you sail aboard the S.S. Legacy, we bring the past forward. Period décor defines an atmosphere as elegant and refined as the era. High-quality service and modern amenities provide extra pampering. After a day of touring, enjoy an evening cocktail and a spin on the dance floor or a soak in the on-deck hot tub. What defines the experience… u Legacy reenactments bring history to life u Greater quantity of shore visits to towns and villages u Visits to museums and historical sites u Educational presentations by onboard legacy leaders and guides u Gourmet cuisine and fine dining served over several courses u Fine wine, premium spirits, and microbrews are included u No extra charge for port fees or taxes u Moderate to high price point Heritage Adventures Unfolding History H
  15. 15. Untarnished. | 15 Nautical history. Human history. The history of nations. Perhaps your very ancestors sailed the seas making discoveries of their own and meeting fascinating personalities. Sharing that same sense of adventure, you may find yourself being greeted by Teddy Roosevelt, founder of the National Park Service; standing on the bow alongside John Muir, awed by the thunderous crack of a glacier; or finding inspiration, as a budding photographer and geographer, listening to the tales of Eliza Scidmore. There are many tales to be told and your S.S. Legacy crew unveils the epic tales of exploration and adventure of the places you’ll explore—in historic ports steeped in legend and fact; on tours that guide you through time; during visits with local historians and native peoples who unfold the past; and with characters of yore that join you to share their stories. Delivering the unexpected, you’ll be immersed in authentic, dramatic representations of the most extraordinary and significant historical periods of the regions. Timely Elements You won’t have to don buckskin or a coonskin cap, but you may encounter someone who does. Either way, we’ll make your journey memorable in unimaginable ways. u Interpretive staff prepares you for visits ashore u Characters appear in period costume u Dance floor for entertaining evenings on board u Presentations by knowledgeable historians u Expert guest speakers step on board keeping history alive u See important artifacts in the regions visited u Local residents share their heritage u Informative activities enhance your place in time u Coastal steamer replica with turn-of-the-century style décor Relive the historic trail of the Klondike Gold Rush and Lewis & Clark Expedition. Living History Visions of the Past
  16. 16. With a private charter, it’s all about you. Charters provide an excellent way to bring together family, friends, or a corporate incentive group without the hassle of arranging provisions, crew, or routes. With a wide range of sizes—22, 36, 60, 64, 76, 86, 88—there’s a vessel with your group size written all over it. Let us tailor a Charter Adventure with your special focus in mind—complete with activities, crew, and expedition staff. We handle all the details, leaving you to sit back and soak in the experience of a lifetime. Private Group Travel For groups of travelers who share a common interest or mission, whether it be an affinity group or a corporate team, we offer a full-service platform to meet your needs. Companies can tap into team building activities and potential U.S. flag tax breaks. The privacy afforded by a charter is unparalleled, and the natural settings and activities available for discretionary time are incomparable. Imagine finishing up a meeting or socializing and then stepping out on deck to photograph humpback whales or kayaking and sailing in a pristine cove. Private Family Cruises There are many reasons why families and friends take time to relax and travel together: birthdays, retirement, reunions, anniversaries, weddings, or “just because.” Events that create lasting memories. Our vessels are ideally suited for those unique occasions in life. We’ll work with you to customize a Charter Adventure in which all the pieces come together effortlessly. Simply tell us what you’d like, and we’ll make it happen. Charter Adventures Unforgettable Moments 16 | Un-Cruise® C
  17. 17. Unbound. | 17 Un-Cruise Styles of Adventure At-A-Glance Comparison A L H Active Adventures Luxury Adventures Heritage Adventures At-A-Glance Fleet chart on page 72 allows for easy comparison of our vessels, equipment available, and the destinations each explores. Outdoor Adventure Yes Yes — Increased Outdoor Adventure Yes ­— — Living History Program — — Yes Cultural Encounters Yes Yes Yes Port-Centric — — Yes Wilderness-Focused Yes Yes — Whales and Wildlife Yes Yes Yes Expedition Leaders / Guides Yes Yes — Legacy Leaders / Historians — — Yes Interpretations / Narrative Yes Yes Yes Historical Reenactments — — Yes Casual Onboard Atmosphere Yes Yes Yes High Personalized Service Yes Yes Yes Turndown Service — Yes Yes Dining: Seafood / Local / Fresh Buffet / Plated Courses Courses Wellness Program Yes Yes Yes Massage $ One Complimentary One Complimentary Dance Floor — — Yes Open Bridge Yes Yes Yes Spirits / Wine / Beer $ Included Included Super Premium Spirits / Wine $ $ $ Exclusive Winery Visits — — Yes Park Permits Included Included Included Port Fees & Taxes $ Included Included Transfers Included Included Included Gratuities $ $ $ Price Point Economical Moderate to High Moderate to High Charter Adventures Same Features as Outlined Above Style Features C
  18. 18. 18 | Un-Cruise® Reconnect and discover… in some of the most diverse playgrounds on earth. Our popular “Kids in Nature” program is geared toward entertaining and educating kids of all ages! Getting the family together for an adventure vacation is memorable and fun. Whether your family wants to kayak near a tranquil beach, hike along temperate rainforest, or interact with locals in a remote community, there’s something to spark everyone’s interest. Activities are available at a range of skill levels, and in a rare blend of wilderness and culture, kids and the entire family engage and interact with their surroundings, and each other, on an Un-Cruise Adventure. Kids 12 years and under save 25%* on these select departures: Alaska’s Inside Passage Discoverers’ Glacier Country Safari Endeavour u 2014: July 20 Safari Quest u 2014: June 20, July 18 Inner Reaches Eastern Coves­ Wilderness Adventurer u 2014: July 19 Inner Reaches Western Coves­ Wilderness Adventurer u 2014: July 26, August 9 Hawaiian Islands Hawaiian Seascapes Safari Explorer u 2014: March 15, March 29 u 2015: March 14, March 28 Mexico’s Sea of Cortés Baja’s Whale Bounty Safari Voyager u 2014: March 8, March 22 u 2015: March 7, March 21 Cousteau’s Aquarium of the World Safari Voyager u 2014: June 14 Milagros Maritimos de Baja California Sur Safari Voyager u 2014: July 12, July 26, August 9 Kids in Nature Family Discoveries *25% Kids in Nature savings applies to any cabin aboard our expedition vessels, and to select staterooms aboard our upscale yachts.
  19. 19. Uncorked. | 19 Astronomy Mexico’s Sea of Cortés ­— Cousteau’s Aquarium of the World Safari Voyager u 2014: April 12 Birding / Ornithology Mexico’s Sea of Cortés — Baja’s Whale Bounty Safari Voyager u 2014: February 8 Craft Beer Coastal Washington — Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands Wilderness Adventurer u 2014: April 19 Wine Alaska — Discoverers’ Glacier Country Safari Endeavour u 2014: June 15 Marine Biology Alaska — Discoverers’ Glacier Country Safari Endeavour u 2014: July 6, July 13, August 10 Mexico’s Sea of Cortés — Baja’s Whale Bounty Safari Voyager u 2014: February 22, March 15 u 2015: February 21, March 14 Photography Alaska — Discoverers’ Glacier Country Safari Endeavour u 2014: June 29, August 17 Hawaii — Hawaiian Seascapes Safari Explorer u 2014: February 22 Mexico’s Sea of Cortés — Baja’s Whale Bounty Safari Voyager u 2014: January 25, February 15 u 2015: January 24, February 14 Recognizing that our guests often share similar uncorked passions—we’re kicking it up a notch with some themed departure dates hosted by guest experts who appreciate a hands-on approach to sharing knowledge. So whether you’re already an authority, a budding amateur, or just curious to learn about a topic… you’re sure to be engaged and fit right in. Get the best of both worlds— all the typical benefits of an Un-Cruise Adventure combined with a focus on a special interest. Guest hosts include individuals such as owners and winemakers from recognized vineyards and wineries; authorities in marine biology and ornithology; and notable photographers. Depending on your theme, there’ll be dedicated presentations by the guest host; hands-on learning opportunities; and wine and beer tastings that bring a whole new dimension to your adventure. Theme Departures Uncorked Passion
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  21. 21. Shaped by massive glaciers over millions of years, the temperate rainforest of Southeast Alaska (also known as the Alaska Panhandle) reveals wildlife-rich fjords and spectacular scenery. Throughout history, its channels and waterways have served as important travel corridors for Native Tlingit, Tsimshian, and Haida peoples and Gold Rush era steamships. The Tongass National Forest—the largest in the U.S.—is 16.8 million acres and constitutes the majority of area. The 3.3-million-acre Glacier Bay National Park was recognized in 1986 as a biosphere reserve, and in 1992, earned its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other features of the region include the Alexander Archipelago and Misty Fjords National Monument. Thoreau once wrote, “We need the tonic of wildness... We can never have enough of nature.” Today, receding glaciers reveal a landscape that has been covered with ice for tens of thousands of years and, depending on your itinerary, our expert teams guide you on a journey of adventurous activities, luxury in the pursuit of adventure, or on a revealing voyage of the region’s telling past. Each adventure shares an abundance of nature—brown and black bears, wolf and deer, mountains and glaciers, humpback whales and orca, rainforests, bald eagles, and sea birds. Through time, explorers, authors, naturalists, captains, and visionaries have made discoveries in this unforgettable natural laboratory—now, you can too. Alaska’s Inside Passage Southeast Alaska & Glacier Bay National Park Undiscovered. | 21 “This trip was worth every cent! It was beyond my wildest dreams. Alaska is so beautiful! Thanks to the crew & Un-Cruise for making it a trip of a lifetime!” ­— Tim S., Marysville, OH
  22. 22. 22 | Un-Cruise® Wilderness Passages of Discovery 12 Nights — Seattle, Washington to Juneau, Alaska From $ 2,995 u Seattle u Friday Harbor u Salish Sea u Canada’s Inside Passage u Misty Fjord’s National Monument u Ketchikan u El Capitan Passage u Klawock u Chatham Strait u Frederick Sound u The Brothers Islands u Stephen’s Passage u Endicott Arm u Fords Terror Wilderness u Juneau u ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS: u Cruise through Canada's and Alaska’s Inside Passages u Visit The Whale Museum in quaint Friday Harbor u Up-close exploration in Misty Fjords National Monument u Discover Tlingit culture in Ketchikan and totems in Klawock u Glacier viewing in Endicott Arm u Cruise wilderness waterways: El Capitan Passage, Chatham Strait, and Stephen’s Passage u Wildlife and whale watching in Frederick Sound u Kayak and skiff exploration in remote coves and passageways Vancouver Island WASHINGTON BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA ALASKA Pacific Ocean SEATTLE FRIDAY HARBOR KETCHIKAN Prince of Wales Island KLAWOCK El Capitan Cave Chatham Strait Baranof Island JUNEAU Frederick Sound The Brothers Islands Stephen’s Passage Fords Terror Dawes Glacier Endicott Arm San Juan Islands Gulf Islands Kuiu Island Misty Fjords National Monument Prince Rupert Princess Royal Island Butedale Johnstone Strait Salish Sea Strait of Georgia
  23. 23. Unmistakable. | 23 AlasKa’sInsidepassage Days 2-11 This much wilderness has an uncanny ability to inspire. Take in the pure air and fill your days with fjords and rainforests, kayaking and hiking, and genuinecompanionship—orca,seals,sealions,sea otters, whales, dolphins, porpoise, sea birds, bald eagles, and of course, your fellow adventurers. Along the way, uncover perfectly hidden places, ideal for a morning hike or afternoon of paddling and skiffing. Perhaps your first attempt ever at paddle boarding! Pass northward through Canada’s and Alaska’s Inside Passages discovering a world of contrasts—gray misty mornings, white-capped mountains, and colorful totems. During stops in Ketchikan and Klawock, you’ll learn firsthand the history and influence of local Native cultures. Your passages into the Misty Fjords National Monument and through El Capitan Passage unveil some of the most pristine and monumental vistas of your journey. And there’ll be plenty of whale watching occasions in Chatham Strait, Frederick Sound, and Stephen’s Passage—the summer feeding grounds for the largest concentration of humpback whales in the northern hemisphere. Days 12-13 Inhale slowly and take it in–it’s your last full day in Alaska. Explore a long and narrow glacially carved fjord and be awed by blue ice and the calving white thunder of a glacier. Keep your He plotted the itinerary and headed for Seattle. It was 1899 when E. H. Harriman left Seattle on the Harriman Alaska Expedition—accompanied by a team of artists, photographers, naturalists, and guides—all charged with cataloging the flora and fauna of the Alaska coastline. Now it’s your turn. Setting sail through the Salish Sea, it’s time to embark with your expedition team and skilled crew on a wilderness discovery of your own. 2014 Wilderness Passages of Discovery — 12 Nights, Seattle to Juneau ALL ADVENTURES include – All onboard meals; exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/ vessel; entry fees to national parks/preserves; most from-the-vessel adventure activities and equipment; wellness program: hot tub, sauna*, fitness equipment, and yoga* LUXURY ADVENTURES also include – Premium spirits, wine, beer; port fees and taxes; all from-the-yacht adventure activities; a complimentary massage*; and an introductory annual membership to Alaska Geographic+ Fares are per person double occupancy, in USD. Active Adventures: add $350 per person port fees and taxes. Select cabins are available for single occupancy at a 150% supplement; all other cabins/staterooms (except Single) are available at 175% of double occupancy rate. Charter up to 22-86 guests (varies by vessel). * excludes Safari Quest + requires registration eyes open for arctic terns or a harbor seal lazing on a passing bergy. This evening, enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Dinner and join your expedition team for a picturesque recap of your tale of adventure. Disembark after breakfast for your transfer to the Juneau airport. A L Monday Departures Wilderness Discoverer NAVR TRBL PATH EXPL CHARTER Apr. 21 $2,995 $4,395 $4,995 ­$7,495 $348,395 Wilderness Explorer — TRBL PATH EXPL CHARTER May 5 — $4,895 $5,495 ­$6,995 $404,395 Wilderness Adventurer NAVR TRBL PATH EXPL CHARTER May 12 $3,495 $4,895 $5,495 ­— $270,495 Sunday or Tuesday Departures Safari Endeavour MSTR CMND CAPT ADMR COMM MSTR   SNGL CHARTER May 6 $5,695 $5,995 $6,395 $7,195 $9,995 $7,195 $562,595 Safari Explorer MSTR CMND CAPT ADMR COMM SNGL CHARTER May 18 $8,095 $8,595 $9,195 $10,395 $12,095 $9,195 $318,495 Safari Quest MRNR CMND CAPT — — SNGL CHARTER May 25 $8,295 $9,595 $10,195 — — $9,195 $192,995 A L
  24. 24. 24 | Un-Cruise® Famed Passages of Discovery 12 Nights — Juneau, Alaska to Seattle, Washington From $ 2,995 u Juneau u Tracy Arm Wilderness u Frederick Sound u Thomas Bay u Wrangell Narrows u Wrangell u Behm Canal u Misty Fjords National Monument u Ketchikan u Canada’s Inside Passage u Salish Sea u Friday Harbor u Seattle u ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS: u Cruise through Alaska’s and Canada’s Inside Passages u View glaciers and float among the ice-rich waters of Tracy Arm u Wildlife and whale watching in Frederick Sound u Up-close exploration in Misty Fjords National Monument u Transit the winding Wrangell Narrows and wildlife-rich Behm Canal u Kayaking, paddle boarding, and skiffing amidst glacial landscapes u Discover Tlingit culture in Ketchikan and at Wrangell’s Chief Shakes Tribal House u Visit The Whale Museum in quaint Friday Harbor KETCHIKAN WRANGELL Tracy Arm Thomas Bay WASHINGTON BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA ALASKA Pacific Ocean SEATTLE FRIDAY HARBOR JUNEAU Frederick Sound Stephen’s Passage San Juan Islands Prince Rupert Princess Royal Island Butedale Salish Sea Wrangell Narrows Behm Canal Misty Fjords National Monument Vancouver Island Gulf Islands Johnstone Strait Strait of Georgia
  25. 25. Unbelievable. | 25 AlasKa’sInsidepassage A L Days 2-11 Glacial landscapes, legends of the mythical shape- shifting “Kushtaka,” and the zigzagging navigational lights of “Christmas Tree Lane” are just a handful of the interesting nuggets you could write home about. Sheer granite walls line a winding fjord and large floating icebergs pass by on your approach to the twin Sawyer Glaciers. There’ll be hikes on scenic backcountry trails, paddling along pristine waterways, and intertidal shore walks in a backdrop of natural splendor. Wildlife abounds in Behm Canal—orca, porpoise, sea lions, brown and black bears, mink, marten, eagles, and otters. Keep watch for breaching whales in Frederick Sound. In port visits to Wrangell and Ketchikan, hear stories of  Tlingit culture, view recently carved totems, and stroll down notorious Creek Street, once a red-light district in downtown Ketchikan. Wind your way into the stunning glacial valleys of Misty Fjords for an up-close look at this majestic wilderness until your exploration turns south through Canada’s Inside Passage. Days 12-13 The tranquility of the past days winds to a close in the serene San Juan Islands—an archipelago of islands first charted in 1791. A stop in quaint Friday Harbor immerses you in the area’s maritime history. Spend the afternoon gunkholing and a last chance to kayak or ride A turning point in any life, it was Eliza’s first trip to Alaska. Led by a strong mind and heart, Eliza Scidmore—writer, photographer, lecturer, geographer—was a maverick in her own right. In the summer of 1883 she set sail on a fascinating journey along the Inside Passage delivering supplies and mail. Her first book recounted her Alaska travels, launching a lifelong career as a travel writer. As you depart Juneau and head south for Seattle, your adventure will surely be as memorable. the skiff before the evening festivities. Following the Captain’s Dinner, your expedition team bids you farewell with an entertaining presentation of your journey. Enjoy breakfast with your mates, and then disembark for your transfer to the Seattle airport. 2014 Famed Passages of Discovery — 12 Nights, Juneau to Seattle Fares are per person double occupancy, in USD. Active Adventures: add $350 per person port fees and taxes. Select cabins are available for single occupancy at a 150% supplement; all other cabins/staterooms (except Single) are available at 175% of double occupancy rate. Charter up to 22-86 guests (varies by vessel). * excludes Safari Quest + requires registration A L Saturday Departures Wilderness Adventurer NAVR TRBL PATH — CHARTER Aug. 30 $3,495 $4,895 $5,495 ­— $270,495 Wilderness Explorer ­— TRBL PATH EXPL CHARTER Sep. 6 — $4,895 $5,495 ­$6,995 $404,395 Wilderness Discoverer NAVR TRBL PATH EXPL CHARTER Sep. 20 $2,995 $4,395 $4,995 ­$7,495 $348,395 Sunday or Friday Departures Safari Quest MRNR CMND CAPT ­— — SNGL CHARTER Aug. 22 $8,295 $9,595 $10,195 — — $9,195 $192,995 Safari Explorer MSTR CMND CAPT ADMR COMM SNGL CHARTER Sep. 5 $8,095 $8,595 $9,195 $10,395 $12,095 $9,195 $318,495 Safari Endeavour MSTR CMND CAPT ADMR COMM MSTR   SNGL CHARTER Sep. 14 $5,695 $5,995 $6,395 $7,195 $9,995 $7,195 $562,595 ALL ADVENTURES include – All onboard meals; exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/ vessel; entry fees to national parks/preserves; most from-the-vessel adventure activities and equipment; wellness program: hot tub, sauna*, fitness equipment, and yoga* LUXURY ADVENTURES also include – Premium spirits, wine, beer; port fees and taxes; all from-the-yacht adventure activities; a complimentary massage*; and an introductory annual membership to Alaska Geographic+
  26. 26. 26 | Un-Cruise® Gold Rush Legacy 11 Nights — Seattle, Washington to Juneau, Alaska (*or reverse) INCLUSIVE from $ 6,395 u Seattle u Friday Harbor u Salish Sea u Strait of Georgia u Johnstone Strait u Canada’s Inside Passage u Ketchikan u Wrangell u Petersburg u Frederick Sound u Chatham Strait u Sergius Narrows u Sitka u Chichagof Island u Icy Strait u Glacier Bay National Park u Haines u Skagway u Juneau u ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS: u Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site u Tlingit culture at Chief Shakes Tribal House and totems in Wrangell u Sitka’s Russian heritage with tours to Castle Hill, St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, and Sitka National Historic Park u Visit the Alaska Raptor Center, Fort William Seward, and Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center u Petersburg’s Scandinavian heritage on a walking tour of “Little Norway” u Ride in a 1920s-era street car and White Pass & Yukon Route railway u A Ketchikan walking tour reveals the roots of its livelihood: logging, fishing, and the infamous “Creek Street” u Enjoy quaint Friday Harbor and a tour at The Whale Museum u Cruise Canada’s and Alaska’s Inside Passage and port-to-port through scenic waterways u Living History presentations from your onboard legacy guides and guest experts WRANGELL SKAGWAY HAINES Glacier Bay National Park Chichagof Island SITKA PETERSBURG Alternate Route Vancouver Island WASHINGTON BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA ALASKA Pacific Ocean SEATTLE FRIDAY HARBOR KETCHIKAN Peril Strait Baranof Island JUNEAU Frederick Sound Icy Strait San Juan Islands Gulf Islands Prince Rupert Princess Royal Island Butedale Johnstone Strait Salish Sea Chatham Strait Strait of Georgia Serguis Narrows
  27. 27. Unanticipated. | 27 AlasKa’sInsidepassage H Fares are per person double occupancy, in USD. Any stateroom (except Single) is available as a single at 175% of double occupancy rate. Triple/quad rates available in select staterooms. Charter up to 88 guests. + requires registration Days 2-11 Imagine what it must have been like stepping aboard a steamship bound for Alaska, outfitted with nothing but a canvas backpack, bedroll, some crusty bread, a canteen, and visions of fortune—it’s quite the contrast to the modern amenities, fine dining, and attentive crew that’ll provide your comfort. Between Seattle and Juneau, you’ll travel between ports encountering pristine wilderness and wildlife. In quaint towns along your journey, included visits to museums and historic places unveil significant moments in time—life as a miner, lessons in statehood and whaling, Russian history, and Tlingit culture. Witness calving glaciers, barking sea lions, and soaring sea birds in Glacier Bay National Park, and through the northern whale waters of Icy Strait, keep watch for the gentle humpbacks. Feasting on krill. Breaching. Giving you the fluke. Days 12-13 The Gold Rush greatly changed Haines and Skagway. Learn the area’s early history as a trading center and the significance of notable landmarks. When in Haines—a common spot for birders—keep watch high overhead for the white-feathered heads of resident bald eagles. Skagway’s wooden boardwalks line the town’s historic buildings where tales of betrayal, fortune, and mystery come alive. Ride a narrow gauge The lure of gold and promise of riches beckoned Jack London, although perhaps it’s the call of the wild and tales of adventures past that lures you. As one of the most published American figures, it was London’s 1897 quest to join the Klondike Gold Rush that provided the literary gold of his early stories. Your own story unfolds from the moment you embark and come face-to-face with some of history’s most revered and feared personalities. HERITAGE ADVENTURES include – All onboard meals; premium spirits, fine wine, and microbrews; exclusive roundtrip transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel; port fees and taxes; interpretive shore visits and onboard presentations; entry fees to national parks, museums, and other historical venues; wellness program: hot tub, sauna, fitness equipment, yoga, and a complimentary massage; and an introductory annual membership to Alaska Geographic+ railway 3,000 feet up and around cliff-hanging turns for a stunning panorama of glaciers, mountains, gorges, and waterfalls. Survive it, and join the captain for a toast at tonight’s Farewell Dinner, then relive your journey with a memorable presentation. After breakfast, bid adieu to your newfound friends and disembark for your transfer to the Juneau airport. 2014 Gold Rush Legacy — 11 Nights, Seattle to Juneau (*or reverse)H Wednesday or Sunday Departures S.S.Legacy MSTR CMND CAPT ADMR JCOM OWNR MSTR   SNGL CHARTER Jun. 11 $6,395 $6,895 $7,495 $8,695 $9,395 $17,495 $8,695 $660,995 Aug. 17*
  28. 28. 28 | Un-Cruise® N EW Alaska’s Golden History 7 Nights — Ketchikan to Juneau, Alaska (*or reverse) INCLUSIVE from $ 5,195 u Ketchikan u Wrangell u Petersburg u Frederick Sound u Chatham Strait u Sergius Narrows u Sitka u Chichagof Island u Icy Strait u Glacier Bay National Park u Haines u Skagway u Juneau u ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS: u View glaciers and wildlife in Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve u Discover Tlingit culture at Chief Shakes Tribal House and hand-carved totems in Wrangell u Embrace Sitka’s Russian heritage with guided tours to Castle Hill, St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, and Sitka National Historic Park, and visit the Alaska Raptor Center u A Petersburg walking tour explores its Scandinavian heritage u Ride in a 1920s-era street car and the White Pass & Yukon Route railway in Skagway u History is unveiled at Haines’ Fort William Seward and Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center u Cruise port-to-port through scenic waterways aboard a replica turn-of-the-century coastal steamer u Living History presentations from your onboard legacy guides and guest experts H eritage Adventure ALASKA WRANGELL Admiralty Island JUNEAU Frederick Sound SKAGWAY HAINES Glacier Bay National Park Chatham Strait Baranof Island Chichagof Island SITKA PETERSBURG KETCHIKAN Serguis Narrows Icy Strait Pacific Ocean Peril Strait Wrangell Narrows Lynn Canal Alterate Route
  29. 29. Unveiled. | 29 AlasKa’sInsidepassage H Days 2-6 You’ll meet any number of fascinating characters during your passage through time sailing in and out of ports strategic to prospectors or that served as launch points for pioneering naturalists. Cruise “inside routes” long ago plied by Russian sea otter hunters, dock in towns that flourished as fur trading centers, and visit forts and landmarks where history was forever changed. With your crew of scallywags and hooligans, stagger back to the vessel’s Pesky Barnacle Saloon, and imagine the revelry of the day. Trusting your captain to seek out the best opportunities for wilderness and wildlife viewing, you are sure to find it along the shores of Chichagof Island and in the northern whale waters of Icy Strait. Lounging sea lions, gentle humpbacks, and flocks of resident seabirds— murrelets, puffins, and black-legged kittiwakes. Glaciers unfold front and center in Glacier Bay National Park, and the dramatic 15,000-foot peaks of the Fairweather Range drape the skyline before your sail toward Lynn Canal, North America’s deepest fjord. Days 7-8 Spend your last day in the Gold Rush town of Skagway—the setting for Jack London’s Call of the Wild—and in Haines, an integral native trade center. Tour an old fort, visit a When the Klondike Gold Rush began in 1897, Alaska was a land of opposites—hardship and promise, good fortune and bad luck, lawlessness and justice—and Soapy Smith, con man extraordinaire, saw opportunity. Unlike your journey, Soapy traveled with his own “law and order society” and was thrown out of towns, welcomed in saloons, and his name was legendary. The present slips away and the past emerges as you sail out of Ketchikan, through what is now the Tongass National Forest. museum, stroll along wooden boardwalks, and ride a narrow gauge railway 3,000 feet up and around cliff-hanging turns for a stunning panorama of glaciers, gorges, mountains, and waterfalls. Exhilarated, join your captain at the Farewell Dinner and close the evening with a photographic recap by your legacy team. After breakfast, say farewell to the crew and disembark for your transfer to the Juneau airport. Fares are per person double occupancy, in USD. Any stateroom (except Single) is available as a single at 175% of double occupancy rate. Triple/quad rates available in select staterooms. Charter up to 88 guests. + requires registration 2014 Alaska’s Golden History — 7 Nights, Ketchikan to Juneau (*or reverse)H Sunday Departures S.S.Legacy MSTR CMND CAPT ADMR JCOM OWNR MSTR   SNGL CHARTER Aug. 17* $5,195 $5,645 $5,995 $6,995 $7,595 $13,495 $6,995 $546,995 Jun. 15, 22*, 29 $5,495 $5,995 $6,495 $7,495 $7,995 $13,995 $7,395 $564,895 Jul. 6*, 13, 20*, 27 Aug. 3*, 10 HERITAGE ADVENTURES include – All onboard meals; premium spirits, fine wine, and microbrews; exclusive roundtrip transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel; port fees and taxes; interpretive shore visits and onboard presentations; entry fees to national parks, museums, and other historical venues; wellness program: hot tub, sauna, fitness equipment, yoga, and a complimentary massage; and an introductory annual membership to Alaska Geographic+
  30. 30. 30 | Un-Cruise® Discoverers’ Glacier Country 7 Nights — Roundtrip Juneau, Alaska INCLUSIVE from $ 4,195 u Juneau u Glacier Bay National Park u Icy Strait u Chichagof Island u Baranof Island u Frederick Sound u Stephen’s Passage u Fords Terror u Endicott Arm u ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS u Two exclusive days in Glacier Bay National Park accompanied by a Park Ranger u Discover scenic coves and fjords by kayak, paddle board, and skiff u Beachcombing and wilderness hikes in the Tongass National Forest u View stunning glaciers and listen for the “white” thunder u Watch for whales and wildlife in Frederick Sound and Stephen’s Passage u Captain’s Choice exploration of remote “not in the guidebook” places ALASKA Admiralty Island JUNEAU Frederick Sound Glacier Bay National Park Baranof Island Chichagof Island Icy Strait Pacific Ocean Stephen’s Passage Fords Terror Endicott Arm Dawes Glacier Grand Pacific Glacier Margerie Glacier Reid Inlet Bartlett Cove Marble Island The Brothers Islands Saginaw Bay Chatham Strait Thomas Bay Lamplugh Glacier
  31. 31. Unbridled. | 31 AlasKa’sInsidepassage L Days 2-6 Surrounded by scenery more spectacular than any place on earth, you’ll understand Muir’s sentiments. Traveling nearly 60 miles up-bay, a Glacier Bay National Park ranger shares the park’s fascinating geologyandhistory.Boardaskiffandweaveamong icebergs that have cracked off the face of a glacier. Kayak in the quiet of majestic wilderness and relish in unfettered time for hikes ashore. Back at the yacht, your crackerjack team is there to greet you with a hot toddy when you return, so enjoy the thrill of the wild. After all, it is luxury in the pursuit of adventure. More ultimate exploration awaits you in Icy Strait, the richest whale waters in Southeast Alaska, and in Frederick Sound and Stephen’s Passage. Join the captain on the bridge or go on deck with your expedition team and keep watch for porpoise, sea lions, and the telltale blow of humpbacks. Enjoy the comforts on board and discover a world of wonder in those “not in the guidebook” places. Days 7-8 Cliff-walled fjords and a pristine tidal inlet are on tap today as you slip into an area widely acclaimed as the most beautiful in Alaska—Endicott Arm and Fords Terror. Explore this majestic fjord by kayak or skiff, a unique opportunity indeed. Rugged ice-covered mountainsgleamhighoverheadandaglacieractively calves into the ice-filled fjord. Enjoy a festive Farewell Dinner, and before turning in, your expedition team “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” With champagne in hand, sail into secluded Alaska wilderness in the spirit of John Muir, America’s most famous and influential naturalist. Muir was the first in a long line of distinguished scientists to visit Glacier Bay National Park, and you certainly won’t be the last. Muir’s heart remained wild throughout his life, and this wilderness explorer was renowned for his exciting adventures. Following in his footsteps, yours surely will be too. LUXURY ADVENTURES include – All onboard meals; premium spirits, wine, beer; exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/yacht; port fees and taxes; entry fees to national parks/preserves; all from-the- yacht adventure activities and equipment; wellness program: hot tub, sauna*, fitness equipment, yoga*, and a complimentary massage*; and an introductory annual membership to Alaska Geographic+ Fares are per person double occupancy, in USD. Any stateroom (except Single) may be sold as a single for 175% of double rate. Triple rates available (Safari Endeavour / Safari Explorer). Charter up to 22-86 guests (varies by vessel). * excludes Safari Quest + requires registration shares a photo journal of your voyage. Gather for breakfast, and back in historic Juneau, transfer to the airport or begin your Un-Cruise extended stay. 2014 Discoverers’ Glacier Country — 7 Nights, Roundtrip JuneauL Theme departures: K=Kids in Nature; M=Marine Biology; P=Photography; W=Wine Sunday Departures Safari Endeavour MSTR CMND CAPT ADMR COMM MSTR SNGL CHARTER May 18 $4,195 $4,495 $4,795 $5,395 $7,595 $5,395 $422,195 May 25; Aug. 31; Sep. 7 $4,495 $4,795 $5,145 $5,895 $8,495 $5,895 $455,195 Jun. 1; Aug. 24 $4,995 $5,295 $5,645 $6,395 $8,995 $6,395 $498,195 Jun. 8; Aug. 17P $5,295 $5,595 $5,995 $6,795 $9,495 $6,795 $527,395 Jun. 15W , 22, 29P $5,595 $5,995 $6,395 $7,195 $9,995 $7,145 $554,795 Jul. 6M , 13M , 20K , 27 Aug. 3, 10M Friday Departures Safari Explorer MSTR CMND CAPT ADMR COMM SNGL CHARTER May 30; Aug. 22 $6,295 $6,795 $7,195 $8,095 $9,595 $7,195 $248,995 Jun. 6; Aug. 15 $6,595 $7,095 $7,495 $8,395 $9,995 $7,495 $259,895 Jun. 13, 20, 27 $6,995 $7,495 $7,995 $8,995 $10,795 $7,995 $276,995 Jul. 4, 11,18, 25; Aug. 1, 8 Aug. 29 $5,995 $6,495 $6,895 $7,795 $9,195 $6,895 $237,995 Safari Quest MRNR CMND CAPT — — SNGL CHARTER Jun. 6; Aug. 15 $6,395 $7,595 $8,095 — — $6,895 $150,795 Jun. 13, 20K , 27; Jul. 4, 11, $6,795 $8,095 $8,695 — — $7,795 $160,995 18K , 25; Aug, 1, 8
  32. 32. 32 | Un-Cruise® Northern Passages & Glacier Bay 7 Nights — Juneau to Sitka, Alaska (*or reverse) From $ 1,895 u Juneau u Glacier Bay National Park u Icy Strait u Chichagof Island u Baranof Island u Peril Strait u Sergius Narrows u Sitka u ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS u Three exclusive days in Glacier Bay—UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve u View stunning glaciers throughout Glacier Bay National Park u Enjoy Park Ranger interpretation and discover the Bartlett Cove Visitor Center u South Marble Island sea lion haulout and spectacular birding u Icy Strait whale watching and wildlife viewing in Peril Strait u Hikes ashore in Glacier Bay National Park and along Chichagof Island’s waterfall coast u Explore via custom-built human-powered watercraft, kayak, paddle board, and skiff ALASKA Admiralty Island JUNEAU Chatham Strait Baranof Island Chichagof Island SITKA Pacific Ocean Glacier Bay National Park Icy Strait Grand Pacific Glacier Margerie Glacier Lamplugh Glacier Bartlett Cove Marble Island East Arm Peril Strait Alternate Route Sergius Narrows
  33. 33. AlasKa’sInsidepassage A Undisputable. | 33 Days 2-6 Pass go and don’t stop as you sail into Glacier Bay, one of America’s crown jewel national parks—it’s yours for the taking. Accompanied by one of the park’s rangers, take a boot-sucking hike through sandbars and rainforest and go face-to-face with glaciers, only to be greeted with a warm mug of hot chocolate when you step back on board. Lingering for wildlife during your three full days in the park, you’ll find whales, sea lions, mountain goats, sea otters, bears, moose, eagles, brightly-colored puffins, Black Oystercatchers, and many other species of rare sea birds. With camera in hand, join the captain on the bridge or your expedition team out on deck and set your course for arguably the richest whale waters in Southeast Alaska. Ride the skiffs for a closer inspection of the rugged, wild shore with eyes set for possible bear sightings and anchor in remote waters for an opportunity to lower the kayaks and skiffs or enjoy an intertidal walk with your guides. Days 7-8 The small boat haven of Peril Strait connects to the very narrow, historic, and wildlife-rich Sergius Narrows—a great place to watch the shoreline for bears, the waters for otters and whales, and to look skyward for eagles. After an In a land where everything is great—mountains, glaciers, wilderness, and wildlife, not to mention thousands of miles of coastline—one has to wonder what all the hubbub was about when U.S. Secretary of State William Seward instigated the purchase of Alaska from Russia. Unwavering in his effort, in March of 1867 it became Seward’s most successful achievement. The purchase was mocked by the public as “Seward’s Folly,” but rolling in his grave, he had the last laugh with the discovery of gold a mere 30 years later. Sail through the channel out of Juneau, and discover its greatness for yourself. adventurous, but “un-perilous” day, toast your voyage with a festive Farewell Dinner and a photo journal presentation by your expedition team. Gather for breakfast as you cruise into Russian-influenced Sitka, then disembark for your transfer to the airport. 2014 Northern Passages & Glacier Bay — 7 Nights, Juneau to Sitka (*or reverse) Fares are per person double occupancy, in USD. Add $175 per person port fees and taxes. Select cabins are available for single occupancy at a 150% supplement; all other cabins (except Single) are available at 175% of double occupancy rate. Charter up to 60 to 76 guests (varies by vessel). A Saturday Departures Wilderness Discoverer NAVR TRBL PATH EXPL CHARTER May 3; Sep. 13* $1,895 $2,395 $2,595 ­$4,495 $194,795 May 10*; Sep. 6 $2,195 $2,795 $2,995 $4,695 $221,995 Wilderness Explorer — TRBL PATH EXPL CHARTER May 17, 24* — $2,795 $2,995 ­$4,195 $228,995 May 31; Aug. 23, 30* — $3,195 $3,395 $4,295 $256,795 Jun. 7*; Aug. 16* — $3,695 $3,995 $4,795 $297,395 Jun. 14, 21*, 28 — $4,195 $4,495 $5,695 $334,795 Jul. 5*, 12, 19*, 26 Aug. 2*, 9 Wilderness Adventurer NAVR TRBL PATH — CHARTER Jun. 21, 28*; Jul. 5, 12* $3,395 $4,195 $4,495 ­— $234,995 ACTIVE ADVENTURES include – All onboard meals; exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel; entry fees to national parks/preserves; most from-the-vessel adventure activities and equipment; wellness program: hot tub, sauna, fitness equipment, and yoga
  34. 34. 34 | Un-Cruise® Inner Reaches Eastern Coves 7 Nights — Juneau to Ketchikan, Alaska From $ 1,595 u Juneau u Tracy Arm Wilderness u Frederick Sound u Thomas Bay u Wrangell Narrows u Wrangell u Behm Canal u Misty Fjords National Monument u Ketchikan u ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS: u Explore the mainland—glacial landscapes, old growth and rainforest u Wildlife and whale watching with a half-day in Frederick Sound u View glaciers and float among the ice-rich waters of Tracy Arm u Kayaking, paddle boarding, and skiffing in remote scenic bays u Enjoy wilderness hikes and intertidal shore walks u Discover isolated coves and dramatic Misty Fjords National Monument u Visit Wrangell’s Kiksetti Totem Park and Chief Shakes Tribal House u Transit the winding Wrangell Narrows and wildlife-rich Behm Canal ALASKA WRANGELL Admiralty Island JUNEAU Frederick Sound KETCHIKAN Wrangell Narrows Pacific Ocean The Brothers Islands Tracy Arm Thomas Bay Yes Bay Misty Fjords National Monument Behm Canal Stephen’s Passage
  35. 35. Unblemished. | 35 AlasKa’sInsidepassage A L Days 2-6 Pass by hundreds of cascading waterfalls and some of the largest icebergs in all of Alaska, then reach the glaciers at the end of a winding fjord, and it’s sure to cure whatever ails you. Poetic in every sense of the word, the wilderness surrounding Tracy Arm and Thomas Bay offer up some of the finest paddling, hiking, and legends in Southeast Alaska. Take it easy on a lush forest trail or intertidal shore walk, get down and dirty in the muskeg and mud, or go big onan11-milehiketoaglacially-fedlake.Learnabout Kushtaka—mythical shape-shifting creatures—and steer clear when exploring by kayak, paddle board, or skiffing along shore. Legends and lore continue with totems and a sacred tribal house. The wild life is everywhere, but in Frederick Sound and along BehmCanal,it’lllikelytakeshapeintheformofbears, wolves,harborseals,sealions,orca,andhumpbacks. Days 7-8 It’s your last day for play, and time to soak in the splendor of a largely forgotten corner of the world—Misty Fjords National Monument— affectionately called “The Yosemite of the North.” Glacial valleys filled with sea water, and sheer 3,000-foot cliffs are a haven for sea birds, brown and black bears, mountain goats, Sitka black- tailed deer, mink, moose, river otters, and other wildlife. This evening, enjoy a farewell toast and “Just think! Some night the stars will gleam”—and you could be sitting in the hot tub beneath them. Back at the turn of the century, author and poet Robert Service didn’t have a hot tub, but he did write that line about the stars. And after spending several years on the Alaska frontier, you can bet that he’d seen a few. To be sure, he’d seen and heard plenty—gripping yarns of the wild Northwest and the pursuit of “the muck called gold.” Falling in love with their stories, he became an armchair adventurer. It’s time to pack your sense of adventure, and write your own. reminisce about your journey over a sumptuous dinner. Enjoy breakfast before disembarking for your transfer to the Ketchikan airport. 2014 Inner Reaches Eastern Coves — 7 Nights, Juneau to Ketchikan Fares are per person double occupancy, in USD. Active Adventures: add $175 per person fees and taxes. Select cabins are available for single occupancy at a 150% supplement; all other cabins/staterooms (except Single) are available at 175% of double occupancy rate. Charter up to 40-86 guests (varies by vessel). + requires registration A L Theme Departures: K=Kids in Nature Saturday Departures Wilderness Adventurer NAVR TRBL PATH — CHARTER May 24; Aug. 30 $2,195 $2,795 $2,995 ­— $157,295 Jun. 7; Aug. 16 $2,895 $3,695 $3,995 ­— $207,995 Jul. 19K ; Aug. 2 $3,195 $3,995 $4,395 ­— $225,995 Wilderness Explorer — TRBL PATH EXPL CHARTER Sep. 6 — $2,795 $2,995 ­$3,795 $225,595 Wilderness Discoverer NAVR TRBL PATH EXPL CHARTER Sep. 20 $1,595 $2,045 $2,195 $3,995 $166,795 May 17 $2,195 $2,795 $2,995 ­$4,695 $221,995 May 31; Aug. 23 $2,595 $3,195 $3,395 ­$5,195 $253,995 Jun. 14, 28; Jul. 12, 26; Aug. 9 $3,195 $3,995 $4,395 $5,995 $312,795 ALL ADVENTURES include – All onboard meals; exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/ vessel; entry fees to national parks/preserves; most from-the-vessel adventure activities and equipment; wellness program: hot tub, sauna, fitness equipment, and yoga LUXURY ADVENTURES also include – Premium spirits, wine, beer; port fees and taxes; all from-the-yacht adventure activities; a complimentary massage; and an introductory annual membership to Alaska Geographic+ Friday Departure Safari Explorer MSTR CMND CAPT ADMR COMM SNGL CHARTER Sep. 5 $5,995 $6,495 $6,895 $7,795 $9,195 $6,895 $237,995 Sunday Departure Safari Endeavour MSTR CMND CAPT ADMR COMM MSTR SNGL CHARTER Sep. 14 $3,895 $4,095 $4,395 $4,945 $7,045 $4,945 $386,895
  36. 36. 36 | Un-Cruise® Inner Reaches Western Coves 7 Nights — Ketchikan to Juneau, Alaska From $ 1,595 u Ketchikan u Tongass National Forest u El Capitan Passage u Klawock Native Village u Chatham Strait u Frederick Sound u The Brothers Islands u Stephen’s Passage u Endicott Arm u Fords Terror Wilderness u Juneau u ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS: u Explore “wild and woolly” wilderness (“skookum” to the locals) u Wildlife and whale watching in Frederick Sound and Stephen’s Passage u Glacier calving at the face of Dawes Glacier in Endicott Arm u El Capitan Cave trek and exploration u Observe a Stellar sea lion haulout at The Brothers Islands u Kayaking, paddle boarding, and skiffing in remote scenic bays u Visit the carving school and totems at Klawock, a native Tlingit Village ALASKA KLAWOCK Admiralty Island JUNEAU Frederick Sound Chatham Strait Baranof Island KETCHIKAN Pacific Ocean Prince of Wales Island El Capitan Passage El Capitan Cave Bay of Pillars The Brothers Islands Fords Terror Wilderness Endicott Arm Wilderness Dawes Glacier Stephen’s Passage
  37. 37. Untamed. | 37 AlasKa’sInsidepassage A L Days 2-6 It was wild and woolly then, and as you’ll discover firsthand, it still holds true today. The remoteness is unmatched, and this hidden gem is very much alive—alive with vivid, raw forest, and an abundance of wildlife both above and below the water’s surface. In unhindered passages and hidden coves, take to the water by kayak, paddle board, and skiff, keeping watch for a magical array of marine life. A popular summer feeding ground for whales, join playful porpoise, orca, humpbacks, and Steller sea lions in Frederick Sound and Stephen’s Passage—and along shore, keep your eyes alert for sea birds, eagles, wolves, and black bear. Discover a rustic Native community thriving on the farthest reaches of the wild Alaska coastline; and hike a winding high forest trail to explore inside El Capitan Cave, the largest known cave in Alaska and one of the largest mapped caves in the Americas. Eager to share, your captain and expert expedition team know the secrets of the wilderness. Days 7-8 Snow covered mountains, glowing blues, and the white thunder of calving ice take your breath away at the face of Dawes Glacier. As you glide through EndicottArmyou’lllikelyspotsealstakingrespiteon the glaciers smaller “bergy bits.” Tides permitting, explore the narrow passage of Fords Terror. Join Neither cloud failure, nor liquid sunshine gets in the way on this journey. The same could also be said about the young American naturalist, anthropologist, paleontologist, and geographer William Dall’s many expeditions to Alaska. The undisputed Alaska expert in both biology and Native cultures, he spent years writing about Alaska and documenting his vast collection for the Smithsonian Museum. Dall loved Alaska, and in 1880, he even took his new bride there for their honeymoon! Setting sail through the Tongass National Forest, it’s time to make your own discoveries. the captain for a farewell toast during dinner. Bid adieu to newfound friends over breakfast before disembarking and transferring to the Juneau airport. 2014 Inner Reaches Western Coves — 7 Nights, Ketchikan to Juneau Theme Departures: K=Kids in Nature Fares are per person double occupancy, in USD. Active Adventures: add $175 per person port fees and taxes. Select cabins are available for single occupancy at a 150% supplement; all other cabins/staterooms (except Single) are available at 175% of double occupancy rate. Charter up to 40-86 guests (varies by vessel). + requires registration A L Sunday Departure Safari Endeavour MSTR CMND CAPT ADMR COMM MSTR SNGL CHARTER May 11 $3,895 $4,095 $4,395 $4,945 $7,045 $4,945 $386,895 Friday Departure Safari Explorer MSTR CMND CAPT ADMR COMM SNGL CHARTER May 23 $5,995 $6,495 $6,895 $7,795 $9,195 $6,895 $237,995 ALL ADVENTURES include – All onboard meals; exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/ vessel; entry fees to national parks/preserves; most from-the-vessel adventure activities and equipment; wellness program: hot tub, sauna, fitness equipment, and yoga LUXURY ADVENTURES also include – Premium spirits, wine, beer; port fees and taxes; all from-the-yacht adventure activities; a complimentary massage; and an introductory annual membership to Alaska Geographic+ Saturday Departures Wilderness Discoverer NAVR TRBL PATH EXPL CHARTER Apr. 26 $1,595 $2,045 $2,195 $3,995 $166,795 May 24; Aug. 30 $2,195 $2,795 $2,995 ­$4,695 $221,995 Jun. 7; Aug. 16 $2,895 $3,695 $3,995 ­$5,595 $289,195 Jun. 21; Jul. 5, 19; Aug. 2 $3,195 $3,995 $4,395 $5,995 $312,795 Wilderness Explorer — TRBL PATH EXPL CHARTER May 10 — $2,395 $2,595 ­$3,995 $199,995 Wilderness Adventurer NAVR TRBL PATH — CHARTER May 17 $2,195 $2,795 $2,995 ­— $157,295 May 31; Aug. 23 $2,595 $3,195 $3,395 ­— $187,295 Jun. 14; Jul. 26K ; Aug. 9K $3,195 $3,995 $4,395 ­— $225,995
  38. 38. 38 | Un-Cruise® Ultimate Adventure (Inner Reaches Eastern Coves + Western Coves) Be the ultimate adventurer and combine all the wilderness, wildlife, exploration, and tranquility of both the Eastern and Western Coves adventures. For complete day-to-day descriptions refer to Inner Reaches Eastern Coves (pages 34-35) and Western Coves (pages 36-37). AlasKa’sInsidepassage A Fares are per person double occupancy, in USD, and reflect additional week savings. Add $350 per person port fees & taxes. Select cabins are available for single occupancy at a 150% supplement; all other cabins are available at 175%. Triple accommodations available in select Explorer cabins. 2014 A Ultimate Adventure — 14 nights, Roundtrip Juneau ALASKA Admiralty Island JUNEAU Wrangell Narrows Pacific Ocean KLAWOCK Chatham Strait Baranof Island Prince of Wales Island El Capitan Cave Bay of Pillars Fords Terror Endicott Arm Dawes Glacier WRANGELL KETCHIKAN Tracy Arm Thomas Bay Yes Bay Misty Fjords National Monument Behm Canal Frederick Sound El Capitan Passage The Brothers Islands Stephen’s Passage 14 Nights — Roundtrip Juneau, Alaska From $ 4,195 u Juneau u Tracy Arm Wilderness u Frederick Sound u Thomas Bay u Wrangell Narrows u Wrangell u Behm Canal u Misty Fjords National Monument u Ketchikan u Tongass National Forest u El Capitan Passage u Klawock Native Village u Chatham Strait u Frederick Sound u The Brothers Islands u Stephen’s Passage u Endicott Arm u Fords Terror u YOU SAVE 10% on the second (and third) week when you book one of our ULTIMATE or ULTRA Adventures combining our Eastern Coves, Western Coves, and Northern Passages & Glacier Bay explorations for 15 or 22 days of adventure! Saturday Departures Wilderness Discoverer NAVR TRBL PATH EXPL May 17 $4,195 $5,295 $5,695 $8,895 May 31 $5,195 $6,495 $6,995 $10,245 Jun. 14, 28; Jul. 12, 26 $6,095 $7,595 $8,145 $11,395 Aug. 9 $5,795 $7,345 $7,895 $11,045 Aug. 23 $4,595 $5,695 $6,095 $9,445 Wilderness Adventurer NAVR TRBL PATH May 24 $4,545 $5,695 $6,045 — Jun. 7 $5,795 $7,295 $7,845 — Jul.19; Aug. 2 $6,095 $7,595 $8,145 ­— Aug. 16 $5,245 $6,595 $7,045 —
  39. 39. Ultimate Coves & Passages (Inner Reaches Western Coves + Northern Passages & Glacier Bay) 14 Nights — Ketchikan to Sitka, Alaska From $ 3,295 u Ketchikan u Tongass National Forest u El Capitan Passage u Klawock Native Village u Chatham Strait u Frederick Sound u The Brothers Islands u Stephen’s Passage u Endicott Arm u Fords Terror Wilderness u Juneau u Glacier Bay National Park u Icy Strait u Chichagof Island u Baranof Island u Peril Strait u Sergius Narrows u Sitka u Combine all the wild and woolly wilderness of the Western Coves with Glacier Bay National Park and the wildlife of the Northern Passages for an unsurpassable adventure. For complete day-to-day descriptions refer to Inner Reaches Western Coves (pages 36-37) and Northern Passages & Glacier Bay (pages 32-33). Fares are per person double occupancy, in USD, and reflect additional week savings. Add $350 per person port fees & taxes. Select cabins are available for single occupancy at a 150% supplement; all other cabins are available at 175%. Triple accommodations available in select Explorer cabins. 2014 A Ultimate Coves & Passages — 14 nights, Ketchikan to Sitka ALASKA KLAWOCK Admiralty Island JUNEAU Frederick Sound Chatham Strait Baranof Island KETCHIKAN Pacific Ocean Prince of Wales Island El Capitan Passage El Capitan Cave Bay of Pillars The Brothers Islands Chichagof Island SITKA Sergius Narrows Icy Strait Grand Pacific Glacier Margerie Glacier Bartlett Cove Marble Island Peril Strait East Arm Stephen’s Passage Glacier Bay National Park Unfiltered. | 39 A AlasKa’sInsidepassage Saturday Departures Wilderness Discoverer (WD) – Wilderness Explorer (WX) NAVR TRBL PATH EXPL Apr. 26 (WD) $3,295 $4,195 $4,545 $8,045 May 10 (WX) — $4,895 $5,295 $7,795 May 24 — $5,695 $6,045 $8,545 Jun. 7 — $7,445 $7,995 $10,695 Jun. 21; Jul. 5, 19; Aug. 2 — $7,745 $8,295 $11,095 Aug. 16 ­— $6,595 $7,045 $9,445 Aug. 30 (WD) $4,195 $5,295 $5,695 $8,945 ACTIVE ADVENTURES include – All onboard meals; exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel; entry fees to national parks/preserves; most from-the-vessel adventure activities and equipment; wellness program: hot tub, sauna, fitness equipment, and yoga Lamplugh Glacier Endicott Arm Dawes Glacier Fords Terror Alternate Route
  40. 40. Ultimate Bays & Fjords (Northern Passages & Glacier Bay + Inner Reaches Eastern Coves) 14 Nights — Sitka to Ketchikan, Alaska From $ 4,195 u Sitka u Peril Strait u Sergius Narrows u Chichagof Island u Baranof Island u Icy Strait u Glacier Bay National Park u Juneau u Tracy Arm Wilderness u Frederick Sound u Thomas Bay u Wrangell Narrows u Wrangell u Behm Canal u Misty Fjords National Monument u Ketchikan u Combine Glacier Bay National Park and rainforests of the Northern Passages with the waterfalls and fjords of the Eastern Coves for a 15-day unmatchable adventure- filled exploration. For complete day-to-day descriptions refer to Northern Passages & Glacier Bay (pages 32-33) and Inner Reaches Eastern Coves (pages 34-35). Fares are per person double occupancy, in USD, and reflect additional week savings. Add $350 per person port fees & taxes. Select cabins are available for single occupancy at a 150% supplement; all other cabins are available at 175%. Triple accommodations available in select Explorer cabins. 2014 A Ultimate Bays & Fjords — 14 nights, Sitka to Ketchikan ALASKA Admiralty Island JUNEAU Chatham Strait Baranof Island Chichagof Island SITKA Sergius Narrows Glacier Bay National Park Icy Strait Grand Pacific Glacier Lamplugh Glacier Bartlett Cove Marble Island Peril Strait East Arm WRANGELL KETCHIKAN Tracy Arm Thomas Bay Yes Bay Misty Fjords National Monument Behm Canal Frederick Sound Wrangell Narrows The Brothers Islands Pacific Ocean Stephen’s Passage 40 | Un-Cruise® A AlasKa’sInsidepassage Margerie Glacier ACTIVE ADVENTURES include – All onboard meals; exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel; entry fees to national parks/preserves; most from-the-vessel adventure activities and equipment; wellness program: hot tub, sauna, fitness equipment, and yoga Saturday Departures Wilderness Discoverer (WD) – Wilderness Explorer (WX) NAVR TRBL PATH EXPL May 10 (WD) $4,195 $5,295 $5,695 $8,895 May 24 — $5,695 $6,045 $8,895 Jun. 7 — $7,295 $7,845 $10,195 Jun. 21; Jul. 5, 19; Aug. 2 — $7,745 $8,295 $11,045 Aug. 16 — $6,595 $7,045 $9,495 Aug. 30 (WX) ­— $5,695 $6,095 $7,695 Alternate Route
  41. 41. Uninterrupted. | 41| 41 Ultra Adventure (Inner Reaches Eastern + Western Coves + Northern Passages & Glacier Bay) 21 Nights — Juneau to Ketchikan to Juneau to Sitka, Alaska (*or reverse) From $ 8,195 u Juneau u Tracy Arm Wilderness u Frederick Sound u Thomas Bay u Wrangell Narrows u Wrangell u Behm Canal u Misty Fjords National Monument u Ketchikan u Tongass National Forest u El Capitan Passage u Klawock Native Village u Chatham Strait u The Brothers Islands u Stephen’s Passage u Endicott Arm u Fords Terror Wilderness u Glacier Bay National Park u Icy Strait u Chichagof Island u Baranof Island u Peril Strait u Sergius Narrows u Sitka u Embrace the ultra Southeast Alaska expedition by combining all the wildlife, wonder, wildness, and adventure of the Eastern and Western Coves with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay. For complete day-to-day descriptions refer to Inner Reaches Eastern Coves (pages 34-35), Western Coves (pages 36-37) and Northern Passages & Glacier Bay (pages 32-33). Fares are per person double occupancy, in USD, and reflect additional week savings. Add $525 per person port fees & taxes. Select cabins are available for single occupancy at a 150% supplement; all other cabins are available at 175%. Triple accommodations available in select Explorer cabins. 2014 A Ultra Adventure — 21 nights, Juneau to Sitka (*or reverse) AlasKa’sInsidepassage A Admiralty Island JUNEAU SITKA Wrangell Narrows Pacific Ocean KLAWOCK Chatham Strait Baranof Island Prince of Wales Island El Capitan Cave Bay of Pillars Fords Terror Endicott Arm Dawes Glacier WRANGELL KETCHIKAN Tracy Arm Yes Bay Misty Fjords National Monument Behm Canal Frederick Sound El Capitan Passage The Brothers Islands Thomas Bay ALASKA Glacier Bay National Park Grand Pacific Glacier Marble Island Peril Strait East Arm Stephen’s Passage Saturday Departures Wilderness Discoverer – Wilderness Explorer TRBL PATH EXPL May 17 $8,195 $8,745 $12,795 May 24* $8,995 $9,645 $13,895 May 31 $10,295 $11,045 $15,345 Jun. 7* $10,895 $11,895 $15,595 Jun. 14, 28; Jul. 12, 26 $11,345 $12,395 $16,495 Jun. 21*; Jul. 5*,19* $11,395 $12,395 $16,495 Aug. 2* $11,095 $12,045 $16,145 Aug. 9 $10,195 $11,045 $14,895 Aug. 16* $9,095 $9,745 $13,695 Bartlett Cove Chichagof Island Sergius Narrows Icy Strait Margerie Glacier Alternate Route
  42. 42. 42 | Un-Cruise® The “when to go” question comes up often, in fact it’s almost always the first question asked. Rain, bears, whales, sunlight, northern lights—how much, how little, how long, what variety, how high, how low—these are all key interests when planning your Alaskan vacation. It’s The Big Land, and therefore, there is no “cookie cutter” answer to these curiosities. Timing is Everything! The Best Times to Visit “We had an absolutely wonderful journey with you. You made us feel comfortable and happy wih all your smiling faces and willingness to help us see and feel Alaska as she really is.” ­— ­­Jim & Sandy H., Millsboro, DE Best Moderate LowGood Seasonal Variations Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Driest Days Sunniest Days Warmest Days Daylight Hours Hiking Kayaking / Paddle Boarding “Skiffing” Whale Sightings Bear Sightings Northern Lights Scenery (snow-covered peaks) Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Average Total Precipitation (in.) 2.5 3 2.5 3.5 4.5 7 Average Max. Temperature (F) 48 55 64 63 63 57
  43. 43. Undescribable. | 43 Juneau — u Westmark Baranof Hotel This historic hotel is centrally located in downtown Juneau within walking distance of the waterfront, docks, gift shops, Mt. Roberts Tram, and restaurants. u Goldbelt Hotel Overlooking the waterfront in downtown Juneau, the hotel features spacious water view rooms and a restaurant. Ketchikan — u Cape Fox Lodge Accessed by tram, the hotel offers panoramic views, spacious accommodations, and a convenient downtown location. Sitka — u Westmark Sitka Hotel Located near the heart of downtown, this hotel offers comfortable lodging designed to reflect local cultural influences. Alaska’s Heartland & Denali Pre- & Post-Cruise Extensions Your Alaska experience wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Alaska’s heartland or an extended stay in port. To make exploring Alaska easy—we offer these enriching adventures for you to choose from, whether it’s a multi-night stay at Denali National Park and Preserve; or a package featuring two fly-in wilderness lodges in the Alaska Range; or extra days for the unexplored treasures awaiting in Juneau, Ketchikan, or Sitka. Hotel StopoversAlaska Land Packages Encompassing a 6-million-acre subarctic ecosystem of extraordinary beauty and astonishing wildlife is Denali National Park and Preserve, home to Mt. McKinley, whose 20,320-foot peak stands as the tallest in North America. Low-elevation taiga forest, alpine tundra, and snowymountainsoffersolitude,tranquility,andwilderness.Largeand small wild animals roam these lands—grizzly bears, caribou, moose, and Dall’s sheep are just a few of the species that call the area home. Alaska Railroad & Denali National Park Adventure Experience Denali National Park and Preserve with a 5-night adventure. Enjoy breathtaking views of interior Alaska by luxury dome train and chartered flight. Kantishna Wilderness Experience Explore Denali National Park by luxury dome train. Enjoy a 4-night pre- or post-cruise tour that includes one night in Fairbanks, two nights in Kantishna—in the heart of Denali, and one night in Anchorage. Kantishna Wilderness Experience & Flightseeing Experience inland Alaska on a 3-night post-cruise adventure. One night in Fairbanks, plus two nights in Kantishna, and includes a luxury dome train ride and flight-seeing adventure in Denali National Park. Winterlake & Redoubt Bay Lodges Experience Alaska’s interior on a 4-night custom land extension that features two remote fly-in wilderness lodges—Winterlake Lodge and Redoubt Bay Lodge. To learn more about available land extensions and hotel stopovers, view your itinerary at: Un-Cruise.com
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  45. 45. Undeniable. | 45 Just south of California lies an unrushed and uncrowded inland sea known as the Gulf of California, Vermilion Sea, Sea of Cortez, or Sea of Cortés. A birder’s paradise—this rich archipelago serves as an important bird refuge and migration corridor. It is a place author John Steinbeck and marine biologist Ed Ricketts found “ferocious with life” and described by Jacques Cousteau as the “world’s aquarium” and the “Galápagos of North America.” We tend to agree. UNESCO even declared it a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve, noting it as one of the most biologically diverse marine environments on Earth. These wildlife-rich waters and islands are home to both plants and animals found nowhere else. Each of our island-hopping Luxury Adventures in Mexico’s Sea of Cortés uncovers a world of breathtaking beauty and wildlife—giant and small lizards, sea turtles, boobies, pelicans, frigate birds, blue whales, gray whales, orca, humpback, pilot and fin whales, dolphins, whale sharks, mantas, and sea lions. Kayak in coastal mangroves and in crystalline blue coves. Hike along dunes, cactus-clad ridges, and among desert scrub. Swim with playful sea lions, watch whales, and snorkel among colorful coral. And in a picturesque setting of red rock cliffs, discover a centuries-old town or relax on a white-sand beach. Explore this extraordinary place and discover firsthand how small the human presence here truly is. “Pam and I really enjoyed Baja. A few weeks prior to departure, I think my wife was having second thoughts about the itinerary, but after the whale watching, she was hooked. She said it was the best cruise we had ever been on—we have been on over 45.” ­— ­­Wayne & Pam W., Kingwood, TX Mexico’s Sea of Cortés World Heritage Site & Biosphere Reserve
  46. 46. 46 | Un-Cruise® Baja’s Whale Bounty 7 Nights — Roundtrip San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur INCLUSIVE from $ 2,695 u San José del Cabo u Gordo Banks u Isla San Francisco u Isla Santa Catalina u Bahía Agua Verde u Magdalena Bay u Isla Carmen u Los Islotes u Ensenada Grande u ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS: u Humpback whales, mobula rays, and dolphin search at Gordo Banks sea mount u Included full-day gray whale watching excursion at Bahia Magdalena u Enjoy a desert burro ride and picnic ashore with music and storytelling u Hike along cactus-clad rims and among giant Cardón cactus u Snorkel with playful sea lion pups and amid thousands of colorful reef fish u Kayak, paddle board, and skiff exploration in a UNESCO World Heritage Site u The convenience of flying in and out of Los Cabos International Airport Pacific Ocean SAN JOSé DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR LA PAZ Bahía Magdalena Isla Carmen Isla Santa Catalina Isla San Francisco Los Islotes Gordo Banks CABO SAN LUCAS Gray Whale Excursion Seasonal Whales Sea of Cortés PUERTO ESCONDIDO Bahía Agua Verde Ensenada Grande Los Dolores Mission U
  47. 47. Untouched. | 47 Mexico’sSeaofCortés L Days 2-6 In this massive natural aquarium—containing everything from humpback whales, mobula and Manta rays, pods of dolphins, blue, fin, sei, orca, and 50-ton sperm whales to the tiny animals found in tide pools—you’ll also find grand birding opportunities. Blue-footed boobies, brown pelicans, cormorants, and gulls all call the area home. At Magdalena Bay—where the gray whales are known to migrate and calve—ride in a panga and observe them in the lagoons. On this island-hoppingvoyage,sailingthroughislandsonce pillaged by conquistadors for their black pearls, you’ll nestle into white sand beaches, explore a natural salt chuck, hike cactus-clad rims led by your top-notch expedition team and meet a local ranchero family for some unmatched camaraderie. Straight out of a movie set, spend your days in hidden coves—snorkeling along barnacled rocks and kayaking, paddle boarding, and skiffing amidst hues of blues. By night, look up at the stars, and watch the waters for the magical luminescence. Days 7-8 Wind up your last full day of fun at a steep rocky outcropping—leaping straight from the sea—for an early morning snorkel with playful, agile sea lion pups, swaying coral, and seabirds perched Fares are per person double occupancy, in USD. Any stateroom (except Single) may be sold as a single for 175% of double occupancy rate. Triple rates available. Charter up to 64 guests. high overhead. Afterwards, heave anchor and baskonthesundeck,outoftheoh-so-bluewater, as you make your way to Ensenada Grande and your last day of water play. Following tonight’s special Farewell Dinner, your expedition team recaps your week with a slideshow. Back in San José del Cabo, it’s “adios.” After breakfast, a transfer to the Los Cabos airport is provided. The more time one spends among the whales and the abundant marine life and magic Baja has to offer, the sooner one understands the passion Noble Prize-winning author John Steinbeck felt on his 1940 respite from writing, collecting biological specimens in the Sea of Cortés. Stocked with supplies and a bountiful sense of adventure, you’ll put in at the tip of Baja’s southernmost point and head south for the whale waters of the Gordo Banks Sea Mount before turning the bow northward and following Steinbeck’s path into the protected waters of the gulf. LUXURY ADVENTURES include – All onboard meals; premium spirits, wine, beer; exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/yacht; port fees and taxes; entry fees to national parks/preserves; all from-the-yacht adventure activities and equipment; wellness program: fitness equipment, yoga, and a complimentary massage Baja’s Whale Bounty — 7 Nights, Roundtrip San José del Cabo, Baja California SurL Theme departures: K=Kids in Nature; M=Marine Biology; O=Birding / Ornithology; P=Photography 2014 MSTR CMND CAPT ADMR JCOM SNGL CHARTER Mar. 29 $2,695 $2,995 $3,295 $3,895 $4,295 $3,595 $203,895 Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25P $2,995 $3,295 $3,595 $4,195 $4,595 $3,995 $223,295 Feb. 1, 8°, 15P , 22M Mar. 1, 8K , 15M , 22K 2015 MSTR CMND CAPT ADMR JCOM SNGL CHARTER Mar. 28 $2,695 $2,995 $3,295 $3,895 $4,295 $3,595 $203,895 Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24P , 31 $2,995 $3,295 $3,595 $4,195 $4,595 $3,995 $223,295 Feb. 7, 14P , 21M , 28 Mar. 7K , 14M , 21K Safari Voyager Saturday Departures
  48. 48. 48 | Un-Cruise® Cousteau’s Aquarium of the World 7 Nights — Roundtrip San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur INCLUSIVE from $ 2,695 u San José del Cabo u Cabo Pulmo u Isla Cerralvo u La Paz u Bahía Agua Verde u Loreto u Isla Carmen u Isla San José u Los Islotes u Isla Espíritu Santo u ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS: u Expedition cruising and water play in the marine life-rich waters explored by Jacques Cousteau u Skiff exploration and snorkeling at Cabo Pulmo National Park’s living coral reef u Snorkel among gentle whale sharks and with playful sea lion pups u Hike Cousteau’s Isla Cerralvo, along red rock cliffs, and to the lost Mission of Dolores u Included walking tour in the mission-town of Loreto and leisure time in centuries-old La Paz u Enjoy a desert burro ride, evening bonfire ashore, and time with a local family u The convenience of flying in and out of Los Cabos International Airport N EWLuxury Adventure Pacific Ocean SAN JOSé DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR LA PAZ LORETO Isla Carmen Isla San José Los Islotes CABO SAN LUCAS Sea of Cortés Cabo Pulmo Isla Espiritú Santo Isla Cerralvo (Cousteau Island) Bahía Agua Verde Los Dolores Mission Isla Coronado U Seasonal Whale Sharks
  49. 49. Mexico’sSeaofCortés L Unaccustomed. | 49 Days 2-6 Wildlife and exploration top your agenda over the next several days. It’s the perfect environment for a marine life search. Look out for pods of dolphins, blue, fin, sei, orca and sperm whales as they spout and dive in the surrounding waters, and for Blue-footed boobies, brown pelicans, cormorants, and gulls perched above on a rocky ledge. Whale sharks, the largest known species of fish in the ocean, are known to frequent the Bahía de La Paz—watch for the ‘footprint’ of these gentle giants along the water’s tranquil surface. On the peninsula’s mainland, take an extended hike to the lost Dolores Mission, abandoned in 1768; at Bahía Agua Verde, experience the “real Baja” with a burro ride and bonfire as you visit with a local ranchero family; and enjoy a walking tour in the seaside village of Loreto and leisure time shopping and strolling La Paz’s malecón. Desert landscapes, a mangrove sanctuary, and crystalline waters provide the backdrop for a week of skiff exploration, hiking, kayaking, and stargazing. Days 7-8 Formedbyavolcaniccrater,thefinaleofyourweek is at one of the most beautiful islands in Baja—the Island of the Holy Spirit. The island’s idyllic wild bays offer some of the best kayaking in the world Fares are per person double occupancy, in USD. Any stateroom (except Single) may be sold as a single for 175% of double occupancy rate. Triple rates available. Charter up to 64 guests. and there’ll be time ashore for beachcombing a shell-strewn shore or hiking inland among exotic desert cacti. After tonight’s special Farewell Dinner, your expedition team recaps the week’s adventure with a slideshow. Back in San José del Cabo, your adventure concludes after breakfast with a transfer to the Los Cabos airport. Few places on Earth have been captivating explorers for centuries and can boast such biological diversity. So when legendary diver Jacques Cousteau tagged the Sea of Cortés as the “world’s aquarium” and “Galápagos of North America,” he had experienced firsthand the richness of this underwater world. And now it’s your turn. Time to kick off your week and sail into the sunset—beginning with the snorkelers’ jewel of Cabo Pulmo, a living coral reef, and Isla Cerralvo, whose official name is Isla Jacques Cousteau. LUXURY ADVENTURES include – All onboard meals; premium spirits, wine, beer; exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/yacht; port fees and taxes; entry fees to national parks/preserves; all from-the-yacht adventure activities and equipment; wellness program: fitness equipment, yoga, and a complimentary massage Cousteau’s Aquarium of the World — 7 Nights, Roundtrip San José del CaboL Theme departures: A=Astronomy; K=Kids in Nature 2013 MSTR CMND CAPT ADMR JCOM SNGL CHARTER Dec. 21, 28 $2,995 $3,295 $3,595 $4,195 $4,595 $3,995 $223,295 2014 MSTR CMND CAPT ADMR JCOM SNGL CHARTER Apr. 5, 12A , 19, 26 $2,695 $2,995 $3,295 $3,895 $4,295 $3,595 $203,895 May 31; Jun. 7, 14K Nov. 8, 15, 22, 29; Dec. 6, 13 May 3, 10, 17, 24 $2,995 $3,295 $3,595 $4,195 $4,595 $3,995 $223,295 Dec. 20, 27 2015 MSTR CMND CAPT ADMR JCOM SNGL CHARTER Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25 $2,695 $2,995 $3,295 $3,895 $4,295 $3,595 $203,895 May 30; Jun. 6 May 2, 9, 16, 23 $2,995 $3,295 $3,595 $4,195 $4,595 $3,995 $223,295 Safari Voyager Saturday Departures
  50. 50. Milagros Maritimos de Baja California 7 Nights — Roundtrip Guaymas, Mexico INCLUSIVE from $ 2,495 u Guaymas u San Pedro Martir u Isla Tiburón u Isla Ángel de la Guarda u Bahía de los Ángeles u Midriff Islands u Isla San Esteban u ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS: u Explore a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve u Expedition cruising among the biologically diverse Midriff Islands u Excellent bird watching opportunities in an important migration corridor u Hike and search for endemic species at several Biosphere Reserves u View fin whales, sea turtles, whale sharks, sea lions, Blue-footed boobies, and chuckwalla u Kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff exploration, and snorkeling in marine life-rich waters 50 | Un-Cruise® N EWLuxury Adventure Seasonal Whales Sea of Cortés MEXICO Isla ángel de la Guarda Isla Partida Isla Rasa Isla Salsipuedes Isla Los ánimas Isla San Lorenzo Canal de Ballenas Isla Tiburón San Pedro Martir GUAYMAS Hermosillo Isla San Esteban Bahía de los ángeles Pacific Ocean MEXICO Isla San Pedro Sierra Bacha Puerto Refugio BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR
  51. 51. Mexico’sSeaofCortés L Days 2-6 There’ll be excellent opportunities for viewing marine life, bird watching, and discovering history this week. On some of the of the most isolated islands in the gulf, you’ll visit protected Biosphere Reserves, learn of ancient Seri beliefs and their intimate relationship with the land and sea, and perhaps experience “The Hunting of the Snark” (a search for boojums on a desert hike). Cruising through the nutrient-rich Midriff Islands, you’ll uncover their high abundance of pelagic fish, marine mammals, and over 50 species of birds— Blue-footed boobies, brown pelicans, cormorants, gulls, or try and catch a glimpse of a Costa’s hummingbird or ash-throated flycatchers—you’ll need to keep your eyes peeled both above and below the surface. Whether snorkeling,kayaking, paddle boarding, or hiking, surprises are surely in store. You may get lucky with a chance to snorkel alongside a sea turtle or gentle whale shark. There is no better place to do it. Days 7-8 Your last day in paradise takes you to Isla San Esteban, home to many odd species found only in these islands. Keep your eyes peeled on and between the rocks for spiny-tailed iguana and Pinto chuckwalla lizards basking in the sun. Desert hikes, kayaking, and snorkeling All rates are shown in US dollars, per person, double occupancy. Any stateroom (except Single) may be sold as a single for 175% of double occupancy rate. Triple rates available. Charter up to 64 guests. round out the day’s activities. In the evening, enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Dinner and a special presentation from your expedition team. After breakfast, your weeklong adventure comes to an end with a transfer to the Hermosillo Airport. “HIS mind had no horizon,” Steinbeck wrote of the character Doc in Cannery Row, who he modeled after his close friend Ed “Doc” Ricketts—marine biologist, ecologist, and philosopher. Although often accredited to Steinbeck, it was the words of Ricketts, “ferocious with life,” that resonates so intensely in The Log From the Sea of Cortez, a telling of their 1940 expedition in the Sea of Cortés which was based on Ricketts’ journal. Setting sail out of Guaymas, witness that same ferocity as you follow the northern path of their trip on your own expedition. Unhindered. | 51 LUXURY ADVENTURES include – All onboard meals; premium spirits, wine, beer; exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/yacht; port fees and taxes; entry fees to national parks/preserves; all from-the-yacht adventure activities and equipment; wellness program: fitness equipment, yoga, and a complimentary massage Milagros Maritimos de Baja California — 7 Nights, Roundtrip Guaymas, MexicoL 2014 MSTR CMND CAPT ADMR JCOM SNGL CHARTER Jul. 5, 12K , 19, 26K $2,495 $2,795 $3,095 $3,695 $4,095 $3,395 $190,995 Aug. 2, 9K , 16 Oct. 4, 11, 18 Safari Voyager Saturday Departures Theme departures: K=Kids in Nature

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