Active adventurers and wildlife lovers find their bliss aboard Un-Cruise Adventures ships, the boutique vessels of the cruise world. Combining a casual atmosphere and luxury amenities, these vessels carry several dozen guests on a quest of the less-beaten-path variety: whale watching in Alaska’s Icy Strait, navigating the arroyos of Mexico’s Sea of Cortés by burro, exploring two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Galápagos Islands and Quito’s Colonial city center. Itineraries are flexible, allowing for detours for the best possible marine life spotting.
They are personal, too. In Hawaii, make poi and talk story with the kapuna (eldest) of the native Hawaiians living in Halawa Valley. On the Uncharted Isthmus excursion, go in search of sloths and howler monkeys as you transit the Panama Canal.
The Un-Cruise fleet includes expedition vessels, yachts, and one replica coastal steamer – the S.S. Legacy – which features period decor and Old World charm. www.Un-Cruise.com