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Juneau UnCruise Wilderness Discoverer Cruise Reviews
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Great In So Many Ways, But Some Significant Downfalls
"There is something very special about cruising the Inside Passage, especially on a smaller ship, however I wondered do these smaller ships really take advantage of their smaller size. We are from Australia, so..."Read More
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Loubear

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I won't take much of your time

Review for Wilderness Discoverer to Alaska

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tennisdeb1

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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

Departure Port: Boston

7 Helpful Votes


Great In So Many Ways, But Some Significant Downfalls

Review for Wilderness Discoverer to Alaska

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Loubear

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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

Departure Port: Boston

32 Helpful Votes


Better than Average but not Quite Very Good

Review for Wilderness Discoverer to Alaska

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katannsed

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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

Departure Port: Boston

14 Helpful Votes


OK but wouldnt do it the same way again.

Review for Wilderness Discoverer to Alaska

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mukson

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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

Departure Port: Boston

12 Helpful Votes


OUTSTANDING all around -- HIGHLY recommend

Review for Wilderness Discoverer to Alaska

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quinnc

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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

Departure Port: Boston

2 Helpful Votes


Outstanding Cruise Adventure

Review for Wilderness Discoverer to Alaska

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tmmaddux6

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

My husband and I and 3 friends went on an Un-Cruise Adventures Inner Reaches of the Eastern Coves of Alaska --small ship cruise on July 27 to August 3 of 2013. We cruised from Juneau to Ketchikan aboard the ship named Wilderness Discoverer. The cruise definitely exceeded our expectations. We had been on a Cruise West cruise in 2010 before Cruise West ceased operating due to the economy. That ...
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Sail Date: July 2013

Departure Port: Boston

3 Helpful Votes


Sensory overload with the Wilderness - Eastern Inner Reaches

Review for Wilderness Discoverer to Alaska

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Liowa

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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

Departure Port: Boston


A wonderful adventure!

Review for Wilderness Discoverer to Alaska

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Jeanne M.

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

The views of Alaska from the boat are beautiful, but by hiking in the forests you see behind all those trees to the temperate rain forest. It is full of green growth - vines, lichen, moss, leaves and voluptuous beauty. We were able to walk on glaciers, in muskeg, and enjoy wildflowers and wildlife. Our boat was small - 76 guests on board. The rooms are very simple but functionary. The sun deck ...
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Sail Date: May 2013

Departure Port: Boston


wonderful experience

Review for Wilderness Discoverer to Alaska

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jdavis61

First Time Cruiser

Age 80s

Where do I start? The ship (Wilderness Discoverer)- We were in the Navigator level cabin. It is the least expensive and on the lowest level. It is small( about 8x10) but though snug, we found it really neat. The window opens to the sea and since you are on the lowest level it means no railings blocking your view and nobody walking by you window. That means no need to draw the curtain- who cares if ...
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Sail Date: May 2013

Departure Port: Boston

1 Helpful Vote


Wonderful family vacation! Thanks InnerSea.

Review for Wilderness Discoverer to Alaska

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phillydoc12

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

I am not a cruiser. I can think of few less appealing vacations than traveling from touristy port town to another touristy port town with 3000 of my closest friends. However, my desire to see the inside passage of Alaska beat out my desire to never cruise again. I am so glad that we did this. I recently did a 1 week Eastern Coves itinerary with my wife, and 2 sons ages 8 and 5. We were ...
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Sail Date: August 2012

Departure Port: Boston

Traveled with children

1 Helpful Vote


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