UnCruise Adventures announces its new “Alaska Awakening” promotion, which offers travelers the opportunity to be among the first to take in the breathtaking views in Southeast Alaska in 2018, while sailing at a lower rate. As the area shakes off the winter chill, guests on the small ship Alaska cruise have more chances to see wildlife, one-of-a-kind scenery, and the Northern Lights in places other cruise lines don’t – and can’t – go. Plus, springtime is often the driest season of the year for the area with the fewest days of rain.
“Experiencing spring in Alaska is to truly experience authentic Alaska,” said Captain Dan Blanchard, chief executive officer of UnCruise Adventures. “We take our guests into the thick of it before anyone else makes it into the region – helping them get their boots in the mud, their hands wet in glacial water, and their eyes on some of nature’s most incredible masterpieces.”
UnCruise is the first cruise line to sail into Alaska each season, embarking on seven, eight and 14-night adventures. In April and May, travelers can explore Southeast Alaska with fewer crowds while enjoying the colors of nature coming to life, animals visiting shore, views of sea-to-sky snow, and powerful waterfalls – all while saving on airfare and cruise fare.
Not only will guests celebrate the beauty of Alaska’s awakening, but spring departures are full of extras in 2018, including: pre-cruise hikes near Juneau led by Captain and CEO Dan Blanchard; expert guest hosts aboard most departures such as glaciologists, bear experts, photographers, authors, and personal trainers; local festivities and celebrations; an orca adopted for guests in each cabin on the 14-night Alaska’s Inside Passage & San Juans Cruise; and sailing with UnCruise executives aboard the S.S. Legacy’s April 15, 2018 departure.
The “Alaska Awakening” campaign savings are specifically for any April or May 2018 departure booked between September 21 through December 15, 2017. Travelers will save $400 per cabin or $200 per person (single occupancy), and the offer is combinable with UnCruise’s Loyalty, Referral, and Family Discoveries savings programs, making adventures to Alaska more affordable for families, couples and solo travelers. Travelers must use offer code “AWAKE18PR” when booking.
UnCruise’s small ships take no more than 88 guests into remote areas of Southeast Alaska for trips packed full of adventure, exploration, and learning. The ships’ expert Expedition Guides and crew are given the flexibility to adjust itineraries to maximize wildlife, glacier, forest and shoreline viewings, making every departure one-of-a-kind. Each UnCruise ship carries its own adventure equipment, allowing guests to choose from an array of options with varying levels of activity—kayaking, hiking, beachcombing, paddle boarding, snorkeling, skiff excursions and wildlife searches.
The ten Alaska itineraries in the “Alaska Awakening” campaign visit areas such as the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the United States; Glacier Bay National Park; the 25-mile Tracy Arm, which leads to the Twin Sawyer Glaciers and 30-mile-long Endicott Arm, ending at Dawes Glacier; Misty Fjord National Monument; and more. Cruises start at $2,995 (before savings) and feature fresh, innovative meals; all beverages, including alcohol; adventure activities; transfers day of cruise and wellness amenities. Port taxes and fees are additional. The Family Discoveries program encourages families to bring children eight years and older along with a savings of $500 for kids ages eight to 13 years old.