Cruising Alaska for “Noncruisers”

Mega cruise ships the size of small cities not your cup of tea? While I love exploring the world from the deck of a cruise ship, not everyone feels the same way towards cruising. My husband is one of those active adventure travelers who feels that he would go “stir crazy” trapped on a cruise ship – no matter the travel itinerary. I have found the answer to the “noncruisers” dilemma. The company is called Un-Cruise Adventures and it is my answer to cruising Alaska for the noncruiser.

"Safari Endeavour" Alaska
Safari Endeavour for the noncruiser. Photo © 2014 Nancy D. Brown

Discover Alaska’s glacier country

I had the chance to explore southeast Alaska and Discover Glacier Country on an eight day, seven night voyage with Un-Cruise Adventures. Our journey began and ended in Juneau, Alaska with stops at Glacier Bay National Park, Chichagof Island, Icy Strait and Stephen’s Passage, among others.

Other than covering the Iditarod Dog Sled Race in Anchorage, Alaska, this has been one of my most memorable experiences to this “Great Land” of 3 million lakes, 100,000 glaciers, 33,904 miles of coastline and over 3.2 million acres of State Park lands.

“We don’t like the ordinary or the typical,” noted Carole Heaton of Atlanta, Georgia (seen above in the video with her husband Mike Morrow). “This has been a unique experience that got us on a boat for a week.”

"Un-Cruise Adventures" Alaska
Our journey with Un-Cruise Adventures

Over a series of blog posts I will share with you, my dear reader, my experiences kayaking next to Lamplugh Glacier, following bear tracks on Chichagof Island and watching humpback whales bubblenet feed off Admiralty Island. I will share my video on how to pack for an Alaskan outdoor adventure and offer my insider tips on what it’s like to sail on an 84 guest small ship cruise line and how you may discover Alaska’s glacier country for yourself. What a trip!

For additional insider tips follow Luxury Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown on Twitter @Nancydbrown and follow @UnCruise on Twitter.

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If You Go:

UnCruise Adventures (888) 862-8881
3826 18th Ave
W. Seattle, Washington 98119

Article written by, video and photo courtesy of Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown of What a Trip, Travels from Northern California. I was a guest of Un-Cruise Adventures. All opinions are my own.

4 thoughts on “Cruising Alaska for “Noncruisers””

  1. We truly love Un-Cruise Adventures. We have done a British Columbia cruise with them that was amazing and are leaving on their Columbia River cruise out of Portland, Oregon in a couple weeks. I’ll be interested to hear more about your Alaska cruise as it on our list!

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