Wednesday,  December 1, 2021  10:37 am

From food to photos: UnCruise caters to a range of interests with themed itineraries

From food to photos: UnCruise caters to a range of interests with themed itineraries

Photography, birding, food and wine are among the themes featured on UnCruise Adventures 2020 theme cruise schedule.

Theme cruises will be offered in Alaska, Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama, and the Columbia and Snake Rivers, aboard six of UnCruise’s ships; for 2020, UnCruise will offer four birding cruises, three photography cruises, seven wine and culinary cruises, two family departures, and ten Insiders cruises comprise the theme schedule.

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“Guest experts add to the experience of cruising by small ship,” said UnCruise Adventures CEO Dan Blanchard. “It’s an extra opportunity to learn even more about the places we’re exploring and interact with hand-picked experts who are deeply connected to that area or topic.”

Each themed cruise welcomes curious guests and novices while providing rich, hands-on guidance for those interested in deeper learning. Hosts are passionate about their field and are eager to share their wisdom through experiential learning on and off the ship.

A closer look

Select Alaska departures will host destination Insiders with an advanced knowledge of the area, its culture and its natural history. New for 2020, Insiders will also be on board for two-week sailings from Juneau to Seattle, providing interpretation and acumen through Alaska’s Inside Passage and the San Juan Islands. As part of the Insiders series, Blanchard and UnCruise's Loyalty Manager Naomi Sture will also host a special “UnCruise Insiders” departure in Alaska celebrating the vibrant community of returning guests.

Family-focused departures allow for dedicated kid-friendly activities and family fun in the outdoor playgrounds of Southeast Alaska and Mexico. On board the Wilderness Discoverer and Safari Endeavour, UnCruise youth-adventurist guide Erin Kirkland will lead the fun, inspiring young passengers with outdoor activities, games and interpretation.

UnCruise’s schedule of themed cruises is available here.

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