Small ship line UnCruise Adventures has announced that it will be making its cruising comeback in Alaska earlier than expected.
Over the weekend, the line quickly modified three Pacific Northwest sailings after Washington state COVID-19 protocols affected departure dates. Instead of a cancellation, the company offered booked guests an alternative itinerary out of Juneau, Alaska, covering guest airfare and hotels. The line’s CEO, Captain Dan Blanchard, will lead history walks through Juneau prior to each embarkation.
“When recent changes were made affecting our Seattle departures, I knew I could not disappoint our guests with another cancellation. Some of our guests have been waiting on this cruise for two or three years,” shared Blanchard. “It makes me proud to see my team jump into action and ready to do what it takes to make this year one of the biggest comebacks we’ve ever had.”
May 7th will kick off the company’s first full sailing out of Juneau. The full Alaska season will include six adventure itineraries of 22 to 86 guests each, led by a fully-vaccinated crew. A recent UnCruise Adventures policy requires all guests to be vaccinated as well.
Commenting on his company’s 2021 return, Blanchard said “After a challenging year, it is a remarkable moment to see this realized and look forward to a new day. We continue to win the trust of our partners and guests with our safety-first policies and our commitment to the return of a strong and healthy cruise industry.”
UnCruise Adventures’ summer 2021 Alaska season will include departures from Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan.
The cruise line has extended typical wave season specials for 2021 travelers, including waiving single supplement fees for solo guests, additional savings of up to $600 on May and June departures, and including a free hotel night in partnership with Ramada Juneau on select sailings.