SS Legacy

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Un-Cruise Adventures

Current cruise:
7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Legacy of Discovery
18 Nov, 2017 - 26 Nov, 2017

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SS Legacy Review and Specifications

Specifications of SS Legacy

Year built 1983  /  Age : 34
Flag state USA
Builder Bender Shipbuilding & Repair (Mobile, Alabama USA)
Class paddle-wheel steamship
Owner InnerSea Discoveries Alaska Inc
Operator UnCruise Adventures
Speed 11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
Length (LOA) 58 m / 190 ft
Beam (width) 12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage 1472 gt
Passengers 88 - 92
Crew 35
Passengers-to-space ratio 24
Decks 4
Cabins 44
Decks with cabins 4
Last Refurbishment 2013
Former names Spirit of '98

Review of SS Legacy

The paddlewheel steamship SS Legacy cruises on Columbia and Snake rivers, departing roundtrip from Portland, Oregon. The riverboat was formerly named "The Spirit of 98" and operated by Cruise West. The ship's itinerary program is perfectly synchronized with the region's history and all ports along the navigated waterways. In 2013 the SS Legacy cruise ship was fully refurbished and its passenger capacity was reduced.

Un-Cruise Adventures (formerly American Safari Cruises) is an USA-based, wholly-owned cruise company, a subsidiary of InnerSea Discoveries Alaska. In 2013, the American Safari Cruises line was renamed to "Un-Cruise Adventures".. Currently the cruise company has 2 headquarters - main headquarters in Seattle WA and second in Juneau AK.SS Legacy

In 2013, the UnCruise company transformed this small vessel into an expedition ship (initially renamed to "Safari Legacy") which looks more like a turn-of-the-century coastal steamer. During the makeover, some of the original details (like the layout of the Klondike dining room and the Western decor of Pesky Barnacle Saloon) were preserved. Crewmembers repeatedly dress in historic clothing like Gold Rush-era costumes and encourage passengers to do so, too.

The Legacy cruise ship was reinvented as traditional US river steamship with wooden cabinetry and a Grand Salon with a dance floor and full bar. There are several unique social areas onboard and three public decks, all accessible via an elevator. The ship features an intimate library and wine bar. The Pesky Barnacle Saloon has a wrap-around viewing balcony and attracts guests with tasty cocktails and period accents in the design. The Klondike Dining Room is spacious, with large view windows and cosmopolitan atmosphere of a turn-of-the-century hotel. An intimate bar on the Lounge Deck is stocked with fine wines and premium spirits. The large open bow welcomes passengers to view wildlife. A covered area with chairs and tables, fitness equipment and two large hot tubs are available up on the Sun Deck.

Our SS Legacy river cruise prices are in USD, Per Person, and based on double occupancy. These are the ship's cheapest cruise fares. Know that Un-Cruise Adventures rates here are only suggestive and updated monthly. So they could be different at the time of your riverboat cruise booking.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

SS Legacy wiki

  • Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com
  • Cabin grades number: 6
  • Total number of cabins: 44 (of which all are Oceanview).
  • Restaurants and food bars: Klondike Dining Room.
  • Lounges & Bars: Lounge, Pesky Barnacle Saloon, Wine Bar, Bar.
  • Spa area (with 2 jacuzzis, sauna, massage, fitness equipment, yoga classes), viewing areas, library, elevator.
  • Un-Cruise Adventures bought the 88-passenger SS Legacy (former "Spirit of 98") from the now-defunct Cruise West company and transformed it into an expedition cruise ship. With its new name the riverboat debuted in August 2013 after an extensive refit.
  • SS Legacy cruises primarily on Snake and Columbia rivers in the USA's Pacific Northwest region. The boat is leaving out of Portland OR on roundtrip itineraries.
  • Together with some of its fleetmates, this ship was formerly owned and operated as "Spirit of ’98" by the Cruise West line (1973-2010, now defunct). Based in Seattle WA (USA), at its peak Cruise West had a fleet of 9 small ships (capacity between 78 and 138 passengers). They operated on cruise itineraries in Alaska, British Columbia and also in the Pacific Ocean (Sea of Cortes, Panama, South Pacific islands, East Asia and Russia). The line ceased operations in September 2010.
  • From the former Cruise West fleet are also the ships Spirit of Columbia (Baranof Dream), Spirit of Alaska (Admiralty Dream), Spirit of Glacier Bay (Chichagof Dream), Spirit of Endeavour (Safari Endeavour), Spirit of Discovery (Wilderness Explorer), Spirit of Yorktown (Americana).

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SS Legacy Itineraries 2018

The below listed SS Legacy cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Un-Cruise Adventures fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Seattle cruise port

15 April 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Seattle to Juneau
Prices starting
from $8302
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15 Apr      Departing from Seattle, Washington   
17 Apr     Seattle, Washington   
18 Apr     Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington   
19 Apr     Inside Passage, Alaska   
20 Apr     Inside Passage, Alaska   
21 Apr     Inside Passage, Alaska   
22 Apr     Ketchikan, Revillagigedo Island, Alaska   
23 Apr     Misty Fjords, Alaska   
24 Apr     At Sea   
25 Apr     Petersburg, Mitkof Island, Alaska   
26 Apr     Chatham Strait, Alaska   
27 Apr     Glacier Bay, Alaska   
28 Apr     Icy Strait Point, Hoonah, Alaska   
29 Apr     Haines, Alaska   
30 Apr      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   

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Juneau cruise port

29 April 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Glacier Bay Small Ship
Prices starting
from $4898
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29 Apr      Departing from Juneau, Alaska   
01 May     Glacier Bay, Alaska   
02 May     Glacier Bay, Alaska   
03 May     Chatham Strait, Alaska   
04 May     Kuiu Island, Alaska   
05 May     Frederick Sound, Alaska   
06 May     Endicott Arm Fjord, Alaska   
07 May      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   

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Juneau cruise port

06 May 2018 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Ultimate Expedition
Prices starting
from $10148
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06 May      Departing from Juneau, Alaska   
08 May     Endicott Arm Fjord, Alaska   
09 May     Thomas Bay, Alaska   
10 May     LeConte Glacier, Alaska   
11 May     Frederick Sound, Alaska   
12 May     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
13 May     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
14 May     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
15 May     At Sea   
16 May     Icy Strait Point, Hoonah, Alaska   
17 May     Glacier Bay, Alaska   
18 May     Chichagof Island, Alaska   
19 May     Lynn Canal, Alaska (Captain's choice)   
20 May     Haines, Alaska   
21 May      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   

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Juneau cruise port

06 May 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka
Prices starting
from $4898
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06 May      Departing from Juneau, Alaska   
08 May     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
09 May     Thomas Bay, Alaska   
10 May     LeConte Glacier, Alaska   
11 May     Frederick Sound, Alaska   
12 May     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
13 May     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
14 May      Arriving in Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   

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Sitka cruise port

13 May 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau
Prices starting
from $5706
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13 May      Departing from Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
15 May     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
16 May     Icy Strait Point, Hoonah, Alaska   
17 May     Glacier Bay, Alaska   
18 May     Chichagof Island, Alaska   
19 May     Lynn Canal, Alaska (Captain's choice)   
20 May     Haines, Alaska   
21 May      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   

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Juneau cruise port

20 May 2018 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Ultimate Expedition
Prices starting
from $11532
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20 May      Departing from Juneau, Alaska   
22 May     Endicott Arm Fjord, Alaska   
23 May     Thomas Bay, Alaska   
24 May     LeConte Glacier, Alaska   
25 May     Frederick Sound, Alaska   
26 May     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
27 May     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
28 May     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
29 May     At Sea   
30 May     Icy Strait Point, Hoonah, Alaska   
31 May     Glacier Bay, Alaska   
01 Jun     Chichagof Island, Alaska   
02 Jun     Lynn Canal, Alaska (Captain's choice)   
03 Jun     Haines, Alaska   
04 Jun      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   

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Juneau cruise port

20 May 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka
Prices starting
from $5706
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20 May      Departing from Juneau, Alaska   
22 May     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
23 May     Thomas Bay, Alaska   
24 May     LeConte Glacier, Alaska   
25 May     Frederick Sound, Alaska   
26 May     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
27 May     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
28 May      Arriving in Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   

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Sitka cruise port

27 May 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau
Prices starting
from $6398
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27 May      Departing from Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
29 May     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
30 May     Icy Strait Point, Hoonah, Alaska   
31 May     Glacier Bay, Alaska   
01 Jun     Chichagof Island, Alaska   
02 Jun     Lynn Canal, Alaska (Captain's choice)   
03 Jun     Haines, Alaska   
04 Jun      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   

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Juneau cruise port

03 June 2018 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Ultimate Expedition
Prices starting
from $12975
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03 Jun      Departing from Juneau, Alaska   
05 Jun     Endicott Arm Fjord, Alaska   
06 Jun     Thomas Bay, Alaska   
07 Jun     LeConte Glacier, Alaska   
08 Jun     Frederick Sound, Alaska   
09 Jun     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
10 Jun     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
11 Jun     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
12 Jun     At Sea   
13 Jun     Icy Strait Point, Hoonah, Alaska   
14 Jun     Glacier Bay, Alaska   
15 Jun     Chichagof Island, Alaska   
16 Jun     Lynn Canal, Alaska (Captain's choice)   
17 Jun     Haines, Alaska   
18 Jun      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   

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Juneau cruise port

03 June 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka
Prices starting
from $6398
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03 Jun      Departing from Juneau, Alaska   
05 Jun     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
06 Jun     Thomas Bay, Alaska   
07 Jun     LeConte Glacier, Alaska   
08 Jun     Frederick Sound, Alaska   
09 Jun     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
10 Jun     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
11 Jun      Arriving in Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   

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Sitka cruise port

10 June 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau
Prices starting
from $7206
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10 Jun      Departing from Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
12 Jun     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
13 Jun     Icy Strait Point, Hoonah, Alaska   
14 Jun     Glacier Bay, Alaska   
15 Jun     Chichagof Island, Alaska   
16 Jun     Lynn Canal, Alaska (Captain's choice)   
17 Jun     Haines, Alaska   
18 Jun      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   

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Juneau cruise port

17 June 2018 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Ultimate Expedition
Prices starting
from $13725
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17 Jun      Departing from Juneau, Alaska   
19 Jun     Endicott Arm Fjord, Alaska   
20 Jun     Thomas Bay, Alaska   
21 Jun     LeConte Glacier, Alaska   
22 Jun     Frederick Sound, Alaska   
23 Jun     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
24 Jun     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
25 Jun     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
26 Jun     At Sea   
27 Jun     Icy Strait Point, Hoonah, Alaska   
28 Jun     Glacier Bay, Alaska   
29 Jun     Chichagof Island, Alaska   
30 Jun     Lynn Canal, Alaska (Captain's choice)   
01 Jul     Haines, Alaska   
02 Jul      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   

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Juneau cruise port

17 June 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka
Prices starting
from $7206
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17 Jun      Departing from Juneau, Alaska   
19 Jun     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
20 Jun     Thomas Bay, Alaska   
21 Jun     LeConte Glacier, Alaska   
22 Jun     Frederick Sound, Alaska   
23 Jun     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
24 Jun     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
25 Jun      Arriving in Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   

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Sitka cruise port

24 June 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau
Prices starting
from $7206
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24 Jun      Departing from Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
26 Jun     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
27 Jun     Icy Strait Point, Hoonah, Alaska   
28 Jun     Glacier Bay, Alaska   
29 Jun     Chichagof Island, Alaska   
30 Jun     Lynn Canal, Alaska (Captain's choice)   
01 Jul     Haines, Alaska   
02 Jul      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   

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Juneau cruise port

01 July 2018 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Ultimate Expedition
Prices starting
from $13725
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01 Jul      Departing from Juneau, Alaska   
03 Jul     Endicott Arm Fjord, Alaska   
04 Jul     Thomas Bay, Alaska   
05 Jul     LeConte Glacier, Alaska   
06 Jul     Frederick Sound, Alaska   
07 Jul     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
08 Jul     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
09 Jul     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
10 Jul     At Sea   
11 Jul     Icy Strait Point, Hoonah, Alaska   
12 Jul     Glacier Bay, Alaska   
13 Jul     Chichagof Island, Alaska   
14 Jul     Lynn Canal, Alaska (Captain's choice)   
15 Jul     Haines, Alaska   
16 Jul      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   

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Juneau cruise port

01 July 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka
Prices starting
from $7206
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01 Jul      Departing from Juneau, Alaska   
03 Jul     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
04 Jul     Thomas Bay, Alaska   
05 Jul     LeConte Glacier, Alaska   
06 Jul     Frederick Sound, Alaska   
07 Jul     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
08 Jul     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
09 Jul      Arriving in Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   

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Sitka cruise port

08 July 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau
Prices starting
from $7206
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08 Jul      Departing from Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
10 Jul     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
11 Jul     Icy Strait Point, Hoonah, Alaska   
12 Jul     Glacier Bay, Alaska   
13 Jul     Chichagof Island, Alaska   
14 Jul     Lynn Canal, Alaska (Captain's choice)   
15 Jul     Haines, Alaska   
16 Jul      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   

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Juneau cruise port

15 July 2018 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Ultimate Expedition
Prices starting
from $13725
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15 Jul      Departing from Juneau, Alaska   
17 Jul     Endicott Arm Fjord, Alaska   
18 Jul     Thomas Bay, Alaska   
19 Jul     LeConte Glacier, Alaska   
20 Jul     Frederick Sound, Alaska   
21 Jul     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
22 Jul     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
23 Jul     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
24 Jul     At Sea   
25 Jul     Icy Strait Point, Hoonah, Alaska   
26 Jul     Glacier Bay, Alaska   
27 Jul     Chichagof Island, Alaska   
28 Jul     Lynn Canal, Alaska (Captain's choice)   
29 Jul     Haines, Alaska   
30 Jul      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   

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Juneau cruise port

15 July 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka
Prices starting
from $7206
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15 Jul      Departing from Juneau, Alaska   
17 Jul     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
18 Jul     Thomas Bay, Alaska   
19 Jul     LeConte Glacier, Alaska   
20 Jul     Frederick Sound, Alaska   
21 Jul     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
22 Jul     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
23 Jul      Arriving in Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   

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Sitka cruise port

22 July 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau
Prices starting
from $7206
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22 Jul      Departing from Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
24 Jul     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
25 Jul     Icy Strait Point, Hoonah, Alaska   
26 Jul     Glacier Bay, Alaska   
27 Jul     Chichagof Island, Alaska   
28 Jul     Lynn Canal, Alaska (Captain's choice)   
29 Jul     Haines, Alaska   
30 Jul      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   

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Juneau cruise port

29 July 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Glacier Bay Small Ship
Prices starting
from $7206
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29 Jul      Departing from Juneau, Alaska   
31 Jul     Glacier Bay, Alaska   
01 Aug     Glacier Bay, Alaska   
02 Aug     Chatham Strait, Alaska   
03 Aug     Kuiu Island, Alaska   
04 Aug     Frederick Sound, Alaska   
05 Aug     Endicott Arm Fjord, Alaska   
06 Aug      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   

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Juneau cruise port

05 August 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Juneau to Seattle
Prices starting
from $8994
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05 Aug      Departing from Juneau, Alaska   
07 Aug     Haines, Alaska   
08 Aug     Icy Strait Point, Hoonah, Alaska   
09 Aug     Glacier Bay, Alaska   
10 Aug     Chatham Strait, Alaska   
11 Aug     Petersburg, Mitkof Island, Alaska   
12 Aug     At Sea   
13 Aug     Misty Fjords, Alaska   
14 Aug     Ketchikan, Revillagigedo Island, Alaska   
15 Aug     Inside Passage, Alaska   
16 Aug     Inside Passage, Alaska   
17 Aug     Inside Passage, Alaska   
18 Aug     Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington   
19 Aug     Seattle, Washington   
20 Aug      Arriving in Seattle, Washington   

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