Safari Explorer


Cruise line
Un-Cruise Adventures

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Safari Explorer Review and Specifications

Specifications of Safari Explorer

Year built 1998  /  Age : 19
Flag state USA
Builder Freeport Shipbuilding (Freeport, Florida USA)
Class ice-strengthened expedition ship
Owner InnerSea Discoveries Alaska Inc
Operator UnCruise Adventures
Speed 10 kn / 19 kph / 12 mph
Length (LOA) 44 m / 144 ft
Beam (width) 11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage 695 gt
Passengers 36 - 40
Crew 15
Passengers-to-space ratio 19
Decks 3
Cabins 18
Decks with cabins 3
Last Refurbishment 2018
Former names Rapture

Review of Safari Explorer

Safari Explorer was formerly sailing as “mv Rapture”. The ship was built in 1998 and in 2008 was extensively refurbished for USD 3,5 million.

History - construction & ownership

The 695-ton, 36-passenger cruise ship Safari Explorer has a navy blue hull and offers refined atmosphere, just like all other Un-Cruise Adventures ships – the expedition-style cruising is combined with luxury.Safari Explorer

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.

Cruise itinerary program

MS Safari Explorer schedule calendar includes Southeast Alaska cruises departing from Juneau and Hawaii Islands voyages from Kaunakakai (Molokai Island, Hawaii).


MS Safari Explorer has only 18 cabins, all of which are oceanview and with private heated bathrooms. There are 6 cabin categories: Single, Master, Commander, Captain, Admiral, Commodore Suite and depending on the cabin, triples, doubles or singles can be accommodated.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

The Safari Explorer has an intimate salon, Wine Library, and inviting dining room that encourage mingling among guests.

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

The Un-Cruise Explorer ship easily visits areas that bigger ships cannot and offers adventure equipment including paddle boards, kayaks, inflatable skiffs, hydrophone and underwater camera (linked to yacht’s lounge and stateroom TVs). The spa area includes an on-deck hot tub (Alaska only), fitness equipment, sauna and complimentary massage.

Safari Explorer wiki

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  • Cabin grades number: 6
  • Total number of cabins: 18 (of which all are Oceanview, 2 Balcony Suites).
  • Restaurants and food bars: Dining Room.
  • Lounges & Bars: Sun Lounge, Lounge, Wine Bar, Bar.
  • Spa area (with jacuzzi, sauna, massage, fitness equipment, yoga classes), kayaks, paddle boards, expedition gear, bow viewing area, swim step and kayak launching platform, underwater camera, library.
  • Safari Explorer cruise ship (former name "mv Rapture", until 2009) was built as a bare-bone expedition marine vessel. It emerged again after a $3,5 mill renovation in 2008 boasting 18 oceanview cabins, all offering private bathrooms with heated tile floors.
  • All Un-Cruise Adventures’ ships boast navy blue hulls and refined atmosphere. The Explorer ship's size makes it easy to visit areas that bigger ships cannot. This cruise ship is best choice for those who like expedition-style cruising and activities, combined with luxury on board. The other Un-Cruise "Safari" ships are EndeavourQuest and Voyager.
  • Safari Explorer - a typical expedition cruise ship - has adventure equipment that includes stand-up paddle boards and kayaks; inflatable skiffs; hiking poles; hydrophone (for listening to sounds below surface). The bow-mounted underwater camera is linked to the yacht's lounge and to all cabin TVs.
  • The small-capacity Safari Explorer cruises in Southeast Alaska and Hawaiian Islands regions.