Wilderness Explorer Review and Specifications
Specifications of Wilderness Explorer
|Builder||EASTERN SHIPBUILDING USA|
|Speed||11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph|
|Length (LOA)||57 m / 187 ft|
|Beam (width)||11 m / 36 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||910 gt|
|Passengers||74 - 84|
|Decks with cabins||3|
|Former names||Spirit of Discovery|
Review of Wilderness Explorer
In 2012 Wilderness Explorer joined the Un-Cruise Adventures’ fleet and became its 3rd expedition ship. Originally built in 1976 by “Eastern Shipbuilding” as the 86-passenger “Spirit of Discovery” (Cruise West company), the ship was renovated in 2012 in order to sail on Alaska-Glacier Bay itineraries.
History - construction & ownership
The 910-ton, 74-passenger cruise ship Wilderness Explorer sails in Southeast Alaska during summer months. Ship’s hull design and her shallow draft allow easy access to Alaska’s wildlife and a variety of adventure excursions. Each Un-Cruise Adventures’ ship navigates together with a fishing boat that is fully-equipped.
Cruise itinerary program
Wilderness Explorer has 3 passenger decks and only 37 cabins, all of which are Oceanview. The cabin grades number is 3. Wilderness Explorer has a lounge that is much larger than the one on board the other Un-Cruise Adventures’ vessels. The staterooms, even though the same size, feel much bigger.
Dining options - Food & Drinks
Meals onboard the Wilderness Explorer are served buffet-style at set times. Soda, juice and lemonade are included in cruise price. The pastry chef guarantees guests will replenish calories quickly.
Entertainment options - Fun & Sport
Wilderness Explorer has a Spa area with sauna, massage room and a hot tub. The Un-Cruise Explorer ship easily visits areas that larger ships cannot and offers adventure equipment including paddle boards, kayaks, inflatable skiffs, hydrophone and underwater camera (linked to yacht’s lounge and stateroom TVs).
Wilderness Explorer wiki
Year built 1976
Passenger capacity / crew capacity 74 (76 max) / 26
Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 910 tons / 186 ft (57 m)
Ship builder Eastern Shipbuilding (USA)
Building cost USD - mill
Ship owner InnerSea Discoveries Alaska Inc
Operator Un-Cruise Adventures
Christened by -
Official website link un-cruise.com
Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com
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