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SS Legacy

Former name: Spirit of '98

SS Legacy Review and Specifications

Specifications of SS Legacy

Year built1983  /  Age : 37
Flag state USA
BuilderBender Shipbuilding & Repair (Mobile, Alabama USA)
Classpaddle-wheel steamship
OwnerInnerSea Discoveries Alaska Inc
OperatorUnCruise Adventures
Speed11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
Length (LOA)58 m / 190 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage1472 gt
Passengers88 - 92
Crew35
Passengers-to-space ratio24
Decks4
Cabins44
Decks with cabins4
Last Refurbishment2013
Former namesSpirit of '98

Review of SS Legacy

The paddlewheel steamship SS Legacy cruises on Columbia and Snake rivers (in Northwestern USA), departing roundtrip from homeport 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. Like all UnCruise ships, SS Legacy is US-flagged and crewed.

UnCruise 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 company has 2 headquarters - main headquarters in Seattle WA and second in Juneau AK.

SS Legacy cruise ship (UnCruise)

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.

Cabins

SS Legacy has a total of 44 cabins (of which all are Oceanview) in 6 grades.

Shipboard facilities

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 on the Sun Deck. The Spa area also features a sauna, massage, yoga classes.

SS Legacy cruise ship (UnCruise)

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.

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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 drydock refit. SS Legacy cruises primarily on Snake and Columbia rivers in the USA's Pacific Northwest region. The boat is leaving out of homeport Portland Oregon on roundtrip itineraries.

SS Legacy cruise ship (UnCruise)

Together with some of its fleet mates, 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 fleet of Cruise West 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).

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 Itineraries

The below listed SS Legacy cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest UnCruise 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.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Apr 10 14 days, one-way from Seattle to Juneau Seattle
2020 Apr 24 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Alaskas Glacier Country Cruise Juneau
2020 May 01 7 days, one-way from Ketchikan to Juneau Ketchikan $4899
2020 May 08 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Alaskas Glacier Country Cruise Juneau $5492
2020 May 15 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Alaskas Glacier Country Cruise Juneau $5499
2020 May 22 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Alaskas Glacier Country Cruise Juneau $6300
2020 May 29 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Alaskas Glacier Country Cruise Juneau $6291
2020 Jun 05 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Alaskas Glacier Country Cruise Juneau $6293
2020 Jun 12 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Alaskas Glacier Country Cruise Juneau $6298
2020 Jun 19 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Alaskas Glacier Country Cruise Juneau $6295
2020 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Alaskas Glacier Country Cruise Juneau $6303
2020 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Alaskas Glacier Country Cruise Juneau $6292
2020 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Alaskas Glacier Country Cruise Juneau $6303
2020 Jul 17 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Alaskas Glacier Country Cruise Juneau $6294
2020 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Alaskas Glacier Country Cruise Juneau $6290
2020 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Alaskas Glacier Country Cruise Juneau $6293
2020 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Alaskas Glacier Country Cruise Juneau $6304
2020 Aug 14 7 days, one-way from Juneau to Ketchikan Juneau $6295
2020 Sep 12 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Rivers of Wine and Culinary Arts Cruise Portland OR $5389
2020 Sep 19 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Rivers of Wine and Culinary Arts Cruise Portland OR $5399
2020 Oct 24 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Rivers of Wine and Culinary Arts Cruise Portland OR $4485
2020 Oct 31 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Rivers of Wine and Culinary Arts Cruise Portland OR $4504
2020 Nov 07 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Rivers of Wine and Culinary Arts Cruise Portland OR $4494
2020 Nov 14 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Rivers of Wine and Culinary Arts Cruise Portland OR $4497
2020 Nov 21 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Rivers of Wine and Culinary Arts Cruise Portland OR $4486

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