Wilderness Adventurer Review and Specifications
Specifications of Wilderness Adventurer
|Year built||1984 / Age : 35|
|Builder||Blount Boats Inc (Warren, Rhode Island USA)|
|Class||ice-strengthened expedition ship|
|Owner||InnerSea Discoveries Alaska Inc|
|Speed||10 kn / 19 kph / 12 mph|
|Length (LOA)||49 m / 161 ft|
|Beam (width)||11 m / 36 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||639 gt|
|Passengers||60 - 67|
|Decks with cabins||3|
|Former names||Caribbean Prince|
Review of Wilderness Adventurer
MS Wilderness Adventurer is a 1984-built cruis ship constructed by Blount Boats Inc (Warren, RI USA). The vessel was extensivelly drydock refurbished in 2011. Like all UnCruise ships, Wilderness Adventurer is US-flagged and crewed.
History - construction and ownership
The 639-ton, 60-passenger ship Wilderness Adventurer was completely overhauled after bought from her former owner Glacier Bay Cruises (now defunct). Like the sistership Wilderness Discoverer, Adventurer also cruises in Southeast Alaska during summer. 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.
The shipowner 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.
Cruise itinerary program
Wilderness Adventurer has 3 passenger decks and only 30 cabins, all of which are Oceanview. The cabin grades number is 3.
Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks
Meals onboard the Wilderness Adventurer are served buffet-style at set times. Soda, juice and lemonade are included in the cruise price. The pastry chef guarantees guests will replenish calories quickly.
Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport
Wilderness Adventurer has a Spa area with sauna, massage room, fitness equipment and a hot tub. The ship also features a Main Lounge (evokes the feel of a neighbourhood pub or National Park Lodge), Lounge, Bar and Library. The adventure equipment includes paddle boards, kayaks, inflatable skiffs, hydrophone and underwater camera (linked to yacht’s lounge and stateroom TVs).
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Wilderness Adventurer cruise ship was among the first vessels launched by the Seattle-based Un-Cruise line. This new company is run by veterans from the now-defunct Cruise West. The ship was bought from another defunct Alaskan line - Glacier Bay Cruises. After a complete refit, in 2011 summer the ship went into service.
A sistership is Wilderness Discoverer - both offering Alaska cruise deals in the summer.
The hull design and shallow draft of Wilderness Adventurer allow easy access to the wildlife of Southeast Alaska. Each one of the Un-Cruise Adventures ships has a fully-equipped fishing boat to travel with. The sun deck features a sauna, jacuzzi, fitness equipment. The observation deck allows viewing from the bow. The ship's equipment includes stand-up paddleboards and kayaks, inflatable skiffs, hiking poles, hydrophone (for listening to sounds below the water surface). The underwater camera is linked to the lounge and all cabin TVs.
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