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Wilderness Discoverer

Former name: Mayan Prince

Wilderness Discoverer Review and Specifications

Specifications of Wilderness Discoverer

Year built1992  /  Age : 27
Flag state USA
BuilderBlount Boats Inc (Warren, Rhode Island USA)
Classice-strengthened expedition ship
OwnerInnerSea Discoveries Alaska Inc
OperatorUnCruise Adventures
Speed10 kn / 19 kph / 12 mph
Length (LOA)54 m / 177 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage683 gt
Passengers76 - 84
Passengers-to-space ratio9
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2011
Sister-shipsWilderness Adventurer
Former namesMayan Prince

Current position of Wilderness Discoverer

Review of Wilderness Discoverer

MS Wilderness Discoverer is a 1992-built cruise ship constructed by Blount Boats Inc (Warren, RI USA). The vessel was extensivelly drydock refurbished in 2011. Like all UnCruise ships, Wilderness Discoverer is US-flagged and crewed.

History - construction and ownership

The 683-ton, 76-passenger ship Wilderness Discoverer was completely overhauled after bought from her former owner Glacier Bay Cruises (now defunct). Like the sistership Wilderness Adventurer, Discoverer also cruises 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.

Wilderness Discoverer cruise ship

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

MS Wilderness Discoverer schedule calendar includes Alaska small ship cruises departing from JuneauKetchikan and Sitka.


Wilderness Discoverer has 3 passenger decks and only 38 cabins, all of which are Oceanview. The cabin grades number is 4.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Meals onboard the Wilderness Discoverer 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.

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Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Wilderness Discoverer has a Spa area with sauna, massage room, fitness equipment and two hot tubs. The ship also features a Lounge (evokes the feel of a neighbourhood pub or National Park Lodge), 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 Discoverer cruise ship was built in Warren RI. The vessel was bought from the Glacier Bay Cruises line (now defunct) and was completely overhauled. A sistership is Wilderness Adventurer - both a great choice for Alaskan small ship cruise deals during summer months.

The vessel's hull design and shallow draft allow easy access to wildlife-rich regions in Southeast Alaska for an array of adventure- and expedition-type excursions. This small ship has a fully-equipped fishing boat, along with stand-up paddleboards and kayaks, inflatable skiffs, hiking poles. The ship also has a hydrophone that listens to sounds below the water surface, and an underwater camera that shows real-time images on all the TVs on board (in the lounge and in all staterooms).

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