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Un-Cruise Adventures Voted Best Expedition Cruise Line by Porthole Magazine

Posted by on November 6, 2014
Sunset on the River

Sunset on the Columbia River on an Un-Cruise Adventures trip.

I don’t often share press releases here. Wait, that’s not accurate. I never share press releases here.

But this is an exception.

Un-Cruise Adventures is truly one of the best small ship cruise lines out there and we should know – we have cruised with them twice now. Once to British Columbia which we wrote about in a number of locations, including here and here and once on their Columbia River cruise from which we just returned and are still stunned by the beauty of Oregon and how perfect our cruise was. We are supremely excited about their new destinations and hope to be able to share our adventures of them in the future.

In the meantime, if you are looking for a small ship adventure, look no further.

Porthole Magazine Readers Award Un-Cruise Adventures

Best Expedition Cruise Line

2014 Readers’ Choice Awards Announced

Seattle, WA, Nov. 4, 2014—Porthole Cruise Magazine readers chose Un-Cruise Adventures as best expedition cruise line in the magazine’s 16th annual Readers’ Choice Awards in 2014.  The small ship adventure cruise line explores remote and scenic destinations with an emphasis on flexible itineraries, wildlife viewing and active pursuits outdoors.

“It’s especially meaningful to be recognized by Porthole readers—a discerning group of travelers,” said Captain Dan Blanchard, CEO.  “We’re happy to be growing, innovating and offering more adventures including Costa Rica, Panama and Galápagos in 2016.”

Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards are determined by thousands of readers and online fans of Porthole Cruise Magazine who voted for their favorite cruise lines and ships in 54 cruise-related categories.

“We take expedition cruising seriously, and we mean to make it easy and fun,” said Tim Jacox, principal and executive vice president. “Custom made kayak launch platforms are one example of our approach; people feel safe and comfortable and can go kayaking without any experience. Exceptional on board amenities such as hot tubs, included massage and yoga/stretching classes complement the outdoor activities.”

In business since 1996, the company has expanded from operating yachts in Alaska to operating a fleet of eight vessels carrying 22-88 guests. Boutique yachts, expedition vessels and small ships sail adventure and river cruises in Alaska, Hawaiian Islands, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, coastal Washington, British Columbia and Columbia and Snake Rivers. In 2016, eight departures will be offered in the Galápagos Islands and adventure cruising begins in Costa Rica and Panama.

Adventure activities guided by expert naturalists are included on all adventure cruises and may include kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boarding, skiff excursions, whale watching, polar plunge, hiking, beachcombing and cultural encounters. Flexible itineraries allow time to seek out and view wildlife up close, explore deeper into wilderness areas and take advantage of current weather and wildlife.

On river cruises, guided tours to points of historical interest are included each day along with crew in period uniform and onboard living history presentations.

See the full list of Porthole Cruise Magazine award winners online.  Winners will be published in the November/December 2014 issue of the magazine. To book an Un-Cruise adventure or to request additional information, contact your travel agent or Un-Cruise Adventures at 888-862-8881 or


Editor’s note: Visit the Media Gallery for press materials and images. More high-res photos for editorial use are available through Sarah Scoltock at sarahs (at)

About Un-Cruise Adventures Un-Cruise Adventures’ boutique yachts and small ships carry 22-88 guests on voyages in Alaska, Hawaiian Islands, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Columbia & Snake Rivers, coastal Washington, British Columbia, Galápagos Islands and Costa Rica/Panama. Un-Cruise Adventures, under the parent company of InnerSea Discoveries Alaska Inc., is a member of Trusted Adventures, dedicated to the highest standards of small-group travel and to giving back to the places visited.

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