Small ship cruise line Un-Cruise Adventures has been granted 102 permits per year for the next five years after Mar 2016 to enter the Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska – providing a great opportunity for travellers to venture to the US North-West to experience this pristine part of the world.
A major advantage of small ship lines is that they are able to access smaller ports and venture up rivers inaccessible to the larger ships. For what are sometimes higher price tags, and depending on the type of experience being sought, this can be worth the extra expense.
The permits issued by the US National Park Service will allow six ships in the Un-Cruise fleet to enter Glacier Bay on week-long adventure voyages. While sailing in the park, passengers are joined onboard by a National Park ranger to provide expert guidance and information.
Un-Cruise Adventures will next year celebrate 20 years of operation and has been sailing the Glacier Bay National Park annually since 2001. In addition, the US National Park Service itself celebrates 100 years of managing America’s parks and wildlife space. Guests voyaging in the area on the exact anniversary on 25 August 2016 will receive a special commemorative gift.
Next year, 113 different departures on seven unique itineraries will be available to take passengers into Alaska. While inside the National Park itself, guests can venture onto hiking trails or engage in activities including kayaking, paddle boarding, whale watching and more.
For more information on Un-Cruise Adventures itineraries, contact your travel agent.