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UnCruise Adventures is “Best in Alaska,” Among Awards for 2024

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UnCruise Adventures, a leader in small-ship, expedition-style cruising, and proudly owned and headquartered in Juneau, Alaska, has clinched top honors in several major tourism awards. As you know, I love UnCruise, having sailed with them in Alaska in 2017 (and called it “the ultimate Alaska cruise”), in Hawaii in 2019, and in Baja California in 2023.

UnCruise Adventures Awards Hero

Specifically, U.S. News & World Report named UnCruise the “Best Small-Ship Expedition Line,” while Cruise Critic‘s Editor’s Picks named them “Best in Alaska.” Additionally, two UnCruise ships, the Wilderness Legacy and the Wilderness Discoverer, secured two top-five spots in USA Today‘s “10Best” Best in Alaska category, making UnCruise the only company with two ships listed in the top five. These accolades highlight UnCruise Adventures’ dedication to offering unique experiences that mega-ships can’t match and underscore their status as a premier choice in Alaska tourism.

Speaking from experience, I can verify that the marketing language is true: UnCruise Adventures is known for its emphasis on exploration straight from its ships, setting the company apart from larger cruise liners. It’s the kind of experience where you set out literally from the ship to explore the wilderness of Alaska (or one of their other destinations), and their itineraries are my favorite way to cruise.

Captain Dan Blanchard, Owner and CEO, expresses his excitement, stating, “I have never seen a cruise company, of any size, receive four Best in Alaska Awards in a single year! And I have been in Alaska tourism for nearly 40 years!”

As part of the announcement, UnCruise highlighted Alaska’s allure with its untamed landscapes, wildlife encounters, and unique experiences like hikes, beach strolls, and kayaking in Glacier Bay National Park; 2024 also offers an exceptional chance to witness the Northern Lights early in the season and after mid-August, thanks to the peak in solar activity, too.

“Mother Nature is ready to put on a show, and UnCruise is ready to share that experience with the world!” Blanchard – affectionately known as “Captain Dan” among guests and crew – adds.

If you need any more reasons to pick a small-ship cruise adventure in Alaska, consider this the final case made for booking with UnCruise. Best of all, I’ve got an UnCruise discount code! If you want it right now, use code VAL500 to get $500 off per person on your Alaskan UnCruise adventure (or anywhere else they explore!).

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I was born on the East Coast and currently live in the Midwest – but my heart will always be out West. I lived for 15 years in Alaska, as well as four years each in California and Washington. I share travel resources and stories based on my personal experience and knowledge.

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