Grosse Momente. Ganz Exklusiv. Great Moments. Truly Exclusive.

Grosse Momente. Ganz Exklusiv. It’s German for “Great Moments. Truly Exclusive”, and it’s the motto of Hamburg-based Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Tomorrow, I’m flying to Istanbul, Turkey for the start of another exciting Live Voyage Report aboard a very special ship: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ EUROPA 2.

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Recapping our Un-Cruise Adventure in Alaska

September 7, 2014

One full week has passed, and today Un-Cruise Adventures’ Safari Endeavour arrived back at her berth in Juneau. Together with my fellow 83 other guests, I placed my luggage outside my stateroom door this morning before breakfast. I had my final breakfast onboard – which [...]

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One Last Day aboard Safari Endeavour in Alaska

September 6, 2014

In show business, they say you should always save the best for last. The crew here onboard Un-Cruise Adventures’ Safari Endeavour seem to subscribe to that theory, because our final day on our weeklong Discoverer’s Glacier Country itinerary in Alaska has quite possibly [...]

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Exploring Frederick Sound and Stephens Passage

September 5, 2014

Some people start their mornings off by enjoying a hot cup of coffee. Here onboard Un-Cruise Adventures’ Safari Endeavour, many guests did the same – but a few hearty folks started their day by jumping off the stern of the ship.

The Polar Plunge was [...]

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Wild and Untamed, This is Un-Cruise Adventures’ Alaska

September 4, 2014

Adventure is on the menu today aboard Un-Cruise Adventures’ Safari Endeavour. After another excellent breakfast, guests could indulge in a morning of watersports activities in the secluded bay off Chichagof Island that served as our overnight anchorage.

On the Adventure Menu du jour, [...]

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An Exciting Change of Itinerary

September 3, 2014

Sometimes, itinerary changes are unavoidable. That’s the situation we found ourselves faced with this morning here onboard Un-Cruise Adventures’ Safari Endeavour. We had planned to be anchored off the Gordon Islands for a full day of activities, but a cold front sweeping in off the Pacific [...]

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Our Second Full Day in Beautiful Glacier Bay National Park

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Not every Alaskan cruise includes a visit to magnificent Glacier Bay National Park. Un-Cruise Adventures’ Safari Endeavour, on the other hand, not only visits Glacier Bay as part of the line’s Discoverer’s Glacier Country itinerary – it stays there overnight [...]

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Day 2 – Exploring Glacier Bay National Park

Monday, September 1, 2014

I awoke this morning feeling superbly refreshed after my first night onboard Un-Cruise Adventures’ Safari Endeavour. Even in my Commander Stateroom – which features twin beds that cannot be combined into a queen – the mattresses are superbly comfortable, and the pillows [...]

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Some exciting news from Silversea: the ultra-luxury line’s first expedition ship, Silver Explorer, has just successfully completed her first-ever transit of the fabled Northwest Passage.

Capable of carrying 132 guests, Silver Explorer left Kangerlussuaq, Greenland on August 9 and arrived in Nome, Alaska on September 1. During that time, [...]

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Day 1 – Embarking Safari Endeavour in Juneau

Sunday, August 31, 2014

“You’re lucky you’re on the Un-Cruise,” my driver said as we drove through a darkened Juneau, Alaska just after 9 p.m. last night. “Tomorrow, there’ll be three or four of these big cruise ships in here. Floating 10-story casinos. They won’t see [...]

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