Late Cruise News - UnCruise Hopes to Operate First US No-COVID Departure
For the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic shut down cruising worldwide in March, a US-based cruise ship is sailing Alaskan waters.
On Saturday, August 1, Seattle-based UnCruise Adventures sent off its 60-berth expedition cruise ship Wilderness Adventurer from Juneau. She was carrying 38 passengers, a 60% load, along with a crew of 30.
Since Covid-19 put a stop to cruising in March, this is UnCruise’s first cruise of the year, round trip from Juneau to Glacier Bay, with no port calls. Four more cruises are scheduled for the ship as the traditional Alaska cruise season winds down.
Rather than calling at coastal ports, the ship will concentrate on activities such as whale watching, kayaking, landings for hiking and glacier viewing.