UnCruise Adventures Nominated Once Again in Travel Age West’s 16th Annual WAVE Awards
“The ability for small size cruise companies to continue to create their own definition will be key to their vitality and growth going forward,” said Blanchard, who was the architect behind consolidating the coalition. “We have come together to advance the recognition of the domestic contribution of U.S. small boat operators and to effectively educate the public.”
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JUNEAU, AK., August 6th, 2021 – The small boat adventure company, UnCruise Adventures, announced its nomination as the Small Ship Cruise Line Providing Best Travel Advisor Support and Best River Cruise Line for U.S. Sailings in 2021. Being nominated by the leading trade media outlet Travel Age West is held as a high honor and is a welcome return to increasing normality in the industry. Voting will run through the month of August culminating in an in-person WAVE Awards Gala October 7th, 2021.
“The travel industry is finally emerging from a very challenging time, and we want to help our readers acknowledge the companies that have stood by advisors and supported travel no matter what,” said Kenneth Shapiro, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Travel Age West. “We are also excited to bring back the in-person awards dinner this fall. The WAVE Awards have become a pillar of the tourism industry in the West, and we can’t wait to see our partners again and celebrate the return of travel with them.”
UnCruise Adventures returned to normal operations May 7th, and has completed 51 successful sailings in Alaska, the most any small boat company has provided worldwide in 2021. The adventure brand provides multi-activity multi-generational explorations of rich tapestries in 8 destinations.
“We are honored to be part of the distinguished awards and our work with travel advisors through the past 25 years, especially their support during the past 15 months.” Dan Blanchard shares about the nomination. “We congratulate all of the outstanding nominees and express our gratitude for being nominated especially after a restart in a challenging environment. We are back and invite guests to experience everything our vessels, crew and destinations have to offer.”
The UnCruise Adventures brand continues to upend trends and has experienced a rise in shorter term bookings and a demand for adventure travel in 2021, resulting in a strong return to summer travel. When talking about the vote of excellence awards Blanchard says, “We look to set the standard in our industry and this recognition highlights our work. UnCruise has shown time and time again how resilient we can be, and throughout this pandemic, that has not changed. We are honored.”
For additional information on uncruise.com
Find the Travel Age West Awards Online:
2021 WAVE Awards - WAVE Categories & Editor’s Picks
Expedition Cruise Line Providing the Best Travel Advisor Support
Lindblad Expeditions – National Geographic
Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
Best River Cruise Line for U.S. Sailings
American Cruise Lines
American Queen Steamboat Company
Lindblad Expeditions – National Geographic
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To ensure the health and safety of our guests and crew, UnCruise Adventures has implemented a requirement for fully vaccinated cruises and additional safety and sanitary measure onboard all of its vessels. Safe distancing will also be adhered to wherever possible, particularly at check-in and boarding and where not possible, masks will be required. The company’s updated vaccine policy and travel resources can be found on the website uncruise.com.
About UnCruise Adventures
UnCruise Adventures’ is a responsible travel and adventure leader in the small boat industry. They operate boutique yachts and small boats carrying 22-86 guests on voyages in Alaska, Hawaiian Islands, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Columbia & Snake Rivers, coastal Washington, Galápagos, Costa Rica, Panama, Belize, and Colombia. In 2019, UnCruise Adventures was picked as the top adventure cruise line by Cruise Critic. Travel & Leisure readers also named UnCruise Adventures in its World’s Best Awards and its list of top 10 small ship ocean cruise lines three years in a row. UnCruise Adventures is a member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association and the Transformational Travel Council.
About TravelAge West
TravelAge West is the leading trade media outlet for travel advisors and the travel industry in the 15 Western U.S. states. Serving more than 21,000 readers for 52 years, the brand is a main source of news and product information for the region’s agents and travel executives. TravelAgeWest.com is a two-time winner of a Gold Award from the North American Travel Journalists Association for Best Travel Journalism Website. TravelAge West is a part of Northstar Travel Group LLC, a worldwide provider of information, news and data for the travel and hospitality industry. Northstar Travel Group is based in Secaucus, N.J.