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Alaska Testimonials



"Our trip was more amazing than my expectations! Just fabulous. Cannot say enough about the crew!"

- Gwen & Steve F., Appleton, WI; Safari Explorer


"We have visited all parts of the world (except Antartica) and our two 7-day cruises have been our best holiday experiences ever."

- Bob T., Australia; Wilderness Discoverer


"Impressed by the atmosphere that accomodated young kids, teens, adults and plus 70's like me."

- Maurice R.; Osgood, IN; Wilderness Discoverer


"The food on our un-cruise was amazing! The chefs and crew were so accomodating to my gluten free needs. We loved eating the healthy meals that tasted sooo good. Thanks to everyone on the WEX!"

- Monica & Ryan J., Seattle, WA; Wilderness Explorer


"We want to express our heart-felt appreciation to the Endeavour crew and staff for making our recent cruise the vacation of a lifetime. There were plenty of highlights: the wildlife viewing, the stunning scenery, the outings ashore and by DIB and kayak – the great weather, even! But what really made it truly special was the enthusiasm, genuine warmth, and caring attitude of the entire crew. PS: We loved our two previous trips with Cruise West – but this cruise went above and beyond!"

- Carl S. & Krisin C., Calistoga, CA; Safari Endeavour


"I’ve Un-Cruised twice and it is the best way to see Alaska; a small group up close and personal with a lot of whales, seals, sea lions, sea otters, bears, glaciers, etc!"

- Libby Slocum; Paw Paw, MI; Wilderness Discoverer


"Food was amazing! Special kudos to the pastry chef for making me the best gluten-free cookies ever!"

- Jeanine L & Wayne A; La Mesa, CA; Safari Explorer


"I play a game with myself when I travel. I try to think of ways to make things better. Not that they're bad but even the best can be made better. I couldn’t think of anything on this trip. Everything, everyone, everyday was amazing and there were so many things that were so amazing that I never in a millions years would have thought to do - hot chocolate in the middle of ice? Brilliant! Thanks for EVERYTHING!"

- Christy C., Glendale, AZ; Safari Quest


"There aren't enough favorable adjectives to describe the cruise on board the Quest. We hated to leave! We were treated like family from the start and it was so much fun getting to know the whole crew, who were so happy doing their jobs. The quality of the food was beyond belief. We wish we could go on this cruise every other week! It was more than we expected. Now we have the most difficult decision - how to tell everyone what a great experience we had without everyone booking the boat solid so we can never get on it again. We hope to be on one of your cruises again in the future!"

- Nancy & Wayne L., Centerport, NY; Safari Quest


"The crew are now more friends/family/team mates with who we shared so many beautiful moments. They were the BEST!! The Wilderness Explorer not only took us safely to so many amazing places but, for a week, it became a real 'home' away from home. The cabin has everything one could wish for, it was comfortable, and clean. Eating became a celebration of food. One can truly see how much work/passion the galley staff puts onto it. We cannot think of any better experience than this."

- Ana P.D., West Palm Beach, FL; Wilderness Explorer


"I really appreciated the casual atmosphere on-board. The interaction with the crew made it feel more like I was on an excersion with a team as opposed to a tourist being 'processed' by an industry. Many thanks - this has really meant a lot to me."

- Richard T., Owasso, OK; Wilderness Adventurer


"I'm not sure it could have been better - probably the nicest, well-rounded vacation I've ever had - everything about it exceeded expectations. Being able to go up to the bridge was so informative and interesting. The crew and staff were EXCEPTIONAL!"

- Phoebe B., Redding, CT; Wilderness Discoverer


"It was an incredible week. The rooms were excellent, the food was healthy, tasty and plentiful. The crew and especially the guides and wellness coordinator were great. They bent over backwards to make our trip enjoyable. I loved the yoga on the back deck each morning. The various activities (hiking, kayaking, skiffing, etc) were available all the time and lots of fun. The Captain was extremely enthusiastic and fun and considerate. This is a trip for anyone-all age groups find things to enjoy. We had a few three generation families on our Un-Cruise and all enjoyed it."

- Joan O., Minneapolis, MN; Wilderness Explorer


"Our trip to Alaska was simply unbelievable. People use terms like the trip of a lifetime casually, but this truly was such a trip. There simply aren’t enough superlatives to dole out to each of the crew. They were, quite simply, remarkable. I was particularly struck by how truly happy they seemed. This may sound silly, but in the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley, I see lots of successful people, but it is rare to see people who are truly so happy. It gave me a lot to think about. I have been recommending the experience like crazy; I can’t think of anything possible that could have been done to make the trip more wonderful for us."

- Cathy & Bob B., Los Altos, CA; Safari Explorer

Columbia Snake Rivers Testimonials

Columbia & Snake Rivers


"Wonderful adventure and experience with you. Enjoyed the (complimentary) massage and loved the open bar!"

- Judy & Kurby C., Richmond, CA; S.S. Legacy 


"Absolutely the BEST cruise we have ever taken!!"

- Bill & Bonnie B., Exeter, CA; S.S. Legacy 


"Thank you for the most wonderful vacation we have ever been on! Your graciousness, attention, friendship and professionalism have truly made this a trip we will always remember."

- Helen & Greg F., Knob Lick, KY; S.S. Legacy 


"(The) Heritage crew was very knowlegedable and friendly - made our trip extra special."

- Jearle J., Mechanicsburg, PA; S.S. Legacy 

Hawaii Testimonials

Hawaiian Islands



"I cannot express enough words of praise for the marvelous crew of the Safari Explorer. Absolutely every crew member went out of their way to make our experience comfortable, fun, and enlightening. Thank you again for helping make our first trip to Hawaii and first experience with ASC a huge success. We will definitely travel with your company again and have already told many of our friends about your cruises."

- Iva & Larry K., Brooks, GA; Safari Explorer


"To each and everyone of you, Mahalo. Never have I ever experienced such personal service, attention, friendliness, fun, humor, attention to detail, consideration, I can go on forever, from anyone. The crew made the "trip" become the "experience". They all deserve a standing ovation, and should know that NEVER will I ever have such a rewarding, pleasurable vacation that comes close to the journey we shared."

- David J.; Safari Explorer


"I got a great feeling observing all the 'tourists' from the huge ship scour the souvenir shops to show they were in Hawaii. The various parts of the cruise surely gave us a better perspective of the Hawaiian culture."

- John & Margaret N., Greensburg, IN; Safari Explorer


"I commend you on your selection of staff - all were wonderful individuals and gave 100% of their talents to enhance our experience."

- Lee & Eve E., Australia; Safari Explorer


"Don't know how you can exceed 100%! Without exception, this crew merits praise and thanks - memories like these cannot be manufactured. I will remember each of them as long as my mind remains mine."

- Sheldon T., B.C., Canada; Safari Explorer


"Keep up on dong what you are doing - making your Un-Cruise a truly cultured learning experience. This has been the greatest cruise experience we have ever experienced. A great balance between fun and learning. "

- Ray and Mary Jo B., New Zealand; Safari Explorer


"All we can say is 'WOW!' We have taken other small-boat cruises, but never have we had an experience like you and your crew have provided. We have been to Hawaii multiple times, but until this week, we had barely scratched the surface. We have been to places where we have been served well, but not with the same friendliness and willingness. We loved every minute aboard the Safari Explorer, including all our "bridge" time and your whale enthusiasm. What a week! Thank you, thank you! "

- Jeff and Linda E., Bellevue, WA; Safari Explorer

Mexico Testimonials

Mexico's Sea of Cortés


"Thank you for the wonderful experience of cruising in the Sea of Cortés. The crew was so caring and professional. We loved every minute of it and saw the most spectacular wildlife. Hope to cruise with you again!"

- Lily & Peter M; Severna Park, MD; Safari Quest


"It was a truly once in a lifetime experience! Everyone should take this cruise! Saw a blue whale mother and baby. The baby swam right under the skiff!!! If you are thinking of this cruise I have two words for you: DO IT!"

- Barbara G., Lexington, KY; Safari Quest


"Having just returned from Mexico, I have to say that was truly the best vacation I have ever taken."

- Karen W., Juneau, AK; Safari Quest


"We just wanted to thank you wonderful people for making our trip the very best vacation I think we have ever had. Your balance of profession and personal was truly amazing."

- Jim & Skye G., Sitka, AK; Safari Quest

Coastal Washington & British Columbia Testimonials

Coastal Washington & British Columbia


"The sights on this cruise were breathtaking! Princess Louisa Inlet after a hard rain was spectacular! Kayaking and paddle-boarding through Chatterbox Falls is a memory we won't soon forget. Seeing orca whales, bald eagles, feral sheep, countless salmon, whiskered harbor seals along the way - well, call us speechless... we signed up to join you again for another Un-Cruise within a year, and we can't wait!"

- Denis B. & John O., Cary, NC; Safari Quest 


"This was my first cruise. I'm afraid you've spoiled me for any other cruise so I'll have to stick with you."

- Kathy S., Monroe, TN; Safari Quest 


"The entire crew of the Safari Quest made this a singular adventure for us. They are an amazing team, who did everything possible to keep us happy, safe, informed, entertained, and exceptionally well-fed. We can't wait to sail with you again!"

- Mark H. & Abby M., Falls Church, VA; Safari Quest