4 of the best small ship expedition cruises for families
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The UnCruise fleet of little ships accommodate between 22 and 88 guests. They explore off the beaten track in Alaska, the coastal regions of the Pacific Northwest, the Snake and Columbia Rivers, the island groups of Hawaii and the Galapagos, the jungles of Central America and the extraordinary wildlife of the Sea of Cortez. A small and friendly operation, they are one of our favourites.
Whatever you think of the name, UnCruise Adventures really aims to take you as far from your concept of what 'cruise' means as they possibly can. The focus is for inquisitive people to travel by ships which range from small to tiny, to places you simply couldn't get to any other way, and then to enjoy them in unique 'un-cruise' style.
The journeys combine activity, with great opportunities to kayak, hike or explore by rubber zodiac; relaxed unpretentious service; and extensive knowledge of the destinations being visited, with local experts and exclusive (and inclusive) trips ashore.
Itineraries are flexible, you travel with like-minded individuals, you are far from the crowds, and you can get a new insight into regions, even if you have visited before. For example an UnCruise Alaska adventure will be quite different from anything experienced on a conventional cruise - not least because you will barely see another soul during your whole week on board.
Some of the vessels are small enough to charter, which is particularly appealing to family groups. But if you are travelling with children and don't want to charter, look out for special family departures with lots of extra activities for your young ones.
What's more, the fleet offers a choice of standards to suit your taste and budget, so adventure has never been more affordable. We can help you select exactly the right vessel and itinerary to meet your personal needs.