The Legacy crew dresses in period costumes to add to the experience. // © 2013 Un-Cruise Adventures
Travel agents booking groups of eight clients or more on Un-Cruise Adventures’ summer 2014 S.S. Legacy itineraries in Alaska will receive the ninth berth free, as well as other incentives.
The S.S. Legacy, a replica coastal steamer, sails Heritage Adventure cruises from June to August with a focus on the history of the Klondike Gold Rush. Travel agents can earn up to a maximum of three free berths when 24 are sold. They can use the value of the free berth as a savings shared by the group. As an incentive for clients, groups booking by February 28 also receive an adventure savings of $300 per person.
“Travel agents have supported our outdoor recreation niche amazingly well,” said Tim Jacox, executive vice president of sales and marketing. “The S.S. Legacy focuses on historical reenactments and port visits. To highlight this new niche within our eight-vessel fleet, we are introducing special value-added offers.”
From June 15 through August 17, 10 departures of the new Alaska’s Golden History cruise bring the Klondike Gold Rush alive. The cruise visits Wrangell, Petersburg, Sitka, Glacier Bay National Park, Haines and Skagway, as well as Frederick Sound and Icy Strait, which are both prime whale watching territory.
An 11-night Gold Rush Legacy cruise between Seattle and Juneau (and reverse) will be offered June 11 and August 17. Highlights include guided tours in port, whale watching, glacier viewing in Glacier Bay, discovering native Tlingit culture and exploring scenic waterways by coastal steamer. Inclusive rates start at $5,195 per person.
The S.S. Legacy crew sails in period costume, and a team of Heritage guides charged with bringing characters and events from history alive are also on board, performing skits, impromptu vignettes and presentations. Shore tours that take guests to points of historical interest are also included. Back on board, guests enjoy the ambience of an elegant coastal steamer with modern conveniences. Public spaces include the Klondike Dining Room, Grand Salon with dance floor, a wine bar and the rollicking Pesky Barnacle Saloon. Wellness amenities include two hot tubs, a sauna, a massage room, fitness equipment and yoga on deck.