Safari Voyager // © Un-Cruise Adventures
Un-Cruise Adventures has added the 64-passenger Safari Voyager (formerly Sea Voyager) to its fleet, with plans to place her among the company’s Luxury Adventures. After renovation, Safari Voyager will replace the line’s 86-guest Safari Endeavour in the Sea of Cortes beginning in November and offer four different itineraries available year-round from homeports of La Paz, Cabo and Guaymas until December 2015, when she will winter in Costa Rica, summer in Belize and offer transits of the Panama Canal in spring and fall. Safari Endeavour will then return to sailing in the Sea of Cortés during the winter.
Luxury Adventures include all meals, adventure activities, massage, premium wine, beer and spirits, transfers, port fees and taxes. Details of the Central America itineraries, included shore programs, fares and dates of operation will be available this spring.
“The Safari Voyager fits in perfectly with our upscale adventure fleet,” said Dan Blanchard, Un-Cruise Adventures’ principal and CEO. “The vessel is outfitted for warm weather sailing and will be ideal for tropical adventures in Central America.”
Safari Voyager will have 33 outside staterooms, including four suites and two single staterooms. During the renovation, a new library will be created with eight floor-to-ceiling windows, plush furniture, and nautical décor honoring New World explorers. The top deck of the vessel — the Sun Deck — will be transformed into a new al fresco public space with fitness equipment and lounge chairs; a massage room will also be added. A swim step platform on the stern will make it easy to access the water for included activities such as snorkeling, skiff excursions, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. The ship has a spacious viewing lounge with 20 floor-to-ceiling windows outside tables and chairs and a bar. The dining room accommodates guests for a single seating.
Safari Voyager becomes the adventure cruise line’s eighth vessel, all with capacities below 90 berths. The company has three expedition vessels sailing Active Adventures, three yachts sailing Luxury Adventures and one replica Victorian-style steamer sailing Heritage Adventures. Current destinations include Southeast Alaska, Hawaiian Islands, Mexico’s Sea of Cortez, Columbia and Snake rivers, and Coastal Washington and British Columbia.