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American Safari Cruises is adding The Safari Endeavour, formerly the Spirit of Endeavour, to its fleet of three yachts. The Safari Endeavour will undergo major renovations in order to offer guests a luxury cruise experience to Alaska.
“This is an ideal time to expand our fleet,” said Dan Blanchard, principal and chief executive officer of American Safari Cruises. “In our 14-year history, our occupancy rates have never been higher, and we are seeing an increase in demand for the type of small-group adventure travel we offer.”
In order to provide guests with an upscale cruise experience, the ship’s guest capacity will be reduced by 16 percent in order to accommodate 86 guests. Among the new features are larger guestrooms, new step-out balconies, two massage rooms, two hot tubs, a sauna, exercise equipment, a wine bar and a library.
The ship will be ready to set sail in May 2012 and, through September, will offer weeklong cruises through Southeast Alaska’s Icy Strait, Frederick Sound, Thomas Bay, Chichagof Island and more. Two-week cruises from Seattle to Juneau and reverse will be offered in spring and fall. Rates start from $4,795 per person.
“The addition of the Safari Endeavour enables more travelers to see the awe-inspiring sights in Alaska close up on a small ship,” said Tim Jacox, executive vice president of sales and marketing. “The newly-created ambiance onboard will be casual, yet with a full menu of upscale amenities. The highlight remains the wilderness outside, which we explore daily in a variety of ways.”
Rates start from $4,795 per person. www.americansafaricruises.com