Cloud failure or liquid sunshine, our Alaska small ship adventure cruises are perfect for exploration—paddling, hiking, hot tub under the stars, “polar bear plunges,” even playing in the mud with your expert expedition team. Glacier Bay National Park; Native totems; breaching whales; soaring eagles; rainforests; northern lights. Do as much or as little as you like on an unforgettable journey.

Themed Departures Available for this Itinerary

Music / Entertainment
Relive the past! Combine cruising with a week of melodic entertainment by 1940s nostalgia performers and musicians.
2018: June 3

Photography
A professional photographer guest host guides you on capturing the perfect shots—onboard, in-the-field, and one-on-one.
2018: May 20

Highlights


• THE glacier adventure: LeConte, Baird, and Dawes or Sawyer and South Sawyer

• Tlingit native culture on a private village tour of Kake

• Whale watching in Frederick Sound

• Look for wildlife—eagles, arctic terns, black and brown bears, sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions

• Skiff through iceberg waters of Tracy or Endicott Arm

• Hike on the terminal moraine of Baird Glacier

• Boardwalk and trail hikes in Tongass National Forest

• Kayak, paddle board and skiff in hidden coves and narrow fjords

Welcome to Alaska’s capital, where your home on the water awaits. Come aboard, meet your crew, and unpack your adventurous spirit. Your course is set for glaciers, and the Tongass—the largest national forest in the U.S.
Your captain eyes the day’s conditions and makes a choice. Whether Tracy or Endicott is the Arm du jour, wake in a fjord flanked by sheer granite walls. Grab a hot cup of joe and take it all in from the bow. Cascading waterfalls. Drifting icebergs. A lazy harbor seal or two. Layer up with gloves and a warm hat, and hop in a skiff for a better look at the glacier—the temps drop the closer you get. Your expedition guide clues you in to signs of the ice ages that carved this landscape. The geology is fascinating and so is the wildlife. Keep an eye out for mountain goats, bears, and eagles. Make waves for Stephens Passage. It’s all hands on deck watching for signs of humpbacks. It’s a big first day!
Have your rubber boots handy. You’re in for muskeg and mud in Alaska’s backcountry. Hiking along Baird’s moraine, look for shimmers of gold and quartz—this area is known for it. The glacial outwash plains look almost lunar, but you’re not alone in this moonscape. The glacial valley is a nesting hot-spot for arctic terns. Splash away the mud before a paddle along the bay’s mossy cliff walls. Back on board, it’s time for a cocktail and a soak in the hot tub.
LeConte is the southernmost tidewater glacier in North America. If tides are low, take a boot-sucking walk to check out icebergs resting on the mudflats. If it’s high tide, a skiff ride brings you up-close to its iceberg gardens. Surrounded by national forest, Ideal Cove’s boardwalk trails wind through meadows of ferns and grasses. Or test your balance paddle boarding in this quiet cove. It’s just you and the vast wilderness.
"Kake" comes from a Tlingit word meaning “opening of daylight.” Apropos, start your day in this native village with traditional storytelling and dancing. Count the many totems on their 132-foot pole. Drop the kayaks in Saginaw Bay or some other hidden cove along the Keku Islands. Black bears are common sights along shore. But so are eagles in the treetops and orange-billed surf scoters paddling nearby. For hikers, your guides have a route in mind. Make for the forest, far off the map. Cruising Frederick Sound, chances are high you’ll see humpbacks. The up-welling of nutrients in the water make it an irresistible feeding ground.
Leave it to the captain to steer you through Chatham and Peril Straits. At Baranof Island, your top-notch expedition team has the game plan dialed. Tap some of the most untouched wilderness in the Tongass. Head to the woods for an adventuresome bushwhack. Or slide into a kayak for an easygoing shoreline paddle. Find a perch on deck in Peril Strait—it’s a twisting drama of currents and history.
There aren’t many straight lines along Baranof Island. Its western side is dotted with hundreds of coves and uninhabited islands. This is a prime area for spotting sea otters. It’s no surprise to round a corner in your kayak and find one looking at you and you looking at him. The protected beaches are made for exploring the intertidal zones, and spotting bears. So, boot up for a guided hike. End your day with celebration and a toast at a heartfelt Farewell Dinner. Your expedition team treats you to a photo recap of the week’s adventures.
A last breakfast with new friends, then disembark in Sitka for your transfer to the airport or to your UnCruise hotel stay or land tour.
Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.

Master Stateroom

$ 3995 USD pp
Master Stateroom
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.

Commander Stateroom

$ 4545 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
Fixed queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.

Captain Stateroom

$ 5095 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.

Master Stateroom Single

$ 5195 USD pp
Master Stateroom Single
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.

Admiral Stateroom

$ 5745 USD pp
Admiral Stateroom
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.

Jr. Commodore Suite

$ 6395 USD pp
Jr. Commodore Suite
Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap around view windows, private bath with shower.

Owners Suite

$ 8995 USD pp
Owners Suite
300 Sq. Ft. entertainment and sitting area with wet bat, refrigerator, media center. 300Sq. Ft. master bedroom with kind bed, view windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.

Master Stateroom

$ 4695 USD pp
Master Stateroom
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.

Commander Stateroom

$ 5145 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
Fixed queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.

Captain Stateroom

$ 5695 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.

Master Stateroom Single

$ 6095 USD pp
Master Stateroom Single
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.

Admiral Stateroom

$ 6445 USD pp
Admiral Stateroom
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.

Jr. Commodore Suite

$ 7195 USD pp
Jr. Commodore Suite
Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap around view windows, private bath with shower.

Owners Suite

$ 10095 USD pp
Owners Suite
300 Sq. Ft. entertainment and sitting area with wet bat, refrigerator, media center. 300Sq. Ft. master bedroom with kind bed, view windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.

Master Stateroom

$ 5295 USD pp
Master Stateroom
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.

Commander Stateroom

$ 5795 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
Fixed queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.

Captain Stateroom

$ 6295 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.

Master Stateroom Single

$ 6885 USD pp
Master Stateroom Single
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.

Admiral Stateroom

$ 7195 USD pp
Admiral Stateroom
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.

Jr. Commodore Suite

$ 7995 USD pp
Jr. Commodore Suite
Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap around view windows, private bath with shower.

Owners Suite

$ 11195 USD pp
Owners Suite
300 Sq. Ft. entertainment and sitting area with wet bat, refrigerator, media center. 300Sq. Ft. master bedroom with kind bed, view windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.

Master Stateroom

$ 5995 USD pp
Master Stateroom
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.

Commander Stateroom

$ 6495 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
Fixed queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.

Captain Stateroom

$ 6995 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.

Master Stateroom Single

$ 7795 USD pp
Master Stateroom Single
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.

Admiral Stateroom

$ 7895 USD pp
Admiral Stateroom
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.

Jr. Commodore Suite

$ 8795 USD pp
Jr. Commodore Suite
Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap around view windows, private bath with shower.

Owners Suite

$ 12295 USD pp
Owners Suite
300 Sq. Ft. entertainment and sitting area with wet bat, refrigerator, media center. 300Sq. Ft. master bedroom with kind bed, view windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.

Master Stateroom

$ 5995 USD pp
Master Stateroom
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.

Commander Stateroom

$ 6495 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
Fixed queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.

Captain Stateroom

$ 6995 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.

Master Stateroom Single

$ 7795 USD pp
Master Stateroom Single
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.

Admiral Stateroom

$ 7895 USD pp
Admiral Stateroom
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.

Jr. Commodore Suite

$ 8795 USD pp
Jr. Commodore Suite
Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap around view windows, private bath with shower.

Owners Suite

$ 12295 USD pp
Owners Suite
300 Sq. Ft. entertainment and sitting area with wet bat, refrigerator, media center. 300Sq. Ft. master bedroom with kind bed, view windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.

Master Stateroom

$ 5995 USD pp
Master Stateroom
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.

Commander Stateroom

$ 6495 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
Fixed queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.

Captain Stateroom

$ 6995 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.

Master Stateroom Single

$ 7795 USD pp
Master Stateroom Single
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.

Admiral Stateroom

$ 7895 USD pp
Admiral Stateroom
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.

Jr. Commodore Suite

$ 8795 USD pp
Jr. Commodore Suite
Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap around view windows, private bath with shower.

Owners Suite

$ 12295 USD pp
Owners Suite
300 Sq. Ft. entertainment and sitting area with wet bat, refrigerator, media center. 300Sq. Ft. master bedroom with kind bed, view windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.

Additional charges:

Port taxes/fees: 250 USD pp

S.S. Legacy

Vessel Type: Small Ship

Length:192 feet

Passenger:88 guests

Built: 1983, renovated 2013

Come aboard the 88-guest S.S. Legacy and take a step back in time. Our replica coastal steamer exudes old-world charm, with the benefits of modern comforts. Simultaneously elegant and casual, the vessel boasts carved wooden cabinetry and turn-of-the-century décor. Four decks provide ample outside viewing opportunities and relaxing public spaces for taking a stroll at sunset and gathering with new friends. The lounge offers a full bar, the open-seating dining room includes a wine bar, and, for a step back in time, sidle up to table in the Pesky Barnacle Saloon.

The onboard wellness program is accessible to all guests and includes two hot tubs on the bridge deck, fitness equipment, yoga classes, and massage suite. Elevator access is available to three of the public decks.

There are six cabin categories aboard the S.S. Legacy: Master; Commander; Captain; Admiral; Junior Commodore Suite, and Owner's Suite. Depending on the category, singles, doubles, triples, or quadruples can be accommodated.

Common to all cabins are: Flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station, air conditioning/heat; private bath with shower.

Cabin layout for S.S. Legacy
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