Sail back into history aboard the new S. S. Legacy. The eighth and newest vessel for Un-Cruise Adventures, the 88-guest S.S. Legacy is a replica coaster steamer.
“It’s not a ship; it’s a time machine,” said Dan Blanchard, CEO and principal for Un-Cruise Adventures.
The S.S. Legacy sails Heritage Adventures taking guests back in time to the 1890s and early 1900s to explore history of the Klondike Gold Rush in Alaska and early explorers along the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
The all-American crew–in 1890’s attire–brings history to life through short vignettes during the course of the day and staged dramas at night.
“This fine vessel has been refurbished into a coastal steamer from the 1900s, and crew in period costume brings characters from the past alive along the way,” Blanchard said.
Company controller JeeSook Kutz will be godmother of the S.S. Legacy and Dano Quinn will be captain.
In September 2013, the S.S. Legacy will begin cruising weeklong Legacy of Discovery cruises on the Columbia and Snake Rivers roundtrip Portland with 12 departures scheduled through November. Rates begin at $3,195 per person, double occupancy.
It returns to the rivers in April 2014 for nine more departures through May. From June through August 2014, the vessel sails 10 weeklong Alaska’s Golden History cruises between Ketchikan and Juneau, Alaska (and reverse). Rates begin at $5,195 per person, double occupancy.
On Heritage Adventures, guests enjoy port calls and included shore side excursions to points of historical interest.
A gold rush highlight is the included trip aboard Skagway’s White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway.
Heritage Adventures include all meals; wine, microbrews and spirits; shore excursions; a massage; yoga on deck; all meals; transfers; taxes, port charges and fees.
Headquartered at historic Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle, Washington, Un-Cruise Adventures offers an alternative to traditional cruises by taking guests into areas inaccessible to large ships and on excursions that are exclusive, private, and unavailable to many other travelers.
In 1997, American Safari Cruises pioneered yacht cruising in Alaska. InnerSea Discoveries enjoyed its inaugural season of expedition-style active exploration of Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage in summer 2011. In January 2013, the company changed its name to Un-Cruise Adventures.
S.S. Legacy Captain Quinn found his way to the water naturally, growing up on the Connecticut coast near the historic seaport of Mystic. As a young mate, Quinn worked aboard a schooner that sailed from Panama through the Pacific Islands.
He went on to captain a cargo vessel in the Marshall Islands and later a health services vessel delivering medical supplies to remote atolls.
His certifications include a US Coast Guard Masters License, 1600 Gross Tons, All Oceans, with Sail Endorsement and Wilderness First Responder.
Quinn is also an award-winning writer and has won the annual Seattle “Stories of the Sea” contest four times.