Un-Cruise Adventures Revives A Legacy In Alaska’s Inside Passage


The American steamship replica s.s. Legacy carries only 88 passengers

A recently revived ship that has been catching attention in the American West recently is Un-Cruise Adventures’ 1,472-ton s.s. Legacy, which was christened on August 9 in Seattle. The entry into service of this ship has brought the Un-Cruise small ship fleet to eight vessels.

Built in 1984 as a replica of an American coastal steamer, after working for three owners on the east coast the s.s. Legacy last operated as the Spirit of ’98 for small ship cruise line Cruise West, which went out of business in September 2010.


s.s. Legacy – Lounge and Piano Bar for nightly entertainment

Although the eighth in the fleet, the 88-berth ship is sufficiently important to Un-Cruise Adventures that it has opened a separate sub-brand for the vessel under the name Heritage Adventures.

These new Heritage Adventures will take vacationers back to the 1890s and early 1900s to explore the history of the Klondike Gold Rush in Alaska and the Yukon and the early explorers of the Columbia and Snake Rivers. The all-American crew will wear 1890s attire and bring history to life through short vignettes during the course of the day and staged dramas at night.

History will also come to life through guided tours ashore to discover the Gold Rush and view wildlife and glaciers. The ship will also offer occasional themed sailings such as a 1940s music cruise.


s.s. Legacy –  Restaurant with plenty of room

Exquisitely appointed with period decor, the vessel’s carved wooden cabinetry, Grand Salon with full bar and dance floor, Klondike Dining Room with wine bar and Pesky Barnacle Saloon, as well as her hot tub, sauna, fitness equipment, yoga classes and massage suite will be accessible to all guests. While the ship’s decor has been designed to echo the 1890s, her modern amenities provide extra pampering.

Of interest to guests will be the ship’s all-inclusive fares, which include premium spirits, fine wine, microbrews, shore excursions, an on board wellness program, transfers and port charges.

The vessel has spent her first autumn season cruising the Columbia and Snake Rivers but in the summer will go back to Alaska to offer 7-night cruises between Juneau and Ketchikan, making calls at Haines, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Icy Strait, Sitka, Petersburg and Wrangell. Alaska 7-night all-inclusive fares start at $5,195 (about £3,335 or €3,990) per person.

For further details or bookings please call Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail cruise@cruisepeople.co.uk.