021 Kicks Off Small Boat Adventure Cruising in a Big Way with
U.S. Flagged Small Boat Company UnCruise Adventures
JUNEAU, AK., May 14th, 2021 – On Sunday, May 16th UnCruise Adventures will co-host a Toast to Alaska event prior to the departure of a sold-out cruise on the Wilderness Discoverer. The company announced today they have partnered with Travel Juneau and several local businesses, along with Senator Kiehl to co-host a COVID safe press briefing and official welcome back event.
The event celebrates the beginning of recovery to an entire industry and will include a traditional welcome from local Tlingit tribal members from Alaska Native Voices and statements from UnCruise Adventures CEO, Dan Blanchard, Senator Jesse Kiehl, and Travel Juneau president Liz Perry. The state’s commitment to economic recovery and procedures for safe travel will be addressed.
In an April 30th statement on gov.alaska.gov Alaska Governor Dunleavy stated, “Today I took immediate action to end the COVID-19 disaster declaration. Alaska is in the recovery phase where an emergency declaration is no longer necessary. It is important our focus remains on getting Alaska’s economy back on track and welcoming summer tourism throughout our great state. I am confident in our state’s future as we move forward.”
The private event will be a memorable send-off for guests including a customized welcome back gift boxes of locally made Alaskan products by Juneau Food Tours and a personal send-off from UnCruise Adventures CEO. The event will also be streamed live on the UnCruise Adventures Facebook page.
“As countries around the world begin to relax travel restrictions and the CDC supports vaccinated travel, we look forward to welcoming our guests back on board for safe adventure cruising” shares Captain Dan Blanchard. “We are the first small boat cruise line to sail with fully vaccinated cruises in Alaskan waters and the first overnight passenger vessel in nineteen months. Alaska we are back!”
Limited press may attend the live event in Juneau by submitting an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or requesting Zoom access to participate online for the national and international press.
When: Sunday, May 16th, 2021
Where:The Flight Deck, Juneau Alaska
How: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ADT
Media can join future live and recorded press briefings by contacting email@example.com. The local event requires all participants to be masked, socially distanced and will have limited capacity.
For additional information or to make reservations, travelers can contact an UnCruise Adventure Specialist at 888-862-8881 or contact their travel advisor.
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Media contact: Liz Galloway | UnCruise Adventures firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Health & Wellbeing
To ensure the health and safety of our guests and crew, UnCruise Adventures has implemented a requirement for fully vaccinated cruises and additional safety and sanitary measure onboard all of its vessels. Safe distancing will also be adhered to wherever possible, particularly at check-in and boarding and where not possible, masks will be required. The company’s updated vaccine policy and travel resources can be found on the website uncruise.com.
About UnCruise Adventures
UnCruise Adventures’ is a responsible travel and adventure leader in the small boat industry. They operate boutique yachts and small boats carrying 22-86 guests on voyages in Alaska, Hawaiian Islands, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Columbia & Snake Rivers, coastal Washington, Galápagos, Costa Rica, Panama, Belize, and Colombia. In 2019, UnCruise Adventures was picked as the top adventure cruise line by Cruise Critic. Travel & Leisure readers also named UnCruise Adventures in its World’s Best Awards and its list of top 10 small ship ocean cruise lines three years in a row. UnCruise Adventures is a member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association and the Transformational Travel Council.