Traveling is inspiring. It can also be nourishing. Refreshing. When you're on a small ship cruise adventure, connecting with your environment - on board or off - happens naturally. From morning yoga stretches to the Captain's Farewell Dinner, each activity is carefully crafted with every aspect in mind.
Gratuities are a personal matter and are entirely at the discretion of the traveler. Gratuities are shared equally by all crew members. Payment for gratuities can be made with cash, checks, travelers checks, and credit cards. Recommended amounts are available on request. Massage gratuity is not customary on the vessels and when received it is included in the tip pool.
Public spaces aboard include an inviting dining room, main lounge or salon (with a varied collection of board games, books, and DVDs), and observation decks ideal for close-up wildlife viewing and relaxing under the stars. You may also find a hot tub, massage room, and sauna; and most of the vessels are equipped with an underwater hydrophone, a kayak launch platform or swim step (making access to the water easy), as well as cameras that connect to the TVs, bringing life in the water directly inside the boat.
Mornings feature an early-riser breakfast of fresh fruit, baked-on-board pastries and breads, and a full breakfast complete with specialty items. Lunches range from pasta salads and sandwiches, to homemade soups and ethnic dishes. Dinners offer a choice of entrées that include fresh seafood and meats. Vegetarian dishes are available and special dietary needs can be met with advance notice. Hors d'oeuvres are offered during the cocktail hour, and desserts are varied and plentiful.
Unless there's a barbecue on deck or some other special event, most meals are served over several courses - with particular attention to your personal preferences. Dining onboard is casual and seating is open so you are free to join new friends and choose a different table at every meal. And if you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone occasion, let Un-Cruise Adventures know before you board and the expert pastry chef will make it memorable by whipping up a surprise treat.
Meals are casual and feature open seating. There is no need to dress up at any time; simply wear what's comfortable, even for the Captain's Farewell Dinner.
Vessel interiors and operating conditions can always present challenges to wheelchairs and participation may not be possible for some activities and events. Please be aware that raised door thresholds, steep stairs, and narrow passageways can prevent wheelchair passage. Some ports of call, shore excursions, use of inflatable excursion craft, docks, gangways, and other requirements may preclude a wheelchair guest from leaving the vessel. This decision will be made by the Captain and is binding.