The Safari Endeavour’s migration route echoes that of the grey whales, alternating between the glacier-cold fjords of Alaska in the summer and the protected gulf waters of Baja California in the winter. So it’s no surprise this expedition vessel is considered the workhorse of the UnCruise fleet. 

Under the hood, there might be the latest in safety features and mariner tech, but for her guests above board, the experience is pure luxury. With no more than 84 at one time – and several distinct gathering spaces, including a glassed-in upper lounge, dining room and sun deck – the Endeavour never feels crowded. The ship also has a library and its nature-themed books and videos are an invaluable resource for those who find their interest piqued by what they’ve seen that day. 

On board, you can keep fit in the top-deck exercise area and the off-ship toys, such as kayaks, paddleboards and snorkel gear, are always available for adventuring. A launch platform makes life easy for newbies. Once you’ve had your fill of physical exertions, two on-deck hot tubs await your return. 

The Endeavour’s polished vibe extends into the light-filled cabins (each is outside and above deck with a window), where you can watch a DVD, have a siesta, scrutinise the horizon with binoculars or take a peek into what’s happening underwater by viewing the footage from the bow-mounted camera. 

With a crew-to-guest ratio of 2.5:1, anything you need – from more information about the region to a special cocktail – is just a request away.

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Don’t miss the nightlife onboard the cruises – it isn’t a party boat with adventurers often opting for early starts, but beyond the bar, there are evening activities of a different kind, such as stargazing.

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Words by Keph Senett