Thursday, 3 January 2013

Un-Cruise Adventures adds themes to Hawaii, Mexico sailings

86-passenger Safari Endeavour

Travelers interested in marine biology, photography or with young kids in tow have a choice of 10 sailings this winter in Hawaii and Mexico’s Sea of Cortés with Un-Cruise Adventures.

Photography and marine biology theme cruises include an expert guest host on board for the week. Presentations will be held in the lounge and passengers are free to interact with the host on board or during excursions. One-on-one time allows for questions to be answered and hands-on help with photography.

‘Kids in Nature’ departures cater to families traveling with children 12 and younger. The expedition team gears the program to a variety of ages and activity levels with a focus on educating kids of all ages. Hiking excursions, kayaking trips, skiff explorations and snorkeling are among the activities.

Theme cruises in Hawaii include the Jan. 5 ‘Photography and Whales with Flip Nicklin,’ a top whale photographer. The March 9 and 30 spring break departures are ‘Kids in Nature’ cruises, while the April 6 sailing theme is ‘Photography with Peter West Carey,’ a professional photographer whose love for travel has taken him around the world.

In the Sea of Cortés, the Jan. 12 departure focuses on marine biology with Rodrigo Rocha Gosselin, a La Paz, Mexico, resident passionate about conservation and nature. Feb 16’s ‘Photography with David Julian’ features a professional photographer with 30 years of experience, while March 16’s ‘Photography with Ellen Barone’ highlights an intrepid traveler, freelance writer and photographer.

The March 30 cruise hones in on marine biology with Giovanni Malagrino, a professor of marine biology, while the March 9 and 23 spring break periods offer ‘Kids in Nature’ themes.

In Hawaii, the 36-passenger Safari Explorer sails seven-night cruises between Hawaii, the Big Island, and Lanai with two days of activities on Molokai. Flexible yacht itineraries focus on the leeward side of the eastern-most Hawaiian Islands with explorations of four islands—Lanai, Molokai, Maui and Hawaii.

In the Sea of Cortés, the 86-passenger Safari Endeavour sails round-trip La Paz on an unstructured itinerary that explores hideaways such as Isla Espíritu Santo, Isla San Francisco, Bahia Agua Verde, Los Islotes and Loreto.

For details, contact Ultimate Cruising www.ultimatecruising.com on 1300 662 943