Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Un-Cruise Adventures adds new ship

Source: Cruise Weekly (with updates from expeditoncruising.com)

Sea Voyager becomes Safari Voyager for Un-Cruise in 2013

The American expedition line has acquired Sea Voyager and renamed it Safari Voyager for year-round sailings in Mexico after the company, Sea Voyager Expeditions announced it had cancelled its proposed sailings, saying "due to economic conditions and early demand indicators, the owner of Sea Voyager Expeditions has made the decision to withdraw Sea Voyager Expeditions as a retail expedition product."

THE 64-passenger adventure yacht, which is currently undergoing renovation, is set to start operating in the Sea of Cortés from November 2013, replacing the 86-passenger Safari Endeavour.

Four different itineraries will be available from homeports of La Paz, Cabo and Guaymas.

In winter 2015, Safari Voyager is expected to move to Central America to spend winters exploring Costa Rica and summers in Belize, with transits of the Panama Canal in spring and autumn.

The Safari Endeavour will then return to sailing in the Sea of Cortés during the winter.

Purchased from the Bahamian owner of Sea Voyager Expeditions, Un-cruises' newest addition to the fleet has 33 outside cabins including four suites and two single cabins.

During the renovation, a new library and massage room will be created and the top deck will be transformed into an open-air public space with fitness equipment and lounge chairs.

A swim step platform on the stern allows guests to access the water for included activities such as snorkelling, skiff excursions, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.

The Safari Voyager becomes the adventure line's eighth vessel - all with capacities below 90 berths.