Uncruise Adventures offers an alternative to traditional cruises by taking guests into areas inaccessible to large ships and on excursions that are exclusive, private, and unavailable to most other travellers.
The Uncruise concept offers several styles from: Active; Luxury; Heritage; and Charter Adventures - each designed to provide a unique experience. Wildlife is eye-to-eye, culture is one-on-one, and small-group explorations are life-changing.
SMALL SHIPS. BIG EXPERIENCES
Staring up at a towering glacier. Taking in the splash of a waterfall. Sitting around the campfire sharing tales. Or when a crew member calls you by name and remembers your favourite cup of tea, or that time when...
These experiences spark the adventurer and storyteller in all of us.
Once on board & after a short time getting situated, you're off to where the big ships can't go - in more ways than one. There are set itineraries & exclusive encounters, but no two Uncruise departures are ever the same, & they're way more personable.
No matter how you travel - with a companion, family, solo, or in a group - connection, place, and adventure are at the heart of your exploration. Uncover hidden treasures, meet locals (the human, feathered and wild-and-woolly ones), and learn while having fun. Change the way you see the world.
CHOOSE TO UNCRUISE
Flexibility to do as much or as little as you like, and in comfort. You choose - kick back or get up and go. We make it happen.
Backstage pass. Small-group travel puts you in the action (not watching from afar). You won't believe how close.
Home. Boats are well-appointed and very comfortable. You quickly discover that your home-away-from-home is secondary to what's going on around it.
Memories to last a lifetime. Be prepared for AHA! and "I-can't-believe-I-just-did-that" moments. You'll leave with lots of them.
Connection. On a journey this intimate, you can't help but feel connected - to the earth, to yourself, and to friends new and old.
Breezy. From transfers and baggage handling to cruise cabins and pre-and post-cruise extensions, you're taken care of.
Zero hidden costs. What most defines your trip is included in the fare - excursions, hand-crafted cuisine, and a wide array of beverage options including alcohol.
What most defines your experience. Adventures, activities, and excursions. Narration and guides. Handcrafted meals and baked-fresh-daily pastries. Wine, beer, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages. Once you step aboard, there's little need to reach for your wallet, except for the occasional souvenir and crew tips to show your gratitude at the end of your cruise.
Every cruise fare includes:
*Baked fresh daily pastries not available on Galapagos Cruise. Charges applies to snorkelling in Alaska and Pacific Northwest; available on select ships only. Hot tub not available on Hawaii Cruise.
Museums are all about learning and appreciating our history from beautiful monuments and art to mysterious artifacts and the more dark side of mankind's past. Tripadvsior has just released their 2018 choices for the Top 25 Museums in the World and you will find everything from art, science, history and culture on this list.
1. Musee d'Orsay
One of the most beautiful museums, the Musee d'Orsay is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, a Beaux-Arts Railway Station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture and photography.
3. The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
New York City, New York
One of the most devastating moments in American history, this Museum now stands in memory of all those who lost their lives during the attacks of September 11, 2001 which killed 2,977 people and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed six.
3. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York City, New York
One of the third most visited art museum in the world and the largest art museum in America, The Met, is filled with incredible collections of amazing art, furniture, armor, architecture and music.
4. The British Museum
London, United Kingdom
The British Museum houses one of the most amazing collections of artifacts representing the cultures of the world, ancient and modern. It's dedicated to human history, art and culture and it's vast collection is free to view by all visitors.
5. Museo Nacional Del Prado
The Prado Museum is the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid. It is widely considered to have one of the world's finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th century to the early 20th century with over 1,300 works on display.
6. Acropolis Museum
The Acropolis Museum is a must visit in Athens, with its focus purely on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The stunning museum houses every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece.
7. Louvre Museum
The Louvre is the World's largest art museum and you definitely need to put aside a day to completely explore this museum and historic monument. There is about 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century exhibited in the museum, attracting over 8.1 million visitors in the last year.
8. The National WWII Museum
New Orleans, Louisiana
Formerly known as The National D-Day Museum, this military history museum is located in the CBD of New Orleans. With it's contemporary design this museum is filled with interactive exhibits and amazing shows all within an incredible layout.
9. National Museum of Anthropology
Mexico City, Mexico
The largest and most visited museum in Mexico, The National Museum of Athropology includes imposing architecture, sculptures, murals, carvings and artifacts. It contains significant archaeological and anthropological artifacts from Mexico's pre-columbian heritage, such as the Stone of the Sun and Aztec Xochipilli Statue
10. War Remnants Museum
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Though this museum is a sad reminder and some of the exhibits are disturbing, it is a informative and important reminder of history. It contains exhibits relating to the Vietnam War and the first Indochina War involving the French colonialists.
11. National Gallery
London, United Kingdom
In central London this galley was founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. It is among the most visited art museums in the world and it's entry to the main collection is free of charge.
12. Vasa Museum
Located on the island of Djurgarden, the museum displays the only fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged, the 64-gun warship Varsa that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. It's a stunning look into ship life and shipbuilding from a ship disaster 400 years ago.
13. Uffizi Galleries
Located in the Historic Centre of Florence this Italian museum is one of the largest and best known in the world, and holds a collection of priceless works, particularly from the period of the Italian Renaissance. The Uffizi is one of the first modern museums and has been open to visitors by request since the sixteenth century until in 1765 it was officially opened to the public.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Rijksmuseum is a Dutch National Museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam. It is located in an old-world building close to the Van Gogh Museum but has had a contemporary update and exhibits hundreds of old masters.
15. The State Hermitage Museum
St. Petersburg, Russia
The State Hermitage Museum is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The second-largest art museum in the world, it was founded in 1764 when Empress Catherine the Great acquired an impressive collection of paintings from the Berlin merchant Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky.
16. Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Van Gogh Museum is an art museum dedicated to the works of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries in Amsterdam. The Museum opened in the 70s and offers an exceptional view of not just his popular works but the man himself - the dedicated, hard-working but misunderstood artist.
17. The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879 and located in Chicago's Grant Park, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States. Recognized for its curatorial efforts and popularity among visitors, the museum hosts approximately 1.5 million guests annually.
18. Egyptian Museum of Turin
The Egyptian Museum of Turin, or Museo Egizio, is an archaeological museum in Turin, Piedmont, Italy, specialising in Egyptian archaeology and anthropology. It's a fascinating collection and as well as being one of the largest collections of Egyptian antiquities, with more than 30,000 artefacts.
19. Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa)
Wellington, New Zealand
Known as Te Papa or "Our Place," it opened in 1998 after the merging of the National Museum and the National Art Gallery. It showcases the natural and cultural history of New Zealand from art and culture to geography and fauna.
20. Museo Larco
Located on stunning grounds, The Museo Larco is a privately owned museum of pre-columbian art. Full of a range of artifacts the museum is housed in an 18th century vice-royal building built over a 7th-century pre-Columbian pyramid.
21. Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum is a museum in Phnom Pneh, chronicling the Cambodian genocide. The site is a former high school which was used as a Security Prison 21 by the Khmer Rouge regime from its rise to power in 1975 to its fall in 1979.
22. The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
This museum is famous for housing the Terracotta Army which is a collection of sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210-209 BCE and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.
23. Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
The Museum of Gold is a museum located in Bogota, Colombia and is one of the most visited touristic highlights in the country. The museum displays a selection of pre-Columbian gold and other metal alloys, such as Tumbaga, and contains the largest collection of gold artifacts in the world.
24. Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center
Yad Vashem is Israel's official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. It is dedicated to preserving the memory of the dead; honouring Jews who fought against their Nazi oppressors and Gentiles who selflessly aided Jews in need; and researching the phenomenon of the Holocaust in particular and genocide in general, with the aim of avoiding such events in the future.
25. Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo is one of the most important art museums in Brazil and has a wide range of Brazilian art. Mainly noted for its vast assemblage of 19th century paintings and sculptures, one of the largest in the country, as well as for a number of iconic Brazilian Modernist artworks.
Croatia is a land of Vineyards, with more than 300 geographically defined wine regions in the country. Each wine region offers a number of vineyards with wine tours and tastings, which is the perfect way to taste your way through some of the country's best wines. Below we have listed some of the best wineries in the country for you to visit on your trip to Croatia.
This family owned vineyard is located on the peninsula of Istra. The winery offers a number of tours, wine tastings, food pairings and other wine experiences. Each tour or event is arranged by appointment and tailor made experiences can made made upon request. The winery offers stunning views with a relaxing atmosphere and high quality professional service.
Located in the village of Ponikve on the Peljesac peninsula, Milos Winery is the oldest family owned winery in the region. They specialize in high quality wines from organic grapes and also produce award winning olive oil. The winery offers tours of the vineyard, which educate guests on the family history of the winery and the process of making wine.
This winery provides guests with educational tours, tastings and cultural events and is located in the small coastal town of Orebic. The winery looks out over the picturesque Aegean Sea and provides guests with a first class experience. Visitors can enjoy dining at Korta Katarina or even staying in their newly established villa on the premises.
Located in Split, Putalj Winery offers visitors unlimited wine when they participate in a wine tour. The owner of the vineyard conducts the wine tours and provides guests with a knowledgeable experience as well as platters of local breads, cheeses and meats. The winery offers a pick up service from in and around Split, making this winery very easily accessible.
Situated in Smokvica, Toreta Winery is a small charming wine cellar which specializes in Posip, a local grape variety. The winery has spectacular views over the town and gives visitors the chance to look at the wine making equipment. The family run winery offers a combination of traditional and modern wine growing and making techniques which they explain through their wine tastings.
Trogir is one of the smaller towns in Croatia however it is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. This town gets very popular during summer where visitors gather in bars and cafes along the waterfront. The Romanesque and Renaissance architecture is a popular attraction for most visitors along with the Roman ruins, art galleries, ancient streets, unique restaurants and boating activities.
Located on the Island of Korcula, the town is rich in olive groves, vineyards and dense pine forests. Korcula is full of rustic charm and age-old traditions with tourists enjoying religious ceremonies, festivals, music and dance. The town is laid back and offers some great beaches and Venetian architecture. The views from the top of the town are unforgettable and a visit to the old town is a must.
This hilltop medieval town is home to rolling olive fields and truffle- rich forests along with modern homes and shops that lead to the gates of the old town. Visitors come to Motovun for the incredible food and wine and artist studios. The town has a strong Italian influence and popular activities include olive oil tasting, biking and wine tasting. For one week every summer the town celebrates its annual film festival dedicated to independent film makers which is open to the public with outdoor screenings taking place.
Known as the greenest and sunniest island off the Croatian coast, Hvar is characterized by fields of lavender, olive groves and vineyards. The town is full of marble streets, Gothic palaces as well as beautiful clear water beaches. Hvar has become a popular stop over for boaters as it offers swanky hotels and elegant restaurants and bars. Hvar also has a buzzing nightlife and party atmosphere drawing in younger crowds.
This small town and fishing port is wedged between the end of the Istrian peninsula over water. The town is characterized by cobblestone alley ways and beautiful waterfronts that are lined with seafood restaurants and specialty coffee cafes. The town is sprinkled with hotels and resorts making it a busy destination in the summer. The St Euphemia Church is the most popular attraction, and while there are not a large number of activities within the town it still remains a charming place to visit.
The port town of Split has a very deep and present history. The array of marble arches, tight-knit alleyways and glimmering piazzas draws large numbers of visitors each year. The dramatic coastal mountains provide the perfect backdrop to the dozens of thriving bars, restaurants and shops. Diocletian's palace is one of the most impressive Roman monuments and is a must visit.
Situated at the mouth of the Cetina River and at the end of a picturesque canyon, Omis is located on Croatia's Dalmatian coast. The town is full of rich history and culture and is characterized by the rugged mountains. Beaches are also found in and around the small town of Omis with a number of beach and water activities available. Visitors can enjoy exploring the number of forts and churches as well as tasting the Dalmatian cuisine.
A popular holiday resort town in Istria with hundreds of accommodation options widely spread throughout the town. The Ancient basilica and Gothic, Romanesque and Baroque architecture are popular sites for tourists as well as the marina and shopping facilities. The town also has a buzzing nightlife with young crowds coming in from around the world to party.
Dubrovnik has become a very popular holiday destination, especially during summer. Dubrovnik is medieval in character with a number of baroque churches and stunning architecture. Dubrovnik is also packed with laid back cafes, trendy bars and restaurants and the famous city walls which encompass the Old Town are not to be missed. The endless views of the Adriatic sea make this pedestrianized town one to add to the bucket list.
One of the largest cities in Croatia, the capital of Zagreb is full of gorgeous buildings and multi-cultural charm. The town is heavily influenced by Austria and Hungary and is filled with historical and Gothic cathedrals and churches. The city is best discovered by foot by walking through the cobblestone streets while admiring the abundance of colorful street art. The town is also filled with quirky cafes, interesting museums, underground bars and incredible architecture.
Voted the best beach in Europe (2016) this stunning pebble beach is hidden behind towering cliffs, with deep blue waters. The beach can only be accessed by hiking down the steep narrow path or by sail/taxi boat from a nearby cove. The beach is located on the south side of Vis island and is perfect for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing.
The remote rocky inlet sees shallow turquoise water and pebble beaches. The beach lies halfway between Italy and Croatia on the island of Palagruza surrounded by rocks and reefs, making the waters further out perfect for divers. The island has little facilities and its only inhabitant is the lighthouse keeper therefore this beach is one of the most peaceful in Croatia.
Located in central Dalmatia this white sand and pebble beach stretches over 800 meters. The beach is known for its surrounding pine forests, warm waters and safe swimming area. The beach never gets overcrowded due to its limited accessibility and is very sheltered from the sea and winds.
Sveti Ivan Beach
This white pebble beach is difficult to reach however the adventurous decent is worth the effort. Situated at the foot of the cliff of Lubenice, Sveti Ivan Beach is a real oasis of tranquility. With shallow shorelines and peaceful surroundings, Sveti Ivan Beach presents incredible views of the clear open sea and the Blue Cave is just a short swim away.
Located in Istria beneath the clifftop of the Medieval Village Brsec, this beach goes unnoticed by tourist. This small beach includes views across the Kvarner Gulf to Cres Island. Like many other hidden beaches, it is a challenge to access, but this mean no large crowds and utter privacy.
This pebble beach is surrounded by rocky hills and is situated near Metajna, on the island of Peg. The idyllic bay remains untouched with crystal blue waters perfect for swimming and is isolated from the crowds. The only downside to this beach is that there is no shade so come prepared when visiting in the summer months.
This hidden beach is on the island of Brac and is accessed by foot paths through the pine trees. Nearby cliffs provide shade from the scorching summer sun and the gentle sea provides the perfect spot for a swim. Enjoy the views of neighboring islands and beautiful green hills.
Located in Dubrovnik, this beach is hidden by stones which provide visitors with total privacy. This picturesque beach has shallow waters, however no shade so swimming is the perfect way to cool off. Cafe and restaurant facilities are also located near by to sample the local cuisine.