Adventure cruising on small ships is the perfect high seas romantic getaway

Looking for a romantic getaway with a heavy dose of adventure?

Consider an “uncruise” aboard the Safari Endeavor or Wilderness Explorer luxury yachts. These vessels provide access to remote places that are not accessible by larger cruise ships.

If you want to be close to the action with wildlife and discover the wonder of a close encounter with nature, than the Wilderness Explorer ship is the way to go. This ship has longer periods of outdoor activity and more of it. These outdoor pursuits range from easy to moderate to challenging to difficult. Your days will be filled with hiking, kayak and exploring remote areas and embracing wildlife in places like Alaska, Mexico, British Columbia and Hawaii.

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If you’re not quite ready for a Zen wilderness experience, than the Safari Endeavor Ship is the way to go. The Safari Endeavor provides guests an adventure-travel lifestyle without sacrificing the comforts of a luxury yacht. It has up-scale amenities and an extremely knowledgeable 35 person crew. Originally built in 1983, the renovated ship features a wine bar and spa area, two hot tubs, fitness equipment, yoga classes and a massage suite.

Dan Blanchard, principal owner of American Safari Cruises and InnerSea discoveries, acquired the vessels in July, 2011. The company defines its’ philosophy of un-cruising as “22 to 86 like-minded adventurers exploring and engaging remote places by up-scale yachts or smaller expedition boats.” This is an opportunity to fully immerse yourselves in nature and the local culture.

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Meals on these vessels are catered to rejuvenate guests after engaging in a variety of physically exhausting excursions. The private gourmet chef prepares a variety of appetizers and main dishes, including a vegetarian option, and desserts.

Don’t expect nightly entertainment of shows, gambling and nightclubs like on large cruise ships. This is a vacation for people more concerned with what is off the boat. The casual atmosphere of the ship encourages adventurers to get to know each other. There is a library stocked with books and DVD so you can kick-back at the end of the day.

Accommodations aboard the Wildernes Explorer range from $1,895 to $4,000. On board the more luxurious yacht, Safari Endeavor, prices range from $4,495 to $10,000. For more information visit:

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About Donna Beasley

Donna is a romantic travel expert who encourages couples to create memorable romantic moments, honeymoons, vow renewals and other special romance occasions in travel locations throughout the world. She is the founder and publisher of Romance Travel Magazine. A romantic at heart , she hopes to inspire everyone to find love in their own special place.

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