Former Cruise West Ships – Where are they now?

Back in the 90's and into most of the 2000's, Cruise West was a major player in the small ship cruising niche industry. Many of our clients fell in love with their Alaska experience and the ships. With the one-year anniversary of the Cruise West's demise approaching, we like to check in on the former …

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Two Former Cruise West Ships Reappointed within 24 Hours

I just find it so interesting that two of the now defunct Cruise West ships have been re-appointed within the past 24 hours. Spirit of Yorktown - now Yorktown with Travel Dynamics International sailing the Atlantic Coast and Great Lakes more... Spirit of Endeavour - now Safari Endeavour with American Safari Cruises now sailing Alaska …

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Ketchikan, small ship port in Alaska

Ketchikan is usually the first port in Alaska to visit on an Alaska cruise. The big ships dock on one side of town our small ships dock in the middle of town. One of our small ship lines Inner Sea Discoveries starts and ends their cruises in Ketchikan. Those who book their small ship crusie …

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Small ship Alaska and Hawaii cruises – New

It is exciting to have more small ships to offer my clients. As Cruise West closed down, their popular ships are being purchased by other companies and will be put back into service in Alaska. Two ships for now...others to showup in the future. Hawaii, by small ship. A very new unique one of a …

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Cruise West Spirit of Oceanus/Sea Spirit will sail again

Cruise West Spirit of Oceanus gets new life...Sea Spirit  Cruise West, Spirit of Oceanus sold to a charter company who re named her Sea Spirit is going to get a new life and sail again. Quark will charter her to temporarily take the place of their present charter which is in dry dock being repaired. …

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Alaska, Cruise West ships get new life

New cruise line to launch in Alaska with ships from failed Cruise West By Gene Sloan, USA TODAY An Alaskan company with a long history in the boating business has announced plans to launch a new small ship cruise line in the state. As was first reported today by industry watcher Travel Weekly, the new …

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Cruise Report: Great Western River Cruise

Aboard the Queen of the West, Sept 25 – Oct 2, 2010 If you want a cruise steeped in history, this is for you. We had watched the Ken Burns video prior to going, and it was immensely helpful in understanding the magnitude of the Lewis & Clark 4000 mile exploration in 1804-1806. Traveling up …

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