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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Cruise West Troubles Worry Alaskan Port Cities

From NPR station KFSK in Petersburg, Alaska. A small cruise line known for its intimate Alaska sailings is in trouble. Seattle-based Cruise West is reorganizing and has laid off staff and stopped booking reservations. That’s left some cruises -- which include Alaska, Europe and Central America routes -- in doubt. Cruise West has operated for …

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Cruise West – Other Small Ship Cruise Options

The cruise world was shocked this week when Cruise West temporarily paused their operations. The company is reorganizing and their business is on hold. We at Sunstone Tours & Cruises have been working with Cruise West for many years and adore their product. We will be watching as their future unfolds. Sunstone Tours & Cruises …

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Cruise West Announces 2011 Mississippi River Sailings

Cruise West recently announced two new itineraries sailing on the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, and Cumberland Rivers, starting in March, 2011. These inaugural voyages will take place aboard the Spirit of America, formerly the Spirit of Glacier Bay. Known to many as America’s Great River Road, the Mississippi is North America’s longest river. For centuries, it …

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