Safari Quest, one of the "uncruise" fleet. Perfect size for exploring the
waters of the Pacific Northwest. Six people in our group own their own boats
but wanted to sail through the area, responsibility-free, for a change of pace.
Pastry chef in the galley where she and a chef turned out three meals a day for 17 passengers
and 9 crew members.
Hi tech check-in and check-out.
We opted for the cheapest cabin..see our huge windows? It was large enough for a Queen
sized bed, closet, bathroom. After full days of activity, great dinners and
wines, we'd open the cabin door, fall in and go to sleep.
Part of the lounge where we socialized and napped, did sudoku,
followed the charts, looked for wildlife and listened to the
excellent lectures by Bethany.
On and off the ship at our anchorages was done in a skiff.
Crab cakes and short ribs, baby beet greens, haricot vert, balsamic reduction...nothing special.
Every dinner was about like this. Wine was paired with the meals and included. If you wanted to drink
up a storm, this would be the cruise for you because all drinks were included. Of the 17 of us aboard,
two people did some boozing, but the rest were moderate drinkers.
Shortbread thingie with a meringue, white chocolate chunks, mango sauce. Typical dessert.
Closest experience you can have to a private yacht. But with a private yacht you'd never have the guiding of the quality we had, nor
the great cuisine or service. We'll try to go on another cruise with them...maybe the Galapagos.