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MV Wilderness Explorer

Un-Cruise Adventures Offers Itinerary of Cruises
Former Names:  Spirit of Discovery, Independence, Columbia

Wilderness Explorer is equipped for action, adventure, and exploration. As with our other expedition vessels, its interior complements the outside and public and private spaces are loaded with amenities.  Wilderness Explorer passengers tend to be Mixed ages and American. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 12.4 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 2.9 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 12.4 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 2.9 passengers.
Size Very Small
Rating
Built 1976
Refit 2012
Tonnage 940
Passengers (Min/Max) 76/76
Crew 26
Officers American
CABINS
Total  38
Three stateroom types: Trailblazer; Pathfinder; and Explorer provide single and double accommodation. Flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station 
Balcony  0
Ocean View  38
Inside  0
Single  0
Cabin Details Cabins  
FITNESS & LEISURE
Pools Out/In  0/0
Guests enjoy over-the-top views from the bow or from under-the-stars in the hot tub (Alaska); on-deck sauna and fitness equipment; and the EZ Dock launch platform makes getting in the water a cinch, even for a novice.
Jacuzzis  1
Fitness Centre  Yes
Sauna  Yes
Steam Room  No
Deck Space  Good
RESTAURANTS
Spacious open seating dining room serving buffet-style breakfast with table service, table-service lunch and dinner with main course choices. Main Dining Rooms  2
Sittings  1
Non Smoking  Yes
Alternative Dining  0
 ENTERTAINMENT
The vessel offers a main lounge featuring a Douglas fir bar top, dining room, and ample space on deck for taking in the great outdoors.  Show Lounges 1
Cinema No
Library Yes
Casino No
DRESS CODE
Dress is informal. Comfortable, casual clothing for all inside activities, good footwear, waterproofs and lots of layers for outside.
TIPPING
Recommended gratuities for excellent service on the cruise are typically 10% of the fare. Gratuities are shared equally by all crew members.
 DISABLED
Wheelchair cabins 0
Wheelchair access is unsuitable. The ship has no special provisions for severely handicapped persons. Doors are heavy and not too wide. Outside doors have sills. Metal decks can be slippery and icy.  Hoists are not provided and passengers will need to bring their own.
Lifts 1
 CHILDREN
The rating for children is Unsuitable. There are no children's facilities. 

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