Cruise West takes a destination-focused, "less is more" approach to adventure
cruising, though amenities are certainly not lacking. Its unique fleet of small
ships is able to maneuver through waterways that larger ships cannot, providing
an up-close experience on all cruises. And to add to the in-depth experience,
every ship has an onboard naturalist to offer a wealth of information on the
wildlife, natural history and historical events of a destination.
The casual atmosphere on Cruise West means no dressing up for meals or formal
nights. Ships have comfortable, intimate lounges and spacious decks that provide
the backdrop for entertainment and camaraderie. Cruise West Alaska cruises are
particularly popular, although the line also travels to destinations in
Central America, the South Pacific and the Sea of Cortes, and along rivers
in the Pacific Northwest.
Officers: American (International on Spirit of Oceanus)
Crew: American (Costa Rican on M/V Pacific Explorer)