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The small ship cruise adventures offered by Discovery Voyages have been featured in Time Magazine, USA Today, Alaska Magazine, the New York Times Travel section, Outdoor Photographer and elsewhere. Reviewers especially seem to comment on the spectacular scenery in Prince William Sound, the knowledgeable crew, the gourmet dining, and the advantages of being on board a 6-cabin yacht that can slip into narrows and inlets off limits to the big cruise ships and get you up close to wildlife and glaciers. Read what they have to say…

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Royal Alaska

Backcountry Magazine, November 2012

“The skiing possibilities suddenly seemed endless.”,

It didn’t take long to see signs of what I had travled for. I hoisted my duffel and skis aboard the 65-foot Discovery, its engines purring with life. Soon we set sail, and I spotted chutes and mountains rising thousands of feet from the 15-foot snow banks that hemmed the waterline. As I gazed off the starboard side, the skiing possibilities suddenly seemed endless.

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A New Array of Onshore Thrills

New York Times Travel Section, February 2007

“It’s just not passive. You’re vibrantly engaged.”
– Jennifer Landsdale, quoted in New York Times

For some passengers, taking a cruise means lounging on the open sea, ordering piña coladas and curling up with a book. The most exercise they get is walking around the buffet. But for Jennifer Lansdale and her family, going on a cruise means steering kayaks through ice-choked waterways, hiking up rocky hills and getting the exercise she doesn’t get back home in Towson, Md.

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The Alaska Moment

Honolulu Advertiser, February 2008

“The best trip of my life. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.”
– Pat Henry, quoted in The Honolulu Advertiser

Pat Henry’s Alaska moment was eyeballing a bald eagle’s eyrie through binoculars as the great predator visited its nest. But it could have been kayaking around the sea lions barking on nearby ice floes, or the puffins and orcas near Glacier Island. Then, there was the very long — and loud — moment when an apartment-size chunk of glacier calved just a quarter-mile from the ship deck, creating a boom and waves that rocked the ship. “Alaska was a truly great adventure,” Henry said. “Every day was wonderful.”

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Finding the right fit for Alaskan tour

San Francisco Chronicle, April 2008

“The best trip of my life. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.”
– Pat Henry, quoted in The Honolulu Advertiser

Pat Henry’s Alaska moment was eyeballing a bald eagle’s eyrie through binoculars as the great predator visited its nest. But it could have been kayaking around the sea lions barking on nearby ice floes, or the puffins and orcas near Glacier Island. Then, there was the very long — and loud — moment when an apartment-size chunk of glacier calved just a quarter-mile from the ship deck, creating a boom and waves that rocked the ship. “Alaska was a truly great adventure,” Henry said. “Every day was wonderful.”

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Plying the bays and fjords in a land of stupendous beauty

San Francisco Chronicle, April 2008

“The beauty of Alaska’s Prince William Sound
is in a class by itself.”

Watching John Zilavy and Melissa Pailthorp take their wide-eyed, smiling 17-month-old daughter kayaking in Harriman Fjord, my only worry was that the experience might raise young Olivia’s expectations beyond reasonable bounds.

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