New Website Combines Un-Cruise Adventures of InnerSea Discoveries and American Safari Cruises
Expedition ships and upscale yachts explore Alaska, Hawaii,
Sea of Cortés, Pacific Northwest
Seattle, WA, November 7, 2011 –Travelers searching for an un-cruise adventure with InnerSea Discoveries and American Safari Cruises may now browse one combined website detailing the line’s active adventures aboard expedition ships and upscale yachts. The company’s new website, www.innerseadiscoveries.com, merges un-cruise adventures for both brands into one comprehensive website.
“Bringing the two brands closer together into one website will help travelers compare and choose the right match for their group size, activity level, travel style and budget,“ said Tim Jacox, executive vice president of sales and marketing.
Highlights of the new website include a search function to “Find Your Perfect Un-Cruise.” Visitors can search by destination, brand, interest, departure date or ship. Four upscale yachts and three expedition ships sail in Southeast Alaska on seven- to 21-night voyages. The yachts of American Safari Cruises also sail in Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, the Hawaiian Islands, Washington and British Columbia and the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Special interest sailings include kids’ adventures, photography and culinary/wine theme cruises.
Across the top navigation bar, “An Un-Cruise Experience” offers more information on the style of travel and types of adventures included in an un-cruise. An “Our Differences” page details why an un-cruise is unlike any other cruise and explains the differences between the two brands. Red “ASC” and blue “ISD” logos are used throughout the site to quickly differentiate itineraries aboard the upscale yachts of American Safari Cruises and the expedition ships of InnerSea Discoveries. Further details on adventure activities, styles of travel, life on board and the fleet of ships and yachts are also found here.
Guests embarking on an adventure can visit “Our Adventure Bios” to learn a bit about the experienced staff on board—soon to be sailing companions. Photos and short biographies with crewmembers’ education, work history and past adventures bring crew personalities to life. Additional ship and adventure photos live in the gallery of images. And throughout the site, photos are combined with comments received from past guests painting a picture of what to expect on an un-cruise.
In an effort to reduce paper waste, travel information is now posted online including recommended reading lists and packing lists. An electronic booking process provides quick, convenient access to information and less tracking of paper for guests. Current brochures are available online, and a Booking Request function sends an information request directly to the line’s sales counselors.
“Something to Sing About,” found on the footer navigation, connects to an ever-changing page bound to vary by the whim of the company’s marketing staff. Two special offers are currently featured, but new videos, stories and other varied—but interesting—content is sure to appear.
To book a yachting adventure or expedition un-cruise or to request additional information, contact your travel agent or American Safari Cruises at 888-862-8881, InnerSea Discoveries at 877-901-1009, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editor’s note: Photos available in the image gallery or through Sarah Scoltock at sarahs@InnerSeaDiscoveries.com.
About InnerSea Discoveries and American Safari Cruises InnerSea Discoveries offers moderately priced adventure cruises in Alaska. Operations began in May 2011. American Safari Cruises, a division of InnerSea Discoveries, pioneered yacht cruising in Alaska in 1997 and has since expanded into Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Columbia & Snake Rivers, Hawaiian Islands, and Washington & British Columbia. Both brands are owned by long-time industry veterans Dan Blanchard and Tim Jacox who are accomplished adventurers and businessmen with a combined total of more than 60 years in the small ship cruising business. InnerSea Discoveries and American Safari Cruises as a company is a member of Trusted Adventures,dedicated to the highest standards of small-group travel and to giving back to the places visited. Connect with InnerSea Discoveries on Facebook and Twitter. Connect with American Safari Cruises on Facebook.