Alaska Cruise Reviews – Read what our guests say!

Reviews on MV Discovery’s small ship cruises in Alaska and Canada.

It is with pleasure and pride that we continue to offer these Alaska wildlife cruises. Pleasure because they are as much fun for us as they are for our guests, pride because the unforgettable nature of these trips is evident in the fact that the majority of our bookings are returning guests or through word of mouth.

From our Guests

“Captain Ben, Thank you for sharing your beloved Alaska with us. It’s been a once in a lifetime, over the top experience. From the spot on fishing, crab and shrimp sites to hidden coves, majestic waterfalls and icebergs, to finding whales, porpoises, bears, sea lions, and even goats! – We thank you! What makes this trip special and unique, Ben, is you. The love you have for this incredible place is evident in every choice you make as Captain. We are thankful that we got to see it all through your eyes.” Kay, Megan & George

“Amazing trip ………… Sumptuous food ………… Outstanding service ………… Kind people ………… How lucky we are.
Thank you again.”
Ayda &Dan

“A great trip with surprises at every turn …. many firsts to see aboard this cruise and a collection of memories we will take and cherish.”
Shaun & Eliza

“Thank you for a great trip. Everyone got what they wanted …… bear, whales, halibut, crab, ice, everything you can name. Food was excellent, service outstanding – can’t wait to come back.”
Linda & Mitch

“This cruise far exceeded my expectations. The crew was excellent. The other passengers compatible and the food superb. The bears and whales far exceeded what I expected. To sum it up I would go again tomorrow if it were possible. A great Trip.” John Harvey

When I was looking into going to Alaska I found a website called Alaska Charters. Their mantra is as follows: “Alaska Cruise will provide memories that will last a lifetime. With our years of experience we will take you to the out of the way places few people ever see. Our Alaska Cruises are designed for all ages and abilities and for those people who would really like to experience ‘Alaska up close and personal’. Boy it did just that. My wife and I enjoyed 8 wonderful days on the boat, with the very best of company and crew. I captured a range of wildlife & nature images, thanks to Captain Ben, that I would never normally have the opportunity to see. I would highly recommend this charter for anyone wishing to see ‘real Alaska!’

Michael Huggan (Photographer, View his slideshow: Alaska – The Last Frontier)

Captain Ben, Thank you for a spectacular week aboard your beautiful yacht! We truly appreciate your navigating skills that got us so close to nature’s wonders! We also enjoyed talking with you each night at dinner!
Randy & Kathy, Mary Kay & Chad

Thank you all for a wonderful, relaxing week. We did so many things, saw so much nature and learned so much in one week – more than we thought was possible. Our great experience was in most part due to all of you.
Sylvia & David

Wow, where do I begin? Here it is October 1st and we are still talking the trip. We have several people already ‘IN’ for the next adventure. We wish you all health and happiness. Thank you for an incredibly, amazing, unforgettable trip. WOW is all I can say!”
Kimberly & Rick

“Dear John, What a great experience the trip was for us!! Aside from the wonderful lessons of bears, whales, land, sea, northern lights, great people with great humor, we return again to discover how well we can get along without the news, TV at all. We’ve had some great experiences in Alaska and the wilderness but this tops them all.” Lew & Pat

“Discovery Crew – You are all on my ‘Dream Team’. You quietly did so many things behind the scenes to make our trip fun, safe and truly memorable. I hope I can join you again in the future for another week for this one went by too quickly.” Thanks, Phil, Larry & Amy

“Hi John, I wanted to drop you a quick note of thanks for the very best trip that Barb and I have ever been on. I know you don’t need any more testimonials (with your trips filling up faster than you can run them), but I do want you to at least know that we could not have imagined a better experience. So often when you look forward to something for a long time you come back disappointed – exactly the opposite this time! I will send you a share of my snapfish photos in case you would like to look at them. Thank you very much.” Frank & Barb

“Dear John, Jerry and I wanted to tell you what a wonderful trip we had with your son Ben and the crew aboard the Discovery. Ben is an amazing man and we know you and your wife must be very proud of him. He has a wonderful way with people and he made this adventure perhaps the best we have ever had. His skills are amazing and his knowledge of the wilderness is extensive. His crew helped make the trip both exciting and full of laughter. We will never forget the beauty of Alaska. It is truly “God’s Country”. We feel so privileged that we were able to take an adventure like this at our age and would recommend it for anyone who is fit and ready for fun on a small boat. Thank your talented son for us.” Lynn and Jerry Conwell.