Just announced for 2018: Un-Cruise Adventures has put together a ‘Rivers of Wellness’ 8-day adventure cruise on the Columbia River. There will only be one departure: October 12, 2018, roundtrip from Portland, Oregon. Un-Cruise has recently put together fitness and yoga cruise departures in Alaska, Mexico and Costa Rica. But this is the first planned for the Pacific Northwest. Interested in what a wellness cruise looks like? We are, too!
Un-cruise is proud to announce the yoga instructor on board will be Jo Zukovich, with over 30 years of experience and certification in the Iyengar method (a form of Hatha yoga.) Residing in San Diego, she teaches classes and workshops, as well as trains new teachers. The past 10 years have been spent traveling internationally to teach workshops. From her student, Vickie O’Riordan: “Her deep love of yoga shines through as Jo examines each pose with both joy and enthusiasm. Jo continually searches out the best way for her students to personally realize their own poses.”
The second instructor on board is the talented Joe Lauletta from Seattle. Joe is a sound bath instructor with a background in teaching meditation using Himalayan singing bowls, crystal bowls and a Chao gong. He will be leading group sound therapy sessions that will help you dive into deep relaxation, while providing an intense concert experience.
Wellness Cruise Activities
Take your yoga practice out of the studio and on to the river! Deepen your experience and expand your knowledge of yoga, meditation and sound baths. Every day there will be opportunities for mind-body wellness onboard or on land, as a group or alone. There will be special presentations on wellness, mindfulness, and fitness as well as guided fitness sessions. From day to night you will ride a wave of experience: from deep serenity, exciting adventure, interpersonal connections, personal development, and nature immersion. The wellness cruise is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to take your yoga practice to new levels.
Columbia River Activities
The Columbia River not only offers a scenic setting for the wellness activities, it also provides many daily adventures. A private tour of Bonneville Dam is included and offers a behind-the-scenes peak of the massive turbines and fish ladders. Hiking to the iconic Multnomah Falls is a must-see! They are the tallest falls in Oregon and are a visitor favorite. You’ll watch the scenery roll by while onboard, including hilly vineyards and expansive wheat fields on your way to the intersection of the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Step on to a jet boat for a ride through Hells Canyon where the scenery changes to tall vertical cliffs spotted with bighorn sheep and 7,000-year-old petroglyphs. A stop is made in Richland, WA to explore the Red Mountain AVA and tour the award-winning Terra Blanca Winery and Estate Vineyard. In The Dalles, don’t miss a hike at Tom McCall Point or the Rowena Crest Overlook, followed by a walk around the historic downtown. In Astoria the option is yours to hike the Astoria Column, roam the Victorian streets, ride the trolley or stroll down to the docks and visit the sea lions.
The Wilderness Discoverer is the perfect vessel to navigate the Columbia River while deepening your yoga practice. This is an all-inclusive cruise, on-board meals, wine, microbrews and spirits are included in your fare. Admission to national parks, museums, and wineries are also complimentary. Onboard amenities include 2 on-deck hot tubs, yoga mats, fitness equipment, and adventure gear for kayaking and paddle boarding.
The Wilderness Discoverer is built for adventure and connections. It’s a smaller ship that can get up close to the destinations and right in to the action with an EZ dock for quick water access by kayak or paddle board. Make connections with fellow passengers and yogis! With the maximum capacity of 76, you’re guaranteed a more intimate experience on this wellness cruise. The guest-to-crew ratio is 3:1, insuring all guests receive immaculate and personable service.
Imagine a fun day of hiking, swimming, or yoga onboard, and then relaxing in the hot tub as you watch the sun set down the Columbia River gorge…