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Shedd Institute Travel Benefits

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Uncruise - Small Ships, Big Adventures

Voted best small ship adventure, Uncruise is serious about its commitment to leaving the charted course and experiencing what the world has to offer! Starting in Alaska in 1996, innovation has been at the core of Uncruise Adventures since its beginning. Nine small boats make up their fleet, with the number of guests ranging from 22-86 guests max., ensuring that your cruise will be comfortable, welcoming, and unique in style and personality.

Uncruise: All-Inclusive

There are no hidden fees while cruising with Uncruise- everything is included in your fare! This includes all meals and fresh cuisine, unlimited beverages and an open bar, all gear and multi-activity adventures, expert guides, your backstage pass to nature, and transfers (in select locations).


You choose how you travel with Uncruise!

Adventure- Activities focus on experiencing life outside and staying active while doing it! Active adventures top the agenda.

Family- The family discoveries program embraces and celebrates your family’s curiosity with exciting activities for kids and kids at heart. Go on tide pool treasure hunts, paint your face with glacial mud, participate in a paddleboard race or a polar plunge- every activity will explore your destination in an enriching way.

Adults Only- Enjoy upscale amenities, an unlimited open bar, and similarly aged travelers while traveling on an adults-only cruise.

Solo- Experience the joy of traveling alone, making new friends with like-minded interests, and participating in activities where all the logistics are already taken care of in a safe, friendly environment.

Groups and Charters- Make your own little travel bubble! Create a perfect, private, small-ship itinerary for your group, and enjoy the adventure with your people.

With small ships come good connections! Your fellow travelers come from all walks of life yet are like-minded explorers- you’re sure to find things in common with other guests onboard. Want some alone time? Plenty of places are tucked away for you to enjoy watching the landscape go by.

Your dining experience aboard Uncruise is going to be one to remember. By maintaining relationships with local families and small-scale fishermen to obtain local ingredients, Uncruise supports the communities they visit. Your food won’t get much fresher than this! With a pastry chef onboard, your bread, pastries, and desserts are freshly made onboard. There’s a wide array of beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, with specialty cocktails every night. Try a regional beer from a brewery nearby or their rotating tap, or try cask wines like Washington and Oregon Varietals.

Onshore with Uncruise

You can expect nothing less than extraordinary when adventuring with Uncruise. The expedition team lays out the choices for the next day, and you choose what you want to do and how active you want to be. You set your own pace! Guides are experts and deeply experienced, with many holding degrees in subjects that range from whales to fungi to geology; you’ll receive incredible insights while exploring your destination!

Your activities can range from leisure to challenging, and you get to make the call on what you’re up for that day. Take a stroll along tide pools or complete an hours-long summit or dunes. Take kayaking 101 or a guided kayaking tour, or go on Yak-n-Whack, an Uncruise exclusive offering in Alaska, where you participate in an all-day kayaking and bushwacking excursion! Drivers will shuttle you aboard skiffs to land for your next outing or take you on a ride to see creatures such as birds, sea otters, or iguanas. Take an intro lesson in snorkeling or participate in a deep-water jump; you can even take a polar plunge in Alaska!


  • Alaska
  • Pacific Northwest
  • The Hawaiian Islands
  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica & Panama
  • Belize
  • The Galapagos Islands 

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From Our Clients...

Worry Free!

"You folks are incredible and your services outstanding! No one does it better."

– Robert C. - Celebrity Cruise, March 2023

Easy and Stress Free!

"I used TravelPerks to book a family vacation and had the pleasure of working with Theresa. She is very knowledgeable and goes out of her way to get you the best deals. I am a customer with lots of questions and she was extremely patient with me and was always prompt answering all my emails. I definitely recommend using TravelPerks for all your vacation needs and their bonus deals are a plus. Thanks Theresa for making vacation planning easy and stress free!"

– Linda - Sacramento, CA

Daughter's First Disney Magic

"We had an absolute magical vacation thanks to Montika, it was our daughter's first trip to Disney and had such a great time, we already started booking for next year with TravelPerks and Montika."

– Travis S. - May 2023

Flawless Honeymooning

"I used TravelPerks to book my honeymoon and had the pleasure of working with Matt Kim. He is very knowledgeable and goes out of his way to get you the best deals. Matt was extremely patient and was always prompt answering my emails. I definitely recommend using TravelPerks for all your vacation needs and their bonus deals are a plus. Thanks, Matt, for making vacation planning easy and stress free!"

– Michael S. - February 2023

Exceptional support through delayed vacation due to COVID

"Theresa was wonderful. We had been planning this Alaskan cruise since 2019 and then COVID hit and then we were still unsure about 2021 so we waited another year. Theresa took care of everything for us, checking in with us every couple of weeks and making sure that we were getting our checklist taken care of. Thank you, Theresa and TravelPerks Dream Vacations, we had a great time and cannot wait for our next cruise."

– Donna H. - Alaska Cruise, 2022

Easy to Work With

"We loved how easy it was to work with Montika. She was super flexible and provided us plenty of options, even when we kept switching dates and the amount of people, etc."

– Katie D. - Disney Cruise, March 2023