"The trip was spectacular on all counts - adventure, sights, food, camaraderie, good times. Crew was always professional. It was a very, very special journey."
- Billy Saubert, Sydney, Australia
"This trip has been a real life experience for us. Our expectations have been truly exceeded. The wonderful richness of the southeast Alaska flora and fauna were perfectly complemented by the cheerful helpfulness of captain and crew. Thank you all."
- John Jackson, Mary McMillan, Toronto
"My God, I never knew I could encounter such things around the next bend… Thanks to the crew and my fellow travellers for making this an unforgettable trip to an Alaska I had dreamt of seeing and never thought to find."
- Kathryn Clouston, Comox, B.C.
"This has been a spectacular trip! I feel filled, filled with the beauty of the land and sea. The experience far exceeded my wildest dreams. I will savor this trip forever. Thanks."
- Linda Garnets, Los Angeles, California
"The Inside Passage of Alaska on the Maple Leaf - 10, 10, 10! We knew the scenery would be fantastic and that the ship would be beautiful. What we didn't expect was that the crew would be so fantastic!
"We saw beautiful flora and fauna (whales, otters, seals, porpoises, sea lions, bears, birds and more), all with commentary from our Naturalist to help us interpret what we were seeing. The scenery was hard to believe - glaciers calving, multiple waterfalls, ocean beaches, mountain lakes and bogs, temperate rainforest.
"All this was experienced up close, not just viewed from a cabin window! ...If this describes you, don't waste your money on a cruise ship - sail on the Maple Leaf!"
- Susan Goldsworthy, North Carolina
"Words just cannot describe this wonderful adventure. This has been so special from the time we were welcomed on board Maple Leaf. The atmosphere on the ship, relaxed and friendly, the zodiac excursions, sea life, scenery, forest hikes, beachcombing and watercolour class (my first ever) enhanced by interesting and knowledgeable naturalist/artist/musician Mark Hobson, has made this an effortless and exciting learning experience. Thank you skipper Kevin and the amazing crew, Aaron, Maureen and Erin, who worked tirelessly throughout the trip. It has been a Trip of a Lifetime!"
- Murray and Adrienne Jamieson, Los Angeles, California
"Thank you so much Maple Leaf! It's the only trip we've ever come back on twice, and hopefully we'll be back again. The highlight for me was the orcas, second only to the camaraderie found with the guests and crew. Lots of love."
- Diane Boisvert, network analyst, Ottawa, Ontario
"You all set a mellow, good-humoured, adventurous tone from the first day. This has been a most memorable adventure - far beyond my expectations. I am returning to city life with a sense of my small place in this wondrous natural world. Awesome!! Thank you!"
- Barrie Levy, Los Angeles, California
"The adventure exceeded my expectations. Kevin, Paul, Sean, Briony and Lila all did a spectacular job. It truly was a trip of a lifetime. I'm very glad I chose it for our every-five-year adventure."
- Dennis Clark, Washington
"I have so much to remember, so many new birds and creatures, a wonderful rainforest never experienced until now, new friends and the majesty of the Maple Leaf and crew. This has been an unforgettable trip! I'm glad my first look at Alaska was with you"
- Janice Haynes, Salt Lake City, UT
"This trip was a surprise birthday present from my family. I had wanted to visit Alaska for such a long time. I had read so much about the land and history, but nothing prepared me for the real thing. Awesome, amazing, etc. are mere words - my soul is lifted and will be for the rest of my life. I must make sure that my grandchildren experience this land and seas. A huge thank-you to the crew. Everyone made my trip perfect - such lovely people. Also a thank you to my fellow passengers - such excellent company! I've seen so much and many wonderful animals - I must return somehow. Love to you all. P.S. - My birthday was perfect.
- Anne Willis, retired, United Kingdom
"A big thanks to the entire crew for the best trip of my life! I never thought, in my wildest dreams, that Maple Leaf's Great Bear Rainforest trip could ever be out-done, but it was. The wildlife, scenery, and companionship was awesome. Words can't describe how exciting and memorable this trip has been. Riding on the bow sprit, Dall's porpoises or not, will forever remain in my mind and heart."
- Jo Anne Scott, police officer, Ottawa, Ontario
"Thanks for the trip of a lifetime! Exceeded any and all expectations. Looking forward to other trips."
- Tammy and Dean Muller, Arvada, CO
"A trip of a lifetime for two old codgers. We loved every moment!"
- Bob and Roxy Muth, Oregon + Arizona
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