Getting heckled for not eating dessert was not something I expected when I came upon the Wilderness Discoverer, a small ship run by Un-Cruise Adventures. Yet here I was, up on the sun deck learning to tie knots and getting teased by the crew for not eating dessert. The crew and my fellow passengers described the ship’s cupcakes with phrases like “the best cupcake I have ever eaten in my life.” It was then I decided I was never missing a dessert on this ship again.

Luckily I was faring better with my knot-tying skills, and I declared out loud that perhaps we should have some sort of “knot-off.” Travis, one of the crew members tried to stifle his laughter at me when I used the term “knot-off” and I thought to myself this is no ordinary cruise.

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