Discover Our Ultimate Guide To Planning A Family Reunion Cruise

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Does your family have a family reunion tradition?  There are as many different types of family reunions as there are different types of families.  In my own family, I believe the paternal side has had two reunions in the past 30 years.  Meanwhile, my maternal side holds down the other side of the spectrum.  That side generally stages one every year like clockwork.  Whether your family hosts reunions all the time, or has never had one before, you should take a close look at family cruising.  A family reunion cruise could be a good option for your family.  Today, we present an article on this topic just for you:  How To Painlessly Connect With Extended Family Through A Family Reunion Cruise.  

Find Out The Reasons A Reunion Cruise Could Be A Good Choice For You.

In this article, you will learn four reasons why a cruise ship can be an excellent venue for a family reunion.  Common barriers to pulling together a successful family reunion include generating sufficient interest for meaningful participation across your extended family, family finances, and logistical headaches.  By staging your reunion around a cruise, you can eliminate all of those problems.  Read more here.

Know The Key Steps To Planning A Successful Event

Planning a successful family reunion of any kind requires a high level of organization and advanced planning.  Learn more about five key steps necessary for planning a successful family reunion cruise.  And, discover the specific perks and benefits you should seek out when planning a reunion cruise.  Read more here.

As we are coming up on two of the biggest family holidays of the year, now is the time to start thinking big and talk about reunion plans for 2018 (or 2019).  

Do you have any reunion plans on the books?  Have you organized or attended a reunion cruise?  Share your thoughts in the comments.

Multigenerational Cruise International Style

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We have published some recent posts about multigenerational cruising, and also posts exploring international cruise lines.  The slate of Norwegian cruises discussed in the article below hits both themes.  Although we did not mention Norwegian Cruise Line in our list of international cruise lines to check out, this particular China-based Norwegian ship fields a Chinese speaking crew.  So this could certainly provide more of an immersive experience than many cruises out of Hong Kong.

As an added bonus for the adventurous, the Norwegian Joy features a full-fledge go-kart track!

Check out this article from Cruise Industry News for more information.




5 Reasons To Cruise Alaska For Awesome Multigenerational Family Travel

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Alaska family travel best experienced by cruise ship. Photo of cruise ship in Alaska harbor.

Very few cruise experiences compare to the fun and excitement of an Alaskan cruise.  Just ask the thousands of cruisers who make the trip every year.  In fact, more than half of the visitors to Alaska arrive by cruise ship. And, an Alaska cruise has consistently ranked as one of the top domestic vacations.  Not surprisingly, it is also a top destination choice for multigenerational cruisers.  If you’re considering planning some multigenerational family travel, check out these five reasons an Alaskan cruise is a perfect choice. 

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1. Alaska Is One Of The Most Exotic Places You Can Visit for Family Travel In The USA.  

Alaska, which is often referred to as the last great frontier, is a very large territory dominated by thousands of acres of untamed wilderness and a smattering of cities/towns. By sheer geographic mass, Alaska is the largest state in America. And, you could easily spend several weeks touring around all of the nooks and crannies.  

The massive glaciers and stunning marine wildlife provide a unique backdrop for a family cruise. The natural wildlife both in sea and on land is its own attraction.  Think humpback whales, sea otters, moose, grizzly bears, and the largest population of bald eagles in the country.  Where else can you see a moose strolling through town?  And, Alaska offers many outdoor adventures: stunning mountain hikes, dog sledding, fishing, kayaking, looking for bears while hiking through a rainforest, and various helicopter excursions only scratch the surface of what’s available.  As part of a land-tour extension, you could also visit Denali National Park and see Mt. McKinley, the tallest peak in America.  There are many one-of-a-kind experiences in Alaska that can truly be the foundation for the family trip of a lifetime.

2. Experience the Land of the Midnight Sun First Hand.

Have you ever wanted to see the midnight sun?  If that doesn’t excite you personally, your kids and/or grand-kids will probably get a huge kick out of it. Generally, the “midnight sun” phenomenon, where the sun remains visible even at or after midnight, occurs during the summer in places that are north of the Arctic Circle (or south of the Antarctic Circle).  Almost one-third of Alaska lies above the Arctic Circle and thus falls within the midnight sun zone.  But even those parts of the State that fall outside the zone still experience exceptionally long summer days, some with daylight hours of 17 hours or more.  

And there is plenty to pack into all of those extra daylight hours.  Many outdoor activities run past 8 p.m., and some Alaskans manage to start a golf game at 10 p.m. in the summer. 

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