Our Ultimate Family Guide To Your Best Alaska Cruise

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Sail Your Best Alaska Cruise

You can quickly get overwhelmed researching how to plan the best Alaska cruise for your family. This guide will help you weed through volumes of information and focus on what’s really important to you.

So Why Cruise Alaska?

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 – humpback whales, Orcas, sea otters, seals, sea lions, wild salmon, moose, grizzly, and polar bears. And, Alaska also has the largest population of bald eagles in the country. In addition to numerous wildlife viewing opportunities, you’ll find many outdoor adventures. Stunning mountain hikes, dog sledding, fishing, kayaking, and various helicopter excursions only scratch the surface of what’s available.

Very few cruise experiences can compare to the fun and excitement of an Alaskan cruise.  More than one million cruisers make that trip every year. And, more than half of the visitors to Alaska arrive by cruise ship. Not surprisingly, it is also a top destination choice for multigenerational family travel

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Alaska is one of the most exotic cruises you can take while still being in the United States (right up there with Hawaii). But, unlike Hawaii, Alaska’s vastness and unique topography make it quite challenging to master for the typical family traveler. It is literally frontier country. Millions of acres of untamed wilderness and only a smattering of cities/towns. And, some towns can only be reached by air or water.

So, a cruise may be the only viable option for most people for seeing Alaska. It is almost certainly the most affordable option. 


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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.