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Alaska Cruise: Most Beautiful Family Vacation

Updated on October 17, 2010

Cruises make great family vacations, but an Alaska cruise will provide your family with a particularly beautiful experience. You and your kids can watch glaciers, pan for gold, spot whales, and observe totem poles being built. Alaska provides gorgeous scenery and new experiences for you and your family that you will never forget! 

Alaska is becoming more and more popular with families, and so many cruise lines offering Alaska cruises have developed programs and amenities to cater to adults, children, and teens. For a great family experience, consider Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Holland America, or Carnival. All of these cruise lines offer programs designed for children and teens as well as babysitting services.

Why visit Alaska on a cruise?

There is no better way to visit Alaska than on a cruise ship, particularly if you are vacationing with your family. First, cruises offer an all-inclusive vacation that relieves you of the hassle of planning every meal and every activity. One admissions price usually covers all your meals, activities, and entertainment on the ship. This makes your trip easy to budget and worry-free. Cruise ships are a great way to get around Alaska’s many shorelines and islands, and shore excursions allow you to experience Alaska’s beauty without the hassle of arranging transportation among the islands which can be difficult.

Cruises are also a great vacation option for families because they include activities catered toward all generations and interests. Instead of having to choose an activity that will be fun for grandma as well as your small children, you can board a cruise ship with the confidence that each member of your family can find an on-board activity that will meet their needs. Kids can play in supervised children’s areas while mom relaxes at the spa.

Finally, cruises offer family togetherness activities that you will all enjoy. Fine dining on board is one of the biggest pleasures of cruising—no cooking, no cleanup, and no hassle. Since your meals are included in the cost of your cruise, you and your family can focus only on the fun you will have eating together. Cruise ships take great pride in offering a delicious menu with great service and presentation, ensuring that you will have a truly memorable experience. If you want to spend a quiet evening away from the kids, most cruise ships offer alternative dining for children that will allow you and your partner to have a romantic evening together.

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    Yena Williams 

    7 years ago from California

    Gorgeous! I've always wanted to visit Alaska. Is it beneficial though, to do it by cruise?

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