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Why an Alaskan Cruise is the perfect trip for the whole family

Alaska is an awe-inspiring destination, and there's no better way to experience the last frontier than with the whole family!
Who is ready to have an adventure the whole family can enjoy? Alaska is an awe-inspiring destination, and there’s no better way to experience the last frontier than with the whole family! Alaskan cruises offer multi-generation groups the perfect backdrop to explore and reunite after years without being able to travel.

There are plenty of reasons why an Alaskan cruise is an excellent choice for a family vacation. Here are just a few of them:

Alaskan cruises offer plenty of activities for kids

Most Alaskan cruises have a variety of activities catered to children. With onboard programs like youth clubs, teen lounges, and babysitting services, your kids will never get bored. They can participate in arts and crafts, games, scavenger hunts, and even talent shows making every minute of their trip enjoyable and memorable.

When the adults need some kid free time, let the kids explore the onboard kids club. Babysitting services are also offered by many cruise lines. The kid only spaces are pretty incredible, you will have to drag your kids out!  

Excursions offer great educational opportunities for kids

Alaska is a unique destination, and it offers several educational opportunities that can benefit kids throughout their lives. On shore excursions, children can learn about local wildlife, geology, and glaciers. They can also witness various cultural traditions and learn about native communities’ history, helping broaden their understanding of our world.

Off-ship excursions offer the chance to gain new knowledge for the whole family. I highly recommend booking your excursions as soon as they become available, the popular ones sell out quickly! Some ports it is nice just to explore on your own, go at your pace and take in the destination for all its beauty.  

There’s no better family photo op than an Alaskan cruise backdrop

The Alaskan landscape is stunning and awe-inspiring. Whether you’re looking at mountains covered in snow or watching humpback whales breech, the scenery on an Alaskan cruise is truly remarkable. This provides an excellent opportunity for families to bond and take photos that they cherish for years to come.


There’s less to plan, and less packing and unpacking

Cruising makes it easy for families, you only have to unpack once! Alaska has the benefit of ships in every size to meet your travel style. Small ships have the benefit of less crowds so you’ll be able to disembark faster. Larger ships have more amenities than you can imagine. It is so important to let your travel advisor know what kind of experience you are hoping for during your vacation, so we can match you with the right cruise line.  

From dining to dancing, there’s something for everyone in the family

Many Alaskan cruises offer activities suitable for all age groups. This allows everyone to join in the fun, creating a multigenerational adventure. Whether you’re whale watching or exploring local towns, there’s always something exciting to do as a family.

Don’t forget all the dining options to accommodate everyone’s taste buds. Take advantage of the local cuisine offered to really embrace being in Alaska. Dietary needs? No problem, the ship’s chefs are always accommodating. Pro tip: leave room, you can’t forget dessert!

An Alaskan cruise awaits… will you climb aboard?

Alaska is a fantastic location for family vacations. With endless activities and sightseeing opportunities, coupled with magnificent scenery, your kids will have memories that last a lifetime. And, with so many offerings suitable for every age group, everybody in the family can enjoy this unforgettable experience together. So, if you’re considering taking a cruise vacation, make sure you seriously consider Alaska as your next destination.

With itineraries out of Seattle, Vancouver and San Francisco, start the trip off right with a day to explore the city before embarkation day. Just keep in mind the Alaska cruising season is May through September.

I'm Holly! I'm a travel advisor and I love to plan Alaskan Adventures

I worked and lived in Alaska for a few years, and I truly believe this is a bucket list destination! I’m always ready for an adventure trip, and I can’t wait to help you plan yours.
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