During my 18 years of life, I have seen my fair share of places around the world. I've seen the clear waters and sandy beaches of the Dominican Republic. I've toured around Europe, seeing different locales and cultures all the time.
Alaskan cruises are wonderful vacations, but are they a good idea for families, especially teens? The ports of call are cleaner, safer, and less pushy than in the Caribbean, and I appreciate that Alaska sailings are known for catering to a less rowdy crowd, but that also means passengers tend to be older. So is an Alaskan cruise something kids and teenagers would enjoy?
Stunning natural beauty, adventure, ease and a thirst for knowledge about the region await travelers on a fully equipped vessel cruising Alaska. Stepping out on the deck an hour or so after departing from Seward, twilight disappearing in the summer sky, we heard a small commotion. Approaching a group of people looking over the railing, we saw what they saw: first one, then two, then five or six flashes appeared in the water, and we observed what looked like a school of small killer whales darting about, right below the surface!
We are considering an Alaskan cruise 7 or 10 day and would like advise from any other parents that have brought teenagers with them. Teenagers can be hard to keep entertained. The last thing my husband and I want is to spend several thousand on a cruise and our kids say they're bored!
User Name Remember Me? May 4th,PM. Kidsalthough excited about vacation in general are not too happy about Alaskan cruise siting their findings that's it's more "grown up" oriented.
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Alaska is a wonderful destination for family travel. The state's wild beauty, abundant wildlife, and vast opportunities for hiking and exploration lure droves of family vacationers. Alaska family travel adventures can take place on large or small ships, via a combination of cruise and rail tours, by car, or with a family friendly tour operator offering special family-oriented departures.
Photo by: Disney Cruise Line. Photo by: Royal Caribbean International. Photo by: Norwegian Cruise Lines. Photo by: Holland American Line.
Your teen can have as much fun onboard as on shore. Photo: cruise ship image by Brett Bouwer from Fotolia. Finding a cruise that will appeal to the teenager in your family may seem like an impossible task, but many cruise lines take into consideration both the similarities and wide variation among youth to design their programs.
Cruising used to suffer the stigma of being just for retirees—or swinging singles. In reality, most big cruiselines cater well to families with kids—but, depending on the ages of your kids or the atmosphere you want, one line may be a better fit than others. Here are the cruiselines with the most family-friendly features:.