Alaska Awaits You and Your Family
A cruise to Alaska is a showcase for the splendor of nature and a terrific cruise destination for multi-generational family groups. Everyone from toddlers to great-grandparents will be awed by the majestic scenery, which ranges from lush coastal rainforests to massive glaciers that send newborn icebergs crashing into the sea. The wildlife is just as impressive: kids, teens, adults and seniors can all delight in watching a family of bears moving along the shore or seeing a herd of whales surface in the water.
And, each port of call in Alaska offers fun activities for a family to share, such as panning for gold, learning about totem pole carving or taking a wildlife tour to see bald eagles, sea lions, seals and sea otters.
If your family wants to explore what lies beyond the stunning coastline of Alaska, consider taking a cruisetour. A cruisetour combines a cruise ship voyage with a land-based tour of Alaska’s interior, providing a wonderful way to see more of this vast and fascinating state.
Princess Cruises offers a variety of cruisetours with as much or as little structure as your family wants. For example, The "On Your Own” cruisetour combines a seven-day cruise with a stay at one or more of the Princess Lodges located in Alaska’s scenic national parks; there’s no scheduled sightseeing, so you can set your own daily itinerary. Additional cruisetour options combine a cruise with Princess’ "Direct to the Wilderness” rail service to Denali National Park, with anything from a narrated tour of the park to a fully escorted tour experience in Denali and beyond.
The land portions of Royal Caribbean’s Alaska cruisetours are escorted by trained Adventure Specialists who can answer your family’s questions about the amazing sights of Alaska. Royal Caribbean will take you to the interior via deluxe motorcoaches and the Wilderness Express® train, which has luxurious glass-domed train cars that provide an exceptional view of the beauty around you.
Holland America Line provides Alaska cruisetour options sure to suit your family’s schedule, combining three-, four- or seven-day cruises with land tours of four to 13 days. Overland travel is via Holland America’s McKinley Explorer train and luxury motorcoaches, supplemented by water taxis in some locations. Holland America’s cruisetours feature Denali, but include out-of-the-ordinary destinations like historic Dawson City in the Yukon Territory.
To explore all of the options available for your family’s Alaska cruisetour adventure, talk with your Cruise Holidays personal cruise expert.