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Anniversary Coming Up? Couples are Trading in Traditional Gifts for Glaciers

“In a sea of people, my eyes will always search for you.” –Unknown


With Valentine’s Day coming up we’re thinking about romance! You’re likely familiar with destination weddings, but how about destination anniversaries? Lots of couples now choose to sail away to celebrate their years together. Especially for those milestone anniversaries, long-married pairs are forgoing the traditional crystal, china, and silver gifts for adventure. Cruise Critic, the leading authority and market leader for consumer cruise information, notes, “It’s fun to bring the gang with you, especially for milestones like 25 or 50 years.”Traveling off the beaten path is the new Paris. Forbes

Regardless of whether you bring the family or choose a trip for two, our small-ship cruises provide opportunities for adventure and romance. The Knot, which specializes in all things wedding related, says, “From mountains and glaciers to meadows and wildlife, sailing Alaska’s inner passage ticks off every natural-beauty box with once-in-a-lifetime views.” Just think how great your anniversary photos will be with Southeast Alaska’s stunning landscapes in the background!

Kruzof ExplorerOur Kruzof Explorer and Misty Fjord are ideal for fully immersing yourself in exploration, wildlife, and culture. The smallest members of our fleet, these ships are able to navigate shallow waters so you can discover remote areas where large cruise ships are unable to go.

AARP, which lists Glacier Bay National Park as one of its top cruise destinations worldwide for 2020, reminds its readers: “Keep in mind that larger ships are not able to travel into the little bays and coves or stop in at some less-visited communities that the smaller boats can access.”

“For example, reports AARP, the Chichagof Dream docks in Kake, a community of just 500 residents.”

Small Ship Alaska Cruise for Anniversary

Like the Chichagof, Kruzof and Misty, each of our six exploration ships provides the most extensive, experiential, and personal treks through the Inside Passage, whether you’re on the hunt for humpback whales in our waterways, or on a quest to soak up culture on exclusive visits to some of Southeast Alaska’s remote Native villages.

After all, Forbes says one of 2020’s hottest travel trends is taking the road less traveled. In fact, the magazine says, “Traveling off the beaten path is the new Paris.” What could be more romantic than that?

No matter what ship or itinerary you choose for your anniversary trip, here are some tips for making the most out of your celebration:

  • Depending on the vessel, upgrade your cabin.
  • Spend evenings on the deck for romantic sunsets and starry skies.
  • Share a moment together in the serenity of the Alaska forest.
  • Paddle kayaks together.
  • Snuggle by the campfire on Fin Island or Orca Point Lodge.
  • Make memories by taking plenty of photos with your partner.
  • Sip champagne in the dining room or lounge.
  • One “second honeymoon” not enough? Add on one of our exclusive land extensions.

There’s no better time to plan your Alaska cruise for your anniversary celebration than February when love is in the air! Contact one of our reservations specialists today at 1-855-747-8100.

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