Unplug for a Captivating Family Adventure!

Two of the hottest travel trends in 2020 are adventure trips and family travel — right in our wheelhouse! 

Red Tricycle, the website whose mission is to help parents have more fun with their kids, urges families to plan big adventures for their next vacation. We can help inspire your child’s inner explorer and send your teens home with amazing Instagram pics!

Our Become a True Alaskan Family Cruise features an onboard Youth Expedition Leader who guides activities, exploration, and educational programs tailored for children age 7 and older. We also have a discount for kids 15 and younger.

One travel professional even told Travel Weekly she believes that in 2020: “More parents will pull their children out of school for an extended period of time as they recognize that travel is, in itself, an education.”

Just take a look at some of the adventurous and educational highlights of our family cruise:

  • Pacific octopus, starfish and more at the Sitka Sound Science Center
  • Majestic birds of prey like eagles and owls at the Alaska Raptor Center
  • Brown bears in a natural setting at Fortress of the Bear rescue center
  • Kayaking and skiff exploration in Wilderness Bay
  • Humpback whales
  • Dramatic glacial fjords, waterfalls, icebergs and tidewater glaciers
  • World-famous Mendenhall Glacier
  • Dog sled demonstration in Juneau
  • Native Tlingit culture 
  • Seafood feast, campfire, s’mores and more at our exclusive Orca Point Lodge
  • Glacier Bay National Park, a designated World Heritage Site

Besides being an educational adventure, the True Alaskan Family Cruise brings clans together in an era where even the family dinner is no longer sacred. One study, reported by takingthekids.com, reveals fewer than one-third of parents have dinner with their family every night at home. That same 2019 survey shows nearly two-thirds of parents say they spend the most quality time with their families while on vacation. What better way to bond than spending seven nights and eight days together on one of our sleek, well-appointed small ships?

On the Become a True Alaskan Family Cruise, you’ll sail on our 49-passenger Baranof Dream. The vessel features a shallow draft for navigating intimate coves and passages which larger cruise ships are unable to access. The Baranof boasts a spacious bow for viewing fjords and glaciers, a covered outside deck and a relaxed cruising speed for optimum viewing of wilderness and wildlife. Cabins offer large viewing windows, and the lounge and dining room are perfect for family get-togethers.

One of the biggest trends in family travel is that these adventures are not just for parents and children. Many folks now join us for multi-generational cruises that include grandparents, parents and kids. Takingthekids.com reports that as Gen Xers become grandparents, and Millennials become parents, these groups are traveling together more frequently.

Nowadays, multigenerational travel can also mean just grandparents and grandchildren, while the middle generation stays home. Parents magazine reports travel agents are noticing this “skip-generation” trend, and AARP found one-third of grandparents have taken a vacation with just grandchildren.

Travel Pulse notes travel agents have seen an increase in clients who want bold new experiences in 2020, including adventure cruise bookings. Family togetherness and True Alaska adventure – it’s the best of both worlds. 

Be sure to check out our specials for savings, discounts and other perks. You can reserve your True Alaskan Family Cruise by filling out our reservation form, or call us for hands-on advice and booking at 1-855-747-8100. We look forward to welcoming your family aboard! 

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