Just in time for 2018 cruise planning, small-ship cruising itineraries in Alaska get a serious upgrade. For those sold out of an Alaskan expedition last go-round and seasoned cruisers looking for a fresh line-up, check out the newly announced additions to adventure cruising in Alaska.
Many sailings get an earlier start to the season. The extended season grants guests a better chance at booking availability, diverse wildlife and more excursion options.
For travelers looking to go a bit off season for a budget price, this bumped-up schedule allows greater savings with specials including up to $400 off per couple onboard select April and May cruises with the Wilderness & Safari small-ship fleet — when booked by Dec. 15, 2017. Also, expect select explorations of Alaska through Coastal Wilderness tours to offer free airfare for sailings in May, when booked by Dec. 30, 2017, and special prices for travelers booking from Seattle to Alaska. Book an excursion with deals on select May and June land-based trips on the Kenai Peninsula and Denali National Park, offering up to $650 off per person.
Small ships are known to offer a wide variety of adventure sports, activities and excursions. Perfect for active families, AdventureSmith Explorations announced an updated list of adventure activities onboard Safari Endeavour or S.S. Legacy, offering the eight-day Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers excursion. Check out inland wildlife with the nine-day Alaska Yacht: Bears, Bergs & Bushwhacking trip on the 22-guest Safari Quest. Get an up-close-and-personal look at Glacier Bay National Park during the eight-day Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise, onboard the Wilderness Adventurer.
Explore the great outdoors of Alaska, sightseeing wildlife, trekking the landscape and enjoying incredible vistas and activities — all through a beefed-up small-ship cruise line-up.
What better setting for grandparents and granddaughters to connect and share than a fairy-tale château set beside a fabulous forest? The Gramping Getaway at Chateau Mcely Spa Hotel & Forest Retreat in Mcely, Czech Republic, offers a themed adventure centering around the charming story of the château’s Princess Nely and her magical cheetah friend Pralinka. The character of the princess is based on the children’s book Nely, the Princess of Chateau Mcely written by château owner Inez Cusumano.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
This October, take the whole family to London and take time to not only enjoy the classic sites but also these scary fun Halloween events and experiences. Whether it’s a spooky-filled trip to the London Zoo or a step into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, here are the three can’t-miss experiences:
It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Medellín, Colombia, with us.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
Make your family trip to Orlando so much more than just visiting the theme parks. Thanks to new vacation bundles from luxury hotels in Orlando, available as of Sept. 1, you can enjoy exclusive boating experiences during your trip.