Alaska may be the nation’s last frontier, but don’t let the vast wilderness, merciless landscape and incredible wildlife scare you off; there are more than a few experiences everyone should try on your family expedition.
Explore one of the world’s most popular cruising destinations in an immersive, individualized way. In 2020, AdventureSmith Explorations is offering a diverse lineup of small-ship cruising itineraries, with a special focus on options for families and immersive experiences suitable for all ages. Whether you want to explore Alaska’s dramatic scenery, exciting wildlife or fascinating culture and history, AdventureSmith Explorations has something for you.
Back when the Earth was still moving and shaking and glaciers and volcanoes shaped the world, sheets of ice carved their way between the ocean and mainland Alaska to create Gastineau Channel. It is this stretch of water between Juneau and Douglas Island that is perfect for cruise ships to dock and seaplanes to land and bring families to explore this still wild land.
Families looking to expose older children to exotic and unique cruise destinations can take advantage of Oceania Cruises’ new Sirena Exotic Collection, scheduled to kick off next fall.
Yurt camping, also known as glamping, is gaining increasing popularity and for good reason — it's a great way to commune with nature in locations of extraordinary beauty without giving up the creature comforts of home. Yurts are great ways for families to camp together because it keeps the whole family under one weather-proofed roof.