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And the Award for Best Alaska Cruise for Families is...

It’s Awards Season, so this week The Vacation Resource is awarding the best of Alaska cruises!

Princess Cruises is best for families because they “Alaskanize” their cruises and have something for everyone. From cuisine, onboard experiences, shore excursions, and land cruise tours, you’ll experience Alaska.

Onboard they have many specialized programs, including:

  • Oh my gosh, puppies in the Piazza will be ready for their close-up. Watch for when you can meet adorable new sled dogs in training along with their handlers.

  • Princess partners with Glacier Bay National Park Rangers and the Discovery Channel for their Alaska Explorers Youth Program. Kids and teens can join a Jr. Ranger Program, do totem pole decorating, and participate in the Deadliest Catch Crab Sort challenge.

  • Pro photographers such as Mark Kelly, Carl Johnson, Daryl Pederson, or Kim Heacox spend time on board to share their Alaska photography experiences and tips so that you can hone your skills.

  • Libby Riddles, a retired musher, was the first woman to win the 1,100-mile Iditarod sled dog race, and she arrives to share stories of her career.

  • Best-selling author Nick Jans comes aboard to tell his poignant story of Romeo, the wolf, and the effect he had on the people of Juneau, as told in his book, "A Wolf Called Romeo."

  • A Klondike Festival entertains the whole family with a naturalist exhibition, harmonica music classes, dance performances, and gold nugget arts and crafts.

  • Guests can watch an onboard demonstration about the adventures of an Alaskan lumberjack and some guests might be able to show off their own skills.

  • There are exhibits featuring information on Alaska’s wildlife, terrain, and history.

  • Fan of the Deadliest Catch? Captain David Lethin and his shipmates from The Aleutian Ballad tell the tales of their adventures while pursuing crab in the Bering Sea. In partnership with Discovery™, television shows will include content from Discovery™ and Animal Planet.

  • Special Alaskan dining menus chockfull of Alaska salmon and other local fish await guests. Princess Cruises is committed to the environment and sustainable fisheries, so they partner with like-minded Pacific Seafood, Alaska Seafood, and Alaska Leader Seafood, the most sustainable fisheries in the world. Don't tell the picky eaters, but this is actually a super tasty protein (wink wink.)

  • If you indulge, try one of the special Alaskan adult libations.

Land extensions have additional Alaska programs.

With many cruise and cruise land tour dates and itineraries, Princess can meet anyone’s schedule for Alaska.

I cruised Alaska with Princess Cruises and had a grand time. We saw whales from our balcony and when viewing a glacier, we ducked back into our cabin to warm up. It can be a toasty 80 degrees on land, but it’s chilly near one of Mother Nature’s ice boxes. I definitely recommend a balcony. The views are picturesque, and the sunsets can be stunning.

Wanna get on board? Give me a holler.


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