Alaska With Family

Reconnect & Share An Alaskan Expedition


There is no better tonic for your collective pandemic spirit than wildness. There’s no better way for families to re-establish connections than by sharing a wild adventure. And there’s no better place to do it than aboard a small-scale expedition ship, heading deep into authentic Alaskan straits, bays and old-growth forests, filled with glaciers and wildlife, far from docks or ports.

Whether it's kayaking off a shore studded with foraging bears, or observing whales cooperatively feeding off the ship, shared activities in Alaska's wild and exciting environment can bring a family together. Our expeditions are seamless family getaways where everything is taken care of and there are fun, engaging opportunities to explore for kids of all ages. Our exclusive National Geographic Global Explorer Program is an unqualified hit with all ages, and parents are delighted, even moved, by their kids engaged participation.

Missed a birthday celebration (or several!)? Or just eager to get the whole multi-gen clan back together? Take advantage of our Milestones program and save 5% off groups of 8 or more. Plus, save $500 off kids or grandkids under the age of 18 (call for details).

Fun and educational: the National Geographic Global Explorers program!

Our exclusive family program, available aboard our Alaska and Galápagos expeditions, was developed in conjunction with National Geographic Education. This unique exploration-based program provides an unforgettable ‘smart-fun’ experience and guests under 18 will:

  • Have fun! They’ll take part in all kinds of cool activities—like learning about glaciers by making ice cream sundaes, or using glacial ice to paint water colors
  • Benefit from National Geographic certified field educators They'll optimize daily learning opportunities and fun for all ages
  • Connect with nature Kids have direct contact with wildlife and wonders, on land and in the sea
  • Learn to be a storyteller Kids and teens will be encouraged to use their creativity—with photos, videos, music, writing, drawing and more, to tell stories about all they’ll see and do
  • Develop their observation skills Daily “In the Field: Spot It!” activities will prompt kids to watch out for specific wildlife, and record observations in their Field Notebook.

Fun and flexibility for all ages

The National Geographic Global Explorers’ bulletin board is headquarters for daily activities and challenges, and kids can choose what they’d like to participate in each day. Schedules and activities both onboard and off ship are designed with families in mind: enjoy kid-friendly menus, movie night with pizza, a choice of hikes, and more.

Overheard

Just sensational! Fabulous information, promised experiences and delivered even more, and best of all, always made it fun for us and always seemed like they were having fun, too!
Jacquie R.

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