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Families will love:

  • Unbelievable scenery and wildlife
  • A chance to meet the locals in port towns
  • Snow-capped mountains, icebergs and glaciers

Most vacations to Alaska are aboard one of the many cruise ships that spend May through early October cutting through the pristine glacier-fed waters. It's with good reason: this is the easiest way to get a glimpse into Alaska's unbelievable scenery and wildlife, as well as a chance to meet the outdoor-loving locals who reside in the port towns year round and share stories of the nearest ... more
Most vacations to Alaska are aboard one of the many cruise ships that spend May through early October cutting through the pristine glacier-fed waters. It's with good reason: this is the easiest way to get a glimpse into Alaska's unbelievable scenery and wildlife, as well as a chance to meet the outdoor-loving locals who reside in the port towns year round and share stories of the nearest hospital or mall being in Canada, just "a couple hundred miles away" -- a stone's throw in Alaskan mileage.

From aboard a ship, visitors will take in snow-capped mountains, icebergs and glaciers, and may even spot whales and sea lions swimming nearby. These are certainly cruises where the ships themselves take a backseat to what Alaska has to offer, which is a once-in-a-lifetime experience in America's last frontier.

For a look at an Alaskan cruise, read about the Disney Wonder and catch our video blog from Alaska. For more on cruising, visit our Family Cruises.

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