Cruise West Offers Special Pricing For Kids In Alaska

Cruise West, the leader in small-ship cruising, offers multi-generational groups and families the opportunity to connect while exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site and natural wonderland of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska.  Special pricing for kids ages 18 and under is available on all 2008 Glacier Bay Highlights departures, with savings of up to 75 percent off adult fare in a AAA cabin or 50 percent off the adult fare in a category A or AA cabin.  Fares start at $1,799 per adult and $900 for one child sharing an A cabin.

"Our two boys, ages 11 and 13, have been on two Cruise West Alaska cruises with us and they have had the most amazing experience each time," said Joanna Finn and Murray Tonks, guests on a Cruise West Glacier Bay Highlights cruise in 2007. "There does not need to be any special attraction for children onboard as the wildlife and scenery, the company of like-minded adults, and the attention of the fantastic crew and Exploration Leaders are all that is needed."

Glacier Bay is a living classroom with massive tidewater glaciers, lush forests and a large concentration of whales, bears, seals, sea otters, mountain goats and wolves -- an ideal environment for a family to share spectacular, memory-building moments. Cruise West’s three- and four-night Glacier Bay Highlights cruises are onboard the newly named and new to Alaskan waters, 102-guest Spirit of Glacier Bay, offeringup-close and personal encounters that large ships just can’t offer. 

Each day, presentations or casual conversation with the onboard Explorations Leaders, National Park Service Ranger and local Tlingit Cultural Interpreter lead to understandings and perspectives on the history, geology and wildlife of this Glacier Region.  There are no formal kids’ programs, but special onboard family activities may take place on an ad hoc basis including a photo wildlife scavenger hunt and movie and burger night.

Both the 3- and 4-night cruises spend two days in Glacier Bay, and the 4-night cruise makes a port call at the historic town of Haines. Cruising roundtrip from Juneau from May to September, special pricing for children ages 2-18 is available in multiple categories of travel, from one adult and one child sharing a cabin to two children ages 13 to 18 sharing a double cabin. Pricing is all-inclusive except alcohol and any optional excursions in Haines. 

If this looks like a trip that might interest you, see the Cruise West website at www.cruisewest.com. For more information on this special offer, please contact your favorite travel agent or Cruise West at (800) 296-8307 for details regarding additional special pricing for children.   

Expires: 9/01/2008

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