Small cruise ship companies are offering up new experiences next summer to satisfy travelers seeking to increase their sense of inner wellness and those wanting to reach further into Alaska’s wilderness.
Alaskan Dream Cruises is offering families on its seven-night True Alaskan Family Cruises a second day of exploration and discovery that will bring guests to even more remote areas of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.
“Being in such remote places really lets families disconnect from the outside world and experience the park’s beauty together,” said Michelle Glass, Alaskan Dream Cruises’ president of sales.
Cruise ships typically sail past Reid Inlet but Alaskan Dream Cruises has arranged for a second disembarkation for guests aboard its 74-passenger Chichigof Dream. That will give guests more time for wildlife and glacier viewing, as well as exploring the park on foot.
Guests will spend the first night anchored in Bartlett Cove, the only inhabited area of the park. There, adults and children will find the largest humpback whale skeleton in the United States. Nearby is the newly opened Huna Tribal House, the first permanent clan house in Glacier Bay in 250 years where visitors can learn more about Tlingit history.
Other highlights of Alaskan Dream Cruises’ family cruises include searching for fossils in Saginaw Bay, whale-watching in Frederick Sound, taking an excursion in an inflatable boat in Tracy Arm Fjord and visiting the Orca Point Lodge.
Alaskan Dream Cruises is offering two departures on July 9 and July 23. Fares start at U$4,390 for adults and children 15 and under receive a 30% discount