Alaska With Kids
By Luisa Frey Gaynor
For most adults, a cruise to Alaska is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Where else in the U.S. will you find such a proliferation of glaciers, wildlife, and totem poles all in one spot? For children, too, cruising to Alaska is an adventure they will always remember. My daughter was only four when we took her on an Alaska cruise five years ago. But she still recalls spotting hawks from the deck of the ship, having a snowball fight on the hiking trails atop Juneau’s Mt. Roberts, and seeing totem poles and Native American dancers at Saxman Native Village in Ketchikan.
Alaska is best for grade school children and teens, since they can participate in the vast array of active shore excursions, but we found that even our pre-schooler got plenty out of our cruise. She has enjoyed hiking from an early age, and we were able to take her on a few hikes right from the port towns. [Read more…]