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Family Cruising: Enjoy a cruise in the Galapagos with Ocean Adventures

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Ocean Adventures (877/262-3496) is a partner of tour operator Abercrombie & Kent.  This upscale Galapagos specialty company, is offering discounted fares for adults and kids on the July 19th, 2010, seven-night Galapagos Islands cruise aboard the comfy 48-passenger Eclipse. Book by Wednesday May 19, 2010, and receive $750 off main stateroom rates, $1,000 off superior staterooms, or $1,250 off deluxe staterooms. Bring the whole family, and kids 5 to 11 years old get 30% off of bookings made up until the day before departure, June 18th. If there are at least 10 children on board, naturalist guides offer kids-only activities and excursions on shore, while parents join the adult excursions. Fares include all shore excursions with English-speaking guides, soft drinks and juices, and all meals. Cabins subject to availability. Per person fares before the discounts start at $4,850.

Small ships cater to kids too

Monday, September 28th, 2009

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We all know how kid-friendly the mega ships are, but there are some smaller ships that deserve some credit too. For families that like taking the road less traveled, here are some atypical offerings from a handful of small-ship adventure and upscale lines.

Families with kids who share a love of learning will feel right at home aboard the small, cozy ships of Lindblad Expeditions (

As the ships ply the off-beat waterways, islands, fjords and/or harbors of the Galapagos, Greece and Alaska, special port-related activities for kids might include scavenger hunts, painting and story writing, depending on the age of children.

Appealing shore excursions for families range from frolicking with fearless sea lions on the beach in the Galapagos to spotting for humpback whales and orcas up-close from a zodiac craft in Alaska. As a bonus, there’s a “Bring Your Kids” discount of $500 off the double-occupancy rate for kids under 18.