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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.