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Alaskan Dream Cruises revives its July 4 family holiday sailing

Article-Alaskan Dream Cruises revives its July 4 family holiday sailing

Onboard youth expedition leaders to guide activities, exploration and educational programs about Alaska
Alaskan Dream Cruises is bringing back its 'True Alaskan Family Cruise' in 2023, an itinerary that hasn't been offered since 2018.

Owned by an Alaska Native Tlingit family, Alaskan Dream Cruises knows how to show other families a good time in the Great Land’s Inside Passage.

The five-night cruise departs Juneau July 1, giving the opportunity to experience the July 4 holiday in a small coastal town.

Alaska-style feast and beach bonfire

The trip aboard the 49-passenger Admiralty Dream begins with an Alaska-style feast and beach bonfire at the company's Orca Point Lodge. Then passengers cruise through the scenic Tracy Arm and into the communities of Petersburg and Wrangell in time for Independence Day events and fireworks.

Kayaking, hiking, youth activities

The ship will traverse glacial fjords and remote bays, perfect for exploring by kayak and skiff. Passengers can expect ample wildlife viewing and hiking opportunities, as well.

The 'True Alaskan Family Cruise' is geared toward multigenerational groups and will feature onboard youth expedition leaders to guide activities, exploration and educational programs about Alaska. Young travelers will be provided a custom Adventure Guidebook in a quest to 'become a True Alaskan.' All passengers have the chance to brave the frigid Alaska waters to become a member of the Killer Whale Club.

The cruise ends at Sitka, the homeport of Alaskan Dream Cruises.

Family discounts

Fares start at $2,895 per person, double occupancy, with two discounts available. For families booking a third or fourth guest in their stateroom, the fare is reduced by 25% for additional travelers. Those who book a second stateroom will get a 50% discount on the second room if it is of equal or lesser value.

Fares include scheduled shore excursions, airport transfers, use of recreational equipment and a complimentary glass of wine or beer with dinner. All alcoholic beverages are included with deluxe and suite bookings.

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