Family vacations are essentially quality time. It can take a lot of planning, especially if you want to visit multiple destinations on one trip. To minimize planning time and maximize quality time, choose a cruise vacation.

Cruises are all-inclusive: cooking, cleaning, serving. There’s no need to plan moving from place to place, or scheduling daily activities — where to eat or sleep — the cruise ship and crew does it all for you. It’s truly time for rest and relaxation with family and friends, like the Tan family who loves to cruise.

The only decisions you need to make are where to cruise and which shore excursions to enjoy — those are fun to decide as a family.

Tan Family Cruise - Generations Magazine - August - September 2012

The Tan family on their Alaskan cruise.

For example, families love cruising the coast of Alaska — the great frontier. It offers gorgeous sceneries, spectacular mountain scapes and glaciers the size of a small state and lots of opportunities for family fun. The Inside Passage is also unforgettable, with everything from misty rainforests to craggy fjords. Many itineraries include a visit to Skagway, a town born in the excitement of the gold rush of 1898. While in port, families can visit a gold rush camp, hike on a glacier or take a wildlife-watching tour.

To explore more options for cruises, from shore excursions to discounts that will build lasting memories for your family, talk with Cruise Holidays Hawaii, your personal cruise experts. Call 808-596-7447 or visit