How to Plan the Best Alaska Summer Trip (Bonus: Video Tour!)

If Alaska is on your bucket list and you’re wondering, “How do I plan a trip to Alaska?” then our team at Travel N Relax is here to help. We’ve teamed up with Tia Froehle, the tourism sales manager at Visit Anchorage, to answer some of your biggest questions and give you a preview of what to expect.

You already know that Alaska is big, beautiful, and filled with adventure. But did you know it has something for everyone? There’s so much to see and do, from the wilderness to the urban offerings and cultural attractions.

Tia is a lifelong Alaskan who likes to play in her beloved state as much as she likes to talk about it. Check out our “Alaska Tour” video to dive deeper into how to make your perfect plan for a summer vacation in Alaska, starting with Anchorage as your base camp.

Here are a few tips for traveling to Anchorage, AK

What airport do you fly into Alaska?

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is the biggest airport located in Alaska’s largest city. Anchorage, AK, is very close to great tourist destinations and has a lot to offer. Simply flying in is an amazing experience because you see the beautiful mountain ranges from up top.

Flight options and prices depend on the season, but more airlines now offer nonstop flights from Denver, CO to Anchorage, AK. This makes airfare more competitive than ever before.

What is there to do in Anchorage?

Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska with so much to offer. There are many day trips to take if you use Anchorage as your starting point. The city itself is exciting with the perfect balance of urban living and nature. It has all the amenities of a city (great hotels, dining options, attractions) and is surrounded by the beautiful wilderness.

During the day (and there’s lots of it with the long daylight hours during the summer), there are outdoor concerts, fairs, festivals, and markets. Anchorage.net has a calendar of events showing upcoming activities each day.

As for the wild side of Anchorage, there are award-winning trails close by. Alaska is made to be enjoyed outdoors, and the trails range from mild to more wild. There are over 200 parks in and around the Anchorage area, and there’s something for everyone with options ranging from paved to wilderness trails. Walk, hike, bike, and more.

What tourist attractions are open in Alaska?

Different seasons have different things to do. Visit Anchorage runs a visitor center, an iconic log cabin located downtown at 546 W 4th Ave. The staff here can recommend the best places to see, delicious restaurants to visit, and more. It’s also the hub for all shuttles and day tours.

While you’re here, be sure to buy a postcard and the staff will mail it for you. Send your friends or family a “Greetings from Alaska” postcard and share your memories.

What are the top things to do in Alaska?

The ultimate Alaskan vacation depends on what you like to do. So first, decide how long you’ll be traveling for and which regions you’d like to see.

Alaska is open year-round for visitors, and seasonal activities include hiking, sightseeing, glacier touring, fishing, and so much more. With cruises filling up quickly and not ideal for every visitor, there are many day trip options starting from Anchorage, AK.

You can take a train and get off at different locations to experience authentic Alaska. From laidback to quirky towns, there’s a lot to see and do. The experience can be as unique as you want it to be, and we’ll help make it your own.

Anchorage, AK is a great starting point for your trip, and train travel makes it easy to get around. You can also rent a car or book a seaplane experience if you’re feeling super adventurous. Explore Denali National Park, Alyeska Resort, Kenai Fjords, and so much more.

When is the best time to see the northern lights in Alaska?

The best months to see the northern lights in Alaska are September and March. This is because these months have the clearest days for witnessing the aurora borealis.

In the next 5 years, aurora activity increases, and you have a high probability of checking the northern lights off your bucket list. Alaska is one of the best places on earth to see the northern lights, and with nonstop flights from Denver, your dream Alaska vacation is closer than ever before!

Travel to Alaska from Denver, CO

At Travel N Relax, Denver CO’s leading travel agency, we help create your perfect vacation. Our close relationship with Visit Anchorage keeps us up-to-date on the best things to do along with the best seasonal offers.

We’re a full-service travel advisor and build customized experiences for families, groups, and couples. So whether you’re planning a summer vacation to Alaska or travel during the fall, winter, or spring, our travel agents are here to help.

Travel with confidence with Travel N Relax. We offer family travel, group travel, adventure and active travel, ocean cruises, and more.

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Denver, CO Ski Vacations–Travel N’ Relax

Same Mountains, New Adventures with Travel N’ Relax

Colorado is a renowned winter destination and a skier’s paradise. From Aspen to Breckenridge, Vail, and Steamboat, the Rocky Mountains offer stellar skiing terrain along with America’s best ski resorts, spas, restaurants, mountain lodges, and cabriolets. Plus, Colorado gets more snow than most states, meaning it has the longest ski season around.

At Travel N’ Relax, we offer ski tours in all the famous ski ranges and hidden gems of the Colorado mountain range, including the Rocky Mountain National Park, the James and Indian Peaks, Telluride, and Keystone, to name a few. From booking to travel, accommodation, ski equipment rental, restaurant guide, and ski lessons, we offer the complete tourpackage for Denver, CO ski vacations.

Our Ski Trip Features

Transportation and Accommodation

Whether you’re flying in from Denver International or any other part of the country, we’ll take care of transportation to and from your ski resort, lodge, condo, or hotel. Our team will manage all bookings and amenities based on your specific needs.

Ski Equipment Rental

Our ski equipment rentalprograms for skis, snowboards, boots, helmets, etc. are the most convenient and comfortable way to pickup everything you need to hit the terrain. Our team has long-term relationships with several rental shops in Colorado that offer branded, high-quality equipment along with certified technicians for coordination and assistance.

Lift Tickets Booking

At Travel N’ Relax, we providelift ticket bookings for several ski resorts in Colorado, such as Aspen Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, Beaver Creek,  Butter Milk, Purgatory, and KeyStone, to name a few. Whether you’re looking for premium experiences or on a tightbudget, we’ve got you covered.

Ski Lessons

We offer acclaimed ski learning programs for beginners and amateurs of all ages to help build, speed, confidence, and technique. Whether you’re headed to Aspen, the Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, Steamboat, or Loveland, you’ll find certified ski instructors provided by us with years of experience ready to offer private, family, or group lessons.

Restaurant Guide & Reservations

Breakfast at the Bear Den in Aspen? Lunch at New Age Cheesteak Co in Arapahoe? Or dinner at the Bully Ranch Restaurant in Vail? These are just three of many renowned restaurants for tourists and locals in the Colorado Mountain range. Let us know what you like and we’ll take care of the reservations.

Unique Experience Booking

There’s a lot more to do on a Denver ski vacation than skiing, snowboarding, and eating. Travel N’ Relax offers a host of memorable experiences, such as:

  • Tubing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Guided Ski Tours
  • Spa and Sauna
  • Ice Castles
  • Ice Skating, etc.

Book Your Colorado Ski Trip Now!

Whether you’re planning for the next ski season or looking to book last-minute Denver travel deals, Travel N’ Relax has the most lucrative ski vacation packages in Colorado. We take the time to know you which allows us to create personalized experiences while guaranteeing the best prices in the state. We’re just a phone call away.So,feel free to contact us by calling(303) -317-6945.We’ll tailor a Denver ski trip to suit your interests, schedule, desires, and budget.

COVID Vaccination and Testing Requirements for Travel (The Basics)

Are you planning a trip and wondering about COVID vaccination and testing requirements for travel? While coronavirus restrictions are being eased and many vacation destinations are opening up for visitors (woo-hoo!), navigating all the new rules and regulations may seem overwhelming. 

The good news? We’re here to help.

At Travel N Relax, Denver CO’s top travel agency, we’ll help you understand the basics for new travel requirements during the coronavirus pandemic.

You may be wondering…

“Can I travel during the pandemic?” 

Yes, you can travel during the pandemic but must consider several factors, including your destination, health, and vaccination status. Many travel locations are open for visitors, and they have requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Before traveling, be sure to check the conditions at your destination to understand the requirements for entry. Click here to view travel recommendations by destination. The list is continuously updated by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Some countries are still closed to U.S. tourists or nonessential travelers, but this may change. As countries are closely monitored for infection rates, more people become vaccinated, and additional information about the virus becomes available, the CDC updates the rules for traveling during COVID. 

Is a vaccine required for travel?

The CDC recommends that you’re fully vaccinated before traveling internationally or domestically. You should also follow your destination’s requirements for entry, including the state, country, and airline requirements.

Some international locations require U.S. citizens to be fully vaccinated before entering the country.

…But what exactly does that mean?

A person is fully vaccinated 2 weeks after receiving the second dose of a 2-dose vaccine, like Moderna or Pfizer, or 2 weeks after a single dose like Johnson & Johnson. So until you’ve gotten your last vaccine shot and two weeks have passed, you must take extra precautions.

Unvaccinated individuals who must travel should follow the CDC’s recommendations for unvaccinated travelers. This includes social distancing, avoiding crowds, wearing a mask in public spaces, taking additional viral tests, etc.

Depending on the destination, you may be required to show proof of vaccination, take a COVID-19 test, wear a mask, and/or quarantine. To view country-specific rules for entry from the U.S., please visit the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs website. The site is updated weekly based on data from the World Health Organization.

Do fully vaccinated travelers need to take a COVID-19 test?

Vaccinated travelers may or may not require a negative COVID-19 test, depending on their destination’s entry requirements. 

As for returning to the United States from another country…

All airline passengers returning to the U.S., including vaccinated individuals, must have a negative COVID-19 test no more than 3 days before traveling. Alternatively, they can show proof of COVID-19 recovery in the past 3 months.

This negative test or proof of recovery is required before boarding a plane back home and is mandatory for all passengers 2 years and older.

Once home in the U.S., the CDC recommends self-monitoring for symptoms and taking another COVID test 3-5 days after traveling.

Tips for traveling during COVID-19:

Vacations should be enjoyable and relaxing; otherwise, they can start feeling more like work. Luckily, we’ve got a few tips to help ensure a successful and stress-free getaway during the coronavirus pandemic.

  1. Double-check your destination and airline requirements for entry. Do this before booking and several days before departing for your trip to make sure you meet all the requirements.
  2. Have all your documents ready. In addition to the typical passport and tickets, pack your vaccination card and proof of negative test result if needed. Additionally, complete any online forms required by the airline and destination. 
  3. Remember that masks are still required in airplanes, airports, and public transportation even if you’re vaccinated. Many places in the U.S. allow vaccinated individuals no-mask entry indoors, but the rules vary depending on where you visit and stay.
  4. Plan your vacation with an experienced travel agent who can help you find the best destination for your goals and budget. A trusted travel advisor can also take care of the little things (activities, cancellation policies, travel insurance, etc.) and help you understand the rules in place for traveling during COVID.

Plan your vacation with Travel N Relax of Colorado

Traveling during COVID is trickier, with vaccination and testing requirements that vary based on where you’re traveling to and where you’re traveling from. All the new rules may seem like information overload, and that’s before you even start considering travel insurance protection.

At Travel N Relax, Denver CO’s leading travel agency, we help you create your perfect vacation and prep for travel during COVID. We’re a full-service travel agency, which means we help you plan a custom experience from travel and lodging to once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

The best part is we work closely with many organizations to get you and your family the best travel deals!

Travel with confidence – Travel N Relax offers family travel, destination weddings, group travel, all-inclusive vacations, ocean cruises, Disney vacations, and more.

Guidelines during COVID are constantly updated, and the information in this blog was provided in July 2021. Please refer to the CDC website for the most up-to-date information. We’re also available to answer all your questions and help make your dream vacation a reality.

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Your Passport Misses You

Are you sad because you wish you were traveling right now? You’re not alone — we recently read an interesting study from Hilton that said that 95% of Americans are missing travel right now. We know how they feel!

After seven months of restrictions brought on by the global Covid-19 pandemic, Americans are more than ready to travel again. In fact, 94% who travel said they plan to do so once restrictions and limitations are lifted. Over one-third of Americans plan to travel more than they previously did.

Here at Travel N Relax, we know we certainly have been missing the opportunity to travel as we have in the past as well. Travel is wired into our DNA, and it really seems out of place and peculiar to us that we’re not traveling as much as we’re used to.

Of course, when we read this study, we immediately wondered about you. Have you also been missing the opportunity to travel? Have you been dreaming of destinations you long to visit — domestic and/or international — once restrictions get lifted?

If yes, the great news is we have been seeing some incredible travel values coming out for both 2021 and beyond! This has led to some destinations already filling up and starting to see future dates getting booked out— so it’s better to start planning now than be met with “sold out” signs later on. You’ll also want to get that passport renewed if you’ve let it expire. In addition to letting you travel internationally, it also serves as a form of Real ID, which you’ll need come October 1, 2021, to travel at all by air.

Now is the ideal time to begin thinking about future travel options for the places you dream of going to! Whether you desire to travel this year, in the next few months or even further out in 2021 or beyond, it’s never too early to begin planning so we can make sure you aren’t left out of your preferred dates and destinations!

What questions do you have about those destinations? Are you wondering what’s open, or when it might be? What does travel even look like right now? Let’s connect and get your questions answered for you, so you know what to expect when you’re ready to travel.

(And don’t forget — we’re hosting regular Zoom video discussions on what’s going on at different destinations around the world; check out our events page for information on our next one, when we’re exploring Anchorage, Alaska!)

We miss you and continue to send you our best wishes and thoughts during these times. We look forward to reconnecting with you soon!

The Best Vacations Post-Quarantine

We know you’re tired of reading news about COVID-19, sheltering in place, social distancing, and everything else that goes with it. While it’s obviously in the best interest of people across the US and the globe, many people are bitter about needing to cancel their vacations and trips to celebrate honeymoons, anniversaries, or just an excuse to get away for a bit. Travel restrictions won’t exist forever and even now, cities across the world are beginning their reopening strategies to work towards a return to normalcy. Some restaurants and shops are open and soon, things will be like they were before COVID-19 hit.

When the reopening is in full swing, you’ll likely want to capitalize on the vacation you had to defer – and we understand that. We want to help you plan the perfect getaway for every occasion. Once restrictions are lifted, however, doesn’t necessarily mean the virus will be completely gone and some people may want to continue to the social distance to avoid possibly contracting the virus. The good news is there are a few vacations and destinations to choose from to get away from the stresses of everyday life without being thrust into densely populated areas, shopping centers, and crowds.

Tropical getaway

Picture yourself on the beaches with no one else around, soaking up the sun as the waves lap at the shore mere feet away from you, or meters if you’re outside of the US. There are plenty of resorts that have private bungalows to stay in that keep you far away from other guests, or residents of the town/island so that you can escape and have isolated peace and quiet. If you’re a fan of beaches, snorkeling, grilled foods, tropical drinks, and fun in the hot sun, consider booking a tropical getaway. We’ll be happy to help you pick the right destination for your budget and timeframe.

Mountain resorts

Do you love to ski and snowboard, or do you just enjoy being in a frozen wonderland where you can bundle up and get cozy in front of a roaring fireplace? You should consider a mountain getaway. There are plenty of hiking, climbing, and outdoor adventure opportunities in the colder climates where populations are limited and other guests don’t often go. If you love the cold, snow, cozy inns and cottages, and slow cooked comfort food, you should choose a mountain and chilly getaway for your next vacation.

Countryside cottage

Do you just want peace and quiet in a little village where you can forget about the business of day to day life? Book a trip the the countryside; Europe has plenty of small little towns where you can cozy up and rest to get away from it all. Take in local sights, scenery, cuisine, and more without feeling crowded, or claustrophobic. No need to worry about social distancing when there aren’t enough people to make it a concern!

We hope these three destinations have inspired you to think about your next vacation and have helped you envision yourself there. We’re happy to help go over the benefits of each location, what you can expect when you get there, and how to keep yourself and others safe while on your trip as the world recovers from the pandemic. Contact our offices today to learn more about our vacation package offers and how we can make your next dream vacation a reality.

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Book Your Next Trip Ahead of Time

While we know you’re stressed, anxious, and exhausted with COVID-19 news, the sad reality is that we need to continue practicing social distancing and limited travel while we all work together to flatten the curve and spare immunocompromised people from risk of catching the virus. You may have had travel plans when all of this spiraled, and that’s unfortunate that your plans likely were postponed, if not outright canceled.

Traveling is a wonderfully enriching and exciting activity to be experienced by all people for any number of reasons. Honeymoons, annual trips, anniversaries, or even just to get away for a few days to recharge your mental batteries. New sights, new smells, new foods, new adventures. And yet here we all are, stuck inside.

If there ever was a silver lining, a small glimmer of hope and optimism, to be seen through this nightmare, it’s that you can book your next vacation and save some money. Flights are cheaper, hotels and other abodes (Airbnb, hostels, etc.) are open, and you can capitalize on that to make up for lost time.

Picture it, once things start to resemble normal again, you can pack your bags, head to the airport, and fly off to your next great adventure. Canada, Mexico, Europe? You name it, it’ll be there waiting for you. And once the coronavirus is under control, you won’t need to worry so much about mandatory quarantines when you return. You’ll simply be able to go and be a tourist (if that’s your thing).

Maybe that can be a fun activity to pass the time and plan ahead: look and see the top three places you’d like to visit within the next year. Once you’ve decided, give us a call and we can help you plan the perfect trip to guarantee good times and fond memories. For the time being, please, stay safe and take it one day at a time, but know that this isn’t permanent and we’ll all be able to be the jet setters we’ve dreamed of being soon enough.

What to Expect from Travel in the Future

With COVID-19 turning the travel industry upside down, would-be travelers are unsure of what it will be like to book their next vacation — or re-book a trip that was cancelled due to the pandemic. Additionally, the big question of “when” weighs on everyone’s minds.

While everyone is sheltered-in-place, it’s easy to let the mind wander to far off destinations and check flight prices to see what could be. The low fares right now are obviously tempting and some people, usually skewing younger in demographics, are a bit more tempted than older demographics to take advantage of these deals.

There is no immunity to the virus; the best case scenario, if you do catch it, is that you’re asymptomatic and don’t feel sick. That being said, traveling does impose some risks and you may be more likely to touch a surface that is infected with the virus than if you stay in your home and practice social distancing. There’s plenty of room for error, no matter how cautious you are.

Eventually, the curve will flatten and we’ll see travel restrictions lifted; the west coast states have banded together to form a pact to open their territories once signs of the virus waning are apparent. TO that end, east coast states, including New York, are adopting similar strategies. When those restrictions are lifted, we’re likely going to see a steep increase in travel bookings as people will feel freed from the cages of their homes.

When that happens, expect prices to reflect the demand – they’re going to go up quickly. Those with additional extra income will snap up the plane seats and hotel rooms quickly, while those still recovering form the pandemic will pass for the time being until we reach stasis again. Though the travel industry is down now, it has always made incredible comebacks once medical emergencies, like COVID-19, have subsided.

An easy and cheaper way to travel, once the ban is lifted, will be to take your car and head out to your destination. Gas prices likely will go up to meet demand, but it will still be cheaper than airfare as more people try to book seats, including the middle ones.

As we’ve written, it may be in your best interest to book early while prices are still low, but if you’d rather play it safe and see what happens first, there’s no harm in that. Regardless, we’re here to help you book your next trip and are happy to lend a hand and continue to inform you of travel advisories, tips, and tricks.

3 Amazing Places You Need to Visit in 2020

2020! Somehow that number brings an extra amount of renewed excitement this year, not just for the New Year that it marks, but also for the new decade that it is ushering in for us!

As always at this time of year when the calendar page turns, we tend to look ahead with renewed hope and excitement at the possibilities the New Year may bring. In this process we also set our New Year resolutions and plan our travel adventures for the year ahead.

With that understanding, now is the ideal time to pause and consider some of the travel destinations you may want to visit now before they get discovered by the masses and become packed with tourists.

Travel​ N Relax has done some extensive research on what the top destinations for 2020 will be and to discover those places where most travelers are hoping to go.

With that knowledge, the Travel N Relax team has then honed in further to find the 30 most remarkable travel destinations that are up and coming, but not yet on peoples radars to the extent that they have thus far become overcrowded and unpleasant to visit.

Here we present (in no particular order) 3 of those places that are perfect for you to visit now!

1. Discover the Perfect Uruguay Vacation

When planning a trip to South America many destinations pop into mind. Among these are Brazil, Peru, Chile, the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador and Argentina among others. While each of these well known spots do have their own particular charm, and are certainly worth seeing, Uruguay thus far remains a hidden spot in South America.

Known for its verdant interior and beach-lined coast, Uruguay is a hidden treasure that sits on the South Atlantic between Argentina and Brazil. It’s capital Montevideo is a fascinating city that offers art deco buildings, colonial homes and Mercado del Puerto, an old port market along with La Rambla, a waterfront promenade.

Whether you choose the excitement of the city, the relaxation of a beach town or the gaucho (cowboy) lifestyle of the countryside, Uruguay offers many delightful surprises without the crowds and rush of the other well known South American destinations. Our professional certified Travel N Relax travel advisers can help you discover the best Uruguay travel experiences perfect for you!

2. Enjoy a Nature filled Costa Rica Vacation

Probably the most well known out of the 30 travel destinations, Costa Rica thus far remains a Central America gem not yet overrun with tourism. However as the secrets of this destination become better known Costa Rica is sure to become a tourism hotbed in the not too distant future.

Known for its beaches, volcanoes, rain-forests and birds and wildlife, Costa Rica an incredibly diverse country in regard to the things there are see and do. The nations capital San Jose is home to many cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum.

When you combine the nations many sights to see, its diverse wildlife and the incredibly friendly population it is no surprise that once you have discovered the charms of Costa Rica it is very likely that you will go back! To most effectively discover all that Costa Rica has to see and do our Travel N Relax Costa Rica travel adviser experts can utilize their knowledge and inside connections to create an amazing Costa Rica vacation for you!

3. Discover History on Your San Marino Vacation

Every year thousands travel to Italy to discover all of the wonders that Italy has to offer. One surprise that many miss is San Marino – a scenic and mountainous microstate that is completely surrounded by north-central Italy.

Only 24 square miles in size, San Marino is one of only three countries in the world to be completely surrounded by another country. Founded in A.D. 301 San Marino is a nation with a very rich history and retains much of its historic architecture within its medieval walled old town with its narrow cobblestone streets.

Just 3 hours east of Florence or 3 hours south of Venice San Marino is definitely a must see destination on any real tour to Italy. Yet many don’t even know of this place and thus miss it completely.

Our Travel N Relax Italy travel adviser experts know all of the secrets of Italy and it’s surrounding regions so, like San Marino, you won’t return home only to learn that you have missed a highlight that was right there in front of you!

How to Attain your Perfect 2020 Travel Vacation

Whether you decide to travel to one of these 3 destinations in 2020 or not, Travel N Relax hopes you will find time in the year ahead to discover some new destinations to visit and make it your New Year’s resolution to do so.

The world is full of interesting places to visit, and these 3 destinations truly only skim the surface of the remarkable travel destinations that Travel N Relax can recommend to you based on your own unique interests. Let us utilize our many years of travel know how and knowledge, combined with the travel tools and inside resources we have available to us, to put together an amazing fully customized trip for you!

At Travel N Relax, we take pride in truly taking care of all the details so that you can simply Travel N Relax!

Give us a call today at 303.317.6945 or contact us by email at Info@TravelnRelax.com to discover the Travel N Relax difference! We look forward to serving you and making your vacation truly magical!

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Differences Between a Family River and Family Ocean Cruise

When deciding upon a family cruise experience, one of the first things to determine is which will be best. A family river cruise, or a family ocean cruise. When looking to answer this question there are many variables to be considered which a family travel agent can assist with.

Among these considerations is whether you prefer being out in the open sea or if you prefer the closer in views that a river cruise can offer you.

Differences between a Family River Cruise and Family Ocean Cruise

On an ocean cruise you will be out on the ocean in a larger vessel with occasional ports of call in multiple countries. On a river cruise you will sail down one of the major rivers in the country generally seeing multiple countries on a single trip.

Because of the narrower rivers and locks the ships must navigate, as well as the heights of bridges the ship must pass under, river cruise ships tend to be smaller boats with fewer facilities than the ocean ships will have. Nevertheless, as the river cruise market evolves and new ships are built, larger suites, more luxurious facilities and family friendly considerations are becoming easier to find on these ships.

Family Cruise Shore Excursion Options

Likewise, on either an ocean or river cruise, shore excursions will be a major element of your family cruise vacation experience. The land tour choices provided by family cruise lines are almost unlimited and provide options that can please all members of your family. Because of the wide selection of tours available, you might want to consider turning your trip into a group vacation and bring along the grandparents! When you create a a multi-generational vacation in this way you can make your family vacation even more special!

Some examples of options you might have to pick from include active expeditions such as hiking, parasailing or biking to gentle paced walking tours to special interest tours such as culinary, wine or artistic tours. If the ships selection of tours does not meet your satisfaction fully customized day trips can also be arranged. Your family travel agent will be able to help you select the best options and arrange these tours for you.

Tour pricing will differ greatly depending on the tour you select and the level of customization that you desire. With many river cruise companies the cruise line will provide free excursions that are included in your cruise fare with additional for fee tour options available. These extra cost excursions will generally be more extensive options that allow you to learn about your destination or the sights you are seeing at a deeper level.

In all cases working with a family vacations travel agency like Travel N Relax you will get the benefit of having guidance and help on which cruise option is best for you. As well, you will gain the value of having a professional certified family travel agent assist you in selecting shore excursions and making other pre-cruise and post-cruise arrangements that will assure that you have the maximum enjoyment on your trip.

We invite you to discover the difference in working with a professional family travel agency like Travel N Relax and seeing the value that such a relationship can provide to you. Give us a call today at 303.317.6945 to let us take care of all the details while you and your family truly Travel N Relax!


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What to Anticipate on a Family Cruise Experience

When planning your family cruise experience there are many considerations that must be made to assure that you and your family have a great family vacation.

Family cruise lines offer ships of various sizes, different cruise itineraries, and various cruise lengths. A family cruise can range from only a few days to extended packages that combine both the cruise with a pre or post-cruise stop to a family-friendly destination such as a Disney park or Universal Studios.

Despite these differences, when working with a professional family travel agent who can determine your wants and needs, you can be assured of an exceptional cruise experience that will both please and satisfy you.

Utilizing the connections that a family vacation travel agency will have, and the knowledge and training of a family travel agent, you will be matched to a cruise experience which provides true family fun.

A family-friendly cruise will offer you great food and beverage options in a wide array of restaurants, quality staterooms to accommodate your family, and a wide selection of entertainment offerings to please every member of your family. Some ships will also offer character interactions that allow the young, and young at heart, to meet, greet, and mingle with their favorite film characters.

Generally on this style of cruise, one will find a wide selection of activities which might range from rock climbing walls, mini-golf, ice skating, laser tag, merry go rounds, and other similar kid-friendly activities that will keep your entire family satisfied. Additionally, kid’s clubs are often available to allow mom and dad to enjoy some alone time should they desire it.

Staterooms on family cruise ships often feature private balconies and provide larger than average stateroom options that can accommodate your entire family in one unit. Some staterooms might also offer a multi-level option with a slide that your little ones can zip down inside the unit.

While these elements are generally always common on a family cruise where things do differ is in the style of travel that each cruise line presents. This is where the knowledge and training of a professional certified family travel agent really come in handy. Learning your preferences and personality, the family travel agent can guide you to a family cruise line that truly meets and caters to your family’s unique desires and needs providing you with an exceptional family vacation experience!

Utilizing the connections that a family travel agency will have, it becomes possible for the guest to be presented with an amazing family cruise experience that will truly please and wow them!

Whether the guest desires a large cruise vessel, a smaller style ship, or a ship packed with family fun features when you utilize the training and knowledge of a professional family travel agent your family vacation wishes can become a reality!

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