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Finding The Perfect Family Cruise

Dreaming of a cruise but not sure where to begin? Here are 7 strategies for picking a winner for everyone in your family.Look at this strange sight: the entire family is sitting down for dinner together. Amazing... such a simple event in hectic times, but that's the good news for families on a cruise. The bad news is that junior feels there are far too many formal dinners and hardly...

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Alaska’s Yukon Territory From Ship To Shore

FTF's contributing editor joins Holland America Lines and learns how to explore Alaska's Yukon Territory by land and sea -- comfortably.One morning in '63 a new boy, Martin, from Dawson City in the Yukon Territory, walked into our Grade Two class.  As our teacher, Mrs. Brand, explained to us that Martin came from the land of the famous 1898 Klondike Goldrush, most of us kids were...

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Phuket, Thailand Is James Bond Territory

Experience sea canoeing, sailing, and other adventures at this exotic southeast Asian destination. The cave tunnel gets smaller and smaller as we lie flat in the yellow inflatable kayak. "No moving!" laughs Sayaan, our Thai guide. The roof constricts to barely half an inch above my nose. Moments pass, then the grotto widens. "Turn your flashlights on," he whispers. Glistening stalactites...

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The Greenbrier, West Virginia’s Grande Dame

This historic resort pleases the fussiest family member with the same style it caters to dignitaries and celebrities. Are kids and a famous, award-winning resort mutually exclusive? Not necessarily. Does a resort that has entertained numerous presidents and dignitaries make a good choice for a family vacation? It can, if the resort is The Greenbrier...

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Hawaii By Sea

Cruising the Hawaiian Islands on NCL's American-flagged ocean liner means never packing and unpacking the kids as you tour around a state made to be seen by sea.Is exploring Hawai'i by sea the best way for families to gain in-depth knowledge of the destination? Okay, probably not, but first-timers to the region can get a taste of the major attractions and a sense of the Aloha spirit for...

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Coconut Bay Resort And Spa, St. Lucia

A beautiful island, a great resort, a high quality all-inclusive experience for all ages in a verdant eco-paradise.St. Lucia’s majestic Piton mountains and lush vegetation make it one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. If your family has just arrived from a long international flight, however, you may not be able to fully appreciate your two-hour drive to St....

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Pride of America

NCL's newest vessel to ply the Hawaiian Islands gets a full inspection from FTF's admiral and falls short on "aloha-ness."Frankly, cruise ships that ply the Hawaiian Islands have a hard time competing with the destination itself. Who has time to explore the ship and take advantage of the on-board programs for kids and adults when some of the best excursions in the industry await on...

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Sweden To Finland: A Ferry Fit For A Cruise

Tired of long flights and train rides? FTF recommends a comfortable ferry tour through Scandinavia. In February 2000, my family toured Scandinavia under the aegis of Norvista Tours, beginning our itinerary in Sweden before proceeding to our ultimate goal, Finland's Ice Hotel. From Stockholm... Stockholm's hospitable Hotel Sergel...

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From Aswan To Luxor: Egypt Along The Nile

A cruise on the Nile River makes for an exciting - and surprisingly affordable - family trip to Egypt. Here's an account of how history can come alive when you fix in some fun and good food. A cruise on the Nile River makes for an exciting - and surprisingly affordable - family trip to Egypt. Here's an account of how history can come alive when you fix in some fun and good food. There...

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Hype vs. Reality at All-Inclusive Resorts

Find out the difference between the hype your family is sold, and the reality of a vacation experience at an all-inclusive tropical resort.I am often asked about all-inclusive resorts, "Are they as great as people say?"  Somewhere between the marketing hype and the reality of a vacation with kids in tow lies the truth.

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