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National Geographic Traveller associate editor Sarah and her daughter Ella (five) are big fans of late summer sun in the Med’.
Mum to Molly (six),
Liz writes for Footprint Travel Guides and a
wide range of other national publications.
Dad to two enthusiastic skiers, Chris co-edits
ski resort book and
website Where to Ski and Snowboard.
Single mum to two
teens, Sue is a writer and regular contributor to industry/consumer website Cruise Critic.
Q: What’s the best cruise for an adventurous single-parent family?
An Alaskan cruise is great for outdoorsy families. Activities away from the ship include husky sledging, bear spotting, sea kayaking and whale watching. Try Holland America Line, which sails round-trip from Seattle, a family-friendly city where I’d recommend extending your stay after the cruise. From £600 per person per week. If you’d prefer a smaller ship closer to home, Pirates of the Caribbean fans will love the majestic square riggers of sailing-cruise specialist Star Clippers, which visit the lesser-known ports of the Greek islands and Turkish coast, with watersports included on beach days. From £1,220 per person per week. hollandamerica.com starclippers.co.uk
More questions and answers published in the Summer 2012 issue of National Geographic Traveller Family (UK)