Considering a cruise to commemorate an upcoming life event? AdventureSmith Explorations can make that dream come true. Plus significant savings are offered for those who can plan and book ahead.
Cozying up to all kinds of milestones is the forte of AdventureSmith Explorations, the ultimate small ship cruising matchmakers. Here are a few suggestions from their seasoned staff for intimate cruise adventures that compound the excitement of reaching life achievements and embracing all kinds of anniversaries and mileposts.
Graduation: Book by March 31, 2020, and receive complimentary roundtrip airfare from Miami on the National Geographic Endeavour II Galapagos Cruise. Enjoy snorkeling, hiking, viewing Darwin’s world in a glass-bottom boat and more on this 10-day cruise tailored for 96 active travelers. The perfect eye-opening reward for years of hard work.
Empty Nest: Book by Feb. 28, 2020, and save up to $350 per person on the Hawaiian Seascapes cruise aboard the luxurious 36-guest Safari Explorer small ship. Liberated parents can snorkel among coral gardens and a sea turtle habitat, stand-up paddleboard, kayak and sightsee on skiff tours. For a cultural and historic element, visit the Lana’i Culture and Heritage Center.
Celebrating Kids: Grandparents paying two full adult fares can save 25 percent on rates for grandchildren by booking Exploring the Sea of Cortez: A Living Sea & Desert Isles cruise by Feb. 28, 2020. Top-notch wildlife encounters pair up with calm waters ideal for swimming and snorkeling. The ships are the 100-guest National Geographic Venture and National Geographic Quest.
School’s Out: Book by Feb. 28, 2020, and save $500 per person on family cruises in Alaska: Alaska’s Glacier Country, Alaska’s Glaciers & Whales, Alaska Fjords & Glaciers and Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers. The ships are 90-guest S.S. Legacy and 84-guest Safari Endeavour.
Popping the Question: Feb. 28, 2020, is the deadline to save $400 per person on the Belize & Guatemala Wonders—Rivers, Reefs & Cultures small ship cruise aboard the 66-guest Safari Voyager. Trek through jungles, snorkel along the second largest coral reef in the world and soak up colorful cultures in a tropical paradise during this adventure that may have a certain “ring” to it.
The Vows: Lovers can get married in front of a glacier and save $300 per person on May 16, May 20, June 13 and July 4, 2020, departures of the Sea Wolf Glacier Bay Adventure small ship cruise that focuses on the many magical aspects of Alaska’s Glacier Bay. Guests marvel at breathtaking glaciers and such wildlife as bears, wolves, moose and whales while aboard the 12-passenger Sea Wolf.
Retirement: Deadlines may be a thing of the past but don’t miss the Feb. 28, 2020, deadline to save $1,250 per person on an Inside Passage Sojourn small ship cruise aboard the sleek 76-guest Chichagof Dream. This experience focuses on Alaska’s nature, history and First Nations culture. Now with extra time, also consider an Alaska land tour extension!
Forever Birthday: Think about chartering the right-size ship for you and your family and friends to celebrate a special birthday. The galley will certainly whip up a delicious cake; but the savings can be even sweeter. In general, chartering a ship saves guests 10 percent to 30 percent off the standard per-person cabin rate. AdventureSmith’s most popular charter ships range from 8 to 22 guests. Or one can opt to just book as a small group to take advantage of savings. Feel free to request extra personalized touches on the 8-guest Westwardthanks to the yacht’s remarkable Chef Tracie, who maintains a seasonal herb garden on the ship’s upper deck and is famous for her elaborate homemade desserts. Alaska’s Western Passages and Westward Voyages in the Sea of Cortez are two great birthday cruise choices.
Just Gotta Go: When the savings are so substantial, the Antarctic Peninsula becomes more than a dream. March 2, 2020, is the deadline to save up to $1700 per person on select cabin categories on the Antarctic Latitudes cruise aboard the 112-guest Island Sky and 114-guest Hebridean Sky expedition ships. Think penguin rookeries, seal wallows and whale feeding areas, as well as sites of historic and scientific interest on the White Continent.
About AdventureSmith Explorations - Think Outside the Boat!
Founded in 2003, AdventureSmith Explorations is based in Truckee, CA, near the northern shore of Lake Tahoe. A recognized leader in small ship cruising, in 2012 owner Todd Smith first joined the ranks of Condé Nast Traveler's prestigious world’s Top Travel Specialists list as the leading expert on small ship expeditions, a distinction that he still enjoys to this day.