Abercrombie & Kent Unveils Summer Program for Families

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OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Abercrombie & Kent is marketing a family vacation in Alaska this summer.

The 10-day Family Adventure in Alaska program features many of the aspects of the 49th state that are likely to appeal to the younger set.

Among them are a sternwheeler cruise on the Chena and Tanana rivers on the Riverboat Discovery and a rafting trip on an easy-flowing stretch of the Nenana River.

Two rail rides -- one on the Alaska Railroad from Fairbanks into Denali National Park, the other on the White Pass & Yukon Railway between Skagway and the Canadian Yukon Territory -- also are included.

A glacier-viewing cruise on the catamaran Klondike in Prince William Sound, a visit to a musk ox farm near Anchorage, gold panning and extensive wildlife-watching opportunities throughout are parts of the itinerary.

The land price is $3,960 per adult, double, and $2,425 for children under age 12 sharing the room.

Departures from Fairbanks are scheduled June 16 and 30, July 14 and Aug. 4.

The company's Wings Over Alaska program offers nine days for $4,950 and includes Kotzebue, north of the Arctic Circle, Nome, Juneau, Skagway, Fairbanks, Anchorage and Denali National Park.

Among its features are a day's whale watching in Icy Strait, a day cruising in Glacier Bay, a tundra tour and a visit with former Iditarod dogsled race competitor Mary Shields, now a successful author.

Four departures are planned: June 24, July 22, and Aug. 12 and 19.

A two-day fishing or bear-watching extension to King Salmon also is available at $1,225 per person, double.

The third A & K Alaska package is a 10-day itinerary that includes Fairbanks; Denali; the year-round resort of Alyeska, 40 miles from Anchorage; a 26 glaciers cruise in Prince William Sound; Juneau; Cordova; Skagway, and a trip on the White Pass & Yukon Railway.

That tour is priced from $42,250 per person, double.

All A & K groups are escorted throughout and are limited to 24 people.

Departures are guaranteed.

To book, call (800) 323-7308.

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