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ESCAPE THE SHIP
What: Norwegian Cruise Line
Where: Alaska, Caribbean, and Hawaii
Perfect for: Adrenaline junkiesand their enabling spouses and kids
Youth Factor: High-adventure shore trips. In Alaska, this means piloting a four-wheel Jeep through the Ketchikan wilderness or repelling down a mountainside outside of Skagway. In Maui, bike down Mount Haleakala at sunrisea 38-mile downhill ride with speeds of up to 20 miles per hour.
Cruise Mates: Young families, couples, and some older folks too.
High Seas: NCLwhich has done away with dress-up nights and set mealtimeslets you book your shore excursions online and sorts them by challenge level. Your wife might choose from the "Type 1" menu (such as a beach day in Maui), while you can sign up for all those "Type 3" adventures.
Rough Sailing: Tons of kids are cute and funif they're yours.
The Deal: Seven-night cruises start at $495; excursions extra.
Norwegian Cruise Line
800 327 7030