I am sure this has been asked a million times and I apologize if it has. I have been doing tons of research on Alaska cruises as my family and I are planning one for late-August early September. It will be me (29 year old male), my wife also 29, my 31 year old brother, 35 year old brother, both my parents in their early 60's, and my 2 year old daughter). We have narrowed it down to a 10 day cruise tour departing Vancouver. We are nearly sold on Princess cruise lines as I understand they are one of the biggest players in Alaska. I have read that GBNP is a MUST, so that also played in to us choosing Princess. I have read that Coral Princess is the best Princess ship for Alaska.
My main concern, is entertainment onboard, and activities for my 2 year old. I understand the scenery in Alaska is the entertainment, but we also want to have things to do onboard after dinner and such. From what I've read, it sounds like Alaska Princess cruises lack good nightly entertainment, what are your thoughts on that?
Also, I understand their kids program is only for 3+, with a "playground" to use for children under 3, with parental supervision. Is there anything else onboard my 2 year old will be able to do? Will there be many kids on this cruise at all?
I am almost debating looking at other cruise lines (such as Royal Caribbean) just for the entertainment factor...even though that means we'd miss out on Glacier Bay National Park.
I am at a loss, I am planning to speak with a travel agent locally as well to get some insight, but thought I would start here for opinions from experienced travelers.