Yacht Charter or Cruise Ship? Why Chartering Is Better for Your Family Vacation

The whole point of going on vacation is to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the world. You can't do that on a major cruise line. All you will do is trade one schedule for another.

Instead, arrange for a private yacht charter for your Alaskan family vacation. Then you can truly get away from the schedules and the rush and the

The Activities

When you're on a private yacht charter, you and your children can do an activity as long as you like. Everything is included also.

This means that if you want to spend all day of every day kayaking you can. Though your arms would be pretty tired choosing to do that.

There are no other families tapping their toe waiting for their turn. Or a cruise line mouthpiece telling you you're paid time is up. So if you want to keep having fun you'll need to pay more.

The best part is your whole itinerary can change to suit your activities. Let's say you really want to go hiking, but the day you've planned for it comes and it's raining.

If you were on a mainstream cruise then you'll either have to hike in the rain or miss out on this activity. But with a private yacht charter, you can simply change the itinerary.



It's your vacation, so you should have complete freedom to do what you want. This means enjoying a private place to spend quality time with your family. It also means doing what you want when you want.

The crew is 100% focused on making your Alaskan vacation a memorable one. There is no sharing time and attention with other families.


A cruise ship mixes your family in with 1,000-2,000 additional strangers who all have different needs and wants. There are no activities on a cruise ship that are available on a private basis.

When it’s just your family on a private yacht charter for a luxury family vacation, you don’t have to worry about other passengers. Activities are always available on your timing, and with private attention to just your family.

There’s no need to compete for reservations or sign up for activities with strangers.

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You Choose Your Yacht Charter Itinerary

When you vacation on a cruise ship, the itinerary is already decided, and you can’t change it. When and where you come into the port and how long you will stay are not up to you.

You’ll have to follow the ship’s schedule for activities onboard and in the port. However, any activity or tour available on a cruise ship is available on a private charter, set exclusively for you and your family, which your Captain can easily arrange with your very own guide.


Do your kids hate broccoli? Are you on a low-salt diet? Going Paleo? No problem!

Your crewed yacht will include a professional chef. Any and all food preferences and dietary requirements are discussed in advance and met for you and your entire family during your cruise.

Delicious cuisine is tailor-made and served at your desired times. You can dine al fresco on the deck or at a fabulous bistro ashore if you wish—it’s all up to you.

On the other hand, when you vacation on a cruise ship, the menu is pre-planned and served in a big dining hall. You also have to pay extra just to get a private table for your family.



The first safety consideration is that it’s only your family and professional crew on board a private yacht. There are no strangers to avoid.

Secondly, cruise ships are infamous for the spread of disease and infection due to the enclosed environment and close contact with other passengers. Luckily, you don’t have to worry about this on a private yacht.

Book Your Family Yacht Charter for Your Next Family Vacation

The sooner you book your yacht charter the better. The best weeks and the best yacht book up fast. So if you want the best options, you need to book early.

As we are in February, now is the perfect time to start planning your summer vacation trip. By booking now you get a jump on everyone else who are still focused on the winter months we are currently stuck in.

Your private yacht becomes your very own resort that takes you to the most beautiful and secluded places in the world, pampering you and your loved ones the entire vacation. Viaggio Charters provides perfect yacht charter itineraries and the highest standard of service for your family yacht vacation.

Our private crewed luxury yacht charters are catered to meet your ideal and unique vacation experience. Let’s plan your dream family vacation today.