I have been to Alaska and honestly , I LOVED it. Alaska is all about the natural habitat that has been preserved and if you are lucky, the sea animals will swim close to the ship! On land, there are many historical points. Its not really paradise (like the Caribbean), but its more of an adventure.
Usually during late June to late August, there should be a good amount of teens onboard. Also, the cruise line you chose can be important. Carnival, Princess, NCL, and Royal Caribbean has the most kids onboard. REGAL PRINCESS does the 10-nights itenararies from San Francisco and from what I heard, the 7-nights itenararies usually have more teens, since most family vacation are a week. The good thing is that on longer cruises, you can know the teens you meet more and hang out with them longer.
REGAL PRINCESS is not a bad ship. Personally, I like a smaller ship is more unique in Alaska because when you are in the glaciers, you can see more and it feels like the glaciers are so HUGE! Unlike the newer ships, there is no forward observation deck. As one Princess Cruises executive once said, "You can't see where you are going, but you can see where you went." Below is a link that I think would help. If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask.
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