Small Ship Cruise Expert AdventureSmith Explorations Selects Top Family Voyages for 2012

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                   Small Ship Cruise Expert AdventureSmith Explorations
                           Selects Top Family Voyages for 2012

TAHOE CITY, CA, Nov. 15, 2011 – The active travel company that secures matches between
adventure-seeking clients and a treasure trove of small, expedition ships, AdventureSmith
Explorations (http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/), beckons families with a line-up of 2012
child-friendly cruises from Alaska to Borneo.

AdventureSmith Explorations represents the world’s largest collection of small cruise and
expedition ships carrying 12 to 148 passengers. Aboard smaller yachts and vessels families are
free of the bells-and-whistles distractions and onboard diversions of large vessels. The focus
instead is on guided. off-ship adventure excursions such as hiking, sea kayaking, wildlife viewing
and cross-cultural opportunities.

Some small ships set aside special departures dedicated to family programs and pricing discounts
for teens and children. With advance notice (usually 12-18 months ahead) the smallest vessels
accommodating 12 to 32 or more can be chartered on a private group basis making it easy for
families to travel when they want.

“Most importantly,” said Director Todd Smith, “small ships offer mixed generations personalized
experiences focused on authentic nature and culture such as kayaking among icebergs, spotting
monkeys in the rainforest, swimming with sea lions, and even catching piranha in the Amazon.”

The company’s 2012 top family cruises include:

Late Fall – Early Spring
- Baja - Experience the Aquarium of the World aboard the 22-passenger Safari Quest with
departures Dec 24-31, 2011 and Dec 31-Jan 7 (special $400 off ages 12-19) and over spring
break: Mar. 3-10 and Mar. 24-31, 2012. There’s a 25 percent discount for ages 12 and under.
See: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/39

- Panama Canal & Costa Rica aboard the 62-passenger National Geographic Sea Lion from now
through March. There’s a $500 savings ages 18 and under.
See: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/48

Early Spring - Mid Summer
- Galapagos on 20-passenger Eric or Letty or Flamingo, with family departures between Mar. 4-
Apr. 8 and May 27-Aug. 19. Discounts are 25 percent off for ages 11 and under and 15 percent off
for ages 12-17. See: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/425

- Hawaiian Seascapes aboard the 36-passenger Safari Explorer, with dedicated family cruises in
2012; Mar. 8-15 and Mar. 24-31 and in 2013; Mar. 9-16 and Mar. 30-Apr. 6. There’s a 25 percent
discount for ages 12 and under.
See: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/200

- Alaska Eastern Coves Adventure Cruise aboard the 60-passenger Wilderness Adventurer, with
designated family trips June 23-30, July 21-28, Aug. 4-11, 2012. There’s a 25 percent discount for
ages 12 and under. See: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/38
- Glacier Bay National Park - Discover Glacier Country aboard the 22-passenger Safari Quest
with departures June 22-29, and July 20-27, 2012. There’s a 25 percent savings on ages 12 and
under. See: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/19

Year-Round
- Galapagos aboard the 100-passenger National Geographic Endeavour with year-round
departures. Ages 18 and under save $500.
See: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/41

- Peruvian Amazon Cruise aboard the 28-passenger Delfin II with year-round departures. There’s
a 20 percent discount for ages under 12
See: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/203

- Borneo - Camp Leaky / Faces in the Forest cruise aboard the 100-passenger Orion II with year-
round departures. Ages 2-15 save 75 percent when sharing with two adults.
See: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/289

About Adventure Smith Explorations
AdventureSmith Explorations is the global leader in small ship, adventure cruise vacations.
Company founder Todd Smith helped pioneer the concept of wilderness cruising that combines the
comforts of a small cruise ship with the adventure of sea kayaking, hiking and exploring remote
wilderness areas ashore. The company matches guests with the top names in small ship cruising
as well with intimate, boutique ships that may not make the radar of most travelers.

In moving through exotic natural environments and exploring vibrant native cultures seldom
associated with more mainstream cruise itineraries, AdventureSmith Explorations dedicates its
efforts to small footprint, sustainable travel and has launched a carbon free cruising initiative. Its
off-the-beaten-path destinations include Alaska, Baja, Costa Rica, Belize, Ecuador and the
Galapagos, Hawaii, Peru, the Arctic, Antarctica, and Australia.

Founded in 2003, AdventureSmith Explorations is based in Tahoe City, CA along the northern
shore   of   Lake    Tahoe.        P:   800-728-2875    toll-free or   530-583-1775.    E:
travel@AdventureSmithExplorations.com / W: www.AdventureSmithExplorations.com.

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Description: Aboard smaller yachts and vessels families are free of the bells-and-whistles distractions and onboard diversions of large vessels. The focus instead is on guided. off-ship adventure excursions such as hiking, sea kayaking, wildlife viewing and cross-cultural opportunities.