we would like to take a cruise to Alaska because we have never been on one and would like to know which cruise line to take. We are in our 50's, but active and our 17 year old will be coming with us. We also want to take days (maybe 3-5) before or after to experience inland Alaska on our own. Any suggestions of the areas we should see or the best experiences. Also, is it better to take a smaller ship or should we skip the cruise part altogether and do it all on our own. Basically what is the best way to see Alaska. Thanks for you help.