Discover The Wonder Awaiting You On An Alaskan Disney Cruise
Combine the natural splendor and adventurous spirit of Alaska and Disney’s world-class service and accommodations and you have a fantastic Disney Cruise Line vacation in the making. From majestic wildlife and stunning scenery to one-of-a-kind Port Adventures and special Disney touches, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Departing from Vancouver, Canada, the Disney Wonder sails five, seven, and nine night cruises to Alaska that feature fun and adventure onboard and in each destination.
The essence of an Alaskan Disney cruise is encapsulated in the exceptional combination of taking the magic of Disney off the ship into native Alaska while also bringing the spirit of Alaska back onboard. In this way, Disney takes the natural allure of Alaska and tailors it to create a family-friendly destination that all guests can cherish.
One-of-a-Kind Port Adventures
During Alaska sailings, guests can experience the beauty of Alaska in a way that only Disney can provide. They’ll enjoy exclusive Port Adventures designed to bring local culture and customs to life while making the most of their time ashore. Disney Cruise Line works with local tour operators to highlight each port of call. They create hassle-free, interactive adventures for families.
Many tours include distinctly Disney touches, beloved characters and rich storytelling to help bring local culture and customs to life. Signature Collection tours range from deluxe experiences in intimate, upscale settings to customized tours. These customized tours are enhanced with experiences exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests.
- In Skagway, guests can explore the Liarsville Gold Rush Trail. This is a camp nestled beside an amazing waterfall. Guests discover live music, puppetry and panning for gold with classic Disney characters. It allow everyone to be part of the epic gold rush era.
- In Juneau, only Disney Cruise Line guests get to live the life of an Iditarod champion during the Glacier Dog Musher for a Day Port Adventure. Guests are transported by helicopter over the massive Juneau Icefield to one of the region’s most breathtaking glaciers. Guests then help feed and harness the dogs. Then they embark on an unforgettable day of mushing across the pristine snow-capped glacier.
- While visiting Ketchikan, guests can look on as professional fishermen haul in the catch of the day in 700-pound king crab pots during the Bering Sea Crab Fisherman’s Tour. First is a behind-the-scenes tour of the ship. Then, Disney Cruise Line guests have an exclusive opportunity to dine with the crew. They also listen to stories about life on the Bering Sea over freshly caught King crab and Dungeness crab.
- Several Ketchikan excursions include a visit to the Exclusive Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show. This is a rollicking competition created for families. It features some of the world’s top timber sport athletes. Guests watch as they go head-to-head for bragging rights and the title, “Bull of the Woods.” This enhanced performance features additional elements and segments developed exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests.
While every port offers excursions for families to enjoy together, many tours integrate separate activities for children and adults. While kids are engaged in age-appropriate activities with youth counselors from the ship, parents have time on their own.
Bringing the Spirit of Alaska Onboard
Back onboard, themed entertainment and authentic experiences uniquely blend the spirit of Alaska with the magic of Disney. All itineraries include either one or two full days at sea. This allows for the chance to experience the unique Alaskan touches onboard.
A standout moment that epitomizes the authentic Alaskan experience for guests features the breathtaking beauty of Endicott Arm. Here, guests discover a region known for towering waterfalls, mammoth glaciers, rugged mountains and wildlife on a scenic venture that brings them as close as possible to the unparalleled beauty of Alaska’s nature.
Alaskan Disney Cruise With Character
In a fun Disney Cruise Line tradition, the famous Disney characters meet and greet guests in some of their best northern-themed finery during Alaska sailings. Mickey is decked out in Alaskan fisherman’s gear while Minnie dons a stylish parka. Goofy is ready to explore a glacier and Donald is dressed to pan for gold. Everyone gets in on the Alaska fun.
Guests also have the opportunity to attend special presentations from expert naturalists. They provide insight into the southeastern Alaska region and share personal stories of life in The Last Frontier.
Exclusive food and beverage offerings during Alaska itineraries include a “Regional Inspiration” dish on the dinner menu each night. It also includes cooking demonstrations that teach guests to prepare local dishes and specialty Alaska-themed drinks. Additionally, Alaska-exclusive merchandise is available onboard for the perfect vacation keepsake.
Entertainment Onboard the Disney Wonder
In addition to all of the Alaska-exclusive offerings onboard and in each port, every Alaskan cruise features the world-class service, premium activities and first-rate entertainment included with every Disney cruise.
In the Walt Disney Theatre, Broadway-style shows bring classic Disney stories to life. The Disney Wonder features “The Golden Mickey’s” and “Disney Dreams: An Enchanted Classic.” Also, exclusive to the Disney Wonder, “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular,” the beloved story of “Frozen” presented like never before. It is an innovative combination of traditional theatrical techniques, modern technology and classic Disney whimsy.
Disney cruises to Alaska also feature opportunities to experience beloved Disney stories in special ways, like an entire day of “Frozen” fun—which culminates in a magical deck show with Anna, Elsa and friends—and a dance party with favorite Pixar pals that is exclusive to Alaska itineraries.
There’s a full course of fun for families at mealtimes throughout the cruise at elaborately themed restaurants with distinctly Disney touches that combine with world-class cuisine to please the palate and satisfy the senses. At Animator’s Palate, Disney brings their classic animation to life throughout the meal and guests get the chance to join in on the fun. At Tiana’s Place, exclusive to the Disney Wonder, Disney Cruise Line transports guests to an era of southern charm inspired by “The Princess and the Frog”. Here Tiana treats everyone to a celebration of New Orleans dining and music.
For the Grown-ups
Adults can spend time relaxing and rejuvenating in adult-exclusive spaces such as Senses Spa & Salon or Cove Café. The premium dining experience offered onboard, Palo, offers sophisticated elegance and impeccable service in authentic Italian style. For evening entertainment, adults can escape to the After Hours district. This includes sophisticated bars, lounges and clubs with trivia, game shows, live music and more.
For the Kids
Children ages 6 months to 17 years can let their imaginations set sail with immersive experiences and adventurous activities in dedicated spaces tailored to them. Vibe and Edge offer trendy teen- and tween-only hangouts. Themed spaces in Disney’s Oceaneer Club allow kids to step into the worlds of Star Wars, Toy Story and the Marvel Super Heroes.
Returning to Alaska in Summer of 2019
In 2019, the Disney Wonder will return to Alaska for the summer season with a variety of itineraries. It’s departing from Vancouver with stops in Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Sitka, Icy Strait Point, Hubbard Glacier and Endicott Arm, Alaska; and Victoria, Canada.
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