10 Reasons Why Disney Cruise Line is the ONLY Way to Cruise Alaska
For those looking for the Ultimate Family Getaway, here at MickeyBlog we can’t think of anything better than one of Disney Cruise Line’s incredible Alaskan sailings. Every family member young and old will find something that is sure to appeal! Alaskan cruises run June through September making NOW the perfect time to start planning for next year. With that in mind here are 10 reasons these sailings come out tops in our book!
The Disney Wonder is Just Right
With some cruise lines, sailings mean boarding a behemoth of a ship. Not the case with Disney. Coming it at under 1000 feet long, the Disney Wonder is one of the small ships in the fleet. Not only does this ensure an intimacy that you won’t get with other cruise lines but also means that you can venture to places that bigger ships can’t like the breathtakingly beautiful Endicott Arm. A smaller ship also means a smaller occupancy which means lines for onboard activities aren’t as massive!
One thing is for certain for those embarking on an Alaskan getaway – It’s all about the views. In this respect Disney definitely delivers. From incredible icebergs to the chance to see wildlife (everything from whales to seals) you’ll want to spend most of your time above deck taking in all of the amazing details of Alaska’s stunning surroundings! This is definitely a cruise where you’ll want to have your cameras at the ready!
Big on Character
From the moment you board the Disney Wonder, the magic of Disney is inescapable adding an extra element of fun to your getaway! Onboard you’ll have the chance to rub shoulders with everyone from Mickey and Minnie to some of your favorite Disney princesses! Best of all, most of the characters you’ll encounter will be all dressed up in their Alaskan gear. From Mickey’s fisherman’s outfit to Minnie’s furry parka, these are photo ops you’ll only get on Disney Cruise Line’s Alaskan Sailings.
Dining on a Disney Cruise isn’t simply a meal. It’s an event! Onboard you’ll find everything from bountiful buffets brimming with incredible dishes like Alaskan King Crab to unforgettable dining experiences like Tiana’s Place which conjures up the feeling of having a meal down on the bayou complete with toe-tapping live jazz and storytelling. As a special treat for Alaskan cruisers, you’ll also find a “Regional” meal on the menu each night locally sourced. To keep that warm and fuzzy feeling throughout your cruise you’ll also find hot drink carts around the upper decks offering the perfect opportunity for you to warm up with a glass of mulled wine or hot cocoa!
A Playground for Tiny Travelers
Many families have the misconception that Alaskan sailings have limited appeal for little ones who won’t be that interested in checking out the views. Not the case with a Disney Wonder sailing. There’s practically a whole deck devoted to activities for kids including the awesome Marvel Super Hero Academy at the Oceaneers Club! Here you kids can engage in fun activities with some of their favorite friends from the Marvel Cinematic Universe who may even share some superhero tricks of the trade. There’s also the Oceaneer’s Lab where they can enjoy fun workshops like cooking classes, science experiments and more. Tiny tots will also love the Disney Junior space brimming with pint-sized activities. There’s also teen and tween-focused spaces Edge and Vibe offering fun spaces for kids to mingle while onboard!
Quiet Spaces to Relax and Unwind
When sailing with Disney, it’s not just about the kids. There are lots of exclusive experiences for adults to enjoy. You can enjoy a quiet dip in the Quiet Cove (Adults Only) pool area, enjoy a speciality coffee in the Cove Cafe or treat yourself to a facial or massage at Senses Spa & Salon. In the evening, Adults can also head to the district where you can dance the night away at spaces like Azure nightclub or enjoy a pint at the Crown & Fin Pub. There’s also adult-only dining for an extra cost at PALO where you can supe on amazing Italian specialities.
Pixar Pals Party
The Disney Wonder is the ONLY ship that offers a special evening filled with Pixar charm! The Pixar Pals Party features tons of your favorite Pixar friends from Monster’s Inc. Ratatouille, Up, Incredibles and more! Following introductions of the stars of the show, you’ll be awestruck by their fancy dance moves—including the Super Hero Shuffle. And before long, you’ll be moving in time and singing along to classics, such as “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” with the entire gang.
Frozen, A Musical Spectacular
The Disney Wonder is one of two ships offering this brand-new Broadway-quality musical! It recounts the heartwarming yet humorous adventures of Anna and Elsa. The stage adaptation skillfully recreates all of those incredible moments you’ve come to know and love from the film including mythical trolls, talking snowmen, magical ice powers and more! Disney Wonder also offers Frozen-themed days at sea where you can enjoy character meet and greets, scavenger hunts, and a deck show with fireworks at sea!
Disney-themed Port Adventures
Don’t think the Disney magic stops when you disembark your ship! There are a number of port adventures on the Alaskan sailings that feature Disney friends. You can go panning for gold with Donald or see Goofy participate in the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show in Ketchikan. Several of these adventures are exclusive to Disney providing you with a one-of-a-kind Alaskan experience.
For those looking to chart a course for an Alaskan Adventure, Disney Cruise Line offers plenty of opportunities. Whether you decide to try your hand at being a Dog Musher for a day or a Bering Sea Crab Fisherman these tours are sure to delight. There’s even a helicopter tour from Skagway to Mead Glacier offering unbelievable views of the mountains and if the weather is right, you’ll even land on a glacier! The only limit to the fun you can have is your imagination!
So what are you waiting for? Start planning your 2020 Alaskan Getaway today! Disney Cruise Line operates on an Early Bird model meaning cruise rates are the most affordable the further out you book! Getting started is easy! Simply fill out our form below to get your FREE, no-obligation quote from MickeyTravels.
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