People are always raving about Alaskan Disney Cruises and there is a good reason! Disney Cruise Line sailings to Alaska combine the natural splendor and adventurous spirit of Alaska with Disney’s world-class service and accommodations. Departing from Vancouver, Canada, the Disney Wonder sails five, seven and nine-night cruises to Alaska. Every sailing features fun and adventure onboard and in each destination. Ranging from majestic wildlife and stunning scenery to one-of-a-kind Port Adventures and special Disney touches, all designed for everyone in the family to enjoy.
One-of-a-Kind Port Adventures
During Alaska sailings, you can experience the beauty of Alaska in a way that only Disney can provide with 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 and 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 that are enhanced with experiences exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests. Highlights include:
- In Skagway, guests can explore the Liarsville Gold Rush Trail, a camp nestled beside a waterfall where live music, puppetry, and panning for gold with classic Disney characters allow guests 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. You then help feed and harness the dogs before embarking on an unforgettable day of mushing across the pristine snow-capped glacier.
- While visiting Ketchikan, you 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. After a behind-the-scenes tour of the ship, Disney Cruise Line guests have an exclusive opportunity to dine with the crew and listen to telling 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, a rollicking competition created for families that features some of the world’s top timber sport athletes going 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, allowing 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, you can 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.
In a fun Disney Cruise Line tradition, the famous Disney characters meet and greet guests in some of their best northern-themed fineries during Alaska sailings. Mickey is decked out in Alaskan fisherman’s gear, 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.
You also have the opportunity to attend special presentations from expert naturalists who 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, 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,” “Disney Dreams: An Enchanted Classic” and exclusive to the Disney Wonder, “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular,” the beloved story of “Frozen” presented like never before, with 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. The whole thing 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, classic Disney animation is brought 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, guests are transported to an era of southern charm inspired by “The Princess and the Frog” and are treated to a celebration of New Orleans dining and music.
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 an authentic Italian style. For evening entertainment, adults can escape to the After Hours district, which includes sophisticated bars, lounges, and clubs with trivia, game shows, live music and more.
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 while 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. All these depart 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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