Disney Cruise Line Sets Sail for Alaska

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This week marks the beginning of Disney Cruise Line’s summer season in Alaska. As such, it’s a perfect time to showcase some incredible Disney port adventures on an Alaskan cruise aboard the Disney Wonder.

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Nature Exploration

Alaska is a haven for extraordinary nature and wildlife that can seldom be found elsewhere. In Disney’s bear and whale-watching Port Adventure, you’ll have the opportunity to witness awe-inspiring moments with Alaska’s most iconic animals. Board a high-speed catamaran that will take you to one of Alaska’s humpback whale feeding grounds, where you’ll marvel at magnificent humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, seals, and porpoises. Later, you can venture into the lush rainforest, with its flowing rivers, and catch glimpses of brown bears, deer, and eagles.

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Thrilling Adventures

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Love the thrill of outdoor adventures? On an Alaskan cruise, you can soar through the treetops on the Alpine Zipline Adventure or embark on an unforgettable flight with a Helicopter Glacier Trek. Or you could even book an excursion to go whitewater rafting! You’ll start with a serene and scenic tour up the Mendenhall Valley before hopping into a raft at the base of the spectacular Mendenhall Glacier. Then you brace yourself for an exhilarating whitewater rafting experience surrounded by breathtaking 150-foot-high glaciers.

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Cultural Experiences

Donald Pans for Gold

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If you’re longing for an excursion filled with rich culture, Disney Cruise Line offers an exclusive Port Adventure at the gold rush camp of Liarsville. Adults and children can delve into the history of gold mining while panning for precious nuggets alongside beloved Disney Characters. This cruise excursion also takes you through the historic town of Skagway, Alaska, where you’ll learn about its fascinating culture and past. Following that, you’ll be treated to an entertaining puppet show recounting tales of the gold rush before trying your hand at the art of gold panning. Then you sit around the campfire and indulge in an authentic Alaskan salmon feast.

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Final Comments

The wonderful world of Princess Tiana comes to life in new ways on the Disney Wonder with the addition of an exciting New Orleans-themed lounge that transports guests deeper into the heart of the city’s iconic French Quarter. The perfect complement to Tiana’s Place Restaurant, this jazzy new lounge comes alive throughout the day with live music and themed activities for everyone in the family. (Photo by Kent Phillips/Disney Cruise Line)

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For over a decade, Guests have enjoyed the experience of a Disney Alaska Cruise. And after a long day of exploring stunning views and native wildlife, you get to return on board and enjoy all the amenities and comforts of the Disney Wonder.

About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)