There’s no doubt about it, a cruise to Alaska with its unspoiled natural beauty and rich history, is high on many people’s travel wish lists. Personally, it’s one of my favorite places to visit with my family. Why should you cruise there with Disney? Here are my top five reasons…
- Famous Disney characters, Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy, meet and greet guests in some of their finest northern themed attire. Mickey is decked out in Alaskan fisherman’s gear, Minnie dons a stylish parka, Goofy gets ready to explore a glacier and Donald is dressed to pan for gold. Wouldn’t you love a photo like this?
- Unique culinary offerings include the “Taste of Alaska” dinner menu (I’m hungry just thinking about the Alaskan King Crab legs, Alaskan salmon and juniper-spiced elk tenderloin) and cooking demonstrations with wild Alaskan salmon and halibut. My favorite is the BBQ on the open upper decks while the ship passes through Tracy Arm Fjord.
- Signature Port Adventures are enhanced with experiences exclusively available for Disney Cruise Line guests. Glacier Dog Musher for a Day takes you by helicopter to an awe-inspiring glacier where you’ll meet the crew of Alaska Heli Mush and get a behind-the-scenes tour, along with the opportunity to meet sled dog puppies up close and take a ride with a sled dog team in training for the Iditarod.
- Disney’s Alaska cruise has special onboard youth offerings tying in the area’s culture and natural habitat. Kids can interact with park rangers onboard to earn their junior ranger status and create a take-home video highlighting environmental aspects of their cruise. Port guides also introduce children and teens to the unique cultural and natural aspects of each Alaska port.
- Every port offers Port Adventures for families to enjoy together, but many tours also integrate separate activities so kids can hang out with youth counselors from the ship while parents have time on their own. Aboard the White Pass & Yukon Railway, children can ride in a kids-only car with sing-alongs and games and adults can enjoy champagne or cider in their own rail car.
If you’ve sailed with Disney to Alaska, give us your own top five in the comments below!
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