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Top Five Reasons to Cruise with Disney to Alaska

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 Meet and Greet Guests on Cruises to Alaska with Disney Cruise Line

  1. 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?
  2. 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.

Meet the Crew of Alaska Heli Mush and Sled Dog Puppies on a Cruise to Alaska with Disney Cruise Line

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Port Adventures Offer Adults and Kids a Train Ride Along the White Pass & Yukon Railway on Cruises to Alaska with Disney Cruise Line

  1. 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!

Read more about Disney cruises to Alaska in the posts below:


  • top 5

    Going through Tracey Arms.

    Salmon Bake and Panning for Gold in Liarsville

    The totems and Lumberjack show in Ketchikan

    The kids club for the kids and lattes in the Cove Cafe for us

    The dog musher camp for my daughter, she loved it.

  • Since you are close to land most of the time, the scenery is always so gorgeous!

  • I would rather be doing a Westbound Transatlantic !!!!!!

    Disney please listen?

  • We were on the September 2012 Cruise. It is hard to come up with the top five as everything we experienced was pretty spectacular. The White Pass train ride, kayaking in Juneau – everything was excellent! Plus – Disney just does it right! All I can say is this is a must do cruise!! We can not see us on another cruise line. Next stop is Western Carribean on the Fantasy Oct 2013 !

    Pus – Our hats off all the crew on board the Wonder – you are fabulous !!

  • We went on the Alaskan Cruise last year. It was AMAZING. Alaska was on my bucket list and I did/saw everything…whales, dolphins, wild bears, moose, eagles soaring, double rainbow, you name it. The Glaciers and the water are an indescribable blue. The food and crew…amazing. There is something for every age on a Disney Cruise. We pulled into port one day and it was raining and some of the excursions were cancelled and within minutes the Disney Entertainment Crew had alternative things for people to do of all ages. Adult comedy show at night, fantastic. Clayton Lyndsey, dressed in a tutu in a sight I won’t forget. I had tears in my eyes. Disney, I will never use another cruise line, never have.

  • I have been on an Alaskan cruise twice (not Disney) – once a “round trip” itinerary like Disney does & another “up the coast” itinerary ending at a different port. My main reason for not choosing Disney is they only offer the “round trip” & in my opinion the cruise “up the coast” was so much better – so much more to see. Going on my first Disney cruise (Fantasy) in Dec. – so excited!!!

  • I love the thought of cruising on the warmth of a DISNEY SHIP, no water slides on this one..Love the thought of the history that you can explore..Glaciers whales people : )

  • I went this summer and it was AMAZING! I hope I get the opportunity to go sometime. It was truly incredible.

  • The Alaskan cruise is also a wonderful cruising option for travelers prone to seasickness in open seas. Much of the voyage takes place close to the beautiful coastlines of Alaska and Canada. It is a vacation I will never forget!

  • I want to go!!! We are talking about a Disney cruise for our 10th anniversary in 2014. I think Alaska is a serious consideration.

  • I have not been able to go just yet but plan on sailing in Alaska next summer for my 10 year anniversary! Hope to see you then. 🙂

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