This week kicked off our first Norwegian fjords voyage of the summer! If you recall from the Cruise Director voyage report, last year we debuted new “Frozen” fun onboard – and one very special experience in port. Today I want to tell you more about how Disney cruisers can visit a storybook village and meet Anna, Elsa and Kristoff on a Port Adventure in Ålesund, Norway.
The Sunnmøre Museum is one of my favorite spots in Ålesund. From the moment you arrive to this picturesque open-air museum, which includes a replicated village with buildings dating to the 11th century, you feel as if you’ve traveled back in time. Your adventure starts with the opportunity to explore authentic Nordic homes — each outfitted with original furniture and decorations — play old-fashioned games, taste Norwegian specialties such as svelle (a sweet pancake), enjoy live musical performances and learn how to make traditional Norwegian crafts.
After free time in the enchanting village, you’re invited to a celebration where you’ll witness the arrival of the most special guests of the festivities — Anna, Elsa and Kristoff — from the neighboring Kingdom of Arendelle! These friends take the opportunity to delight little ones by signing autographs and posing for photographs, yet another way we bring the story of “Frozen” to life for Disney cruisers.
This Port Adventure was created exclusively for Disney Cruise Line and is the perfect way to immerse your family in the splendor and charm of Norway, the land that inspired the fairytale setting from the film. Remember, when the ship’s in port, venture ashore!