A Disney Cruise Line vacation is at the top of many fans’ bucket lists. But when most of us think of Disney Cruise Line, we can’t help but picture Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay.
But Disney Cruise Line offers so much more than tropical vacations to the Bahamas! One of our favorite Disney Cruise Line itineraries is an Alaskan cruise, a highly underrated vacation to one of the most breathtaking destinations on earth. Here’s why you should book a Disney Cruise Line vacation to Alaska.
Disney characters in themed outfits
We can’t talk about why we love Disney vacations without mentioning character meet and greets. And aboard Disney Cruise Line sailings to Alaska, guests get to meet their favorite Disney pals all dressed up in themed outfits! We don’t know what’s cuter: Disney characters in adorable wintery outfits, or kids’ reactions to meeting them!
As with all the Disney Cruises, Alaskan cruises offer character meet and greets that you won’t want to miss out on.
Amazing port adventures
You can have a fantastic time at each port of call on any Disney Cruise Line itinerary, but the Alaskan port adventures are something special. If you have an animal lover in your family, you’ve got to visit the Musher’s Camp at the Klondike Gold Rush National Park to experience this iconic and memorable tradition.
As always, you can book port adventures either before or once you board you Disney Cruise. Port adventures give you the chance to experience Alaskan history and culture, so be sure to do your research or chat with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner to get some tips and figure out what you want to try while in Alaska.
We love the food aboard Disney Cruise ships, and the food on your trip to Alaska will be unique and delicious. Of course you’ll have the Disney Cruise Line staple dishes that frequent sailors love. But there’s also a number of other dining opportunities available to try.
Disney Cruise Line offers special dining experience aboard Alaska cruises like the cookout while sailing through Tracy Arm Fjord and the Taste of Alaska dinner menu. These offer guests the opportunity to taste some traditional Alaskan flavors and delicious cuisine while sailing through a beautiful natural environment.
Magical views everywhere you look
It’s true that a Disney Cruise offers exceptional views of the outdoors no matter which itinerary you choose. But there’s something extra magical about an Alaskan cruise. Maybe it’s because the scenery is so different from anything guests are used to, or maybe it’s how the gorgeous blue water looks against the ice and snow.
Your views of the gorgeous Alaskan frontier (including the famous Endicott Arm on the way to Dawes Glacier) are sure to make your jaw drop the moment you start cruising. You are also almost guaranteed to see spectacular wildlife as you cruise. And even Goofy thinks the views are spectacular!
If you’re a “Frozen” fan, you’re going to want to go on an Alaskan cruise. Elsa is the snow queen, after all, so of course she and the rest of our Arendelle pals feel right at home on in Alaska! Guests onboard Alaska cruise get to watch “Frozen – A Musical Spectacular,” a Broadway-caliber show that is perfect for “Frozen” fans (but non-fans will love it too!).
And if you’re lucky, you may even catch Elsa during the “Frozen” deck party!
What are you waiting for? Alaska is calling your name! Click here to request a free, no-obligation Disney Cruise Line vacation quote from Academy Travel to start planning the Alaskan vacation of a lifetime!
Have you ever been on a Disney Cruise to Alaska? Share your vacation memories with us in the comments!