Disney Cruise Line’s sailings to Alaska deliver you right to some of the world’s most beautiful sights while you enjoy the excellent customer service and entertainment that only Disney can provide. On the Disney Wonder, you can enjoy the recently upgraded Tiana’s Place restaurant and “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular” – a Broadway-style show with amazing special effects.
Note: Updated story with 2019 itinerary information. See below
We love this timelapse video from 2012 following the Disney Wonder’s cruise to Alaska, starting at Vancouver BC in Canada and returning there again at the end.
While on board the ship you’ll have the opportunity to meet your favorite Disney attired in gear that’s appropriate for the the snowy mountains that soar in the distance. Mickey looks ready to go fishing while Minnie looks stylish in her parka. Goofy is ready to go on a snowy adventure while Donald gets ready to pan for gold.
The Disney Wonder lobby is also home to the Pixar Pals Party. You will have the chance to hang out with some of your favorite Pixar characters and enjoy a musical celebration. Friends from “Up,” “Toy Story,” and “Ratatouille” are among the regular visits.
When you arrive in the port of Skagway, AK you have a choice of some amazing shore-side activities. Many guests visit the Liarsville Gold Rush Trail to try their hand at panning for gold or a feast featuring Alaskan salmon. Another popular option is a vintage railroad that rises 3,000 feet along the White Pass and Yukon Route through the nature’s wonderland that leads to the White Pass summit. Or just take your time exploring the quaint town of Skagway including the Klondike Gold Fields brewery.
Other stops in Alaska include the cities of Juneau and Ketchikan. In between ports of call, the Disney Wonder also sails right up the Tracy Arm fjord giving you some of the best views of the snow-capped mountains you’ll find in Alaska.
Yes, the pool is heated and the hot tubs are very popular too.
Because of all the beautiful nature you’ll sailing through, it’s highly recommended you spring for a room with a verandah. From whale watching to having your own private view of the iceberg-filled fjord, a verandah room gives you the option of staying comfy in your own room while enjoying the sights, instead of having to go up to a public deck where you might be exposed to much cooler weather and potential rain and wind.
While we’re on the subject of suggestions, don’t forget to pack a zoom lens for your camera and set of binoculars for viewing all the wildlife and waterfalls you’ll see along the route. From seals to bald eagles and other wildlife, you’ll find yourself surrounded by tons of opportunities for great photos.
In 2019, the Disney Wonder will return to Alaska for the summer season with a variety of itineraries departing from Vancouver with stops in Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Sitka, Icy Strait Point, Hubbard Glacier and Endicott Arm, Alaska; and Victoria, Canada. 5, 7, and 9-night Alaskan Cruises from Vancouver are still available from May through September 2019.
These adventures are very popular and definitely a bucket-list item for many experienced Disney cruisers. The first departs May 20th, so the time to book your next Disney Cruise adventure is now.
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(Photos courtesy Disney. Diana Zalucky and Matt Stroshane photographers)