This year you can board the Disney Cruise Line in Alaska and enjoy a new selection of Port Adventures, with some Disney exclusives, along the way. So, let’s go sailing together on the Disney Wonder…
In fact, you can join MiceChat and yours truly onboard the MiceChat Disney Wonder Cruise to Alaska on June 1, 2015. Visit Fairy Godmother Travel for more information (or write to [email protected]). I can’t wait to meet you all in person!
Disney Cruise Line Exclusives
Disney Wonder guests have the opportunity to meet an “eccentric prospector mining the hills” on the Family Gold Exploration and the Mendenhall Glacier and Mine Ruin Exploration in Juneau. These family-friendly excursions feature campfire stories at the miner’s camp where they will learn about mining and take away a souvenir provided by the prospector.
Also on the Family Gold Exploration, guests get to discover the Treadwell Mining District and pan for gold at the Alaska Gastineau Gold Mine, as well as explore Maggie Kathleen Tunnel’s abandoned mine – a brand new experience for Disney Cruise Line. Explorers join a hard-rock miner to check out the ore-extracting equipment.
Additionally on the Mendenhall Glacier and Mine Ruin Exploration tour, guests get a vista of the breathtaking mountains and forests of the Mendenhall Valley before visiting the mine ruins and trails of Douglas Island’s Treadwell Mining District.
Foodies will enjoy the Klondike Campfire Breakfast and the opportunity to sample a breakfast of steak, eggs and sourdough blueberry pancakes at the Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp. Other activities here include listening to the music and poetry of Yukon poet Robert Service and panning for gold, with a guarantee that every guest will claim eureka!
The Klondike Family Challenge pairs immersive activates with fun challenges. Families get to pan for gold, play with dogs and puppies that are training for sled-dog racing, plus experience 40 degrees below zero. Also included is a visit to the Klondike Gold Fields brewery for samples and the chance to design your own root beer labels. Guests leave a lasting impression by playfully etching their names into a wooden plank that will be displayed at the gold panning shed.
The White Pass Summit offers a new experience for families as guests follow the path of Klondike Gold Rush miners and take in a magnificent view of waterfalls and mountains from the summit itself. The Skagway Overlook will afford an extra view of the Skagway Valley, its glacial surroundings and the Disney Wonder below. Capping off the tour is an Alaskan salmon barbecue lunch at the Klondike Gold Fields as guests learn about gold-panning.
Also new for the Disney Cruise Line is a tour of downtown Skagway guided buy the “the lavishly costumed madam of the Red Onion Saloon.” Highlights include the historic McCabe building and Skagway Museum plus former red light districts as stories are told of women who went north during the gold rush and ghosts that never left the region. At the end, a champagne toast is enjoyed at the Red Onion Saloon itself and brothel museum.
A special Teen Only Canopy and Zip Line Expedition, accompanied by Disney Cruise Line youth counselors in Juneau, features an off-road experience with zip lines, two sky bridges and a rappel that traverse among the trees.
The scenic Skagway Adventure Hike invites guests to actively wander through the forest and mountains of the legendary White Pass as your guide tells stories of the gold rush period and wildlife.
Also in Skagway, the Alpine Lake Canoe Adventure takes participants to Summit Lake for a canoe adventure with mountains, forests, and tranquil waters at every turn. They’ll also see the many coves, inlets and channels around the lake.
The Disney Wonder is set to sail to Alaska on 14 seven-night cruises beginning on June 1st. The Disney Cruise Line ship will embark from Vancouver to Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, Alaska.
For more information, please visit Disney Cruise Line‘s website here.
Have you been to Alaska with Disney? Please tell us about your favorite Disney Cruise Line port adventures in Alaska in the comments section below…