Disney Cruise Line Kicks Off Summer Sailings, Adventures in Alaska

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Get ready for glaciers, hikes, and more! Disney Cruise Line’s summer season in Alaska kicks off this week, making it the perfect time to highlight a few of our incredible Disney Cruise Line Port Adventures.

On a Disney Cruise Line Port Adventure, guests can experience a wide variety of offshore experiences, all of which were designed alongside local experts to showcase the best of Alaska while also incorporating distinctly Disney touches. Whether you’re looking for an experience focused on culture, adventure or nature, there is an adventure for you! Read below for a glimpse at just a few of our unique Alaskan Port Adventures.


Are you looking for an excursion rich with culture? On this Disney-exclusive Port Adventure, adults and little ones alike can learn the history of gold mining at the gold rush camp of Liarsville and pan for the precious nuggets with some of your favorite Disney Characters! On this excursion, you will be led through historic Skagway, Alaska, where you learn about the town’s fascinating culture and past. Then, you will enjoy an entertaining puppet show about tales of the gold rush before trying your own hand at the art of gold panning. After finding your fortune, gather around the campfire and savor an authentic Alaskan salmon feast. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

For other experiences that highlight the culture of Alaska, check out the Annette Island Cultural Celebration with Exclusive Family Activity or the Saxman Native Village and Exclusive Lumberjack Show Port Adventures.


Alaska is home to incredible nature and wildlife rarely seen anywhere else. On this bear and whale watching Port Adventure, you’ll see once-in-a-lifetime views of Alaska’s most iconic animals. Hop aboard a high-speed catamaran to one of Alaska’s humpback feeding grounds, where you’ll spot magnificent humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, seals and porpoises. Then, venture into the lush rainforest with flowing rivers, where you might catch views of brown bears, deer and eagles.

If you’re looking for more Port Adventures focused on nature, we also recommend the Mendenhall Glacier and Rainforest Garden Adventure or Wilderness Exploration and Crab Feast!


What’s more adventurous than whitewater rafting? On this Glacier Float Trip Port Adventure, you start with a calm, scenic tour up the Mendenhall Valley before climbing in a raft at the foot of the spectacular Mendenhall Glacier. Then, you experience an exhilarating whitewater rafting ride, surrounded by your family and stunning, 150-foot-high glaciers.

If your family is looking for more adventure, you can also sail between the trees on the Alpine Zipline Adventure or take an unforgettable flight on a Helicopter Glacier Trek.

These are only a small handful of the awe-inspiring Port Adventures available to guests of Disney Cruise Line! Be sure to check out Port Adventures page for a look at even more offshore experiences.

Our Alaskan itineraries have delighted guests for over a decade, providing families the chance to experience natural wonders and spectacular scenery. The best part? After a long day of exploring breathtaking views and native wildlife, you get to come back on board to all the amenities and comfort of a Disney ship. 

Have you been to Alaska with Disney Cruise Line? If so, what was your favorite Port Adventure – tell us below in the comments!