• On May 11, 2019
    Caryn from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello! We are booked on the Dawes Glacier Excursion for our upcoming Alaska cruise. We did not do this excursion last time we went and have 2 children (6 and 10). Do you think this is worthwhile for our family?The views from the ship were so magnificent!

    Ahoy Caryn!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  How exciting that you will be setting off for the wild frontier of Alaska with Captain Mickey this summer!  I agree with you completely!  The views from onboard the Disney Wonder are out of this world beautiful.

    Disney Cruise Line offers some incredible Port Adventures in Alaska.  The Glacier Explorer at Dawes Glacier is certainly one of them. 

    My pirates-in-training were roughly the same age as your children when we sailed to Alaska.  They love to be outside, but must keep moving.  We were challenged to keep their attention on longer Port Adventures that were focused on nature and sightseeing.  They loved to see the glacier up close, but it did not hold their attention long.  My pirates did better with hiking tours and dog sled adventures where they were in motion for most of the experience.

    You know your pirates best.  If they are laid back and enjoy sightseeing, this Port Adventure would be an amazing experience for them.  If they are similar to my pirates, there may be a better Port Adventure that fits their active vacation style in a different port.  If you are interested in this adventure personally, you could book it for the adults in your party and enjoy it while your pirates spend some time in the Oceaneer Club!

    Sail back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with any additional questions you have while planning your Alaskan getaway.  We love to help you create the most magical vacation for you and your family!

    Bon voyage! Angie
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Meet the Panelist: Angie, Minnesota

Hello there Castaways! I have followed the adventures of mermaids and pirates alike since I was a young princess myself.  Disney and the sea are two of my passions.  My husband and I, along with our two little adventurers, love traveling the world sailing on Disney Cruise Line.  Let's work together to chart a course to a vacation that you will remember for a lifetime! Learn More About Angie

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