• On Jan 29, 2017
    Mark from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are going on a 7-day Alaska cruise July 10th. Our kids ages are 6,12,15,17. Looking for fun family activities in each port. Also, if we want to book 2 shore excursions, how can we determine what the start/end times are to make that possible? Thanks!

    Ahoy, Mark!

    An amazing Alaskan adventure awaits your crew this summer! My family experienced a 7-night cruise to the Last Frontier a couple of years ago, and we absolutely loved it! I'm happy to provide you with some helpful info about Port Adventures, and hope you will write back if you have any further questions. 

    My first tip is to make sure to see Alaska by land, sea and air. You'll see a lot of fabulous sights from the ship, but I recommend some type of watercraft excursion like whale watching. The tour guides are so knowledgeable and will get you as close as they can to see these magnificent marine mammals! By air, seeing the glaciers and gorgeous landscapes by helicopter or seaplane is something you will never forget! And as for land, I suggest learning the ins and outs of the Iditarod by going dog sledding or going to a Musher's Camp. You may also want to consider an adventure to see other wildlife, a ride on a train or a highlight tour! There are so many fantastic options that you really can't go wrong. If you want the entire family to go together, you will need to consider age when planning. Also, let your kids browse the list so they can have input. It is possible to participate in two excursions, but you will not know the start/end time until your booking window opens up. If there is a conflict, the system will not allow you to book both, but many are offered multiple times per day. On our sailing we were able to double up, so I hope you'll be able to maximize your time to see as much as possible. My final suggestion is to have a few excursions picked out for each port as some do sell out early.

    Good luck with your plans! 


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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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