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  • On Jul 21, 2011
    Audrey 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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    Hi! I am interested in bringing my family incl. elderly inlaws and kids (10 & 7) on the Disney cruise to Alaska in 2012. I had read on some blogs that the land excursions are very pricey. Can you pls adv. what is the cheapest way of booking these tour

    Hi, Audrey!

    After experiencing the Disney Cruise to Alaska firsthand earlier this summer, I was floored by the impression it made on my family and me.You will not regret the resources spent enriching your family's time together.

    As a family of six, I completely understand budgetary limitations on vacation. I think that's the reason my husband and I like to plan Disney cruises.  We determine where/when we can sail and then we don't concern ourselves with the day-to-day details of how much everything costs on vacation.

    Yet, when you're in various ports of call, you want to see what each location has to offer -- especially for a destination like Alaska. There's no better way to do this than by booking Port Adventures. You may can save money by booking shore excursions yourself, or you can simply walk to and through the various towns. My thought is if you're going to the trouble and expense of traveling for such an amazing destination like Alaska -- you're going to want to make sure you really experience it. Plus, I honestly get a little nervous about boarding the ship when we venture too far away without the reassurance of booking a tour through Disney.

    So, take a look at the various Alaska Port Adventures Disney offers and choose one which the entire group can do together and maybe one or two which a few others in the family can enjoy on their own.  I recommend the White Pass Railroad or Liarsville Gold Panning in Skagway; whale watching in Juneau and Potlatch Park or the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show in Ketchikan. In Victoria, Butchart Gardens or tea at The Empress are great choices. If you have more questions, I'd be happy to answer them for you.

    Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!

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Meet the Panelist: Andi, Alabama

Anchors aweigh! Time to set sail aboard Disney Cruise Line, and I'm just the mom to help you navigate the waters of planning. From stem to stern to ports of call, I'll show you the ropes of pixie-dusted vessels filled with magic and adventure. Learn More About Andi

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