• On Mar 19, 2017
    Beth from CA 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.

    Can you see the northern lights on the Alaskan cruise? I'm assuming this would be in September.

    Ahoy, Beth!

    I'm thrilled to be welcoming you back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! You are thinking about booking one of my all-time favorite itineraries with Disney Cruise Line. My family and I have had the opportunity to take two Alaskan voyages and each time we were in constant awe of the beauty of the land. We saw whales, otters, caribou and even bald eagles, all from the ship's deck!

    I've had friends who've sailed on a Disney Cruise to Alaska who've seen the northern lights from the ship! Unfortunately, when we've set sail to Alaska the night skies were too bright during our voyages to see them. However, if you book a cruise in September, there's a possibility you might see the beautiful phenomenon, too! There's no guarantee that you will be able to see the northern lights during your cruise but there's definitely a chance! I've heard that the best time to see the northern lights is after midnight and the best nights to see them are on cloudless nights.

    Beth, I hope if you book your family's voyage to the last frontier that you'll be able to see the northern lights in all their magnificent hues! If you aren't able to view them, don't worry! You will be amazed at all the breathtaking scenery surrounding the ship. My family loved eating meals all bundled up in sweatshirts and jackets on the outside eating area of Cabanas taking in the sights and sounds of Alaska. It was unforgettable!

    Please visit us again with any other questions as you plan your voyage to Alaska!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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