• On Oct 22, 2019
    Stacey from OH 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, Not sure where to start, what is a good month to visit Alaska that won't brake the bank would like some milder weather. All adults, will be traveling from Ohio by plane, will need a place to stay the day prior. Any tips please and thanks :)

    Hi Stacey!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  I am so excited to hEAR you are in the planning stages of an Alaskan Adventure with Captain Mickey!  My family has been on two voyages through Alaska and we can’t wait to book another one!  There is so much to do in Alaska and the scenery is simply breathtaking!

    While resEARching Alaskan itineraries, I found that going earlier in the "Disney Cruise Line Alaskan Season"(May) or later (late August – early September) often had lower rates; so, if you are looking for the best rate, that is when I would recommend looking at traveling.  On our first voyage we went early September (in fact, we were the last Alaskan itinerary for that season) and we had very mild weather.  A friend of mine cruised this past May and too, had mild weather!  My family was onboard the Disney Wonder this past July and felt that we had pretty mild weather and were able to really enjoy it all!  I don’t think we ever needed anything more than a sweatshirt-type jacket and we did spend a lot of time outside (oh, and please note that we are from Texas and don’t do cold weather too well!).  I would think that during the summer months, you would find the weather to be very nice and pleasant – with cool nights and days that warmed up pretty significantly!

    Traveling to Vancouver for embarkation can be kind of tricky and honestly, a little costly.  We opted to fly to Seattle and then rented a car and drove to Vancouver this past July and I would definitely do that again!  It was an easy drive and it was more cost-effective for my family of four as opposed to paying for four international flights…and also go to spend the day in Seattle, a new experience for us all!  There are plenty of hotels nearby the Port of Vancouver – and often Disney Cruise Line can help with making those reservations at a reduced rate.

    I hope this information helps guide you in planning an unforgettable adventure, Stacey!  Watch for summer 2021 itineraries to be released and as I have found, the best rates are available on “opening day”!  Please come back with any other questions you have!

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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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