Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Amazing Alaska Adventure!

< The bow of the WONDERFUL Disney Wonder >

After a week away from home, it is good to be back!  These past few days my husband and I have enjoyed an absolutely incredible time on the Disney Wonder with family, cruising through Alaska.  The air travel experience trying to get to the port was somewhat harried due to the airline delaying flights, and as a result we survived on the ship for four days without our luggage.  However, the staff, crew, and cast members on the ship were completely helpful in making sure we were well taken care of.  Despite the not-ideal beginning to the cruise, the entire week ended up to be an extraordinary vacation.  The weather cooperated pretty much every day, and allowed time for port excursions such as a 4x4 drive up a mountain, a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching boat ride, and a warm snorkeling experience thanks to the 7mm wet suits provided by the local tour company.   The view from the veranda off of our stateroom was breath-taking whenever we looked out.  The food service was top-notch and although the dishes were not what I would label 5-star, I cannot complain one bit.  The activities on board were loads of fun, and I wanted to attend pretty much each and every one.  As I am now back in reality, the cruise seems like a dream and well, it was- after all, isn't Disney all about making dreams come true?  Seriously, I cannot wait to travel again with the Disney Cruise Line!!  Here are a few snapshots from this amazing adventure, for you to enjoy.   :-)

< Unreal view of the Inside Passage >

< Breathtaking terrain on a 4x4 ride through the mountains of Haines, Alaska >

< The downhill ride is always more fun! >

< Always true to the Art of the Theme, the Disney Wonder holds its own >

< Me and Goofy, all bundled up against the cold >

< An awesome waterfall we discovered outside of Juneau >

< Whale watching like we will never see again! >

< Seals taking a break near Auke Bay >

< Always so detailed- one of the thematic pillars in the Animator's Palate restaurant on the ship >

< A Mickey-shaped ice cream treat with sprinkles! >

< Sun setting in the Alaska skyline >

< A speed logging competition that brought on lots of laughter >

< The most fun looking stacks I have seen so far >

< Cute little chocolates placed on our bed each evening >

< An encouraging farewell on the final morning of the cruise >


  1. GORGEOUS sunset and waterfall pics. WHOO HOO!

  2. Thanks Katie! Woohoo is right- we'll all have to go there together sometime!!

  3. Beautiful! Joe & I want to do this for a belated honeymoon next summer....Disney Cruise to Alaska looks perfect!

  4. Go for it, Laura! The cruise was more amazing than I ever guessed it would be thanks to the Disney crew and ship!