Disney Alaska Cruise & Stay
Holiday Ref: 16503
Sail from the cosmopolitan City of Vancouver along the famous Inside Passage to Alaska. Calling at some of the historic towns along the way, such as Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan. During your 2 days at sea take full advantage of the many onboard amenities.
Departure based on 23rd September 2018
Upon arrival into Vancouver International Airport, transfer (included) to your overnight hotel, and remainder of the day is at leisure.
Morning at leisure, then check out of your hotel and transfer (included) to the Cruise Terminal where you will board the Disney Wonder for you 7 night Alaska Cruise.
Discover a region known for its towering waterfalls, mammoth glaciers, rugged mountains and wildlife. Disney Cruise Line invites you to enjoy a scenic cruise of this fjord, where your captain will bring you as close as possible to the unparalleled beauty that surrounds you.
The Tracy Arm, located 45 miles south of Juneau, Alaska amid Tongass National Forest, covers 653,179 acres. Named after Civil War general Benjamin Franklin Tracy, Tracy Arm Fjord is an approximate 30-mile-long fjord—a narrow inlet created by glacial activity—that weaves its way past 7,000-foot-high snow-capped mountains and floating icebergs. Formed thousands of years ago, this calm waterway boasts towering granite walls that jut up from the fjord majestically, framed against a sweeping forest terrain.
In addition to its geological splendours, Tracy Arm is home to a myriad of wildlife including bald eagles, brown bears, goats and whales. A nature lovers' paradise to be sure, the majesty of the area provides ample opportunity for sightseeing and photography.
Discover this charming area that served as the setting of Jack London's book, The Call of the Wild. This magical place is located on the south coast of the state, near the north end of the Lynn Canal, in the Alaskan Panhandle.
A plethora of magnificent, albeit quaint, landmark buildings line the main thoroughfare in town. Broadway Street illustrates what life was like during Skagway's heyday—when opportunity and riches were as easy to find as the gold that brought treasure-seekers from near and far. While walking along this historic 7-block stretch, don't be surprised if you bump into residents wearing late 19th-century attire from the time when the town came into prominence.
Modern-day Skagway holds approximately 800 residents and embraces its place in American history. Visitors continue to frequent this area to appreciate its distinct charm and sweeping mountain and river views.
Learn about Alaska’s state capital, located along the Gastineau Channel.
Nestled at the base of Mount Juneau amid a rainforest, Juneau is the largest capital in area (it’s larger than all of Delaware!) in the United States, and the only state capital accessible by air or ship only. Bordered by Canada to the east, Juneau is the only U.S. state capital located on an international border.
Recreational activities include hiking, kayaking, fishing, skiing, whale watching and wildlife viewing. Wilderness lovers will fall in love with this pristine destination. Witnessing a brown bear fishing for food or a bald eagle casually soaring overhead, is not out of the ordinary in Juneau.
Learn more about the 5th most populous city in Alaska, billed as the "Salmon Capital of the World."
Approximately 7,800 residents call this place in southeast Alaska home. Located on Revillagigedo Island along Tongass Narrows at the foot of the towering Deer Mountain, the city is named after Ketchikan Creek, which flows through the town.
Ketchikan's humble beginnings started when a salmon saltery was established in 1883. In 1885, 160 acres of land were purchased from local Native Americans and—a year later—the first salmon cannery was built at the mouth of the Ketchikan Creek.
By 1900, the fishing trade was flourishing and the town was officially founded. Ketchikan, already successful from industrial fishing, soon branched out and became a valuable mining supply centre due to the discovery of gold and copper in the region, followed by a flourishing logging industry that continued throughout the 20th century.
Today, Ketchikan remains a treasured tourist destination where some of the world's most awe-inspiring natural wonders share centre stage with an intriguing and inspiring Native Alaskan culture.
After a leisurely breakfast disembark the ship. If your return flight back to the UK is not until later in the day, take the time to see more of the city before transferring (included) to the Airport.