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Adventures by Disney Expands Expedition Cruises with Addition of Arctic to Lineup
Adventures by Disney is excited to expand its Expedition Cruise offerings for 2023 with the addition of the Arctic! Guests will experience jaw-dropping landscapes of fjords and ice floes, diverse landscapes and aquatic wildlife, including polar bears, beluga whales and reindeer. With a dedicated team of naturalists and Adventure Guides to lead the way, Guests can be assured of an unforgettable family adventure.
The booking dates for the Arctic Expedition Cruise offerings will be:
- November 9 – Adventure Insiders with 3+ previous Adventures
- November 10 – All Adventure Insiders
- November 11 – Disney Vacation Club Members, Disney Cruise Line Gold & Platinum Castaway Members, Golden Oak Residents
- November 12 – General Public
Plus, we are excited to share that Joe Rohde will be the special Disney guest aboard the July 2023 Arctic sailing. Guests will delight in amazing tales from Mr. Rohde’s storied career as a Disney Imagineer and learn about his passion for nature and conservation. Guests can also join Mr. Rohde for a fun sketching session where no prior artistic experience is required. Instead, these sessions embody the emotions Guests experience rather than camera-perfect representations.
Guests who book early for the February 13, 2023 expedition cruise sailing to Antarctica will save $1,000 per person. Guests must book between November 8, 2021 and February 7, 2022 for travel on the February 13, 2023 sailing. Please note that availability is limited and that this offer excludes suites on Deck 6, including the Owner’s Suite, Deluxe Suite and Prestige Suite 6.
Plus, there is still availability on the January 2022 Antarctica departure for Guests looking to travel soon!
New Family Expedition Cruises to the Arctic
Sailing on a chartered adventure with PONANT, a leader in luxury polar expeditions, this adventure is scheduled for two departures in June and July 2023. Families will discover the distinctive landscapes and unique wildlife of this region during special 10-day, nine-night itineraries.
On board the Le Boreal, guests will travel to the Norwegian Arctic. From exploring in Longyearbyen, the largest town of Norway’s Svalbard archipelago and the northernmost settlement on the planet with a permanent population of more than 1,000, to viewing the breathtaking glaciers of this region’s most beautiful fjord, Kongsfjorden, adventurers will embark on daily boat excursions where they may spot unique wildlife including polar bears, reindeer, arctic foxes and walruses.
Family Expedition Cruises to Antarctica
Adventures by Disney has added three new departures for the 12-day, 11-night Antarctica and Patagonia Expedition Cruises which depart in December 2022 and early 2023.
This spectacular adventure will take travelers to the southernmost tip of Argentine Patagonia to visit the resort town of Ushuaia before boarding a vessel to travel through the Drake Passage. Guests will be immersed in the awe-inspiring landscapes of Antarctica during daily boat excursions and hikes along the continent’s shorelines. And there will be plenty of opportunities to catch glimpses of wildlife like whales, seabirds, penguins and seals in their natural habitats.
Guests booked on an Antarctica and Patagonia Expedition Cruises can learn how to dance the Tango and channel their inner cowboy while also exploring the cosmopolitan culture of Argentina’s capital by adding the four-day, three-night Buenos Aires Escape to their adventure.
Family Expedition Cruises in the Galápagos Islands
On board the Galápagos Legend, travelers will depart for nine-day, eight-night itineraries that explore the diverse islands and ecosystems of the Galápagos Islands. With five new sailings that are led by naturalists, adventurers will discover the archipelago’s spectacular vistas and remarkable diversity of plant and animal species. Trip highlights include snorkeling in turquoise waters inhabited by sea lions, reef fish and sea turtles; hiking across the islands’ diverse terrain; and paddling in transparent kayaks along sheltered coves.
The Adventures by Disney Amazon Escape allows guests to add even more fun to a Galápagos Islands Expedition Cruise. Following an overnight stay in Quito, travelers will spend three or four nights on the Anakonda river boat as they explore the Amazon rainforest up close. Guests will traverse the Napo River by motorized canoe in search of the elusive pink river dolphin and enjoy a guided nocturnal rainforest walk to witness animals that would go unseen during daylight among other adventures.
Bookings for 2023 Adventures by Disney Expedition Cruise itineraries open to the public on Nov. 12, 2021.
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Published: November 3, 2021