Calling all adventurers! Have you heard the news?
Adventures by Disney has just announced a whole new expedition cruise experience in the northernmost region of the earth: the Arctic! In addition, families will also have opportunities to explore Antarctica and the Galapagos Islands with additional crossings to both destinations in 2023.
Traveling aboard intimate boats built specifically designed to access remote destinations, guests will experience pristine natural wonders and diverse wildlife during these unforgettable adventures. A team of naturalist experts and adventure guides will bring to life the stories and cultures of these regions both on land and at sea during a wide range of excursions that will be enjoyed by all members of the family.
Here’s a look at what guests will discover during an Adventures by Disney Expedition cruise in 2023.
New family expedition cruises to the Arctic
Sailing on a charter adventure with PONANT, a leader in luxury polar expeditions, this adventure is scheduled for two outings in June and July 2023. Families will discover the unique landscapes and unique wildlife of this region during special itineraries of 10 days and nine nights. .
Aboard the Le Boreal, guests will travel to the Norwegian Arctic. From exploring Longyearbyen, the largest city in the Svalbard archipelago in Norway and the northernmost settlement on the planet with a permanent population of over 1,000, to seeing the stunning glaciers of the most beautiful fjord in this region, Kongsfjorden, adventurers will embark on daily boat trips where they can observe unique wildlife such as polar bears, reindeer, arctic foxes and walruses.
In addition, as an extra dash of pixie dust, former imaginator Joe Rohde will join travelers on the July itinerary to delight them with amazing stories from his impressive career at Disney and share his passion for nature and conservation. It will also organize interactive drawing sessions for guests with all levels of artistic experience.
Family expedition cruises to Antarctica
Adventures by Disney has added three new outings for the 12-day, 11-night expedition cruises to Antarctica and Patagonia departing in December 2022 and early 2023.
This spectacular adventure will take travelers to the southernmost tip of Argentine Patagonia to visit the tourist resort of Ushuaia before boarding a boat to travel through the Drake Passage. Guests will immerse themselves in the stunning landscapes of Antarctica during boat trips and daily excursions along the mainland coasts. And there will be many opportunities to catch a glimpse of wildlife such as whales, seabirds, penguins and seals in their natural habitats.
Reserved guests on an expedition cruise to Antarctica and Patagonia can learn to dance the tango and channel their inner cowboy while exploring the cosmopolitan culture of the Argentine capital by adding the four-day, three-night getaway to Buenos Aires. Aires on his adventure.
Family Expedition Cruises to the Galapagos Islands
Aboard the Galápagos Legend, travelers will set out on nine-day, eight-night itineraries exploring the various islands and ecosystems of the Galápagos Islands. With five new naturalistic guided tours, adventurers will discover the spectacular views of the archipelago and the remarkable diversity of plant and animal species. Highlights of the trip include light diving in turquoise waters inhabited by sea lions, reef fish and sea turtles; hiking through the diverse terrain of the islands; and paddle in transparent kayaks through protected coves.
The Adventures by Disney Amazon Escape allows guests to add even more fun to an expedition cruise to the Galapagos Islands. After a night in Quito, travelers will spend three or four nights on the Anakonda River boat while exploring the Amazon rainforest up close. Guests will cross the Napo River in a motorized canoe in search of the elusive pink dolphin of the river and enjoy a guided night walk through the rainforest to witness animals that would not be seen during the day, among other adventures.
Reservations for Adventures by Disney Expedition 2023 cruise itineraries open to the public on November 12, 2021.
Want to know more about Adventures by Disney? Visit adventuresbydisney.com, call 1-800-543-0865 or contact a travel agent to book your next adventure!
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