NEW: Adventures By Disney Offering Expedition Cruises!

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Adventures By Disney is partnering with PONANT, a leader in luxury polar expeditions to bring you a NEW adventure by land and sea! 


We LOVE a chance to Cruise and love Adventures By Disney’s one of a kind travel itineraries and personalized experiences! Those adventures just got a whole lot cooler!

ADVENTURES BY DISNEY and PONANT are teaming up to bring guests on Expedition Cruises to Antarctica and the Galapagos Islands. Along with the Return of River Cruising!

Itineraries will offer activities for families AND adults traveling without children.

Bookings Available Starting :

  • January 19, 2021 for Adventure Insiders -previous Adventures by Disney Guests.
  • January 21, 2021 for Disney Vacation Club, Disney Cruise Line Platinum and Gold Castaway Club, and Golden Oak residents
  • Open to the general public on January 22nd, 2021.

What IS an Expedition Cruise?

Expedition cruises are voyages to exotic or far-flung areas with a focus on the nature, history, and culture of each destination. The cruises you know are typically a “floating city” and have multitudes of entertainment and are a destination themselves. An Expedition Cruise is much smaller and intimate. It is the ideal choice for the adventurous type.


What to Expect!

 An adventure of a lifetime, experiencing the beauty of nature. Experts who accompany the voyage, including world-class naturalists, are in real time able to enhance the guest experience and gift their knowledge of these amazing sights.
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On Board Activities-as described on Adventures By Disney Official site:

  • Nightly “Adventure Awaits” chats about what lies ahead and what you’ve experienced that day
  • Hands-on Photography Workshops (select sailings)
  • Cocktail-making classes
  • Navigation lessons on the bridge
  • Celebratory themed deck parties
  • Special activities for Junior Adventurers

Accommodations and Amenities included in your trip-as described on Adventures By Disney Official site:

  • Deluxe cruise accommodations in an outside stateroom
  • Daily excursions that appeal to a variety of Guests and fitness levels
  • Delicious onboard dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner to fuel you for a day of exploration
  • Services of Adventure Guides, Expedition Leaders and an onboard Cruise Director and support staff
  • A team of naturalists, who are foremost experts in a given region
  • All gratuities onboard and port charges
  • Engaging programming and entertainment designed to make your time on the ship as stimulating and meaningful as your excursions off the ship
  • Complimentary expedition parka for you to take home (for Antarctica only)
  • Refillable water bottles in all staterooms and throughout the ship
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Just like the Adventures By Disney Land Destinations, the Adventures By Disney Guides will plan every aspect of the trip. Your guides will be a source of knowledge and bring destinations to life with storytelling and trivia!

Can you say DREAM VACATION? 


Here’s the Itinerary Info:
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Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition Cruise -12 Days /11 Nights
Sail Dates:
  • December 20, 2021 – December 31, 2021 
  • January 30, 2022 – February 10, 2022 

Daily Itinerary-

  1. Buenos Aries
  2. Buenos Aries & Ushuaia
  3. Ushuaia & At Sea
  4. Drake Passage
  5. Drake Passage
  6. The Antarctic Peninsula (Antarctica)
  7. Antarctic Peninsula (Antarctica)
  8. The Antarctic Peninsula (Antarctica)
  9. Antarctic Peninsula (Antarctica)
  10. Drake Passage
  11. Drake Passage
  12. Ushuaia & Buenos Aries
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Galápagos Islands Expedition Cruises

South/North Expedition- 9 Days/8 Nights
Sail Dates: February 9, 2022 – February 22, 2022 

Daily Itinerary-

  1. Quito
  2. Quito and San Cristobal Island
  3. Espanola Island
  4. Floreana Island
  5. Santa Cruz Island
  6. Santa Cruz Island
  7. Genovesa Island
  8. Santa Cruz Island/Santa Fe Island
  9. Baltra Island and Quito

East/South Expedition – North – West

Sail Dates:
  • March 6, 2022 – March 14, 2022
  • July 10, 2022 – July 18, 2022
  • August 7, 2022 – August 15, 2022

Daily Itinerary-

  1. Quito
  2. Quito, Baltra Island and Bartolome Island
  3. South Plaza Island and North Seymour Island
  4. San Cristobal Island
  5. San Cristobal Island
  6. Espanola Island
  7. Floreana Island
  8. Santa Cruz Island
  9. Baltra Island and Quito

 North/West Expedition-9 Days/8 Nights

Sail Dates: December 18, 2022 – December 26, 2022

Daily Itinerary-

  1. Quito
  2. Quito, Baltra Island and Santa Cruz Island
  3. Genovesa Island
  4. Santa Cruz Island and Santa Fe Island
  5. Mosquera Islet & Santa Cruz Island
  6.  Rabida Island & Santa Cruz Island
  7. Isabela Island
  8. Fernandina Island and Isabela Island
  9. Baltra Island and Quito

In addition to these NEW Expedition Cruises, Adventures By Disney RIVER CRUISE Vacations are making a Return to Europe! With itineraries along the Danube, Rhine and Seine Rivers. New for 2022, National Geographic Photography Sailings along the Seine River will be offered with National Geographic photographers!


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