Disney Wonder Alaskan Excursions: Part II

Disney Wonder Alaskan Excursions: Part II

Our tenth Disney cruise took us to the waters off Alaska where we spent 7 nights on board the Disney Wonder. Our last podcast told you about the experience onboard the ship and our efforts to make this cruise happen. Sailing mostly in the waters of the Bahamas and the Caribbean, taking a cruise with Disney is usually more about the experience of being on board the ship and less about different excursions. But Alaska is so much more. Our excursions were for the most part amazing and became very much the centerpiece of our experience. We will take you through those ports of call to include Sawyer Glacier, Icy Point with an outstanding whale watching event, Juneau along with Mendenhall Glacier, and Ketchikan. For us, each of these were unique in and of themselves and made the entire experience one to remember. Join us for Part II of our Disney cruise to Alaska.

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Here are images and videos that support today’s podcast. Also, we have included an outline that we cover in greater detail on the podcast. The following video showcases the overall excursion experience:

Sawyer Glacier

Seals found on icebergs. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
Sawyer Glacier. Photo by J. Jeff Kober
Icebergs throughout. Photo by J. Jeff Kober
South Sawyer Glacier. Photo by J. Jeff Kober
Together at a cascade in the Alaskan Rainforest.

Icy Point

On Land Experience

Former Salmon Cannery–similar to Cannery row in Monterey California. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Retail locations inside former Salmon Cannery. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Whale Watching Experience


Macaulay Salmon Hatchery

Fish ladder at Macaulay Salmon Hatchery. Photo by J. Jeff Kober

Mendenhall Glacier

Mendenhall Glacier. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
View from Mendenhall Glacier Visitor’s Center. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Salmon Bake

Salmon Bake cuisine. Photo by Kathy Kober.
Falls and former Peloton mill. Photo by J. Jeff Kober


Ketchikan. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
Ketchikan. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
Former totems on display at Totem Heritage Center. Photo by Kathy Kober.

Creek Street, Photo by Kathy Kober

Check out Part I.

Make sure you check out the previous post and podcast of our Alaskan Cruise onboard the Disney Wonder.

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