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  • On Jan 16, 2017
    Pamela from IN Asked

    Going on an Alaskan cruise in June 2017. We are trying to decide on port excursions and we were wondering if there was a port that we chose not to do an excursion or had one that ended early, is there a port that had things to walk to and see on our own?

    Ahoy, Pamela!

    There are so many fabulous Port Adventure options for Alaska! My family was fortunate to sail to the Last Frontier on the Disney Wonder in 2015 and selecting our excursions was tough. My best tip is to pick adventures that allow you to see Alaska by land, sea and air. 

    As you think about your days in port, you can definitely spend time exploring Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan on your own because they are all within walking distance.  Skagway is about a 10-minute walk and is a very quaint little town with some shops and restaurants. After our Port Adventure, the tour operator did offer to drop us off in town to explore on our own since we had several hours until all aboard. In Juneau, the ship docks downtown, which isn't far from South Franklin Street. This area is busier than Skagway and is filled with shops and restaurants. The dock in Ketchikan runs right alongside the town. You can wander all around including heading over to historic Creek Street. We actually did two Port Adventures through Disney Cruise Line in Ketchikan and still had time to explore on our own. I was able to find some unique souvenirs in each port during the time on our own and get some great pictures! 

    Pamela, thank you for sending in your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Please let us know if we can assist you further with your plans for Alaska this summer. It's going to be a trip of a lifetime! 

    Have a "Wonder"ful day!

    Nancy
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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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