Alaska Disney cruise 2018

If Alaska hasn’t been on your list to travel to yet, go add it! We’ve been on 3 Disney cruises and I have to admit that the Alaska cruise was one of my favorites.

I don’t know if it was that my kids didn’t argue as much or if it was the location, or a culmination of a lot of things but both Mark and I agreed that this was one of our favorite cruises with the kids. We’ve been fortunate enough to travel with our friends The Moreno’s for our Disney cruises and it’s always a wonderful experience. Our kids all get along and we get to enjoy adult time while the kids enjoy the Kids Club. It’s really a win-win!


We set sail from Vancouver Canada. It’s always a good idea to arrive to your cruise at least one day early so you don’t have to worry about any travel delays and can relax a bit before you get on board. We like to arrive at least a day early.


We’ve splurged the last few cruises and did the the concierge option. This time we upgraded to a bigger cabin and I have to tell you, I’m hooked! The Concierge staff on the Disney cruise line is phenomenal. They know you and your kids by name when you go in the lounge. The staff also heard how much we loved brunello wine and brought a special bottle on board. They do it right friends and I’m hooked 🙂

Our first stop was a really cool glacier. It wasn’t as cold as I thought it would be and the water was so blue!!

Group photo of the kids. Sydney was being super cooperative.

Oh Sydney!

Second stop was Skagway. This was our favorite stop. We did a helicopter ride to a glacier and then did dog sledding. It was incredible!

This is the dog camp.

Then off to Juneau where we did whale watching and another glacier. We didn’t spend too much time at the glacier because we wanted to get to the whales.

The last photo is of two bald eagles.

Finding words to really describe this trip has been tough. It was perfect. Please put Alaska on your travel list, it’s worth it!

Parents, the kids club is phenomenal and the kids love going there which makes it really nice for the adults to go see a show or have a nice dinner at one of the ships restaurants. We did group dining a lot of the evenings so that the kids to could see the fun stuff, but some nights we skipped the group dining and made reservations at the onboard restaurant. If you decide to do this, you need to make reservations a head of time and it’s not included in the food (you pay separate). We also went some fun late night shows that I volunteered Mark for ( and he loved me for it).

There is so much to do on board and the kids and adults always have something fun to do.

Going on a Disney cruise/adventure is something that I hope to be able to do at least once a year. Everyone in our family looks forward to it. We are excited to set sail again late February for our next Disney cruise. Follow along on my Instagram to see all the fun!



  1. Marylu says:

    So I’ve never really been on a cruise where we can’t relax by the pool or lay in the sun… what did you guys do during the day? I’m also an anxious cruiser and said I’d never go on another one… but I may have put my fears aside for my kiddos!?!

    • Melissa Koehler says:

      There were tons of activities to do while we were out to sea. Shows, movies, kids club. We never felt bored or searched for things to do. Disney does it up for the kids (and adults)

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