Adventures by Disney in Neko Harbor, Antarctica. Photo credit: Disney Cruise Line.
Adventures by Disney has announced its first-ever expedition cruises, building on the company’s European river cruise offering.
Antarctica voyages are slated to begin in late 2021, while sailings to the Galapagos Islands will begin in 2022.
Bookings open to the public on 22JAN, 2021. More details on Adventures by Disney Expedition Cruises can be found here.
Family Expedition Cruises to the White Continent
With the introduction of an Antarctica expedition cruise, Adventures by Disney now offers family vacation experiences across all seven continents. Scheduled for 2021 and 2022, two 12-day, 11-night Antarctica and Patagonia Expedition guests will sail with PONANT, a cruise company that specializes in luxury polar expeditions.
Following an overnight stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the sailings begin in Ushuaia, the southernmost tip of Argentine Patagonia. Here, guests can take a scenic train ride and explore Tierra del Fuego National Park, travel by catamaran through the Beagle Channel and visit the historical settlement, Estancia Harberton.
After navigating through the Drake Passage, the journey continues to Antarctica, where guests can embark on daily boat excursions and hike along the continent’s shorelines to spot wildlife.
Travellers can add a Buenos Aires Escape land package to their Antarctica and Patagonia Expedition Cruise. On this four-day, three-night guided group experience in Argentina’s capital, guests can go horseback riding in the countryside, visit a local estancia and become immersed in the cosmopolitan culture of the “Paris of South America.”
Family Expedition Cruises in the Enchanted Isles
Adventures by Disney’s nine-day, eight-night Galapagos Islands Expedition Cruises sail on the boutique expedition ship, the Galapagos Legend.
Guests have a chance to discover the archipelago’s spectacular vistas and diverse plant and animal species, with possible sightings of albatrosses, frigatebird, blue-footed booby, giant tortoise, marine iguana and Galapagos penguin. Trip highlights include snorkelling, hiking and paddling in transparent kayaks.
Families can also take part in making fresh sugar cane juice at a family farm, discover local crafts with artisans-in-training at a local bazaar and visit a coffee plantation.
Three routes are scheduled for the Adventures by Disney Galapagos Islands Expedition Cruise in 2022.
- Departing 09FEB, the north and south Galapagos itinerary includes excursions to the islands of San Cristobal, Espanola, Floreana, Santa Cruz, Genovesa and Santa Fe.
- Departing 06MAR, 10JUL and 07AUG, the south and east Galapagos itinerary includes excursions to the islands of South Plaza, North Seymour, San Cristobal, Espanola, Floreana and Santa Cruz.
- Departing 18DEC, the north and west Galapagos itinerary includes excursions to the islands of Baltra, Genovesa, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, Mosquera, Santiago, Rabida, Isabela and Fernandina.
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