Adventures by Disney Expedition Cruises

You will journey to some of the world’s most wondrous and sought-after destinations when you set sail on all-new Adventures by Disney Expedition Cruises. With voyages to Antarctica beginning in late 2021 and to the Galapagos Islands in 2022, you will embark on exhilarating adventures across breathtaking, remote landscapes while enjoying a leisurely voyage with family-focused activities curated by the travel experts at Disney. 

Antarctica and Patagonia Expedition Cruises

With the introduction of the Antarctica Expedition Cruise, Adventures by Disney now offers family vacation experiences across all seven continents. Scheduled for 2021 and 2022, three 12-day, 11-night Antarctica and Patagonia Expedition Cruises will sale with PONANT, a leader in luxury polar expeditions. 

Prepare for the adventure of a lifetime as you explore the infinite riches and natural beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula. Nature takes center stage and unique experiences abound as you hike through penguin colonies, search for pods of whales navigating the waters around you, and share a toast with fellow Adventurers as you glide past glaciers and ice floes. Plus, you’ll kick off your journey to the Antarctic Peninsula with explorations of the diverse landscapes and rich culture of Patagonia, also known as the “End of the World.”

Daily Zodiac Excursions & Landings — Experience unique, up-close encounters with ice bergs and local wildlife as you cruise the waters around Antarctica.

Wildlife Sightings — From orcas to penguins to fur seals, keep an eye out for the local wildlife—at least 235 marine species—that call Antarctica home.

Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego — Spend 2 adventure-filled days exploring this lush and vibrant region at the “End of the World.”

Learn From Your Trip’s Onboard Experts — A team of Adventures by Disney naturalists and a special guest, whose expertise will be wildlife or photography will accompany each departure to share their skill and knowledge.

Embrace Spontaneity — Relish the spontaneity of each day in Antarctica, where nature dictates your adventure and no 2 days will be the same.

Harberton Settlement — Step back in time on your visit to this working estancia and explore its nature reserve and historic museums.

Drake Passage — Complete a true seafaring rite of passage as you cross this body of water that can, at times, be challenging.

Premium Kayaking Excursion Add-on — Get up close to the natural phenomenon that surrounds you on an exhilarating kayak excursion amid the ice bergs and wildlife.

See What’s Included on an Adventures by Disney Expedition Cruise:

  • Service of knowledgeable team including: Shipboard naturalists, Disney-trained Adventure Guides and exclusive Disney Special Guests on select sailings
  • Smaller, purpose-built ships allow for access to remote and otherwise inaccessible areas
  • Zodiac boat excursions and landings to immerse you in the pristine natural beauty of the region
  • Engaging on-board activities for adults and Junior Adventurers alike
  • Intimate accommodations that offer comfort, an array of conveniences & delicious dining options

Buenos Aires Escape

You can add even more adventure to their Antarctica and Patagonia Expedition Cruise with the Buenos Aires EscapeThis four-day, three-night guided group experience will highlight must-see attractions as well as the hidden gems of Argentina’s capital. Fall under the spell of this vibrant Argentinian metropolis as you get an authentic taste of its history, culture and charm during this Adventures by Disney Buenos Aires Escape. Indulge in gourmet gastronomy, visit iconic landmarks, live like a Argentine cowboy for a day and more. This is the perfect pre-adventure to your Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition Cruise.

Private Tango Demonstration & Class — Watch a performance of the tantalizing Tango in the city where it originated, then take to the dance floor and show off your moves.

Buenos Aires City Tour — See the sights of this iconic metropolis, including Casa Rosada, where Eva “Evita” Perón would address the crowds from the balcony.

San Antonio Areco Visit — Step back in time on a visit to this authentic Argentine town that is home to the Las Lilas de Areco Museum.

Barbeque at Estancia — Live the life of a Argentine cowboy for a day as you explore the estancia, go horseback riding and chow down on authentic Argentine barbecue.

Folkloric Music & Dance Performance — Immerse yourself in the history and spirit of this proud Argentinian region through a traditional performance of its music and dance.

The Argentine Experience Interactive Dinner & Cocktail Making — Journey into the heart and culture of Argentina—through its food—at this hands-on demonstration, tasting and mixed grill feast.

View of two beaches on Bartolome Island in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador

Galapagos Islands Expedition Cruise

On the Adventures by Disney Galapagos Islands Expedition Cruise, families will island-hop from one extraordinary adventure to the next with five nine-day, eight-night sailings aboard the boutique expedition ship, the Galapagos Legend. Three routes are scheduled for this adventure.

On all Adventures by Disney Expedition Cruises, you will relax and play together aboard an intimate expedition ship as a team of Adventure Guides lead engaging programming for adults and Junior Adventurers alike. Special presentations by naturalists will further immerse travelers in the stories of the ecosystems around them, and on select sailings, Disney animal and photography experts will host conversations and hands-on workshops about wildlife, conservation and travel photography.

Unleash your adventurous spirit as you travel on a unique expedition cruise, where you’ll explore the diverse islands and ecosystems of the Galápagos Archipelago. Experience the pristine beauty of this equatorial region where you may get up close with the many endemic species, including marine iguanas, Giant Land Tortoises, sea lions, blue-footed boobies and many more. Choose from 3 different routes, each offers amazing adventure as only Adventures by Disney can provide.

Gardner Bay & Osborn Islets – Española Island — Tour the gorgeous white sand beaches of the southernmost and one of the oldest of the Galápagos Islands.

Darwin Research Center & Fausto Llerena Breeding Center – Santa Cruz Island — Visit this center, set in the Galapagos National Park Service, dedicated to the conservation of the Galapagos Archipelago.

Floreana Island — Explore this snorkeling haven that is home to the Post Office Barrel—the oldest post office in the Pacific.

Black Turtle Cove – Isabela Island — Board a panga for an exploration through mangrove forests in an internal lagoon accessible only by sea.

El Barranco – Genovesa Island — Take the steep rocky path known as Prince Phillip’s Steps up to a cliff face and then to an expansive lava field.

Darwin Bay – Genovesa Island — Keep watch for the endemic lava gull, the rarest gull in the world, as you trek through the magnificent scenery.

Hiking in the Galápagos — Traverse the trails through terrain as diverse as rainforests, beaches, jungles and bays.

Snorkeling in the Galápagos — Enter an aquatic world where you’ll spot an array of diverse marine life with a backdrop of underwater extraordinary views.

Kayaking in the Galápagos — Paddle the turquoise waters of the Galápagos as you explore the surrounding ecosystem from atop a glass-bottom kayak.

Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado – San Cristóbal Island — Get a fascinating look at tortoises in various life stages at this nature reserve and tortoise breeding center.

Bachas Beach – Santa Cruz Island — Swim in the beautiful waters off Bachas Beach, named for wrecked World War II barges that are still visible in the sand.

Wildlife Viewing — Explore these unique islands and their wildlife population—home to the highest number of endemic species in the world.

Egas Port – Santiago Island — Trek across black volcanic sand, passing a fur seal colony, lava lizards, sea lions, waders and other Galápagos natives.

Tagus Cove – Isabela Island — Embark on an adventure with a piratical history in this amazing locale that was a favorite of Charles Darwin.

Santa Cruz Island Pit Craters — Wander through the endemic Scalesia forest for a first-hand look at the massive volcanic Twin Craters.

See What’s Included on an Adventures by Disney Expedition Cruise

  • Service of knowledgeable team including: Shipboard naturalists, Disney-trained Adventure Guides and exclusive Disney Special Guests on select sailings
  • Smaller, purpose-built ships allow for access to remote and otherwise inaccessible areas
  • Zodiac boat excursions and landings to immerse you in the pristine natural beauty of the region
  • Engaging on-board activities for adults and Junior Adventurers alike
  • Intimate accommodations that offer comfort, an array of conveniences & delicious dining options

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