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Expedition Cruising with Adventures by Disney

Embark on an unforgettable adventure to destinations off the beaten path for extraordinary experiences on both ends of the Earth and stunning locations in between.

With itineraries to Antarctica & Patagonia, the ArcticGalápagos Islands and the Adriatic, you’ll have the opportunity to explore picturesque locations and unique cultures with unparalleled access, signature Disney service and storytelling designed for Adventurers of all ages. Discover the true spirit of adventure on an expedition cruise with Adventures by Disney.

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Why Adventures by Disney Expedition Cruises

Discover what makes an Adventures by Disney expedition cruise a unique experience.

Adventure Guides & Naturalists

Engage in the regions and cultures you visit as Disney-trained Adventure Guides bring each destination to life through the art and magic of storytelling and immersive, entertaining activities— while attending to every detail of your travels. Plus, naturalists in polar regions and the Galápagos Islands are specially trained and will share their knowledge and passion in these destinations.


Through our collaboration with PONANT and GoGalápagos, two leaders in luxury cruising, you will enjoy comfort and style along with an array of amenities and dining options wherever your expedition takes you.

Unique & Flexible Itineraries

Enjoy the spontaneity of a flexible itinerary that features an array of activities and excursions while allowing you to experience unplanned phenomena as they occur in real time.

Adventure for All

Create memories that will last a lifetime as you embark on a unique adventure filled with fun and engaging activities that will provide entertainment for your whole family.

Environmentally Conscious Travel

It is a top priority of Adventures by Disney and our collaborators to ensure sustainability and environmental awareness on every expedition cruise sailing. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact by being more fuel-efficient and creating less waste in each of the pristine and remote locations we visit.

Hassle-Free Travel

Wherever your expedition cruise takes you, you can be sure that when you travel  your trip will include transportation, transfers, a host of amenities, plus Disney-trained Adventure Guides, to ensure your vacation is hassle-free.

Adventures by Disney Expedition Cruise Destinations


Adriatic Expedition Cruise

An 8-day/7-night cruise into one of the most picturesque regions in the world that includes destinations in Italy, Croatia and Montenegro—with the option for a day trip to Slovenia. You’ll set sail aboard a privately-chartered PONANT ship to stunning locations along the sun-soaked Adriatic coastline, just as the ancient explorers did. Become immersed in coastal cultures as you explore the unique flavors, fascinating history and proud locals—which may even include “dragons!”

South America

Galápagos Islands Expedition Cruise

A 9-day/8-night getaway to the enchanting Archipelago off the coast of Ecuador. Explore diverse ecosystems that are home to an array of wildlife that includes marine iguanas, Galápagos tortoises, sea lions and Blue-footed Boobies. You’ll also snorkel among reef sharks and spotted eagle rays in the calm, turquoise waters. Extend your adventure and immerse yourself in the wonders of the Amazon Basin with a pre-expedition Amazon Escape.

Polar Regions & South America

Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition Cruise

A 12-day/11-night adventure to the awe-inspiring icescapes of the earth's southernmost continent. Hike with naturalists to observe colonies of penguins and glide on zodiac boats between glaciers in Antarctica. You'll also explore the culture and diverse landscapes of Patagonia, also known as the "End of the World." Extend your stay in South America with a Buenos Aires Escape and explore this vibrant city for 4 days and 3 nights prior to your expedition cruise.

Arctic Expedition Cruise

A 10-day/9-night expedition to one of Europe’s last great wildernesses where polar bears outnumber people. Your journey begins in Oslo, Norway before you embark on a cruise to the Svalbard Archipelago where you'll go with "floe" on an epic exploration of the region's wildlife and majestic polar landscapes. For the ultimate adventure, combine your Arctic Expedition Cruise with the Norway Land Adventure!

Antarctica vs. The Arctic

Need help deciding between an epic expedition cruise to Antarctica or the Arctic? Here are some fun facts to help you decide:


  • Southern Hemisphere
  • November - February
  • Penguins (Adelie, Gentoo, Chinstrap)
    Seals (Elephant, Leopard, Weddell)
    Whales (Blue, Killer, Humpback)
  • Larger/Dramatic Icebergs, Ice Floes
  • No Permanent Human Populations
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The Arctic

  • Northern Hemisphere
  • May - September
  • Polar Bears, Walrus, Puffins, Reindeer, Arctic Foxes, Bearded & Ringed Seals, Whales (Beluga, Narwhal (Rare), Humpback, Blue)
  • Small Icebergs, Ice Floes, Mountains, Fjords, Arctic Flora
  • Human History and Current Inhabitants
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Discover the Disney Difference

When you travel with Adventures by Disney, you’ll experience more than just a vacation. You’ll find yourself immersed in the people, cultures and traditions of every amazing destination you visit, wherever in the world your adventures take you. Discover the Disney Difference and see what makes traveling with Adventures by Disney a unique and exciting adventure for the whole family.

  • Disney-trained Adventure Guides
  • Naturalists with Regional Expertise
  • Authenticity
  • Insider Access
  • World-Class Service
  • Fun for the Whole Family

Learn more about the Disney Difference

Photo Credit: Antarctica and Arctic imagery courtesy of PONANT

What's Included

Enjoy the following on your Adventures by Disney Expedition Cruise vacation.

  • Deluxe accommodations in an outside stateroom
  • Daily land or Zodiac boat excursions
  • Disney-trained Adventure Guides
  • Naturalists with regional knowledge and expertise
  • All onboard gratuities and port charges
  • Engaging programming and entertainment for all Adventurers
  • A variety of cuisine onboard the ship
  • See each itinerary for more all-inclusive items
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Extend Your Vacation

Add a pre-cruise Escape to Buenos Aires or the Amazon to your Expedition Cruise.

Travel with Disney

Date changes or cancellations will be subject to Adventures by Disney’s standard terms and conditions