Adventures by Disney to launch first-ever expedition cruises
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Adventures by Disney to launch first-ever expedition cruises

GLENDALE, CA — Adventures by Disney is entering the expedition market with its first-ever expedition cruises starting this year.

Voyages on purpose-built ships specially designed to access remote destinations and featuring expert naturalists and Adventure Guides will set sail to Antarctica in late 2021 and to the Galapagos Islands in 2022. Bookings open to the public on Jan. 22, 2021.

Here are some highlights of all-new Adventures by Disney Expedition Cruises:



With the introduction of the Antarctica expedition cruise, Adventures by Disney now offers family vacations across all seven continents. Scheduled for 2021 and 2022, two 12-day, 11-night Antarctica and Patagonia Expedition Cruises will sail with PONANT, a leader in luxury polar expeditions.

Following an overnight stay in Buenos Aires, the voyage begins at the southernmost tip of Argentine Patagonia where guests will visit Ushuaia, 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. Guests will also embark on daily boat excursions.



For those wishing to add to their Antarctica and Patagonia Expedition Cruise, the Buenos Aires Escape is a three-night guided group experience that includes must-see attractions. Guests will enjoy the countryside tradition of horseback riding while visiting a local estancia, dance the tango and stroll the charming streets of Buenos Aires.



On the Adventures by Disney Galapagos Islands Expedition Cruise, families will get to island-hop with five 8-night sailings aboard the boutique expedition ship, the Galapagos Legend. Led by naturalists, guests will snorkel in waters inhabited by sea lions and sea turtles, hike across the island’s diverse terrain, and paddle in transparent kayaks along sheltered coves. Other highlights include making fresh sugar cane juice at a family farm and a visit to a coffee plantation.

Three routes are scheduled for the Adventures by Disney Galapagos Islands Expedition Cruise in 2022:

  • 9: The north and south Galapagos itinerary includes excursions to San Cristobal, Espanola, Floreana, Santa Cruz, Genovesa and Santa Fe
  • March 6, July 10 and Aug. 7: The south and east Galapagos itinerary includes excursions to the islands of South Plaza, North Seymour, San Cristobal, Espanola, Floreana and Santa Cruz
  • 18: The north and west Galapagos itinerary includes excursions to the islands of Baltra, Genovesa, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, Mosquera, Santiago, Rabida, Isabela and Fernandina



In addition to expedition cruises, Adventures by Disney’s popular river cruises return to Europe in 2022 with itineraries along the Danube, Rhine and Seine Rivers. New for 2022, specialty National Geographic Photography Sailings along the Seine River with AmaWaterways will offer photo-driven excursions with National Geographic photographers.



For more information on Adventures by Disney Expedition Cruises, go to the Expedition Cruising with Disney page on

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