Disney Cruises to Alaska

Explore Alaska’s breathtaking landscape aboard a Disney cruise departing from Vancouver. Select from five- to nine-night itineraries for couples and families to discover the awe-inspiring northern region of the US. This guide presents essential information about Disney cruises to Alaska, including departure dates, pricing, ship options, and Alaskan ports of call. It also provides important details about Disney Cruise Line’s Vancouver terminal to ensure a seamless and stress-free experience.

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Dates & Itineraries: Alaskan Disney Cruises

A Disney Cruise ship sails through an Alaskan fjord, with mountains, waterfalls, and glaciers in the background, as viewed from the ship's deck, with a lie preserver and life boat in the foreground.

Below are the departure dates and itineraries for Disney Alaskan cruises from Vancouver in 2024 and 2025. Disney’s 2026 Alaska sail dates are expected to be announced around March 2025.

Note: Disney Alaskan cruises are currently all aboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship and begin in Vancouver, Canada.

5-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver

A small ship is overshadowed by a large glacier | Image © Dusney

Itinerary Includes

  • Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada (Cruise Start/End)
  • Glacier Viewing (Stikine Icecap), Alaska
  • Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Day at Sea (2 days)

2024 Sail Dates

  • July 24 – 29, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $3,236 USD

2025 Sail Dates

  • July 16 – 21, 2025 on Disney Wonder | From $3,500 USD

7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver
featuring Skagway

A Disney Cruise Ship in port at Skagway, Alaska, with the White Pass Railway train nearby

Itinerary Includes

  • Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada (Cruise Start/End)
  • Glacier Viewing (Stikine Icecap), Alaska
  • Juneau, Alaska
  • Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Skagway, Alaska
  • Day at Sea (2 days)

2024 Sail Dates

  • May 20 – 27, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $3,503 USD
  • June 3 – 10, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $4,301 USD
  • June 17 – 24, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $4,483 USD
  • July 1 – 8, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $4,651 USD
  • July 29 – August 5, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $4,623 USD
  • August 12 – 19, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $3,769 USD
  • August 26 – September 2, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $3,363 USD
  • September 9 – 16, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $3,027 USD
  • September 16 – 23, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $2,929 USD

2025 Sail Dates

  • May 12 – 19, 2025 on Disney Wonder | From $3,578 USD
  • May 19 – 26, 2025 on Disney Wonder | From $3,592 USD
  • May 26 – June 2, 2025 on Disney Wonder | From $4,222 USD
  • June 2 – 9, 2025 on Disney Wonder | From $4,446 USD
  • June 9 – 16, 2025 on Disney Wonder | From $4,614 USD
  • June 23 – 30, 2025 on Disney Wonder | From $4,824 USD
  • June 30 – July 7, 2025 on Disney Wonder | From $4,922 USD
  • July 21 – 28, 2025 on Disney Wonder | From $4,810 USD
  • July 28 – August 4, 2025 on Disney Wonder | From $4,810 USD
  • August 4 – 11, 2025 on Disney Wonder | From $4,600 USD
  • August 18 – 25, 2025 on Disney Wonder | From $3,900 USD
  • August 25 – September 1, 2025 on Disney Wonder | From $3,550 USD
  • September 1 – 8, 2025 on Disney Wonder | From $3,424 USD
  • September 8 – 15, 2025 on Disney Wonder | From $3,130 USD

7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver
featuring Icy Strait Point

Itinerary Includes

  • Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada (Cruise Start/End)
  • Glacier Viewing (Stikine Icecap), Alaska
  • Icy Strait Point, Alaska
  • Juneau, Alaska
  • Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Day at Sea (2 days)

2024 Sail Dates

  • May 13 – 20, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $3,490 USD
  • May 27 – June 3, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $4,036 USD
  • June 10 – 17, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $4,484 USD
  • June 24 – July 1, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $4,568 USD
  • July 8 – 15, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $4,680 USD
  • August 5 – 12, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $4,400 USD
  • August 19 – 26, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $3,784 USD
  • September 2-9, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $3,252 USD

2025 Sail Dates

  • June 16 – 23, 2025 on Disney Wonder | From $4,646 USD
  • August 11 – 18, 2025 on Disney Wonder | From $3,932 USD

8-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver

A Disney Cruise ship sails on the open ocean

Itinerary Includes

  • Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada (Cruise Start/End)
  • Glacier Viewing (Stikine Ice Cap)
  • Juneau, AK
  • Ketchikan, AK
  • Sitka, AK
  • Skagway, AK
  • Day at Sea (2 days)

2024 Sail Dates

  • None currently scheduled for this itinerary

2025 Sail Dates

  • September 15 – 23, 2025 on Disney Wonder | From $3,409 USD

9-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver

A Disney Cruise ship sails on the open ocean

Itinerary Includes

  • Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada (Cruise Start/End)
  • Glacier Viewing (Stikine Icecap), Alaska
  • Icy Strait Point, Alaska
  • Juneau, Alaska
  • Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Sitka, Alaska
  • Victoria (British Columbia), Canada
  • Day at Sea (2 days)

2024 Sail Dates

  • July 15 – 24, 2024 on Disney Wonder | From $5,765 USD

2025 Sail Dates

  • July 7 – 16, 2025 on Disney Wonder | From $5,800 USD

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Where Do Disney Cruises to Alaska Go?

In 2024 and 2025, Disney Cruise Line will offer sailings from Vancouver, Canada, to ports of call throughout Alaska. Passengers can choose from itineraries ranging from five to nine nights, with stops at various destinations, including Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, Skagway, Glacier Viewing at the Stikine Icecap, and Icy Strait Point.

Guests can enjoy fine dining, Broadway-style live shows, and other diverse entertainment aboard the Disney Wonder. Additionally, guests can enhance their cruise packages with excursions (Port Adventures), allowing for a deeper immersion into the cultures and attractions of each destination.

A Disney cruise to Alaska is the ideal way to experience the magic of this remarkable region. There is no shortage of things to do on a Disney cruise to Alaska, whether you’re looking for breathtaking wilderness, local traditions, walks around lively cities, or exciting adventures.

The following is an overview of Disney’s Alaskan cruise ports of call and points of interest.

About the Juneau Disney Cruise Port

The city of Juneau, Alaska’s capital, is a popular port of call on Disney cruises to Alaska. Visitors can explore the city’s natural wonders, museums, and historic sites, including the Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska State Museum, and Red Dog Saloon.

The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center in Juneau, Alaska

Other options include:

  • Shopping for Alaskan souvenirs.
  • Taking a tram to an observation deck for a bird’s eye view of the city.
  • Visiting the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery to see salmon eggs harvested and fertilized.

Many excursions (Port Adventures) are available at Disney’s Juneau port, including salmon bakes, zip-lining, dog sledding, glacier tours, and whale watching.

About the Ketchikan Disney Cruise Port

Ketchikan is a city in Alaska that is the fifth most populous and known as the “Salmon Capital of the World.” It is rich in Native Alaskan culture, with towering totem poles and shops offering hand-carved items for tourists.

Metal Statues in front of an arched sign reading

Visitors can explore the world’s most extensive collection of original 19th-century totem poles at the Totem Heritage Center, enjoy shopping for unique items, stroll along Creek Street, and escape to the Misty Fjords National Monument. Optional excursions include a lumberjack show, a trolley tour, wilderness dining, and salmon fishing.

About the Sitka Disney Cruise Port

Disney cruises to Alaska offer a stop at Sitka, a multicultural port with a rich history as the former capital of Russian America. Visitors can enjoy outdoor adventures in the Tongass National Forest, spot wildlife, and learn about Tlingit and Russian cultures through local museums and performances. Popular activities and attractions include:

  • Shopping for unique items.
  • Watching traditional Russian and Ukrainian dances.
  • Visiting the Fortress of the Bear.
  • Exploring Sitka National Historical Park and St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral.

Your Disney Alaskan cruise package can also include sightseeing tours, salmon fishing, and sea kayaking excursions.

About the Skagway Disney Cruise Port

Skagway, located in the Alaskan Panhandle, is a charming town that served as the setting of Jack London’s book, The Call of the Wild. The town grew during the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s, and visitors can explore its history at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and Skagway Museum and Archives. Other must-see destinations include the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, Jewell Gardens, and the Chilkoot Trail. Horseback riding, sled dog adventures, hiking, rafting, and touring glaciers are among the many excursions available.

About the Other Disney Alaskan Destinations

Aside from the main port cities, Disney cruises to Alaska offer a number of less-frequented destinations and points of interest. They include the following.

Glacier Viewing at the Stikine Icecap

Disney cruises to Alaska offer a unique opportunity to visit the Stikine Icecap and witness the region’s natural beauty. Passengers can navigate through an icy fjord, observe wild animals and soaring cliffs, and gaze upon sapphire waters and glowing blue ice as they make their way to one of the majestic glaciers along the Stikine Icecap. The icefield is renowned for its granite spires and imposing peaks and is one of the three biggest icecaps in Alaska.

Icy Strait Point

Disney cruises to Alaska offer the opportunity to visit Icy Strait Point, a scenic destination known for whale watching. Visitors can explore the lively fishing community, former logging town, and Tlingit village of Hoonah and enjoy various activities such as kayaking, zip-lining, ATV expeditions, and watching tribal dance performances. The shops offer souvenirs, clothing, salmon products, art, and books. Additionally, visitors can savor an authentic culinary experience and challenge themselves in the Tree Top Adventure Park and Ropes Course.

Victoria (British Columbia), Canada

Home to the world-famous Butchart Gardens, Victoria, Canada is a port that blends natural beauty with a bustling metropolis. Victoria is the capital city of the Province of British Columbia and is known as the “City of Gardens.” Beyond Butchart Gardens, explore Beacon Hill Park or visit the Butterfly Gardens. For an eye towards history, visit Craigdarroch Castle or the Royal British Columbia Museum.

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How Many Disney Cruises to Alaska Are There?

Disney Cruise Line typically offers between 15 and 20 departures from Vancouver to Alaska ports between May and September each year. These cruises are organized into several different itineraries, all of which typically stick the the panhandle area of Alaska, including stops at popular ports such as Juneau, Ketchikan, Sikta, Skagway, and others.

Guests can enjoy exceptional service, entertainment, and cuisine onboard, as well as shopping, sightseeing, adventurous activities, and cultural excursions on land.

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How Long Are Disney’s Alaskan Cruises?

Disney Cruise Line offers a range of cruise options to explore the picturesque beauty of Alaska. The cruises depart from Vancouver, Canada, and usually last from 5-9 nights, with 7-night sailings being the most common.

With various stops at Alaskan port cities such as Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, Skagway, Glacier Viewing at the Stikine Icecap, and Icy Strait, Disney’s Alaskan itineraries are designed to cater to the preferences of both experienced and first-time Disney cruisers.

For those who are new to cruising, the shorter 5-night voyages would be a great choice since they offer a glimpse of Disney’s magical experiences without committing to an extended trip. However, experienced cruisers may prefer longer voyages to explore more Alaskan destinations and spend more time in its breathtaking wilderness.

How Much Do Disney Cruises to Alaska Cost?

Disney Cruise Line offers an unforgettable and affordable vacation experience for families who wish to explore the beauty of Alaska.

2024 starting prices for a Disney cruise to Alaska from Vancouver range from $2,733 to $5,765 for two people, depending on the itinerary and sail date chosen. 2025 starting prices range from $3,130 to $5,800. Prices will be higher for some stateroom types and for more than two passengers per stateroom. Prices and availability can change anytime, so it’s always a good idea to check with The Vacationeer for the latest.

One of Disney Cruise Line’s unique selling points is what’s included in a Disney cruise.

The price includes most dining, activities, entertainment, and services, including character meet-and-greets, Broadway-quality shows, movie screenings, water activities, and fireworks at sea. Children and teens can enjoy complimentary activities at Oceaneer Club, Edge, and Vibe. At the same time, adults can access a range of complimentary amenities, such as a pool for adults, a nightclub, and a fitness center.

In addition, the price of a Disney cruise includes port expenses, taxes, and fees, making it an excellent value for families. However, it’s important to note that airfare, gratuities, specialty restaurants, spas, excursions (Port Adventures), bottled beverages, and alcohol purchased on a Disney cruise aren’t covered.

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About the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship to Alaska

Disney Wonder Cruise Ship

The Disney Wonder offers cruises from Vancouver to Alaska. The cruise ship, which has been operating since 1999, resembles Disney Magic but boasts Art Nouveau interiors instead of Art Deco. With a capacity to host 2,400 passengers, Disney Wonder features 11 public decks, 875 staterooms, and a crew of about 950. It spans 974 ft in length and has a gross tonnage of 83,000.

Disney Wonder at Sunset

The Disney Wonder underway with a gorgeous sunset in the background | Image © Disney

Dining on Disney Wonder

Disney Cruise Line has a unique dining rotation system, where guests switch to a different restaurant each night while keeping the same table number and waitstaff throughout their voyage.

Among the main restaurants on the Disney Wonder are Triton’s, Tiana’s Place, and Animator’s Palate, which serve French cuisine, Southern cooking with live jazz, and contemporary cuisine with Disney characters, respectively. There are also a number of other dining options, including a buffet-style restaurant, a sandwich and salad shop, a pizza place, and an adult-oriented Italian-inspired restaurant with live music called Palo.

Activities on Disney Wonder

Guests of all ages will find a wealth of things to do on a Disney cruise to Alaska aboard the Disney Wonder. Popular attractions on the ship include Goofy’s Pool, AquaLab water playground, Frozen, A Musical Spectacular inside the 977-seat Walt Disney Theatre, and movies at the Buena Vista Theatre. Guests can also enjoy a fully-equipped fitness center, the luxurious Senses Spa and Salon, and many lounges and pubs, including the adults-only Crown & Fin Pub.

Meanwhile, children can enjoy various activities and clubs, including character meet and greets with beloved Disney favorites, the It’s a Small World Nursery, Oceaneer Club, Oceaneer Lab, Edge, and Vibe. With options tailored to all age groups, these activities provide younger guests with a fun and engaging experience.

DCL Oceaneer Club

One of the many onboard adventures for younger travelers at Disney Cruise Line’s Oceaneer Club | Image © Disney

Staterooms on Disney Wonder

The Disney Wonder cruise ship offers a range of staterooms that cater to the different needs and preferences of its guests. These include the Inside, Outside, Verandah, and Concierge categories. We recommend referring to our comprehensive guide on the Best Staterooms on a Disney Cruise for a more detailed understanding of the various stateroom options. Alternatively, if you require further information about the rooms or voyages, we suggest consulting an experienced Disney travel agent.

In terms of overall cruising experience, Disney Wonder is one of the best ships in the Disney fleet, offering guests a unique and enjoyable experience. Regardless of the time of year or destination, a Disney cruise to Alaska on board the Disney Wonder is always a magical experience.

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About Disney Cruise Line Vancouver Terminal

The Disney Wonder arrives at Canada Place, Port of Vancouver

The Port of Vancouver is an established departure point for Disney Cruise Line’s Alaskan cruises. Situated at 999 Canada Place, the terminal can host up to four cruise ships simultaneously and is owned and operated by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. With over 900,000 passengers annually and around 300 ship calls per year, the Port of Vancouver Cruise Terminal is Canada’s busiest cruise port, welcoming visitors from late April to September.

For passengers embarking on a Disney cruise to Alaska, the Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal is conveniently located just 12 miles away from Vancouver International Airport. Additionally, the terminal’s location grants travelers access to various amenities and attractions in Vancouver, such as shopping, cultural experiences, and fine dining.

There’s even an on-site flight simulator attraction, FlyOver Canada, which features a ride system reminiscent of the Soarin’ attraction at EPCOT and Disney California Adventure. (Separate admission is required.)

The Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal is easily accessible by various modes of transportation, including Uber, taxi, public transit, and walking for those staying in nearby hotels. Overall, Vancouver’s ideal location and superb facilities make it the perfect starting point for an unforgettable Disney cruise to Alaska.

What is Disney Cruise Line’s Address at the Port of Vancouver?

The address for Disney Cruise Line’s Port of Vancouver cruise terminal is:

Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal
999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1, Canada

Phone:

  • (604) 665-9000 (for Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal)
  • 800-951-3532 (for general Disney Cruise Line help)
  • Get free, personalized assistance booking your Disney cruises by contacting The Vacationeer at 1-833-469-8747.

Driving Directions to Disney’s Vancouver Cruise Terminal at Canada Place

The address for the cruise ship terminal at Canada Place in Vancouver is 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1, Canada. The directions are also available on this printable map if you prefer to see them visually.

  • If you drive to Canada Place from the U.S./Canada border, you can take I-5 north and continue on BC-99 until you cross the Oak Street Bridge. Then, turn left on 49th Avenue, followed by a right on Granville Street. Proceed north across the Granville Street Bridge, take the Seymour Street exit, and continue north on Seymour Street to West Cordova Street. Turn left on West Cordova Street, followed by a right on Howe Street. You will now be facing Canada Place.
  • If you drive to Canada Place from Vancouver International Airport (YVR), you can exit the airport via Grant McConachie Way, cross the Arthur Laing Bridge in the right lane, take the Granville Street exit, and proceed north down Granville Street. Follow the same directions as above from the Granville Street Bridge.
  • If you take public transportation, take the Canada Line (SkyTrain) from YVR-Airport Station Eastbound, get off at Waterfront Station (terminus station), exit the station, and walk westbound on Cordova Street. Then, turn right at Howe Street and follow the sidewalk to the Canada Place cruise terminal. TransLink can provide public transit schedules and route planning information.

Parking at Port of Vancouver (Canada Place) for Disney Alaskan Cruises

If you’re driving to Vancouver for your Disney cruise, you’ll need a parking space. Here’s what you need to know.

Official Port of Vancouver (Canada Place) Cruise Terminal Parking Garage

Indigo Park Canada operates a covered parking facility at the Canada Place Cruise Terminal in Downtown Vancouver, which caters to the needs of cruise line passengers, including Disney Cruise Line passengers. It provides 770 parking spaces and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The facility offers Disney Cruise Line guests the best parking experience in the area, both in terms of convenience and reliability.

Short-Term Parking: Free

There is short-term parking available at Canada Place Cruise Terminal for those dropping off or picking up cruise passengers. Parking in the Canada Place garage is free for vehicles parked for less than 15 minutes.Similar to airports, the terminal has separate areas for dropping off and picking up passengers.

Long-Term Cruise Parking: $234.89 CAD per week

The cost of long-term parking depends on the length of stay, the time of year, and availability. Parking at Canada Place costs $234.89 CAD for a week-long stay, or approximately $33.50 CAD per day (roughly $25 USD). These rates are based on the latest available information and are subject to change.

For long-term parking, enter the vehicle ramp at the foot of Howe Street. As you enter the garage, take a ticket from the dispenser and proceed to either level P1 or P2 to find a spot. A Port of Vancouver traffic attendant will be on hand to direct you to the appropriate parking area.

The Canada Place cruise terminal parking garage accommodates vehicles up to 6’9″.

Reservations are recommended and can be made by visiting Indigo’s website. For more information, contact Indigo’s parking guest services at 604-669-7275.

Hotels with Parking and/or Shuttles to Port of Vancouver’s Canada Place Cruise Terminal

If you’re planning to drive to the port, many hotels in Vancouver offer cruise parking options. Spending the night before your departure at one of these nearby hotels also lets you unwind and discover Vancouver without worrying about rushing to the terminal.

Here are some great hotel options in Vancouver that provide cruise parking packages, in case you prefer not to park at the Canada Place garage:

  • Pan Pacific Hotel (Distance to Cruise Port: 0.1 miles): The Pan Pacific Hotel’s Cruise Package offers a one-night stay in luxurious rooms with king-size or two double pillow top beds. The package includes breakfast for two in Oceans 999 with a view of Coal Harbour and North Shore Mountains, complimentary luggage transfer to Canada Place Pier/cruise ship, direct elevator access to the cruise ship terminal, on-site cruise ship parking (bookable directly with Westpark at standard rates), and complimentary WiFi. The hotel is conveniently located on the Canada Place pier, allowing for easy access to Disney’s cruise ship terminal. The option of purchasing additional nights is available.
  • Lowden Hotel (Distance to Cruise Port: 0.62 miles): Staying at Loden Vancouver is the perfect way to kick off your Disney cruise to Alaska. This luxury boutique hotel is only .62 miles from the Canada Place cruise terminal and offers a free shuttle service to take you there. Although they don’t have long-term cruise parking, you can park just down the street at the Port Canada garage at Disney Cruise Line’s departure terminal. With elegant accommodations and excellent service, the Loden Vancouver is a great choice for a comfortable and stylish pre-cruise stay.
  • Atrium Vancouver Inn (Distance to Cruise Port: 3.5 miles): Book your pre-cruise stay at Atrium Vancouver Inn and take advantage of their Stay and Park Package. This package lets you park your car for up to seven days with a paid room night in the hotel’s underground parking and enjoy complimentary shuttle transportation to the Canada Place cruise terminal. Start your Alaska cruise stress-free with this convenient and affordable package.

The hotel’s rates, availability, and offers are subject to change, so be sure to contact them directly. Better yet, speak with a Disney travel expert at The Vacationeer and let them handle all the details.

Restaurants Near Port of Vancouver (Canada Place) Cruise Terminal

If you’re embarking on a Disney cruise from the Port of Vancouver’s Canada Place terminal and looking for nearby dining options, here are seven great restaurants within walking distance:

  • Cactus Club Cafe Coal Harbour: Enjoy upscale casual dining with a West Coast flair and a stunning waterfront view at this popular restaurant.
  • Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar: Savor fresh seafood and Southern-inspired dishes in a cozy, rustic setting at this local favorite.
  • Chop Steakhouse & Bar: Enjoy perfectly cooked steaks and other mouth-watering dishes in an elegant and sophisticated setting.
  • Miku Vancouver: Sample fresh and flavorful sushi and Japanese-inspired dishes at this stylish, modern restaurant with stunning waterfront views.
  • Steamworks Brewpub: Indulge in delicious pub fare and locally crafted beer in a lively and inviting atmosphere at this popular brewery and restaurant.
  • Top Of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant: Treat yourself to breathtaking panoramic views of the city and mountains while dining on gourmet cuisine that’s both classic and contemporary.
  • Water St. Café: Experience contemporary Pacific Northwest cuisine made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients at this charming and intimate restaurant.

And if you’re in a hurry and looking for quick fast-food options, there’s a nearby McDonald’s and Tim Horton’s within walking distance of the terminal.

Airports for Disney Cruises From Vancouver to Alaska

Image of a jet parked at an airport terminal, with service vehicles and luggage bins nearby

For those embarking on a Disney Alaskan cruise from Vancouver, flying into the city is the preferred mode of transportation. Luckily, the Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, which serves as the embarkation point, is conveniently situated near Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Here are some crucial details to keep in mind when flying into Vancouver for a Disney cruise to Alaska.

Which Airport Should I Fly Into for a Disney Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver?

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is the best airport to fly into if you’re planning a Disney cruise to Alaska departing from the Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal.

First and foremost, YVR is incredibly convenient as it’s just 9.5 miles (or 15.3 kilometers) away from the terminal.

Additionally, the airport offers a wide range of transportation options, including Uber, taxis, shuttles, limos, public transit, and car rentals, making it easy to get to your destination quickly and efficiently.

YVR is also known for its world-class amenities, such as restaurants, lounges, and shops, providing passengers with everything they need to relax and refresh before or after their journey.

Vancouver International Airport’s convenient location, efficient transportation options, and excellent amenities make it the perfect choice for those embarking on a Disney cruise to Alaska from the Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal.

Can You Fly Into Seattle for a Disney Alaska Cruise?

Disney Cruises to Alaska sail out of Vancouver, so Vancouver’s airports are the obvious choice for flights. But travelers with a bit of extra time — and a little wanderlust — might instead opt to fly into Seattle-Tacoma Airport (SEA) a day or two in advance of their cruise. Domestic flights into Seattle can be cheaper than international flights to Vancouver, and allow for a great day of sightseeing in the Pacific Northwest ahead of the cruise.

Spend the afternoon exploring the iconic Pike Place Market or visiting the Space Needle, stay overnight, and get up early the next morning to catch Amtrak’s Cascades Route for a stunning scenic train ride up the west coast to Vancouver. The early morning train should get you to Vancouver in time to catch the ship, though a safer bet would be to arrive the day before you set sail.

How Do I Get from Vancouver Airport to Disney’s Canada Place Terminal?

There are several ways to get from Vancouver International Airport to Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal. These include the following:

Ridesharing Apps (Uber, Lyft)

One popular and convenient method is using ridesharing apps like Uber or Lyft. After landing at the airport, passengers can easily request a ride through the app. Ridesharing services are convenient and generally more affordable than taxis and shuttles. For these reasons, ridesharing is the preferred transportation for many guests heading to the Canada Place Cruise Terminal.

Taxi Service

For those who prefer a more traditional mode of transportation, taxis are readily available at the airport and provide the same level of convenience without needing your phone. The drawback is cabs can be more expensive than alternatives like Uber and Lyft.

Public Transit

Another convenient way to get from Vancouver International Airport to the cruise port is by taking the Canada Line Rapid Transit SkyTrain. The station is located between the international and domestic terminals. A covered walkway (with escalators and elevators) makes walking to the station easier, even with baggage.

Passengers should take the Canada Line, which has two routes; one runs from Vancouver Airport to the cruise port on the waterfront, and the other serves the City of Richmond. The journey takes 26 minutes and runs every 6 minutes at peak times, starting at YVR airport. There are 13 stations along this route.

Check the SkyTrain website for fare and schedule updates, but you can expect to pay approximately $8-$10 (Canadian) per person per trip.

Renting a Car

Although renting a car at Vancouver International Airport is possible, it’s not necessary since it’s only 9.5 miles (15.3 km) away, and there are plenty of transportation alternatives for getting to Disney’s Port of Vancouver cruise terminal. In addition, renting a car is likely to be more expensive.

Official Disney Ground Transportation (Shuttle Service)

Disney Cruise Line provides a convenient ground transportation shuttle service for guests traveling from Vancouver International Airport to the Canada Place Cruise Terminal. By opting for a Disney ground transportation package, you can enjoy a stress-free and seamless Disney experience from the moment you arrive until the time you depart.

Although other transportation options, such as Uber, may be less expensive, Disney’s transportation service takes care of everything for you, ensuring you have a hassle-free experience. For this reason, we believe that the additional cost of the Disney transportation package is worth it.

Upon arrival at Vancouver International Airport, guests will undergo a Canadian Border Services Agency Immigration inspection before heading to Baggage Claim. A Disney Cruise Line representative will be waiting for guests outside of customs. Transportation options may include a motor coach, minibus, or taxi, depending on arrival time and party size.

Ground transfers are available on embarkation and debarkation days only and can be purchased in advance for $25 per guest ($50 roundtrip). If guests have booked a hotel stay before or after their cruise, transfers are available for an additional fee between the airport, hotel, and cruise port.

Guests should make reservations for ground transfers in advance. If you wish to add air travel, ground transportation, or a hotel stay, please contact Disney Cruise Line or work with a Disney travel planner like The Vacationeer.

What is the Uber Fare From Vancouver Airport to Disney’s Canada Place Cruise Terminal?

Uber fares from Vancouver International Airport to Disney’s Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal can vary depending on the vehicle you choose, and the distance traveled. The following is an estimate of fares between YVR and the Disney Cruise Line Terminal at Port of Vancouver’s Canada Place cruise terminal. Please remember that these figures are estimates and that the final fare may vary due to traffic, surge pricing, and other factors.

Estimated Cost of an Uber From YVR to Disney’s Canada Place Cruise Terminal:

  • Uber X or Uber Green: $29.32
  • Uber XL: $45.55

*estimates do not include tips.

According to our calculations, Uber X and Uber Green offer the best way to save money on Disney cruise transportation between the airport and the Disney’s Vancouver cruise port.

How Much are Taxis from the Airport to Canada Place?

Plenty of taxis are readily available at the airport to transport you to the Port of Vancouver’s Canada Place pier. However, they tend to be more expensive than comparable ridesharing services like Uber X and Uber Green. The evidence is as follows:

  • The estimated taxi fare from YVR to Disney’s Canada Place Cruise Terminal is $45.35

*estimates do not include tips.

How Much Does the Disney Shuttle Cost From the Airport to the Cruise Port?

Looking for a convenient and hassle-free way to travel between Vancouver International Airport and Disney’s Cruise Port at Canada Place? Consider taking the Disney shuttle service, which offers a seamless and enjoyable experience from start to finish.

Disney’s Vancouver ground transfers cost $25 one-way or $50 round trip, which is more expensive than a taxi or Uber, especially for families or groups of two or more. However, the peace of mind and convenience that comes with the Disney brand can be well worth the investment.

To learn more about Disney cruises to Alaska, including Disney Cruise Line’s ground transfers (shuttle service), contact The Vacationeer. They can provide helpful advice and guidance to make your trip extra magical.

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Hotels Near the Airport and Canada Place

The high-rise Fairmont Waterfront hotel in Vancouver, pictured with a Disney Cruise Ship and the Canada Place cruise terminal in the background | Image © Disney / Fairmont

Fairmont Waterfront | Image © Disney / Fairmont

It is recommended that you arrive in Vancouver at least one day before your cruise departure to avoid missing it. Additionally, travelers may wish to extend their vacation by exploring the beautiful city of Vancouver, British Columbia, before or after their cruise. In either case, there are several excellent hotels near Disney’s Canada Place Cruise Terminal and Vancouver International Airport, where you can stay for one or more nights.

Consider the following nearby hotels:

Official Disney Pre/Post Cruise Hotels:

There are three Disney affiliate hotels in Vancouver where you can combine your Disney cruise reservation with pre- or post-cruise accommodations.

  • Fairmont Vancouver Airport: Relax and recharge at the fully soundproofed Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel, conveniently located within Vancouver International Airport. With stunning views, luxury amenities, and close proximity to the airport and Port of Vancouver (9 miles), this hotel is an excellent choice for a hassle-free pre- or post-cruise stay.
  • Fairmont Waterfront: Enjoy a comfortable and luxurious stay at the prime harbor-front location of Fairmont Waterfront, an official Disney hotel within walking distance of popular attractions like Gastown and Stanley Park. With luggage-only transfers available and proximity to the Port of Vancouver cruise terminal, this hotel is perfect for Disney Cruise Line guests departing for Alaska.
  • Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel: Stay at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, an official Disney hotel just two blocks from Disney’s cruise ship terminal and within easy reach (9 miles) of the airport. Enjoy spacious accommodations with upscale style, stunning views of Coal Harbour, and nearby attractions like Stanley Park and Gastown.

Contact The Vacationeer for more information about booking a room at a Disney Cruise Line partner hotel.

Other Nearby Hotels:

Besides Disney’s official partner hotel, there are many excellent lodging options within walking distance of Disney’s cruise terminal. Below are four hotels that are ideal for pre- or post-Disney cruises to Alaska:

  • Pan Pacific Vancouver: This hotel’s prime location is quite literally right on top of Canada Place’s cruise terminals — you can take an elevator from the hotel down to the boarding area of the terminal! Add in elegant décor and stunning views, and it’s an ideal choice. Chic rooms have upscale amenities, and guests can enjoy an outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, and spa. The hotel offers both casual and fine dining options.
  • Days Inn by Wyndham Vancouver Downtown: This hotel’s location, just a 5-minute walk from Canada Place, provides easy access to the cruise port, while the Waterfront SkyTrain station offers transportation to the airport. The hotel’s straightforward rooms include free WiFi, TVs, and coffeemakers, and children stay free with a paying adult. Suites are also available for larger groups.
  • Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel: Just a 6-minute walk from Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, this hotel features comfortable rooms with city views, an indoor pool, a whirlpool, a sauna, a gym, and a chic restaurant with a bar.
  • Auberge Vancouver: An upscale hotel within a 5-minute (downhill) walk of the Canada Place cruise terminal. For a true splurge, opt for a Deluxe King Harbour View Suite, offering a trendy apartment-type setting with giant wall-to-wall windows overlooking the port. Get up early to watch the Disney Wonder arriving in port for your cruise!

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