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Old 12-30-2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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Is Disney the best line for Alaska with young kids?

I'm always seeing here how other lines have better itineraries and options for an Alaska trip. Other lines sail there that have kids programming too and can be less expensive. I will be traveling solo with my son (he's 5 right now) so the kid's aspect of the trip is more important to me than itinerary. I won't do a land trip with him either. So, is Disney the best way to go? Or do other lines cater just as much to children? Since we travel alone it's important for me to make my travel experience as easy as possible. I also want him to have the best experience possible. Any thoughts on this? Thanks in advance!

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I'm always seeing here how other lines have better itineraries and options for an Alaska trip. Other lines sail there that have kids programming too and can be less expensive. I will be traveling solo with my son (he's 5 right now) so the kid's aspect of the trip is more important to me than itinerary. I won't do a land trip with him either. So, is Disney the best way to go? Or do other lines cater just as much to children? Since we travel alone it's important for me to make my travel experience as easy as possible. I also want him to have the best experience possible. Any thoughts on this? Thanks in advance!

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Does your son love Mickey or do the characters scare him?
He loves the characters and is always excited to see them, but until recently, most of the time it was from a distance. This year though he's gone up and hugged some and taken pictures with them. Our 14 day cruise really helped him overcome his fears. He's asked me if they were real. When I told him no they are people dressed on costumes that helped. Seemed to be a turning point. So I would say, yes, he loves characters. Just more complicatedly than most kids, lol.
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Oh and Mickey is his favorite.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:24 PM   #5
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I'm always seeing here how other lines have better itineraries and options for an Alaska trip. Other lines sail there that have kids programming too and can be less expensive. I will be traveling solo with my son (he's 5 right now) so the kid's aspect of the trip is more important to me than itinerary. I won't do a land trip with him either. So, is Disney the best way to go? Or do other lines cater just as much to children? Since we travel alone it's important for me to make my travel experience as easy as possible. I also want him to have the best experience possible. Any thoughts on this? Thanks in advance!

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I've read many reports on other cruiselines that have good to great kid's programs. Among them Princess & Holland America.

The question kind of boils down to: Are you going to Alaska to see Alaska with Disney on the side? Or are you taking a Disney cruise with Alaska on the side?

Itinerary-wise, Disney's isn't as good others. Disney experience-wise, well, Disney wins hands down.

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I've read many reports on other cruiselines that have good to great kid's programs. Among them Princess & Holland America.

The question kind of boils down to: Are you going to Alaska to see Alaska with Disney on the side? Or are you taking a Disney cruise with Alaska on the side?

Itinerary-wise, Disney's isn't as good others. Disney experience-wise, well, Disney wins hands down.

Very good question. I had to think about that for a minute. I'd say I'm taking a Disney cruise with Alaska on the side.
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Very good question. I had to think about that for a minute. I'd say I'm taking a Disney cruise with Alaska on the side.
I guess that answers your question then.

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I guess that answers your question then.

Lol! You're good! I really could not see how to look at this.
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