All I can say is WOW! We just got home from our wonderful, fantastic, magnificent, unforgettable (I could go on and on with superlatives) 9 night Alaskan cruise! Hoping to start downloading the thousands of pictures I took tomorrow while doing laundry. In the meantime, I will start my trip report with my traditional back story. Back Story: Back in 2011 our cruise buddies (neighbors) cruised to Alaska on the Disney Wonder. We opted not to cruise with them at that time as DH, at the time, wanted to plan a more interior Alaskan experience. Well 2 years later, rumors started flying about Disney going to Sitka on a special 9 night cruise in the summer of 2014. We asked our neighbors if Alaska did Sitka, would they want to go back to Alaska. Of course, they said yes, and our trip was planned. We both booked on the first day that the Summer 2014 itineraries came out. The dates of the cruise worked perfectly with our DD's school schedule. Our DD was promoted from 8th grade in May and the cruise was set for 3 days later. What a perfect gradation gift! Soon afterwards, our neighbor started recruiting their family. We had sailed previously with her parents and cousin from Georgia. This year, they also recruited our neighbor's husband’s step-sister for her first ever cruise. We had a total of 11 people all linked together. Thus, our Alaskan adventure begins. Cast of Characters: ME: Fan of everything Disney and avid travel planner. DH: My wonderful husband who indulges all of my Disney dreams. DD: Our 13 year old daughter who just graduated from the 8th grade. DNeighbors: Our neighbors with whom we share an affinity for Disney with and travel often. DNC: Bosom buddy, walking partner and all around partner in conspiracy. DNJ : DNC's husband and all around good egg. DNDDC: Just graduated from college and headed to grad school in August. DNDDM: Huge Peter Pan fan. DParents: LE and DE: Our neighbor’s parents, 2nd time Disney cruisers. DCousinC: LE's cousin from Georgia. 2nd Disney cruise. DSisterJ: DNJ's step-sister. 1st cruise ever! Our Plan: Since DD didn’t get out of school until May 21st, we decided to fly to Vancouver on Thursday, May 22nd. Our neighbors planned to leave for Vancouver on May 17th and spend a few days in Victoria and Vancouver before the cruise. I just couldn’t take DD out of school early for her last year of middle school. She had an 8th grade fun day at Big Surf, dance, recognition ceremony and promotion ceremony to attend. I didn’t want her to miss any of it. Thus our itinerary was set. Thursday – May 22, 2014: Vancouver Friday, May 23, 2014: Vancouver Stanley Park & Vancouver continued Saturday, May 24, 2014: Vancouver - Getting on Disney Wonder Sunday, May 25, 2014: Sea Day Monday, May 26, 2014: Sea Day Tuesday, May 27, 2014: Sitka Wildlife Tour continued Sitka Historic Park & Raptor Center Sitka Historic Park & Raptor Center continued Wednesday, May 28, 2014: Tracy Arm More Whales Ice, Ice Baby! Tracy Arm continued Thursday, May 29, 2014: Skagway White Pass Railroad Yukon Yukon continued Skagway continued Friday, May 30, 2014: Juneau Whale watching Mendenhall Glacier Juneau continued Saturday, May 31, 2014: Ketchikan Zip lining Adventure Bering Sea Fishermen's Tour Ketchikan continued Sunday, June 1, 2014: Sea Day Monday, June 2, 2014: Vancouver Capilano Suspension Bridge Grouse Mountain Grouse Mountain continued Vancouver continued Tuesday, June 3, 2014: Return home Final Thoughts Next: Our adventure begins!