Adventures by Disney invited former Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde to join guests on an expedition cruise to the Arctic this July, and we have all of the details for you, courtesy of Disney!
On July 10-19, Joe will join the Adventures by Disney Arctic Expedition Cruise and share insights into his incredible 40-year career, including how travel played a significant role in his creative process designing Disney properties worldwide.
His vision and imagination were instrumental in creating Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Pandora: The World of Avatar, Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa, and many more guest-favorite destinations and attractions. On July 10-19, Joe will join the Adventures by Disney Arctic Expedition Cruise and share insights into his incredible 40-year career, including how travel played a significant role in his creative process designing Disney properties worldwide.
Joe’s commitment to authenticity and inspiration is rooted in extensive field research. And as a part of his sessions during this Arctic expedition cruise, he will share his sketching strategies so guests can learn how to best capture their emotions during their own travels. It’s a skill Joe used frequently during his explorations.Disney Parks Blog
Nature and Wildlife are the Stars on the Adventures by Disney Arctic Sailings
Adventures by Disney offers seasonal sailings to the Arctic, and on each trip, nature takes center stage. This awe-inspiring adventure includes gliding through the Svalbard archipelago glaciers and fjords, visiting Longyearbyen, the northernmost settlement in the world, admiring the breathtaking landscape of icebergs, ice floes and the Arctic tundra, hiking on land or taking small boat excursions through the glacial waters, and of course spotting wildlife in their natural habitat. The Arctic is home to polar bears, whales, walruses, reindeer, puffins and more. Daily activities are often ‘in the moment’ and determined by the weather — no two adventures are the same.Disney Parks Blog
Adventures Guides, Expedition Leaders, and Naturalists
The itinerary begins in Oslo where guests will be met by Adventure Guides who attend to every detail during this trip. The following day, guests will fly to Svalbard and board a luxurious PONANT expedition cruise ship, their home for the next seven days. Once onboard, they will meet the Expedition Leaders and naturalists who will guide guests on daily excursions to encounter and become immersed in nature all around. This trip is all about discovering the beauty of the Arctic and learning about the natural world with your family and friends.
During his sessions, Joe will share stories from his illustrious career, including his passion for conservation and nature. In fact, he was instrumental in the creation of the Disney Conservation Fund, which supports organizations worldwide working to save wildlife and inspire positive change.Disney Parks Blog
If you’re interested in getting a free, no-obligation quote for this incredible vacation, please visit us at Dreams Unlimited Travel – the official sponsor of the DIS.
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