Today is the day we have all been waiting for, Hubbard Glacier day. Basically, it is one of the best scenic sea days you can experience on the Disney Wonder.
Our viewing time for the glacier was between 10:30 and 12:30. Following a typical morning routine, we picked a spot out on deck 4 to take in the sights and sounds of Hubbard Glacier.
During our time on deck, we were treated with some calving and we were visited by Koda and Chip and Dale.
Before we arrived at the face of Hubbard Glacier, I set my GoPro up on the rail and recorded until the Disney Wonder rotated to give the other side of the ship a chance to view the glacier.
This is our second visit to this glacier, and it is still an incredible sight.
Photos and video simply do not encapsulate the pure beauty of this area.
The sun started to come out so we moved to deck 10 around Noon, where there were some additional character meet and greets with Donald, Daisy, and Mickey Mouse.
The drink cart was out offering a shiny Alaska tumbler.
It was interesting, there was much more calving when we first arrived at the glacier and it trailed off as out time in the area moved on.
The crew collected some glacial ice and placed it on the pool deck for another fun photo op. Still, food and beverage hasn’t figured out they can uncharge a cocktail with glacial ice. Unlike souvenir cups, this is an uncharge that wouldn’t cost Disney a dime. Give a bartender an ice pick and BAM you have a new drink of the day, Glacier in a Glass.
We had a quick lunch on deck and headed off to one of the best activities on the longer voyages, Officer Hide & Seek. This is a really fun event where officers from various areas of the ship transform into different roles from a lifeguard to a passenger playing cards. Teams set out to find the officers, the team who finds the most wins.
The girls ended up in a four-way tie with three other teams. Rather than a tie breaker, all the teams were awarded prize packs!
We spent the afternoon bouncing around to different crafts before dinner. Since we just happened to be in the Promenade Lounge, why not order a Bourbon Porthole and an espresso. I really want a DCL espresso cup set.
As for dinner, tonight’s menu ship wide was the Frozen, ‘Freezing the Night Away’ offering. Our serving team, Robert, Stefan, and Rovy have been doing an excellent job after the rough start.
It was cool to be in Animator’s Palate for the Frozen menu as the restaurant transforms into the world of Arendelle and by transforms, the lighting is set to the cool Northern Lights purples and blues.
Trivia tonight was 80’s Music Trivia, finally a decade when I can be useful.
After trivia, we hit up family Silent DJ over in Azure. Silent DJ is a favorite of ours; we have been enjoying this activity annually during Epcot New Year’s Eve.
Silent DJ is an experience where you wear headphones with two or three channels that you can select between. Each channel offers different music. In Epcot, there are 2 DJs, one for each channel, but since Disney cut guest DJs in favor of training cruise staff to play music, there wasn’t much of a DJ competition going on between channels. If I heard correctly, two tracks were just that, music loops with one channel being programed live. Silent DJ is worth checking out the next time you see it offered. Oh, the best part, not only can you change the music channel, but you can control the volume of the music!
After a relaxing day, it was time to recharge for our next port, a new one for us, Sitka, Alaska.