The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner and this holiday season will be here before we know it. Disney Cruise Line has just unwrapped some new celebrations for the whole family aboard Very Merrytime cruises. With two brand-new entertainment experiences, Disney characters dressed in new looks, and celebratory activities for the whole family, Disney Cruise Line will be filled with the spirit of the holidays this year.
In addition to the new holiday offerings detailed below, the Disney Cruise Line ships will be filled with boughs of holly from bow-to-stern during Very Merrytime cruises. These guest-favorite sailings will also include:
- Beloved Disney characters debuting new holiday attire;
- Themed Very Merrytime activities for the entire family;
- Carolers singing contemporary versions of songs that celebrate a myriad of holidays; and
- Commemorative merchandise and festive food and beverage items.
Disney Cruise Line will set sail from a new South Florida home in Fort Lauderdale, offering four- and five-night Very Merrytime cruises aboard the Disney Dream to tropical locales in the western Caribbean and Bahamas. Also from Florida, the Disney Wish and Disney Fantasy will continue sailing from Port Canaveral to The Bahamas and Caribbean.
The Disney Magic will set sail to Baja and the Mexican Riviera from San Diego for holiday sailings before wrapping up the season in Galveston, Texas with Very Merrytime cruises to the western Caribbean.
2023 Very Merrytime Cruises
New Tree Lighting Ceremony
On the first night of all Very Merrytime sailings, guests will gather around the three-deck-tall tree in the ship’s atrium for a new tree lighting ceremony. Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy will invite guests to sing along to classic holiday tunes, followed by a countdown that will not only make the tree merry and bright, but will also introduce the guest of honor for the cruise, Santa Claus.
“Deck” the Halls at Mickey and Minnie’s Holiday Party
Mickey and Minnie’s Holiday Party, another brand-new experience on these special sailings, will invite families to the upper decks for a one-of-a-kind celebration at sea filled with good tidings and cheer. This high-energy deck party – thrown by Mickey and Minnie – will feature favorite Disney friends as they celebrate friendship, love and family with a fresh mix of classic and original holiday songs during this special time of year.