Special Days at Sea and Holiday Cruises
The most wonderful time of the year will be even more joyful this holiday season as Disney Cruise Line unwraps new festivities for the whole family aboard Very Merrytime cruises. With two brand-new entertainment experiences, Disney characters dressed in jolly 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 these new holiday entertainment offerings (described below), the Disney Cruise Line decks and halls 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.
VERY MERRYTIME DISNEY CRUISE DATES
|SHIP||2023 SAIL DATES|
|Disney Magic||November 13, 2023 – December 21, 2023|
|Disney Dream||November 20, 2023 – December 23, 2023|
|Disney Fantasy||November 11, 2023 – December 23, 2023|
|Disney Wish||November 6, 2023 – December 22, 2023|
|SHIP||2024 SAIL DATES|
|Disney Magic||November 21, 2024 – December 23, 2024|
|Disney Dream||November 14, 2024 – December 21, 2024|
|Disney Fantasy||November 10, 2024 – December 22, 2024|
|Disney Wish||November 4, 2024 – December 23, 2024|
VERY MERRYTIME CRUISE ACTIVITIES
These seasonal cruises include a sleighful of holiday magic at sea! Enjoy themed entertainment, activites, a life-sized gingerbread house, a huge Christmas tree, garland, poinsettias, festive lights, and more.
Mickey and Minnie’s Holiday Party, a 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.
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.
Throughout your cruise, enjoy hugs and photos with the beloved Disney characters dressed in their holiday best, plus a chance to meet Santa and give him your Christmas wish list. Not to be left out, Mrs. Claus will host storytime in the atrium, sharing some well-known Christmas tales.
Kids can also take part in themed crafts like decorating stockings and festive cards. There’s also a holiday scavenger hunt! Teens and tweens will have some fun of their own with holiday parties in their clubs.
Of course, the onboard shops will be filled with exclusive holiday merchandise to help fill your holiday shopping list.
For sailings that visit Castaway Cay, look for holiday fun there too as the island paradise is transformed with “snow” flurries, a Christmas tree, and a Mr. & Mrs. Snowman photo opportunity. The island’s tram even gets in the spirit with reindeer antlers and a tail.
If you’re sailing on December 24th and 25th, you’ll enjoy cookies on Christmas Eve, special holiday towel animals, and a chance for the kids to go caroling with the crew.