The Disney Cruise Line has announced its Halloween and Christmas themed sailings for 2015. I don’t know about you, but I love the way Disney celebrates these two holidays in the parks, that at sea it can only be much more magical! All four of the Disney Cruise Line ships- the Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream, Disney Magic and Disney Wonder will feature cruises themed for the holidays. Halloween on the High Seas and Very Merrytime Cruises will feature 70 sailings from September to December from four different ports.
“You see more and more people that want to celebrate the holiday whether it’s Christmas or it’s Halloween, but more for the month,” said Jennifer Tinn, Manager of Marketing Strategy at Disney Cruise Line. “It’s become like a seasonal thing to get your family into it. It really echoes the change of season.”
During Halloween on the High Seas, each ship will get a spectacular makeover, consisting of Pumpkin Trees in the massive atrium along with costume parties, trick-or-treating, scary movies and other special events for children and adults. Everyone’s favorite spooky characters, Jack Skellington and Sally will be around for a meet-and-greet during the interactive movie experience “A Nightmare Before Christmas- Sing and Scream”.
The Very Merrytime Cruises will feature a massive Christmas tree in each of the ship’s atriums, along with a tree-lighting party, Charles Dickens’-inspired carolers, story time with Mrs. Claus and appearances by Santa!
Both of these special cruises will feature holiday food and drink selections, such as spider cakes and spooky juice for Halloween and gingerbread house making for Christmas. Almost all of the scheduled cruises make stops at Disney’s Castaway Cay in the Bahamas, which also will get holiday themed touches added to enhance the celebration.
The Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy will continue to sail out of Port Canaveral, while the Disney Magic will sail out of Port Miami. The Disney Wonder, just returning from its summer in Alaska and Hawaii, will do all of its Halloween sailings from San Diego before moving to Galveston, TX where its Christmas sailings will depart.
Halloween sailings are slated for:
- Disney Dream from September 7th to October 30th
- Disney Fantasy from September 5th to October 31st
- Disney Magic from October 4th to October 28th
- Disney Wonder from October 1st to October 23rd
Merrytime sailings will be:
- Disney Dream from November 9th to December 24th
- Disney Fantasy from November 14th to December 19th
- Disney Magic from November 11th to December 23rd
- Disney Wonder from November 6th to December 24th
The Disney Dream will be in dry dock from October 4th to 24th, so it is only scheduled for 3- and 4-night sailings for Halloween. But this dry dock is going to be SO worth it! Disney has a bunch of new enhancements coming to this ship, to include Star Wars and Disney Infinity-themed play areas and other fun upgrades.
Also new to the cruise line this fall is the introduction of a new stage show “Tangled: The Musical.” This is set to debut on November 11th.
For more information on these magical holiday sailings, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to help add some Disney magic to your family’s holiday celebrations. Also, be sure to follow me on Facebook to keep up with the latest Disney news and updates and join our You Might Be a Disney Addict Cruisers page to share experiences with fellow cruisers. Happy sailing!!