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Winter Holidays with Disney Cruise Line

posted on December 23rd, 2011 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Earlier this month we gave you an inside look at decorating the Disney Dream for her very first holiday season. Now that the trees are up, the garland is hung and holiday spirit is in the air, we checked in with Mickey Mouse and his friends to see how they are celebrating this special time of year on the ship.

Along with Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto, Chip and Dale, Mickey Mouse flashed his smile in front of the 20-foot-tall tree in the atrium lobby of the Disney Dream.

Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto, Chip and Dale, and Mickey Mouse Celebrate the Holidays on the Disney Dream

He told us about some of the special onboard holiday events including:

  • Nightly tree lighting in the atrium lobby, where a young guest helps Disney characters light the glittering, three-deck-tall tree
  • Family holiday crafts such as decorating stockings, building gingerbread houses and making holiday cards
  • Holiday storytellers sharing tales of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa
  • Traditional holiday feasts in the themed dining rooms

At Castaway Cay, Santa Goofy snuck off to do some decorating of his own…

Santa Goofy Decorates at Castaway Cay

…while Pluto started playing in the “snow flurries” amidst the island’s special decorations.
Pluto Plays in Snow Flurries at a Disney Cruise Line Stop

There’s no doubt about it, holidays with Disney Cruise Line are magical. But even if you aren’t celebrating this year on a Disney ship, the crew sends this special message:

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