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Disney Cruise Line Setting Sail for Magical Winter Holidays This Year

Trent Hitchcock

by , Cruise Director, Disney Cruise Line

‘Tis the season… to come aboard! This winter, get ready to unwrap some holiday magic with Disney Cruise Line.

Beginning in early November, the Disney cruise ships will transform into glittering wonderlands as they are “decked out” for another season of Very Merrytime Cruises, our special holiday sailings packed with festive events for the whole family!

Holidays are magical aboard the Disney Dream with visits from Santa CAPTION Visits from favorite Disney characters and princesses dressed in holiday attire aboard Disney Cruise Line

During the most wonderful time of the year, you can join us for a jolly lineup of winter parties and themed entertainment unlike anything else on land or at sea. Special stem-to-stern holiday events include:

Mickey’s Tree-Lighting Magic, where Mickey and his pals lead carols and the lighting of the ship’s three-deck-tall Christmas tree.

Santa’s Winter Wonderland Ball, a magical welcome party for the guests of honor, Santa and Mrs. Claus, featuring Broadway-style entertainment and favorite Disney characters… including a pair of royal sisters whose appearance causes a flurry of “frozen” fun as a magical snowfall overtakes the atrium!

Deck the Deck Holiday Party, a tropical celebration up on deck where Disney friends lead hula hooping, limbo under oversized candy canes and high-energy family dances like the “Yuletide Slide” and a conga line around the pool.

Holiday activities for the whole family, like building gingerbread houses, meeting Santa Claus and singing along with Dickens-inspired carolers. Plus, special activities just for kids include decorating stockings and gingerbread men cookies, making holiday cards and creating holiday animation cells.

Sea-sun’s greetings ashore at Disney’s private island Castaway Cay, where the celebration continues with “snow flurries,” a decked-out Christmas tree, Disney character meet-and-greets and merry island music.

And guests sailing on each holiday will have even more festivities to enjoy, like Thanksgiving Day feasts and football games on the ship’s jumbo screen, Christmas morning surprises from Santa Claus and daily Hanukkah services.

Mickey Mouse and Child abroad the Disney Dream Giant gingerbread houses fill the Disney Cruise Line ships

So give your family a gift that can’t fit under the tree this year — and set sail for a different kind of holiday celebration with Disney Cruise Line!


  • We went on the Disney cruise over Thanksgiving last year which was the merry Christmas time cruise. It was the best vacation ever and worth every dime. The only thing I would do different is stay in a room with an ocean view if you can afford it. We had an inside room which was still great since we were never in it but to sleep.

  • Welcome to the blog Mr. Trent!

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