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New Fireworks Show, Special Castaway Club Gift Announced for Disney Cruise Line’s ‘Silver Anniversary at Sea’

Jacqueline Logan

by , Public Relations Manager

Have you heard the news? Disney Cruise Line is turning 25 this summer! From dazzling new entertainment offerings and family activities to inspired menu items and a themed merchandise collection, there is so much to look forward to on board all five ships from May through September of 2023.

With the official celebration beginning in just a few months, we’re excited to reveal more details about the brand-new magic you can experience during our “Silver Anniversary at Sea.”

Fireworks in the sky off of select "Silver Anniversary at Sea" itineraries.
Watch a New Fireworks Show Light Up the Night 

In 1998, Disney Cruise Line made history as the first cruise line ever to produce a fireworks show at sea! In the 25 years since, fireworks have remained a quintessential part of the Disney Cruise Line experience, inspiring core memories for generations of dreamers. 

Today, we are thrilled to share that the night sky will shine even brighter this summer as a shimmering new fireworks display premieres on select “Silver Anniversary at Sea” itineraries! 

Created in honor of Disney Cruise Line’s 25th anniversary, the limited-time evening extravaganza will uphold the cherished Disney tradition of fireworks and honor Disney’s continuing legacy of adventure. The dazzling spectacle will be set to the tunes of iconic and beloved Disney music, and anchoring the show will be a brand-new signature song created especially for the “Silver Anniversary at Sea.”  

The 25th anniversary fireworks show will be featured on most Bahamian, Caribbean and Mediterranean cruises this summer.

New outfits for Mickey and Minnie for the "Silver Anniversary at Sea".
Say “Cheers” During a Shimmering Soiree

A captain’s reception is a well-known cruising tradition that has been enjoyed by Disney Cruise Line guests since the very beginning. In honor of our “Silver Anniversary at Sea,” we are reimagining this time-honored event into a one-of-a-kind celebratory experience, adding an extra dose of magic to sailings this summer. 

On one evening each cruise, guests will be invited to join their ship’s captain and cruise director in the atrium for an anniversary toast. The festive affair will feature appearances from Captain Mickey Mouse and Captain Minnie Mouse — dressed for the occasion in their shimmering new looks, of course! — and a delightful rendition of the “Silver Anniversary at Sea” theme song. 

Celebrate with A Limited-Edition Castaway Club Gift

If you’ve sailed with Disney Cruise Line before, you can be part of the best club on the high seas – the Castaway Club, which recognizes returning Disney Cruise Line guests with exclusive rewards and perks. 

Captain Mickey Poster

We’re excited to announce that all Castaway Club members who sail during the “Silver Anniversary at Sea” this summer will receive a limited-edition framed art print in their stateroom to commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime celebration until supplies last. As shown above, this design was created by Disney artist Joe Kaminski, whose work is featured in The Art of Disney galleries, Disney resort hotels and Disney Cruise Line ships. (One 11×14 framed print will be delivered per stateroom.)

Now is your chance to take part in a milestone celebration 25 years in the making! You can find all of our summer 2023 itineraries on disneycruise.com. And make sure to check back here on the Disney Parks Blog for even more “Silver Anniversary at Sea” news.  

Comments

  • When in a May does the celebration start? We just booked on the Wish and debarkation day is May 1st?

  • So what happens in September?

  • Darn! I don’t sail until the end of September 😢

  • I am eagerly waiting to be selected in your entertainment zone on cruiseliner.
    Would be fun both ways.

  • I will love to apply for a position on your

  • Hopefully they will say due to popular demand we have extended the celebration.

  • Only May until September- seriously disappointing. The anniversary is a whole year like any other “year anniversary” and yet they still find ways to cut the fun short.