Sail Away During the Holiday Season with Disney Cruise Lines

Even though most of the country is in the grips of a heat wave, it’s never too early to start thinking about a winter holiday cruise with Disney Cruise Line.

This winter the ships will be deck their halls with magical holiday cheer for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.

Guests who are sailing on Thanksgiving Day will enjoy a Thanksgiving feast and Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and friends will be dressed in traditional Thanksgiving attire. In addition to the food, the Turkey Day NFL games will be broadcast live on the ships’ Funnel Vision LED screens near the family pool.

The Very Merrytime Cruises begin November 9 with a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise on the Disney Fantasy, a seven-night cruise to the Bahamas on the Disney Wonder, a five-night Western Caribbean cruise on the Disney Magic, and a four-night cruise to the Bahamas on the Disney Dream (departing November 10).

During the Very Merrytime Cruises guests will have a chance to experience King Triton’s Tree Lighting Ceremony in the atrium lobby on the first night of the cruise, family holiday activities including building gingerbread houses, youth holiday crafts, holiday storytellers, and the Deck the Deck Holiday Party. This tropical celebration with Disney friends includes hula hooping, limbo, and conga lines.

On Christmas morning, Santa Claus and his elves will be at the atrium lobby tree with surprises for the kids, and guests will have a chance to enjoy caroling from the crew choir. There will also be a traditional Christmas Dinner served in the dining rooms that night.

Guests wishing to attend Christmas services can do attend a midnight Mass on Christmas Eve or daytime services on Christmas Day. Hanukkah services will be held each day from November 28 through December 5.

When the ships visit Castaway Cay during the holidays, guests will be greeted with “snow flurries” on the island which will be decked out with a Christmas tree and holiday island music.

And, ringing in the New Year will be magical on the Disney ships with a special New Year’s Eve party complete with music, sparkling wine in commemorative flutes, and a midnight countdown and balloon drop.

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