Disney Cruise Line: Specialty Cruise Themes

Absolutely any cruise with Disney Cruise Line is sure to be a blast. How could you not have a blast on a giant ship that caters to your every whim? With good food, amazing entertainment, fun activities, character meet-and-greets, and so much more, it’s impossible not to have fun on one of the magical Disney ships. That said, there are some cruises that are a step above the rest. The Disney Cruise Line specialty cruises take the basic Disney Cruise and enhance it with all kinds of extras. These extras take one of the most magical vacations on earth and make it even more magical. Wondering about these specialty cruises? Not sure which one is right for your family? Here’s everything you need to know.


1. Star Wars Cruises

Star Wars fans will adore the Star Wars-themed Disney cruises. These high sea adventures feature a whole day dedicated to Star Wars, and it is absolutely incredible for guests of all ages. Be sure to bring your favorite Star Wars garb to enhance the experience!

  • Special Meet-and-Greets: All Disney Cruises include meet-and-greets. However, the Star Wars day at sea includes some extra special meet-and-greets with such characters as Chewbacca, R2-D2, C-3PO, and even Darth Vader.
  • Additional Entertainment: Expect plenty of entertainment during your Star Wars day at sea. Jedi training is available for youngsters, and the Star Wars stage show puts everyone on the edge of their seats. Finally, you’ll definitely want to witness the Star Wars-themed fireworks show to finish out the epic day!
  • Extra Activities: Besides meet-and -greets and awesome entertainment, you can also count on plenty of Star Wars-themed activities throughout the day. Movie screenings, trivia, and an epic scavenger hunt are just a few of the things to do during Star Wars day at sea.


2. Marvel Cruises

Similar to the Star Wars cruises mentioned above, Disney’s Marvel Cruises feature a whole day dedicated to Marvel. Marvel fans can dress up as heroes, meet their favorite friends, and more during this awesome day. 

  • Special Meet-and-Greets: Prefer Marvel characters over Star Wars friends? No worries! Marvel day at sea features all kinds of Marvel superheroes. Hug Spider-Man, snap a photo with Iron Man, or have a chat with Captain America. All of them will be thrilled to spend some time with you.
  • Additional Entertainment: An opportunity to join a battle against the Dark Dimension with Doctor Strange is something you’ll find during Marvel day at sea. Other entertainment additions include an Avengers stunt show, a special superhero performance by Mickey and friends, and of course, a special Marvel fireworks spectacular!
  • Extra Activities: Looking for more fun? Activities such as a costume celebration, a Marvel movie marathon, and even Marvel-themed crafts help fill the day with more excitement.

3. Halloween on the High Seas Cruises

When falltime rolls around, you can hop on a Halloween on the High Seas Cruise for the not-so-scary experience of a lifetime. These cruises feature special decor and lots of extras spread throughout the entire vacation, meaning plenty of Halloween fun for everyone on board.

  • Special Meet-and-Greets: Be sure to watch for special meet-and-greets throughout your Halloween on the High Seas Cruise. Many favorite characters will be dressed up for the occasion, and some unique characters such as Jack Skellington will be meeting with guests.
  • Additional Entertainment: Campfire scary storytelling, a fabulous “Mouse-querade” parade, and a Nightmare Before Christmas interactive viewing keep guests well entertained throughout their Halloween cruise. Watch for these awesome entertainment options on your daily Navigator to be sure you don’t miss out!
  • Extra Activities: Spooky Halloween-themed activities will be spread throughout the cruise. Whether your kids prefer mask-making or pumpkin carving, they’ll love what’s going on in the kids club. Meanwhile, adults will have a blast participating in the onboard costume contest.

4. Very Merrytime Cruises

Finally, if you’re looking into an end-of-the-year cruise, you’ll love the option of the Very Merrytime Cruise, a journey that is filled with all the magic and joy of the season. Each Very Merrytime Cruise uses decor, entertainment, and more to spread holiday cheer throughout the entire vacation, leaving a smile on the face of every single passenger.

  • Meet-and-Greets: Characters dressed in their festive holiday best will be available for meet-and-greets throughout your vacation. Watch for princesses in their holiday dresses, Mickey dressed to the nines, and even Santa Claus himself waiting to meet with all the good boys and girls.
  • Additional Entertainment: Entertainment is plentiful on any Very Merrytime Cruise. Be sure to attend the tree lighting ceremony, as well as the Winter Wonderland Ball. Little ones will love storytime with Mrs. Claus, and everyone will have a blast at the “Deck the Deck” party.
  • Extra Activities: Tons of special activities help spread the spirit of the season. We love the gingerbread house decorating activity and recommend signing up as soon as you board the ship. Other great activities include stocking decorating and car-making in the kids club, as well as awesome youth parties.

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