My family and I went on a Disney Cruise this past February (we took home a pizza), and it was absolutely magical. That’s not hyperbole or the company line talking, that’s the honest-to-goodness truth.
It would be easy for Disney Cruise Line to rest on that level of awesomeness. After all, they have plenty of it, and awesomeness is pretty comfortable, but resting on one’s accomplishments is not the Disney way. Disney is all about taking it up a notch, and the Disney Cruise Line is no different.
Welcome to Holidays on the High Seas.
Try the buffet(s).
There are two new holiday themes in the months ahead, and they both sound incredible, but for the sake of relative brevity we’re going to focus this post on Halloween.
My family always tries to incorporate Disney into our Halloween plans, whether the influence is on costume or destination (we have spent many a festive night at Disneyland) it is always a lot of fun. Now Disney Cruise Line is putting a new treat on the table (there are no tricks here!) and “destination” has been redefined.
Disney Cruise Line is inviting guests to a have “spook-tacular good time” on the open seas by offering a number of Halloween-themed cruises to celebrate the holiday: The Disney Dream sails three and four-night Bahamas cruises from Sept. 22 to Oct. 31 (excluding Sept. 29); the Disney Fantasy sails seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises from Sep. 21 to Oct. 26; the Disney Wonder sails seven-night Bahamas and Western Caribbean cruises from Sept. 28 to Oct. 26; and the Disney Magic departs on Oct. 27 for a five-night Western Caribbean voyage. That’s a lot of festive fun!
Frankly, there is just too much information to paraphrase, so pardon me some official press release quotation:
New for 2013, an extra-spooky celebration, Halloween on the High Seas, takes place on most voyages aboard the Disney Dream from late September through October. This brand-new event features Halloween-themed parties, lively entertainment and elaborate décor including a Halloween Tree that transforms throughout the cruise. Other special experiences include:
- Mickey’s Calling All The Monsters Mouse-Querade Deck Party, a celebration in addition to Pirate Night with games, dancing and some Disney characters in Halloween attire.
- A Nightmare Before Christmas—Sing and Scream, an interactive movie experience where guests are part of the action, followed by a meet-and-greet with Jack Skellington and Sally.
- Haunted Stories of the Sea with a mysterious sea captain storyteller.
- Creepy Cabaret with performances by ghostly musicians and a Villainous Takeover on the dance floor in the adult nighttime district.
- More spooky fun on the Disney Dream includes mask-making, pumpkin-carving and a Disney villain takeover of the ship announcements!
On all Disney ships, guests will delight in treats, tricks, magical mischief and spooky surroundings, including:
- Haunted Parties: Beloved Disney characters, wearing special Halloween costumes just for the occasion, will join guests for a fun-filled Halloween costume party – Disney Cruise Line style – complete with live music, dancing and lots of candy! For adults, the nighttime entertainment district on the Disney ships becomes the ghoulish setting for a costume contest and party sure to bring chills to everyone.
- Spooky Movies: To get guests into the spirit of the season, Halloween-themed movies will be shown in Buena Vista Theatre, on Funnel Vision by the family pool and in guest staterooms.
- Ghoulish Delights: Disney Cruise Line chefs have conjured some very special treats for Halloween, including chocolate cake with pumpkin filling, spider cakes and “Witch’s Brew.”
See, this is what happens when awesome never rests!
For more holiday fun check out Disney Cruise Line’s Very Merrytime Cruises!
Would you like to take a Disney Cruise Line holiday vacation? Me too.