Disney Cruise Line’s Very Merrytime Cruises are the perfect way to celebrate the holidays with your loved ones. While Disney Cruise Line always offers fantastic getaways, there is definitely some extra pixie dust added to celebrate the Yuletide Season!
Let’s check out what special additions are included on these wonderful Very Merrytime Cruises!
- Deck the Deck Tropical Holiday Party
You can find holiday themed dancing, games and activities such as the Candy-cane limbo while on your voyage.
- Mickey’s Tree Lighting Magic Ceremony
Disney Cruise Line starts the season off with some sparkle at this festive celebration where kids can help light the ship’s Christmas Tree.
- Santa Claus Meet-and-Greet
Before Santa Claus heads out for his deliveries, he stops by for hugs and some amazing photos with families.
- Disney Character Greetings
You will have the opportunity to meet with Disney Characters in their holiday attire. These will be wonderful photos to cherish year round.
- Youth Parties
Teens and tweens can also get in on the festivities with their own holiday themed parties and activities.
- Story Time with Mrs. Claus
Children will be able to gather in the atrium to hear Mrs. Claus read Christmas stories from her rocking chair by the tree.
- Themed Activities and Crafts for Kids
Everyone can get in on the fun with lots of holiday activities such as decorating stockings, creating festive cards, heading out on a holiday scavenger hunt and more!
- Gingerbread House
You will be able to enjoy breathtaking, life-sized displays made completely from edible ingredients,! Pictures only – no snacking allowed! Please note that the life-sized gingerbread house is usually constructed in November and will not be available on early November sailings. It should be completed and ready for viewing during the last week of November.
- Holiday Merchandise
Guests will also be able to purchase holiday-themed Disney Cruise Line gifts for family and friends.
- Holiday Goodies
You will be able to enjoy delicious and holiday themed snacks, desserts and meals throughout your sailing.
It is important to note that holiday activities and offerings are subject to change and may vary by ship and itinerary.
In addition to the above offerings found on all Very Merrytime Cruise Dates, on December 24 and 25, guests enjoy these additional treats:
- Cookies on Christmas Eve
- Special holiday towel animals
- Caroling with the kids and crew
Disney Cruise Line’s Very Merrytime festivities also continue on their private island, Castaway Cay!
Castaway Cay is Disney’s very own private tropical island paradise! During Very Merrytime season, it is transformed with “snow” flurries, a Christmas tree and so much more! Don’t forget to check out Mr. and Mrs. Snowman, all dressed in their island attire. Plus, the island’s tram is decorated to resemble a reindeer, complete with antlers and a tail. That definitely is a great photo opportunity!!!!
Don’t miss out on these amazing Very Merrytime Cruises, offered fleet-wide during select sail dates in 2018 and 2019.
2018 Very Merrytime Cruise Dates
November 10, 2018 – December 23, 2018
The Disney Magic will be sailing from New York for Bahamian cruises and the Caribbean or to Walt Disney World Resort and Castaway Cay.
November 2, 2018 – December 21, 2018
The Disney Wonder will be sailing from Texas for some Bahamian or Caribbean ports. Select voyages will sail to Key West, Cozumel and Castaway Cay.
November 9, 2018 – December 24, 2018
The Disney Dream will be sailing for a shorter 3 and 4 night getaways—including a stop at Castaway Cay.
November 10, 2018 – December 22, 2018
The Disney Fantasy is offering week-long cruises that stop at multiple tropical ports of call including Castaway Cay.
2019 Sail Dates
2019 Sail Dates can also be booked today! Start planning for next year’s holiday season now! Here are the dates that Disney Cruise Line has scheduled for their Very Merrytime Cruises for 2019.
November 10, 2019 – December 21, 2019
November 8, 2019 – December 20, 2019
November 8, 2019 – December 23, 2019
November 9, 2019 – December 21, 2019
Book Your Very Merrytime Cruise
My family and I love to sail with Disney Cruise Line. I would love to be able to bring the magic of the season to you and your family. To book your holiday cruise, contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the facebook link below.
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