Disney Cruise Line offers guests an extra layer of magic with special themed sailings.  Chart a course for more magic as you celebrate the holidays and share in special day-long celebrations on select Disney cruises. Howl in delight during a haunting Halloween on the High Seas. Meet Santa and have a jolly good time at a tropical holiday party. You can even step into the epic saga of Star Wars and thrill to an amazing Marvel Day at Sea. As you sail, delight in enchanting entertainment, activities and décor throughout the ship.

Marvel Day at Sea

Marvel Day At Sea on Disney Cruise Line

During Marvel Day at Sea, take a stand alongside some of Marvel’s mightiest heroes for an exciting day-long adventure—available on select sailings from Miami.

Unleash the hero within—and experience the thrills of the Marvel Universe—during a day-long extravaganza where family fun rules.

Join some of your favorite Marvel Super Heroes (and villains) from The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy—as well as Spider-Man—for one epic day filled with one-of-a-kind entertainment, unforgettable meet-and-greets, and special offerings you won’t find anywhere else.

During Marvel Day at Sea guests will enjoy:

Mighty Encounters –  Snap photos of Super-Heroes from a safe distance and brave training sessions with some of Marvel’s greatest, such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Captain America.

Thrilling Entertainment – Witness a breathtaking Super Hero spectacular and join Star-Lord and Gamora inside Fathoms.

Action-Packed Activities – A movie marathon, a costume celebration, and unique youth club programs are just some of the Marvel-themed goings-on happening on the ship.

Marvel Day at Sea Sail Dates

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruises
2024 Sail Dates
January 7, 12, 21, 26
February 4, 9, 18, 23
March 3, 8

Note: Entertainment and other events are subject to change without notice. Merchandise offerings are available while supplies last.

Pixar Day at Sea

Sail away on a brand-new Pixar adventure where you may sing, dance, play, and swim alongside your favorite toys, supers, monsters, and more. Pixar Day at Sea combines the strength of friendship with the wonder of Disney for a fantastic day of unique surprises for children of all ages, offered on select 7-night Caribbean sailings from Port Canaveral between January and early March 2023.

Pixar Day at Sea Sail Dates

Pixar Day at Sea is aboard Disney Fantasy sailings from Port Canaveral, Florida on the following departure dates:

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruises
January 13, 2024
January 27, 2024
February 10, 2024
February 24, 2024

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruises
January 6, 2024
January 20, 2024
February 3, 2024
February 17 2024
March 2, 2024

Note: Entertainment and other events are subject to change without notice. Merchandise offerings are available while supplies last.

Halloween on the High Seas

DCL - Halloween on the High Seas

Discover treats, tricks, magical mischief and spooky surroundings as you celebrate Halloween on the High Seas! Thrills and chills await you at every turn with Halloween-themed parties, lively entertainment and elaborate décor-including an evolving Halloween Tree that eerily transforms throughout your cruise.

Unearth some festive entertainment during these ghoulish cruises:

Mickey’s Mouse-querade – Shiver in delight during a scare-a-bration alive with ghoulish fun with some of your favorite Disney Pals bedecked in Halloween attire. Bring your favorite Halloween costume and join in the fun!

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Sing and Scream – It’s “Season’s Screamings” during this interactive movie experience, followed by an appearance by Jack and Sally.

Halloween Activities – Unearth frightfully fun crafts for the entire family.

Spooky treats – Enjoy unique Halloween-themed desserts, beverages and more!

Halloween Isn’t Just for Kids – A special event just for adults where you can show off your Halloween costume.

And even more spooky surprises await you onboard! Be sure to pack your favorite costumes and get ready for happy haunts.

Halloween on the High Seas Sail Dates

Halloween on the High Seas

2023 Halloween on the High Seas Sail Dates
Halloween on the High Seas will take place in 2022 on the following sail dates:

  • Disney Magic – September 11, 2023 – October 29, 2023
  • Disney Dream – October 3, 2023 – October 31, 2023
  • Disney Fantasy – September 17, 2023 – October 28, 2023
  • Disney Wish – September 15, 2023 – October 30, 2023

Halloween activities and offerings are subject to change and vary by ship and itinerary.

Very Merrytime Cruises

Disney Cruise Line Very Merrytime Cruises

This holiday season, delight in magical merriment at sea with Very Merrytime Cruises—a Disney Cruise Line event.

Holiday Cheer at Castaway Cay
A winter wonderland awaits you aboard each ship—as well as at Castaway Cay!

Disney’s private island paradise is transformed with “snow” flurries, a Christmas tree and more. Be on the lookout for Mr. and Mrs. Snowman, dressed in their island attire. Plus, the island’s tram is decorated to resemble a reindeer, complete with antlers and a tail.

Onboard Experiences
On the ship, discover a festive fusion of holiday-themed entertainment, activities and décor—with a life-sized gingerbread house, 24-foot Christmas tree, garlands, poinsettias, shimmering lights and more!

2023 Sail Dates

Disney Magic – November 13, 2023 – December 3, 2023

Disney Dream – November 20, 2023 – December 23, 2023

Disney Fantasy – November 11, 2023 – December 23, 2023

Disney Wish – November 6, 2023 – December 22, 2023

Other Very Merrytime Cruises holiday enhancements include:

  • Deck the Deck Tropical Holiday Party, a celebration in addition to Pirate Night, with candy-cane limbo, dancing and games
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony, where kids can help light the tree and kick off the holiday festivities
  • Winter Wonderland Ball—welcome the guests of honor, Santa and Mrs. Claus, with a grand celebration featuring Broadway-style entertainment, favorite Disney characters and classic holiday tunes
  • Santa Claus meet-and-greet, an exciting opportunity to take family pictures and see Santa
  • Meet-and-Greets with some favorite Disney Characters, dressed in their holiday attire
  • Teen-only and tween-only holiday parties—private celebrations where teens and tweens can hang out with new friends
  • Holiday storytelling, with new and old tales about holidays at sea and around the world
  • Themed activities and crafts for kids—decorate stockings, make holiday cards, go on a holiday scavenger hunt and more
  • A life-sized gingerbread house made completely with edible ingredients—and the opportunity to make your own gingerbread house*
  • Holiday merchandise available for this event

Holiday activities and offerings are subject to change and vary by ship and itinerary.

New Year’s Eve

Ring in the New Year with a spectacular, end-of-the-year celebration on the high seas as you cruise to popular ports of call.

A Night to Remember!

When you travel aboard a Disney ship on December 31, enjoy a magical beginning to the new year with music, dancing, food and more. Created for partygoers of every age, the unforgettable gala gets underway before the clock strikes midnight and continues well into the evening.

New Year’s Eve festivities include:

  • A special dinner menu
  • A jubilant New Year’s Eve deck party
  • Holiday-themed giveaways, like hats, tiaras and more
  • Meet-and-greets with some favorite Disney Characters, dressed in their seasonal attire
  • Teen- and tween-only holiday parties—private festivities where older kids can hang out and make new friends


Best of all, start the New Year with a renewed perspective as you sail from one enchanting port of call to the next, enjoying Disney entertainment, exhilarating activities and spectacular seascapes along the way

New Year’s Eve activities and offerings are subject to change and may vary by ship and itinerary.

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