Disney Cruise Line is now offering exclusive Star Wars Day at Sea sailings aboard the Disney Fantasy on select Western Caribbean voyages through April of this year (check the website for schedule of dates), and it is exactly what you think I said: A STAR WARS CRUISE!
I’ll wait here if you need to go breathe into a paper bag or something.
Generally speaking, the sailing is everything you have come to know and love about a Disney Cruise Line adventure: There are scheduled stops in Cozumel, Mexico and Grand Cayman, not to mention Disney’s private island of Castaway Cay; amazing food (and lots of it); endless activities for guests of all ages (including the best youth clubs I have ever seen, anywhere); Broadway-style shows; exclusive shopping; and that famous attention to service and detail that only Disney can achieve. Bottom line, sailing with Disney Cruise Line is one of the best trips available on the planet.
And now, with the addition of Star Wars Day at Sea sailings, it is one of the best trips in the galaxy, or any galaxy for that matter, regardless of time or distance. If you felt a disturbance in your travel plans, it was this–the Star Wars cruise you have been looking for (droids included).
My family and I set sail on the inaugural Star Wars Day at Sea, and we had an absolute blast. We experienced meet-and-greets with Chewbacca and Captain Phasma (so far the only place you can meet her!), attended the Jedi Training Academy, screened every Star Wars film, watched episodes of Disney’s animated series Star Wars Rebels from the pool, and had the opportunity to speak with Star Wars insiders–for instance, I had the opportunity to interview Executive Creative Director of Walt Disney Imagineering Dan Fields:
You’ll notice that I mentioned the strong female characters aboard the Star Wars Cruise, of which there were a few. For those readers unaware, there has been a lot of negative feedback toward a few toy companies regarding the lack of female Star Wars characters being offered, namely Rey, in their respective toy lines, and rightfully so. I figured I would draw attention to someone doing it right. Nicely done, Disney Cruise Line.
Are you wondering why it is called “Star Wars Day at Sea” as opposed to “days” or “week” when there is no shortage of Star Wars events and activities throughout the entirety of the sailing? That is because the big party and organized costumed events are all scheduled into one packed day (doable, but packed).
Speaking of costumes, the guests really rise to the occasion. Several times it was hard to tell if we were taking photos with a fellow passenger or an official character, and to Disney’s credit they were cool with it.
These are guests:
This is an official Star Wars character:
This is how every screening started:
This was around every corner:
And this was the just desserts:
This is the part where I tell you my family and I loved Disney Cruise Line’s Star Wars Day at Sea, and that you will, too.
This is where you say, “I know.”
Note: My family and I were guests of Disney Cruise Line for the “Star Wars” Day at Sea sailing. All opinions are my own. All photos and videos by Whit Honea except interview video (the professional looking one) courtesy of Disney Cruise Line.