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Disney Cruise Line to offer Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations on board.

Disney Cruise Line is now joining in the celebrations of Halloween and Christmas.


New for 2013 is Halloween on the High Seas on the Disney Dream! The brand-new event includes tons of spooky fun, like mask-making, pumpkin-carving and a Disney villain takeover of the ship’s announcements. And while you’re there, don’t forget to…

  • Dress up in your best costume and dance the night away with Disney friends at Mickey’s Calling All The Monsters Mouse-Querade Deck Party.
  • Meet Jack Skellington and Sally after an interactive showing of “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
  • Try not to scream as a mysterious sea captain storyteller tells Haunted Stories of the Sea.

Halloween on the High Seas will take place on most voyages aboard the Disney Dream from late September through October.

On all Disney ships, special Halloween voyages will bring you treats, tricks and lots of magical mischief! Party with all your favorite Disney characters at a fun-filled haunted Halloween costume party – complete with live music, dancing and lots of candy! For added thrills and chills, treat yourself to Halloween-themed movies and frightfully delicious Halloween concoctions, like chocolate cake with pumpkin filling, spider cakes and “Spooky Juice.”

In addition to Disney Cruise Line’s plans to celebrate Halloween, they intend to offer more merriment for the Merriest Holiday of all while at sea!


Beginning November 9 on the Disney Fantasy and Disney Wonder and November 10 on the Disney Dream and Disney Magic, we’ll celebrate all your favorite winter holidays with extra-special events and activities through the new year. You can build gingerbread houses, meet Santa Claus, and listen as holiday storytellers share tales of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa … or just relax on deck instead of shoveling snow!

These voyages ignite holiday cheer from the very first night at “King Triton’s Tree Lighting Ceremony,” where a young guest will help light the three-deck-tall tree in the ship’s atrium lobby. The celebration takes on a tropical flair during the “Deck the Deck Holiday Party,” where you can do the “Yuletide Slide” with Mickey and friends, show off your hula hooping skills and limbo under oversized candy canes.

Sailing on Thanksgiving? Prepare for an extra dose of holiday magic, because we’re celebrating “turkey day” with a bountiful feast and Disney friends – and plenty of NFL football games, of course! On Christmas sailings, you’ll find surprises from Santa himself, caroling crew members and a traditional Christmas dinner that night. And celebrate New Year’s Eve on the high seas at a party with music, sparkling wine and a midnight countdown.

Even Castaway Cay is getting a holiday makeover, complete with “snow flurries,” a decked-out Christmas tree and holiday island music!


Anyone planning a Disney Cruise anytime soon?

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Maggie Langevin

Thursday 18th of July 2013

I would LOVE to go on a Disney holiday cruise! Sounds Awesome!

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