This year, cruise passengers on Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Dream will be invited to celebrate Halloween and Christmas by their favorite Disney characters.
Halloween on the High Seas will include all kinds of traditional Halloween activities, such as pumpkin-carving and mask-making. There will also be Disney touches: Disney villains will take over the ship announcements, a pumpkin tree will sprout in the atrium every night, and there will be spooky stories with a mysterious sea captain.
The Dream will also feature an interactive showing of The Nightmare Before Christmas, complete with a meet & greet with Jack Skellington and Sally, and a costume dance party for the whole family with Mickey and his pals up on deck. There will be trick-or-treating with Disney characters to fill up those treat bags, as well.
Offered during sailings on the Disney Dream from September 22-October 31st, touches of Halloween on the High Seas will also show up on the three other ships in the Disney fleet, with Halloween-themed dance parties, movies, and special treats.
A few weeks later, beginning with sailings November 12th and ending January 6th, 2014, all four ships in the Disney fleet will be decorated and themed for the holidays. These “Very MerryTime” cruises will include a tree lighting ceremony with King Triton, a tropical holiday deck party with Disney characters, and meet & greets with Santa and his elves.
There will be traditional holiday fun with storytellers relating the stories of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa; building gingerbread houses, and even playing in the “snow” when flurries fall on the tropical island of Castaway Cay.
Thanksgiving Day will also receive its own celebration, with a turkey dinner with all the fixings and plenty of football.
Disney Cruise Line was recently awarded Travel + Leisure Magazine’s best mega-ship cruise line for families for a fifth consecutive year, and placed second in the overall mega-ship category, narrowly trailing Celebrity Cruise Line by just 0.2 points.
Want to celebrate Halloween on the High Seas? During the holiday season, the Disney Dream is continuing to sail out of Port Canaveral, Florida, which is the closest port to Orlando and the Walt Disney World Resort.
Cruise guests can take a flight to Orlando International Airport and then choose either to rent a car, take a towncar or other port shuttle, or use the Disney Cruise Line motorcoach service to Port Canaveral, which is about an hour away from the airport.
Itineraries for the holidays on the Disney Dream are three or four-night cruises and most include a stop in Nassau, the Bahamas as well as Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
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