25 years ago, on a warm summer day in July 1998, Disney Cruise Line introduced a new way for families to experience vacation at sea. The Disney Magic embarked on her grand maiden voyage, presenting guests with magical Disney stories, incomparable hospitality, and dazzling entertainment. Over the years, the cruise line has become renowned for delivering extraordinary experiences across global destinations, delighting guests of all ages.
As Disney Cruise Line celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2023, a new wave of enchantment will wash over the seas. Select summer cruises will boast special entertainment and merchandise, inviting guests to join in the “Silver Anniversary at Sea” celebration aboard all five Disney Cruise Line ships, from May through September 2023.
Sharon Siskie, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Disney Cruise Line said, “For two and a half decades, Disney Cruise Line has built an unparalleled legacy by creating unforgettable memories for families around the world. Of course, at the heart of this anniversary celebration are our dedicated cast and crew members, who continually deliver legendary service and create magic for our guests.”
Captain Minnie Mouse, Captain Mickey Mouse, and their friends will don new and dazzling costumes, adorned with ocean wave designs and shimmering fabrics in various shades and swirling designs. Guests will be able to see their favorite characters in their festive attire exclusively during the celebration cruises.
The “Silver Anniversary at Sea” celebration will include new entertainment, family-friendly activities, and dazzling nighttime experiences. Guests can indulge in themed culinary creations, from desserts to extravagant craft cocktails, and commemorate the occasion with the “Shimmering Seas” Collection, offering exclusive signature items in a beautiful new color inspired by the turquoise waters.
As part of the anniversary celebration, Disney Cruise Line also announces a new membership level for Castaway Club, recognizing returning Disney Cruise Line guests with exclusive rewards and benefits. Pearl members, who will earn the new distinction after 25 cruises with Disney Cruise Line, will receive new benefits both onboard and from home.
Cruises that are part of the “Silver Anniversary at Sea” celebration will sail to the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Europe, and Alaska during the summer of 2023. Departing from Miami from May 24 to September 4, the Disney Magic will visit destinations in the Bahamas and Caribbean, including Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
From May 15 to September 11, the Disney Wonder will depart from Vancouver, Canada, for voyages to Alaska, with calls in Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan, among others. The Disney Dream will sail transatlantic and European itineraries, including the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, and the Greek Islands, from May 7 to September 17. The Disney Fantasy will set sail from Port Canaveral in Florida, touring the Eastern and Western Caribbean from May 6 to September 2, with each itinerary including a day at Castaway Cay.
Disney Wish, Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, will sail from Port Canaveral to Nassau, Bahamas, and Castaway Cay from May 1 to September 8.
As Disney Cruise Line marks its 25th anniversary, guests can expect nothing short of pure magic aboard all five of its ships during the “Silver Anniversary at Sea” celebration.