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Disney Cruise Line announce brand-new holiday entertainment coming to Very Merrytime Cruises in 2023

’Tis the SEAson for announcements! In celebration of Disney's Halfway Tp The Holidays, Disney Cruise Line have just announced brand-new holiday entertainment coming to Very Merrytime Cruises in 2023!


Disney Cruise Line announce brand-new holiday entertainment coming to Very Merrytime Cruises in 2023

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … for planning your cruise vacation, that is!


This week, Disney Cruise Line not only announced brand-new entertainment coming to Very Merrytime cruises in 2023, but also 2024 fall itineraries for even more magical family vacations at sea.


Looking to trade in white snow for white sand beaches? If so, Disney Cruise Line provides the perfect tropical setting for your family holiday getaway. With two brand-new entertainment experiences, Disney characters dressed in jolly new looks and fun-filled activities for the whole family, the high seas will be brimming with the spirit of the holidays later this year.


Disney Cruise Line announce brand-new holiday entertainment coming to Very Merrytime Cruises in 2023

New Tree Lighting Ceremony

On the first night of all Very Merrytime sailings, you can gather around the three-deck-tall tree in the ship’s atrium for a brand-new tree lighting ceremony. Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy will invite your family to sing along to classic holiday tunes, followed by a countdown that will not only make the tree merry and bright, but also introduce the guests of honor for the cruise (Santa!? I know him!).


Disney Cruise Line announce brand-new holiday entertainment coming to Very Merrytime Cruises in 2023

“Deck” the Halls at Mickey and Minnie’s Holiday Party

Mickey and Minnie’s Holiday Party, another brand-new experience on these specialty sailings, will invite your family to the upper decks for a one-of-a-kind celebration at sea filled with tidings of good cheer. This high-energy deck party – thrown by Mickey and Minnie – will feature favorite Disney friends as they celebrate friendship, love and family with a fresh mix of classic and original holiday songs.


Can’t get enough holiday décor? In addition to these new entertainment offerings, the Disney Cruise Line decks and halls will be filled with boughs of holly from bow-to-stern during Very Merrytime cruises.


Disney Cruise Line announce brand-new holiday entertainment coming to Very Merrytime Cruises in 2023

Aboard these seasonal sailings, guests will also find beloved Disney characters debuting new holiday attire, themed Very Merrytime activities for the entire family, carolers singing contemporary versions of songs that celebrate a myriad of holidays, commemorative merchandise and festive food and beverage items.


With cruises from Florida and California, adults and children alike will discover the wonder of the holidays at sea in 2023.


Disney Cruise Line will set sail from a new South Florida home in Fort Lauderdale, offering four- and five-night Very Merrytime cruises aboard the Disney Dream to tropical locales in the western Caribbean and Bahamas.


Also from Florida, the Disney Wish and Disney Fantasy will continue sailing from Port Canaveral to The Bahamas and Caribbean.


The Disney Magic will set sail to Baja and the Mexican Riviera from San Diego for holiday sailings before wrapping up the season in Galveston, Texas with Very Merrytime cruises to the western Caribbean.


Disney Cruise Line announce brand-new holiday entertainment coming to Very Merrytime Cruises in 2023

More Holiday Merriment in 2024

The holiday magic of Disney Cruise Line will also return next year as part of the just-announced itineraries in late 2024.


Disney Cruise Line announce brand-new holiday entertainment coming to Very Merrytime Cruises in 2023

From mid-November through December 2024, your family will be able to spend the most wonderful time of the year with Disney Cruise Line from two home ports in Florida, as well as a selection of cruises from Galveston, Texas.


Short holiday getaways will be offered from both home ports in the Sunshine State, with a selection of three- and four-night Bahamian Very Merrytime voyages on the Disney Wish from Port Canaveral and four- and five-night cruises to The Bahamas and Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale aboard the Disney Dream.


The Disney Fantasy will embark on a variety of four-night Very Merrytime sailings to The Bahamas, along with longer six- and seven-night itineraries in November and late December. Select voyages on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy will include a day of fun in the sun along the white sand beaches of Disney Cruise Line’s newest destination at Lighthouse Point during the holiday season. Located on the island of Eleuthera at Lighthouse Point, this vibrant beach retreat will be a unique celebration of Bahamian culture brought to life with the quality and service of a Disney vacation.


Cruises from Galveston aboard the Disney Magic will range in length from four to six nights, allowing your family the chance to celebrate the holiday season together while visiting tropical ports of call throughout the Caribbean.


Disney Cruise Line announce brand-new holiday entertainment coming to Very Merrytime Cruises in 2023

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