Disney Announces Return of Star Wars and Marvel Days at Sea

by Holly Riddle

Mar 1, 2019

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Disney Cruise Lines brings back two family-friendly sailing experiences, with Star Wars Day at Sea and Marvel Day at Sea in 2020. The experiences will take place on Disney Fantasy and Disney Magic cruises to the Caribbean and Bahamas, during seven- and five-night itineraries.

The Star Wars Day at Sea takes place during Disney Fantasy sailings, January through March 2020. Expect appearances from all your favorite Star Wars characters, including Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2. The full day at sea includes live shows, family and kids’ activities, special merchandise and food and beverage offerings. A Summon the Force deck party wraps everything up with a fireworks show.

There are only nine chances to catch the Star Wars Day at Sea. To experience it for yourself, book one of these seven-night Caribbean cruises embarking from Port Canaveral, Florida: Disney’s eastern Caribbean itinerary departing Jan. 11, Jan. 25 and Feb. 22, with stops in Tortola, St. Thomas and Castaway Cay; Disney’s eastern Caribbean itinerary departing Feb. 8, with stops in Tortola, San Juan and Castaway Cay; or Disney’s western Caribbean itinerary departing Jan. 4, Jan. 18, Feb. 1, Feb. 15 and Feb. 29, with stops in Cozumel, the Cayman Islands, Jamaica and Castaway Cay.

Disney Cruise stopping at Castaway Cay © Luis Gustavo | Dreamstime.com

Disney Cruise visiting Castaway Cay © Luis Gustavo | Dreamstime.com

If your family is more into Marvel than the Force, make sure you catch one of the select cruises offering a Marvel Day at Sea. These special days take place during five-night Disney Magic sailings in the Caribbean and Bahamas, with days focused on all-things Marvel, from the comics and animated series to the beloved films. You’ll spot all your favorite superheroes, including Captain Marvel, Captain America, Spider-Man and Iron Man. There are live shows, a deck show, kids’ and family activities and lots of merchandise and food offerings.

The Marvel Day at Sea is only part of select itineraries embarking from Miami. To not miss out, make sure you’re on one of the Bahamian cruises that depart Jan. 9, Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Feb. 24 and March 9, with stops in Key West, Nassau and Castaway Cay; one of the western Caribbean cruises that depart Feb. 1, Feb. 15 and Feb. 29, with stops in the Cayman Islands and Castaway Cay; or the western Caribbean cruise that departs Jan. 18 with a stop in Cozumel and Castaway Cay.


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