Star Wars Day at Sea on Early 2016 Disney Fantasy Sailings

Disney Cruise Line and Star Wars are teaming up to bring the iconic characters to a the Disney Fantasy beginning in January 2016. Each of the eight, 7-night sailings will feature a Star Wars Day at Sea. This new onboard experience will be the first official appearance of Star Wars aboard a Disney Cruise ship. I guess I will take credit for this considering I suggested this on the day Disney made the big purchase from Lucas.

Star Wars Day at Sea will be featured on 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise on Disney Fantasy Featuring Star Wars Day at Sea sailings on January 9, 23; February 6, 20; March 5, 19; April 2 and 16, 2016.

Star Wars Day at Sea will transport passengers to a galaxy far, far away — in the Western Caribbean. The event features a full day of Star Wars celebrations, including a deck party, meet-and-greets with favorite characters, Star Wars-themed youth activities, unique food and beverage offerings, and special merchandise. Additionally, the Star Wars films along with Disney XD animated series, Star Wars Rebels will screen.

Meet and greets will feature fan favorites such as Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, Stormtroopers and other characters from across the Star Wars galaxy.

Star Wars Day At Sea Darth Vader Stormtroopers Star Wars Day At Sea Chewbacca

A version of Jedi Training Academy specifically designed for the ship will be available for young Padawans which will teach Jedi hopefuls some proper lightsaber moves which will culminate with a face off in a final test against the evil Darth Vader.

Star Wars Day At Sea Darth Vader Stormtroopers Deck 4

Kids and families enjoy friendly competition during Star Wars trivia games, covering fun facts from the film and television sagas.
For Younglings, Star Wars-themed arts and crafts, games and activities will be offered throughout the day in Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab youth clubs.

In the evening, adults entering the night club will feel like they stepped into the Mos Eisley cantina scene. Characters and cantina music set the mood as Star Wars-themed specialty cocktails are served.

During each of the special sailings, celebrities and insiders from the Star Wars galaxy will share their experiences, meet fans and sign autographs.

To cap of the activities there will be a Star Wars Deck Party complete with fireworks. The Star Wars deck party blasts off to an exciting evening filled with music, dancing and games. Star Wars characters will converge on the deck stage for a celebration of the Star Wars saga in a show featuring special effects and guest participation.

The deck party culminates in a spectacular display of themed pyrotechnics, lighting, sound effects, lasers and Star Wars.

This is not the first big announcement from DCL. Recently, it was announced that there will be special Frozen inspired experiences coming to the ships this summer.

Disney Cruise Line be confirmed that this is not replacing Pirate Night on these sailing. Guest will have the opportunity to enjoy both themed experiences. However, fireworks will only take place once during each cruise as part of the Star Wars event.

Will you be booking one of these sailings?

13 Replies to “Star Wars Day at Sea on Early 2016 Disney Fantasy Sailings”

  1. Jimga

    This is sooo coool! And the best thing is I am already booked for the April 2 2016 sailing! This is now an added bonus. So excited and my son will be too!

    1. Marion

      If it helps, I was told by Guest Services will not replace the Pirate Night, but be in addition to it. The confirmations are coming through Star Wars Day noted as an itinerary instead of a port of call. It should also not replace the Formal or Semi Formal nights.

  2. Jimga

    I got an email from DCL with their letter stating about the Star Wars cruise. It now kind of makes sense, I noticed that the Western itinerary cruises for early 2016 dropped a port, only two ports of call versus three. I wonder if these Star Wars cruises were the reason for dropping Jamaica as a third port?

    1. Walt S.

      @Jimga. Thanks for the additional information. I am surprised Scott did not mentioned that. Even though I am a Star Wars fan, I was looking to going to Jamaica. Some of us have seen Star Wars at MGM. lol Thanks again for the additional info. It makes more sense now.:(

  3. Dennis C

    Arghhhh. NONE of the dates line up with our school calendar! Disney can make up for it if they come back to New York that summer. Please?

  4. Rob

    Does this mean the new Star Wars movie will not debut on December 18 (the movie premiere date) on the Disney ships – will they only show during the Star Wars cruises?

  5. Gina Davis

    Just booked for the April 2nd cruise! Wondering if they’re going to show the new Star Wars movie? The article only stated “6” Star Wars movies to be shown on the ship.

  6. Jimga

    @Gina Davis, per DCL website they will show the VII movie.

    The only at-sea screenings of Episode VII, at this event will thrill Padawans (Jedi in training) and Jedi Masters in every family. It is … your destiny.


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