Earlier this year, Disney Cruise Line launched their own reusable shopping bags. The initial collecion of cruise line reusable shopping bags come in two two different designs, a blue bag available across the fleet for onboard shopping, and another unique to Disney’s Castaway Cay.
The Castaway Cay reusable bag is blue, green and white with the Castaway Cay logo on one side and a 4-panel graphic featuring Mickey, Minnie, a Disney Cruise ship, and an Adirondack chair.
The reusable bags found onboard are designed with the tradition Disney Cruise Line logo colors of blue, red, and white. One side of the bag is the Disney Cruise Line Logo and the back is 4-panel graphic featuring Captain Mickey, Captain Minnie
First Mate Minnie, a DCL ship wheel, and a cruise ship.
Disney Cruise Line’s reusable shopping bags come in 3 different sizes and all bags are $1.00 USD regardless of size. As of now, discounts such as the Gold & Platinum 10% off discount cannot be used on the reusable bags. The launch pricing for Disney Cruise Line is different than you will encounter shoreside at Walt Disney World where the bags are currently priced at $1, $1.50, and $2.00 for the respective sizes.
The sides of the bags mention they are made from 80% recycled plastic bottles. For anyone interested in learning more about Disney Environmentality (this is not a misspelling) the message invites you to visit Disney.com/Environment
The reusable shopping bags are manufactured by Keenpac in Morton Grove, Illinois, but the actual bags are made in China.
Disney introduced the bags earlier this year with the following video.
Unlike at the Disney Parks, where the reusable shopping bags are being offered as an alternative to plastic shopping bags, Disney Cruise Line has done away with all single-use plastic bags to in their words, further extend their ongoing commitment to conservation and advance environmental sustainability goals.
Just hold on to your receipts as it just looks shady when you buy something in the shops and opt to forego the purchase of a reusable bag. I feel bad for security having to monitor the shops not that it is commonplace for guests to walk out with merchandise they paid for without a bag of any kind.
The cruise line’s reusable shopping bags are available at all of the shops and not just behind the checkout counter. The bags, at least during our cruise were on display as regular merchandise onboard and at Castaway Cay.
This isn’t the first time Disney Cruise Line offered a reusable bag, when I was going through some old merchandise photos, I spotted a Very MerryTime reusable shopping bag from 2012.
As a result of Disney Cruise Line eliminating the plastic shopping bags, this may play a role in how you pack for a cruise. In the past, we’ve used shopping bags a time or two to pack wet swimwear or wet/muddy shoes (think Alaskan cruises) on the final night if it did not dry in time to put our luggage out in the hallway. I will say, the medium and large bags are great as a beach tote as the largest can easy hold an entire family’s towels.
What do you think about Disney Cruise Line’s reusable shopping bags? Do you plan on dropping $6 for one of each size in both designs like I ended up doing on our last cruise?