A Look at Disney Cruise Line’s 2021 Very MerryTime Happy Holidays (Christmas) Dinner Menu

Disney Cruise Line’s Very MerryTime cruise season offers plenty of holiday themed experiences and offerings from stem to stern decorations, holiday themed activities, unique character costumes, special guests, and plenty of holiday treats. Guest sailings over Christmas are treated to the Happy Holidays dinner menu, which is offered exclusively on Christmas Day.

Thanks to Deborah, we have a look at the 2021 Happy Holidays (Christmas) dinner menu as offered on board the Disney Magic. The menu is similar to prior years with change to the specialty cocktail and dessert offerings.

DCL Menu Happy Holidays Magic November 2021
DCL Menu Happy Holidays Magic November 2021


  • Winter Wonderland Absolut Raspberry, Elderflower, Passion Fruit Boba Pearls, Champagne
  • Enchanted Raspberry, Apple, Gingerbread, Caramel Popcorn (Non-alcoholic)


  • Holiday Loaf Truffle Butter Dip


  • Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Toasted Pumpernickel Bread
  • Potted Chicken Liver Parfait Apricot, Date Compote and warm Brioche
  • Christmas Seafood Sampler Marinated Shrimp, Jonah Crab Claw and Smoked Salmon with Cocktail Sauce, Aioli and Lemon
  • Virginia Ham and White Cheddar Croquettes with Apple-Cherry Chutney


  • Winter Squash Soup with Creole Lobster
  • Harvest Corn Chowder with Chorizo and Rye Croutons
  • Baby Gem Lettuce with Cucumber, Red Onion, Roasted Tomatoes, and Bacon-Buttermilk Dressing
  • Carrot, Yellow and Red Beet Salad with Chicory, Arugula and Orange Dressing
DCL Menu Happy Holidays Magic November 2021


  • Roasted Chilean Sea Bass Celeriac Purée, Sea Asparagus, Parsnip Chips, and Truffle Red Wine Jus
  • Pumpkin and Mascarpone Ravioli with Grated Asiago Fresco and Rosemary Virgin Olive Oil
  • Marmalade Glazed Baked Virginia Ham with a Polenta Sweet Corn Cake, Buttered Spinach, Baby Carrots, and Wholegrain Mustard Jus
  • Roasted Turkey Carved and served with Turkey Stuffing, Mushed Sweet Potato with Honey and Crushed Pecans, Roasted Vegetables, Pan Roasting Juices, and Cranberry Sauce
  • Horseradish-crusted Standing Rib Roast Rousted Red Onions, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme Potato Gratin, and Claret Wine Sauce


  • Pumpkin Curry with Brown Lentils, Apples and Basmati Rice
  • Pretzel and Cashew Crusted Tofu wAb Sweet Inion Chutner


  • Honey Glazed Duck Breast On Red and Napa Cabbage Salad with Braeburn Apples and Spiced Pecans
  • Grilled Grain Fed Sirloin Steak
  • Slow-roasted Chicken Breast
  • Oven-baked Filet of Salmon

The above three entrées are served with Garden Vegetables and your choice of steamed White Rice or Baked Potato


  • Seasonal Apple Pie à la Mode served with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Bavarian Cream served with Pistachio Sponge Cake and Mango Sauce
  • Double Chocolate Yule Log Rich Truffle Cream, rolled in a thin Chocolate Roulade and served with Raspberry Sauce
  • Panettone Sundae Rum & Raisin Ice Cream, Toasted Panettone and Whipped Cream


  • Red Santa Tart Diplomate Cream, centered with Soaked Spiced fruit Compote served in a Chocolate Tart


  • Roasted Hazelnut Panna Cotta with Vanilla Anglaise Sauce
DCL Menu Happy Holidays Magic November 2021

As a bonus, guests were presented the limited edition commemorative lithography ‘Lets Cruise Through The Holidays Into the New Year by Don “Ducky” Williams.

What do you think of the Happy Holidays dinner menu? Would you like to see this offered in leu of the Pirate Menu during 4-night and longer Very MerryTime voyages?

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