Disney Cruise Line Introduces Pixar Day at Sea on Select Disney Fantasy Sailings in 2023

Today, Disney Cruise Line announced in a press release the return of Pixar themed sailings, this time aboard the Disney Fantasy with Pixar Day at Sea sailings. It is not clear, but based on the dates in the announcement this could mean 2022 is the final year for Star Wars Day at Sea – at least aboard the Disney Fantasy.

Disney Cruise Line guests will be immersed in the ever-unfolding stories of their favorite toys, monsters and heroes during the all-new Pixar Day at Sea aboard special sailings on the Disney Fantasy in early 2023.

DCL Pixar Day At Sea Group

Featuring one-of-a-kind experiences, this day-long celebration on select seven-night voyages will bring to life the beloved Pixar tales of “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “The Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo” and more exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests. Themed dining, character encounters, dance parties and a theatrical musical experience await families on this fun-filled day at sea that culminates with a deck party of incredible proportions.

DCL Pixar Day At Sea Toy Story

A Pixar film festival, exclusive merchandise and photo opportunities will also be available as part of the new celebration. Other details and highlights include:

Pixar Character Encounters

Hang out with some of your favorite Pixar Pals during fun-filled Character encounters and more. Guests of all ages are invited to make their starry-eyed dreams come true. From morning until night, guests will dance, play and interact with their favorite Pixar pals, including Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Bo Peep from “Toy Story”; Mike, Sulley and Boo from “Monsters, Inc.”; Joy and Sadness from “Inside Out”; Dug and Russell from “Up”; and everyone’s favorite supers – Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and Frozone from “The Incredibles.”

DCL Pixar Day At Sea Incredibles

Immersive Pixar Themed Entertainment


A new nighttime spectacular will call upon Disney Cruise Line guests to help the Incredibles save the day. Everyone’s favorite Pixar pals are on hand for a high-spirited dance party, with music and Characters from the Pixar films you love.


In a first-of-its-kind theatrical experience, a troupe of storytellers are on board to share the beloved tale of Miguel and his family from the Disney and Pixar film Coco—puppetry, video and live music await.


Be flexible and prepared for anything, as you may have to help The Incredibles save the day. Families will be able to join their favorite characters from the beloved Pixar films for a dance party bash

DCL Pixar Day At Sea Inside Out

Dining Filled with Character


Join Sheriff Woody, Jesse and Bullseye for a rootin’ tootin’ good time during a musical interactive Character breakfast. This new, interactive character dining experience hosted by Sheriff Woody, Jesse and Bullseye will kick-start the day with sing-a-longs, cowboy serenades and all the country breakfast fixins.


Get a taste of an animator’s life as you enjoy a delicious dinner with dishes inspired by the commissary at the California-based Pixar Animation Studios. While the menu is unknown at this time, here is a look at the Pixar menu served in the past.


Immerse yourself in the underwater world of the Disney and Pixar animated film Finding Nemo. As you dine in Animator’s Palate, enjoy a visit from some of your favorite Finding Nemo friends—you may even share in a conversation with Crush, the totally tubular turtle from the hit movie!

DCL Pixar Day At Sea Monsters Inc

Pixar Day at Sea will be included on the following nine select Disney Fantasy cruises from January through March 2023.

Departing from Port Canaveral, Florida, the Disney Fantasy will sail to several guest-favorite destinations in the eastern and western Caribbean. Eastern Caribbean itineraries feature stops in ports such as Tortola, St. Thomas and San Juan, Puerto Rico, while western Caribbean sailings visit Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman; and Falmouth, Jamaica. Every cruise includes a visit to Disney’s private island oasis, Castaway Cay.

A dedicated page for Pixar Day at Sea has been added to Disney Cruise Line website here.

DCL Pixar Day At Sea Logo

6 Replies to “Disney Cruise Line Introduces Pixar Day at Sea on Select Disney Fantasy Sailings in 2023”

  1. Brett B.

    My wife and I were on the WONDER in 2012 when it changed the Pacific Coast cruise into the Pixar cruise. Not that that was bad, it was actually a great time as the whole cruise was Pixar themed, not just for one day. Remy was my favorite character photo op.
    I think that DCL will no doubt move the Star Wars Day at sea to the WISH since it has the galactic lounge. We did the SW cruise on the FANTASY 4 years ago and it was excellent. From the decorations, cabin gift, food and characters, a whole day of fun. You do have to make reservations for the photo ops as soon as you can as the time slots book fast, especially Darth Vader and Chewbacca. Since I did not have any SW costume to wear, I brought my Star Trek Deep Space 9 uniform. Actually got a lot of compliments from passengers. Although Darth Vader said to me “I feel your loyalties are divided.” in our photo op!

  2. Maria Rose Cook

    Do we think there would still be a pirate night on this cruise? Not sure if this would be an addition or a substitution for it offhand, as it’s been a while since my last cruise!


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