Star Wars Day at Sea Returns Again in 2018 Aboard Disney Cruise Line

Written by Jason Leppert. Posted in Disney Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line, Features, The Disney Cruise Line Connoisseur

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Published on January 20, 2017 at 3:00 am with No Comments

Just as the 2017 set of Star Wars Day at Sea cruises currently embark on the Disney Fantasy, the Disney Cruise Line announces that the popular theme sailings will be reprised in 2018 as well. From January through April, another 15 voyages will head to a galaxy far, far away via the Caribbean, and onboard will be Jedi, Wookiees, droids, Stormtroopers and you, dressed in your best Star Wars gear and costumes.

“The Force is stronger than ever onboard the Disney Fantasy, and we are excited to bring back Star Wars Day at Sea in 2018,” said Karl Holz, president of Disney Cruise Line. “The popularity of the event over the past two years inspired us to continue immersing our guests in the Star Wars galaxy. Everyone, from the youngest Padawan to the most knowledgeable Jedi Master, is invited to enjoy this event of galactic proportions and make memories that will last a lifetime.”

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Captain Phasma Meet-and-Greet
(Copyright © Disney Cruise Line – Matt Stroshane, photographer)

The sailings will showcase a special day dedicated to all things Star Wars including new favorites such as photo meet-and-greets with Captain Phasma, Boba Fett, Chewbacca and R2-D2 and C-3PO; a celebration of Star Wars guest cosplay and screenings of franchise films and television shows including not only Star Wars Rebels and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story but also Star Wars: Episode VIII by 2018. Treats will also extend to themed food and beverage items as well as exclusive merchandise.

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Darth Vader Strolls the Decks
(Copyright © Disney Cruise Line – Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Children specifically will enjoy the chance to face Darth Vader face to face in a lightsaber duel during Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple and participate in tamer arts and crafts, games and other activities; and families will be able to test their Star Wars knowledge during trivia sessions. The day will lightspeed to a grand crescendo deck party with games, music and dancing before a dazzling fireworks show accompanied by characters, pyrotechnics, stunts, special effects and none other than John Williams’ signature score.

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Summon the Force Deck Party
(Copyright © Disney Cruise Line – Matt Stroshane, photographer)

The fifteen 7-night Disney Fantasy sailings in 2018 will depart Port Canaveral, Florida to visit Cozumel, Mexico; Falmouth, Jamaica; Grand Cayman and Castaway Cay on Jan. 6, 20; Feb. 3, 17; March 3, 17, 31 and April 14, 2018; and Tortola, St. Thomas and Castaway Cay on Jan. 13, 27; Feb. 10, 24; March 10, 24 and April 7, 2018.

For more information about the special sailings, visit the Disney Cruise Line website.  To book your Disney cruise call upon MiceChat’s very own Fairy Godmother Travel.

Do you plan to join any of the Star Wars Day at Sea sailings either this year or next? Share your thoughts in the comments section below…

About Jason Leppert

Jason Leppert is a dedicated Disney fanboy and cruise travel journalist with over 80 sailings under his belt and a fresh, youthful perspective on the cruise industry. He has been cruising – and more importantly, visiting Disneyland – since before he was even two years old thanks to his parents’ shared passion for traveling and their desire to experience all journeys together as a family. Jason is the founding editor of PopularCruising.com  and regularly produces videos for the Popular Cruising Video Podcast  and YouTube channel. He also contributes to the Travel Channel, Porthole Magazine, Onboard.com, and the U-T San Diego newspaper, as well as makes appearances on the Cruise Radio, Cruize Cast, and Weekend Travel Show audio podcasts. You can follow him at the following social media networks: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest,

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