Porthole Cruise News Briefs – July 12, 2016

Disney Cruise Line Announces Upcoming Holiday Cruises


This fall and winter, cruisers can experience specially themed Halloween and holiday sailings across the Disney Cruise Line fleet.


Halloween on the High Seas takes place on most voyages aboard Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, and Disney Magic from September through October. Cruises will feature Halloween-themed parties, lively entertainment, and elaborate décor, including The Pumpkin Tree, which magically transforms throughout the cruise. Other special experiences include Mickey’s Mouse-querade Party, A Nightmare Before Christmas—Sing and Scream, Haunted Stories of the Sea, Creepy Cabaret, Halloween Isn’t Just For Kids, Spooky Movies, Ghoulish Delights, and more.


All Disney ships will be decked out with holiday cheer starting early November when Disney Cruise Line’s Very Merrytime Cruises set sail with traditional Thanksgiving fanfare, Christmas feasts, “snow flurries,” and New Year’s Eve galas. Special holiday events include Mickey’s Tree-Lighting Magic, Santa’s Winter Wonderland Ball, Dickens-inspired carolers, family holiday activities, Deck the Deck Holiday Party, and more.


For something extra, special amenities are available for stateroom delivery. Purchased in advance of sailing, these include holiday-themed gift packages and treat baskets and even mini Christmas trees decorated with ornaments, red berries, mini carnations and a bow topper. Plus, during the holiday cruises, the Disney Cruise Line holiday merchandise collection and popular Disney Cruise Line ornaments will be available in the gift shops.

Photo credit: Disney Cruise Line/Kent Phillips

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