Holiday activities and offerings are subject to change and may vary by ship and itinerary. Please note that the life-sized gingerbread house is usually constructed in November and will not be available on early November sailings. It should be completed and ready for viewing during the last week of November.
Onboard Very Merrytime Festivities
Delight in seasonal magic at sea and discover a jolly fusion of holiday-themed entertainment, activities and décor.
Share in the magic with festive onboard decorations that include a life-sized gingerbread house, a 24-foot Christmas tree, garlands, poinsettias and shimmering lights, and experience numerous merriments sure to warm the hearts of the entire family, including:
Mickey’s Tree Lighting Magic Ceremony
Kick off the season during this festive gala where kids can help light the ship’s Christmas Tree.
Santa’s Winter Wonderland Ball
Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a grand celebration in the atrium featuring Broadway-quality entertainment, Disney Characters and classic holiday tunes. Then, experience extra enchantment when a pair of royal sisters stops by and ushers in a flurry of “frozen” fun—plus a magical snowfall.
Deck the Deck Tropical Holiday Party
Candy-cane limbo, dancing and games—share in the yuletide magic of the season during this jovial celebration.
Santa Claus Meet-and-Greet
Share hugs and snap photos with the one-and-only Kris Kringle before he takes to the sky to deliver gifts to the children of the world.
Disney Character Greetings
Meet some beloved Disney Characters in jolly holiday attire and take one-of-a-kind pictures to cherish throughout the year.
Made completely from edible ingredients, the ship’s gingerbread house is a life-sized treat that you can photograph, but can’t eat!
Storytime with Mrs. Claus
Gather the children in the atrium to hear Mrs. Claus read well-known Christmas stories from her rocking chair by the tree.
Themed Activities and Crafts for Kids
Decorate stockings, create festive cards, embark on a holiday scavenger hunt and more—it’s Christmas cheer for the young and young-at-heart.
Teens and tweens can party it up with new friends during music and dance extravaganzas that fill the air with joy.
‘Tis the season to pick up exclusive, holiday-themed Disney Cruise Line gifts for family and friends—and make Christmas wishes come true.
Plus, on December 24th and 25th, enjoy these additional treats:
Cookies on Christmas Eve
Special holiday towel animals
Caroling with the kids and crew
Holiday Cheer at Disney Castaway Cay
A winter wonderland awaits you aboard each ship—as well as on Disney Castaway Cay! Our private island paradise is transformed with "snow" flurries, a Christmas tree and more. Be on the lookout for Mr. and Mrs. Snowman, dressed in their island attire. Plus, the island's tram is decorated to resemble a reindeer, complete with antlers and a tail.
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