Disney Cruise Line Releases Festive Halloween and Holiday Sailings

by Jessica Montevago
Disney Cruise Line Releases Festive Halloween and Holiday Sailings

Disney Cruise Line will sail a lineup of Halloween and winter holiday celebrations later this year. Photo: DCL.


Disney Cruise Line has shared its lineup of Halloween and winter holiday celebrations on sailings later this year, departing from New York, California, Texas and Florida.

“Halloween on the High Seas” returns to Disney Cruise Line in September and October 2020 with elaborate décor and a magical pumpkin tree. On select sailings across the fleet, guests will be treated to a “mouse-querade” costume party, lively entertainment, themed food and beverage options, trick-or-treating, and a costume party just for adults.

Then, from early November through December, the Disney Cruise Line fleet will be decked from bow-to-stern with holiday-themed entertainment. During the “Very Merrytime Cruises,” families can attend Mickey’s Tree Lighting Magic Ceremony, a Santa Claus meet-and-greet, and a tropical holiday party. During Mickey’s Winter Wonderland Ball, guests will join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a celebration in the atrium featuring Disney characters and classic holiday tunes, topped off with a flurry of “Frozen” snowfall.

Here is a roundup of the holiday-themed sailings:

Sailings to Bermuda and Canada from New York
The Disney Magic will return to New York in October for sailings to Bermuda and Canada, all featuring Halloween on the High Seas. Three five-night cruises offer two days in Bermuda, giving guests extra time to enjoy the island’s famous pink-sand beaches, water sports, and other activities.

One five-night cruise will visit Canada’s charming seaport cities including Saint John, New Brunswick. Guests on this sailing will also visit Halifax, the provincial capital of Nova Scotia boasting Victorian-style public gardens and one of the world’s largest natural harbors.

Baja and Mexican Riviera voyages from California
The Disney Wonder will set sail from San Diego in September, with “Halloween on the High Seas” cruises to Baja and the Mexican Riviera. Baja itineraries of two, three, four and five nights include calls on Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico. One seven-night Mexican Riviera cruise, with additional stops in Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta, completes the southern California sailings. On Nov. 6, the Disney Wonder departs San Diego for a 14-night Panama Canal crossing.

Bahamas and Caribbean cruises from Texas
From late November through December, the Disney Wonder will make Galveston, Texas, its homeport for “Very Merrytime Cruises” to the Caribbean and Bahamas, with four-, five-, six- and seven-night sailings. Caribbean itineraries include stops in Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico and Grand Cayman. Bahamian cruises feature stops at Nassau, Bahamas; Key West, Florida; and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

Tropical island vacations from Florida
In the Fall of 2020, the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream will sail to the Bahamas and Caribbean from Port Canaveral, Florida. “Halloween on the High Seas” and “Very Merrytime Cruises” will be featured on most sailings.

The Disney Fantasy will sail Caribbean and Bahamian itineraries ranging from three to eight nights; and the Disney Dream will sail three- and four-night Bahamian cruises to Nassau, Bahamas, and Castaway Cay. Each of these cruises includes a day of fun in the sun on Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests.

Bookings open to the public on June 13, 2019.

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