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Christmas Time Disney Cruise

by Jeffrey Rezendes

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“Can I get some information a about a Christmas time Disney Cruise?”

A is Great

The atrium on the Disney Fantasy dressed up for Christmas

The atrium is BEAUTIFUL – Photo by Rich Ramos


Uncle Walt loved Christmas time. He brought that love to Disneyland the first year it opened. All of the Disney properties celebrate Christmas including the Disney Cruise Line (DCL).

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Very Merrytime

Goofy on the roof of the Gingerbread House on the Disney Fantasy

Hang on Goofy… – Photo by Rich Ramos

DCL celebrates Christmas with what they call Very Merrytime sailings. These sailings start in early November and last until right before Christmas (there’s a special Christmas week cruise too).

The Very Merrytime sailings include Christmas decorations in the atrium and around the ship, special shows, merchandise, Santa and Mrs. Claus meet and greets, and lots more. Here’s the list:

  • Magic Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Mickey’s Winter Wonderland Ball
  • Deck the Hall Holiday Party
  • Santa Meet and Greet
  • Gingerbread House
  • Storytime with Mrs. Claus
  • Themed activities and parties for kids

Even Castaway Cay (Disney’s Private Island) gets decked out for the holidays, with Christmas Trees and decorations all around the island.

It’s really a great experience.

Get more info

The Gingerbread house area on the Disney Fantasy

The Gingerbread house is pretty amazing – Photo by Rich Ramos

If you’d like to know more information or to find out what it costs to book a Very Merrytime Cruise be sure to get in touch with our partners at Destinations to Travel. They can find the perfect cruise for your family.

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Dad’s Bottom Line

Jeffrey, Christmas Time on the Disney Cruise Line is a lot of fun. All the ships get all dolled up and there is Christmas fun all around. Ho, Ho, Ho! Merry Christmas.


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