The Disney Cruise Line Celebrates its 25th Anniversary with “Silver Anniversary at Sea”

The Disney Cruise Line is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The cruise line launched in 1998 with its first ship the Disney Magic going on its maiden cruise in July. As part of the celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Disney Cruise Line announced that it will be celebrating with a new “Silver Anniversary at Sea” that will include entertainment, merchandise, celebratory experiences, and more during the summer cruises that take place in 2023. The “Silver Anniversary at Sea” will be able to be experienced on all five of the Disney Cruise Line ships.

From May through September of 2023 on select cruising, there will be celebratory festivities happening to commemorate this milestone. They will include the following four highlights:

  1. New Looks for Captain Mickey and Captain Minnie: Strike a pose with this iconic duo in their dazzling new ensembles. Their coordinated looks will feature swirling designs reminiscent of ocean waves and multi-toned fabric in the signature color of the celebration: Shimmering Seas.
  2. Brand-New Signature Song: Sing and dance along to a brand-new melody with the debut of a signature song created especially for the “Silver Anniversary at Sea.”   
  3. Culinary Creations: Eat and drink your way through themed culinary delights, from fanciful desserts to inspired craft cocktails and beyond. 
  4. Memories That Shimmer: Take a piece of the magic home with you with the new Shimmering Seas Collection, a special line of dedicated merchandise featuring our new signature color. Inspired by the magical glow of sunshine reflecting upon turquoise waters, the collection will include an assortment of apparel, accessories, drinkware, and more.

Along with announcing the festivities for the 25th anniversary of the Disney Cruise Line, a new membership tier was announced for Castaway Club. To celebrate 25 years of Disney cruising, the Pearl level will be available to those who have vacationed with Disney Cruise Line 25 times or more. This status will unlock new at-home and onboard benefits. Specifics about the Pearl level are promised to be released in 2023.

“Silver Anniversary at Sea” cruises in 2023 are now open for booking from Mouseways Travel (official Daps Magic travel partner) or at Itineraries include:

  • Departing from Miami May 24 to Sept. 4, the Disney Magic will visit destinations in the Bahamas and Caribbean, including Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. 
  • The Disney Wonder will depart on Alaskan voyages from Vancouver, Canada May 15 to Sept. 11 with stops in Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and more. 
  • From May 7 to Sept. 17, the Disney Dream will sail transatlantic and European itineraries, including the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Greek Isles.
  • The Disney Fantasy will set sail from Port Canaveral, Florida May 6 to Sept. 2 to the Eastern and Western Caribbean, each with a day at Castaway Cay.
  • Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Disney Wish, will depart on sailings to Nassau, Bahamas and Castaway Cay May 1 to Sept. 8 from Port Canaveral. 

Disney Cruise Line promises to have even more exciting announcements about the “Silver Anniversary at Sea” in the near future. What do you think of what has been announced so far? Will you be cruising as a part of this anniversary celebration? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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