It was July 1998 that the first Disney Cruise Line (DCL) ship, the Disney Magic, took its maiden voyage, and to commemorate that 25th anniversary, there will be special “Silver Anniversary” sailings in Summer 2023.
On select sailings from May through September of 2023, there will be special “Silver Anniversary at Sea” entertainment, merchandise, and celebratory experiences for guests to experience.
Captain Mickey and Captain Minnie will sport dazzling new ensembles as seen above. DCL says their coordinated looks will feature swirling designs reminiscent of ocean waves and multi-toned fabric in the signature color of the celebration: Shimmering Seas.
Special themed food and drink will be created for these sailings, including desserts, craft cocktails, and more.
A new signature song has also been created especially for the “Silver Anniversary at Sea,” to commemorate the milestone.
And of course there will be plenty of merchandise to purchase in the new Shimmering Seas Collection, a special line of dedicated merchandise featuring the new signature color. The collection will include an assortment of apparel, accessories, drinkware, and more.
“For two-and-a-half decades, Disney Cruise Line has built an incredible legacy of creating unforgettable vacation memories for families around the world,” said Sharon Siskie, senior vice president and general manager, Disney Cruise Line.
“Of course, at the heart of this anniversary celebration are our dedicated cast and crew members who continuously deliver legendary service and create magic at sea for our guests every day. Whether returning as a member of our Castaway Club or sailing with us for the first time, we are thrilled to invite guests of all ages to be a part of our very special anniversary festivities next summer.”
The anniversary of Disney Cruise Line also brings a brand-new membership tier for Castaway Club, which recognizes returning Disney Cruise Line guests with exclusive rewards and perks.
Honoring 25 years of Disney magic at sea, members will now earn the distinction of Pearl status after 25 Disney Cruise Line vacations.
DCL says as the line’s biggest fans, Pearl members will unlock new at-home and onboard benefits, which will be announced in early 2023.
Here is the new Disney Cruise Line Castaway Club Pearl Logo:
Several of the ships will host “Silver Anniversary at Sea” over the summer, and they include:
- Disney Magic: On sailings departing from Miami from May 24 to Sept. 4, the ship will visit destinations in the Bahamas and Caribbean, including Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
- Disney Wonder: The ship will depart on Alaskan voyages from Vancouver, Canada May 15 to Sept. 11, with stops in Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and more.
- Disney Dream: From May 7 to Sept. 17, the ship will sail transatlantic and European itineraries, including the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Greek Isles.
- Disney Fantasy: Sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida, from May 6 to Sept. 2, to the Eastern and Western Caribbean, each with a day at Castaway Cay.
- Disney Wish: DCL’s newest ship will depart on sailings to Nassau, Bahamas and Castaway Cay May 1 to Sept. 8 from Port Canaveral.
Bookings for summer 2023 cruises featuring the “Silver Anniversary at Sea” celebration are available now on disneycruise.com.
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