Anytime is a great time to take a voyage on the Disney Cruise Line, but Disney adds some extra magic and sparkle for trips around Christmastime.  Disney’s offers Very Merrytime Cruises on three, four, and seven night itineraries from Port Canaveral, Texas, and New York in 2018 and 2019.

In addition to special decorations all around the ship and on Castaway Cay, you can also expect some special activities.

Let’s take a look at some photos and details:

On board the Ship

First up, let’s take a look at the decorations:

The Christmas tree in the main atrium is a focal point for photos and the Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The Christmas tree in the main atrium is a focal point for photos and the Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Disney adds Christmas touches throughout the ship.

Disney adds Christmas touches throughout the ship.

Trees, trees, everywhere!

Trees, trees, everywhere!

Enjoy this Christmas tree while you wait for your dining experience in Animator's Palate.

Enjoy this Christmas tree while you wait for your dining experience in Animator’s Palate.

These Christmas trees make for a popular photo and character greeting spot near the main Walt Disney Theater.

These Christmas trees make for a popular photo and character greeting spot near the main Walt Disney Theater.

Castaway Cay

Disney adds some fun Christmas touches on its private island, Castaway Cay:

A huge nautically-themed Christmas tree greets guests as they exit the ship on Castaway Cay.

A huge nautically-themed Christmas tree greets guests as they exit the ship on Castaway Cay.

The walkway that connects the doc to the main section of the island has some fun touches.

The walkway that connects the doc to the main section of the island has some fun touches.

Special Activities

Here are some of the special Christmastime activities on the ship:

Mickey’s Tree Lighting Magic Ceremony:  Join the fun as Mickey and Minnie Mouse light up the Christmas Tree, and then sing along to some classic Christmas carols.

Santa Claus Meet-and-Greet: You can meet the big guy on the ship.

Storytime with Mrs. Claus: Mrs. Claus reads some well-known Christmas stories from her rocking chair by the Christmas tree in the atrium lobby.

Animation Cells: Create a Christmas-themed animation cell in the Oceaneer Lab.

Themed Activities and Crafts:  Kids can decorate stockings and cards, and can also participate in a fun scavenger hunt.

Gingerbread House: Much like the impressive displays at the Contemporary Resort and Grand Floridian at Walt Disney World, Disney’s pastry chefs have created a huge gingerbread house.  Make sure to get a photo!

Christmas Merchandise: Many of the Christmas products on the ship are similar to what you will find in the parks, but there are also some specific to the Disney Cruise Line.

Have you taken a Disney Cruise Line Very Merrytime Christmas Cruise?