There is no better way to get yourself in the Christmas spirit than by taking Disney’s Very MerryTime Cruise. Disney Cruise Line offers the Very MerryTime Cruise on sailings in November through Christmas. If you get a chance to go and experience Christmastime on a ship, you will not be disappointed! You will find the normal Disney magical cruise experience with some other amazing perks you will only get this time of year!
Top Things on Disney’s Very MerryTime Cruise
DECORATIONS. The entire Disney cruise ship will be transformed into a Christmas paradise. There is a beautiful Christmas tree in the atrium along with holiday garland strung from the banister all the way up to the balcony. This is where you will experience pure magic when they light the Christmas tree!
You will find a HUGE Gingerbread house lit up with holiday decorations. You will also spot many different types of Mickey Mouse figures on the exterior.
HOLIDAY STAGE SHOWS. There isn’t anyone who doesn’t want to spend some time by the pool. Enjoy sometime poolside and you might see some of your favorite Disney friends in their Tropical Holiday outfits! Kids can get the chance to play some reindeer games like hula hoop with Goofy and Pluto, do the Limbo with Stitch or dance with Chip and Dale!
There is a tree lighting ceremony on the MerryTime Cruise that you won’t want to miss. You will see all of your favorite Disney characters take part in turning the lights on the tree in the atrium along with a little storytelling a christmas carolling!
CHARACTER MEET & GREETS. On a Disney MerryTime Christmas Cruise, you will have several opportunities to meet and greet your favorite Disney characters. They will appear in their tropical holiday outfits, cruise wear, Christmas sweaters and in formal wear. Be sure to pack your Disney christmas shirts (or Disney pajamas!).
CASTAWAY CAY. As if it wasn’t enough to see the ship decorated for Christmas, you will also find that Castaway Cay has been transformed into a winter wonderland! There will be tons of great photo opts as soon as you hit the island! Where else will you see snowmen in tropical outfits? Aren’t these just the cutest?
Speaking of snowmen, everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf can also be found on the island. Unfortunately, it is not a meet and greet. He is a prop (but his Hula skirt does move).
We had a great time aboard the Disney Wonder for Disney’s Very Merrytime Cruise! In December, you don’t know what the weather will be like, but for the most part it was warm and sunny. The water was a bit cold at Castaway Cay, but it didn’t keep the kids out of the ocean. Plus, there is so much else you can do at Castaway Cay that even if it is a bit chilly, you won’t get bored.
Have you been on Disney’s Very Merrytime Cruise? What was your favorite part?