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Disney Cruise Line is celebrating its 25th birthday next year and the festivities are going to be over the top.

It was back in 1998 when the Disney Magic embarked on its maiden voyage—the first of the Disney Cruise Line fleet. And next year, to celebrate this milestone anniversary, the cruise line will offer special entertainment, merchandise and celebratory experiences on the high seas. The Silver Anniversary at Sea offerings across all five Disney Cruise Line ships will take place May through September of 2023.

“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, sr. v.p. and general manager, Disney Cruise Line, in a press release statement. “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 Silver Anniversary at Sea celebration will be featured on summer cruises aboard all five Disney Cruise Line ships. Guests will encounter new entertainment, limited-time enhancements, eye-catching decor, special merchandise and other surprises. Here’s a glimpse:

  • Captain Minnie Mouse and Captain Mickey Mouse will don new ensembles to mark the occasion. The duo will make appearances in their festive attire exclusively aboard Silver Anniversary at Sea sailings across the Disney Cruise Line fleet.
  • Disney Cruise Line will debut a signature song to serve as the soundtrack of the celebration.
  • New family entertainment and activities will culminate in evening experiences created exclusively for the anniversary celebration.
  • Voyages will feature themed culinary creations—from desserts to craft cocktails.
  • The Silver Anniversary at Sea will feature the Shimmering Seas Collection, a line of dedicated merchandise—apparel, accessories, drinkware, keepsakes—featuring a new signature color.

Summertime Disney Cruise Line Sailings for 2023

Cruises featuring the Silver Anniversary at Sea celebration will sail to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Europe and Alaska during the summer of 2023.

  • 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.

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