Disney Announces a "Star Wars" Cruise


“I find your lack of a suntan disturbing.” Disney announces"Star Wars Day" during a Caribbean cruise. (Photo: Disney)

You’ll soon be able to go on a cruise with Darth Vader. Just try not to blow up any planets during your trip.

Disney Cruise Line just announced “Star Wars Day at Sea” — a day-long celebration of the venerable space saga planned for eight special sailings aboard the Disney Fantasy.

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For Disney, which bought “Star Wars” (along with all of Lucasfilm) for $4 billion in 2012, this will be the first time “Star Wars” heroes and villains appear on a Disney Cruise Line ship.


The perfect place for your child to meet his questionable role models (Photo: Disney)

During eight Western Caribbean voyages of the Disney Fantasy next year, one day will be devoted to all things “Star Wars.” You’ll get to rub shoulders with various characters from the “Star Wars” universe, including Darth Vader, Chewbacca and Boba Fett. Guests are also encouraged to dress up in their own “Star Wars”-related costumes (be sure to pack your Stormtrooper costume right next to your swimsuit).

If you look at your kid and notice that “the Force is strong in this one,” there’ll be a Jedi Training Academy.

And for the adults, there’ll be a nightclub done up like the famous Mos Eisley cantina scene, complete with “Star Wars”-themed cocktails (may we suggest shots called “Han Shoots First?”).


“Star Wars Day at Sea” will be aboard the Disney Fantasy. (Photo: Disney)

There’ll also be screenings of all six “Star Wars” movies, so you can spend the cruise arguing with your younger traveling companions about how Episode IV, not Episode I, will always be the first “Star Wars” movie.

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“Star Wars Day at Sea” will be fully operational next year on Disney Fantasy cruises sailing on January 9 and 23; February 6 and 20; March 5 and 19; and April 2 and 16. Departing from Port Canaveral, the seven-night Western Caribbean itinerary includes Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay.

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