Spend Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa at sea with Disney
Disney News: Holiday season cruises recognize many religious celebrations
If you’re amazed at more than 1,016 feet of garlands, 66 holiday sprays and more than 40 trees decorating one Disney cruise ship, the onboard holiday season extends beyond the décor. Disney’s unique holiday programming doesn’t only cover activities and events, but tropical, individual and religious celebrations as well:
Even Santa Claus visits Disney’s Cruise ships. Children will wake on Christmas morning to see cookies and milk and many surprises by the tree in the atrium lobby tree. There’s a midnight mass on Christmas Eve and services are also held on Christmas Day.
Disney Cruise ships recognize other holiday celebrations leading up to the 25th. Each day, from December 8th till the 16th, Hanukkah services will be held on the cruise ships.
The week-long Kwanzaa celebration that observes African-American heritage and culture is also honored on the cruise ships where storytellers share tales of this special occasion.
Snow for non-believers at Castaway Cay
If you’ve never experienced snow flurries on a tropical island, even Disney can make it snow in the Caribbean! When Disney cruise ships dock at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private Bahamian island, they’re greeted with a Christmas tree adorned with decorations and gifts, and Disney characters dressed in a holiday theme. Along with carolers, twinkling Christmas trees and holiday-themed crafts, guests will even see “snow” flurries collect on the ground!
Have you ever taken a cruise to celebrate the holiday season?