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Disney Cruise Line Celebrates 25 Years With ‘Silver Anniversary at Sea’

Disney Cruise Line Celebrates 25 Years With ‘Silver Anniversary at Sea’

Disney Cruise Line will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2023 with special Silver Anniversary at Sea sailings.

DCL announced on November 28, 2022 that they’ll be rolling out some new magic at sea next year, in honor of their 25th anniversary. The cruise line launched in July 1988 with Disney Magic‘s maiden voyage.

The limited-time “Silver Anniversary at Sea” celebrations will bring special entertainment, merchandise, and experiences to select sailings across all five Disney Cruise Line ships from May through September of 2023.

All five of Disney’s cruise ships will take part in the Silver Anniversary at Sea celebration, including the newest ship Disney Wish (image courtesy of Disney Cruise Line)

“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, senior vice president and general manager, Disney Cruise Line.

“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,” Siskie continued.

What surprises are in store with the Silver Anniversary at Sea?

The Silver Anniversary at Sea celebration will be featured on Disney’s summer-season cruises, with guests encountering new entertainment, special décor, and limited-edition merchandise, along with other surprises.

Throughout each voyage, guests will discover themed culinary creations, including fanciful new desserts and craft cocktails.

Disney has new family entertainment and activities planned for the sailings, including evening experiences created exclusively for the anniversary celebration.

Both Captain Minnie and Captain Mickey will sport new ensembles to mark the occasion. Their festive uniforms will feature shimmering, multi-toned fabric and swirling designs reminiscent of ocean waves.

Captain Minnie and Captain Mickey will have new uniforms for Disney’s Silver Anniversary at Sea celebrations (image courtesy of Disney Cruise Line)

DCL will debut a signature song to serve as the soundtrack of the celebration. The uplifting new melody will manifest in a variety of ways during 2023’s summer sailings.

Disney merch fans can look forward to the Shimmering Seas Collection, a line of dedicated products featuring a new signature turquoise color. The collection will include an assortment of apparel, accessories, drinkware, keepsakes, and more.

Disney Cruises featuring Silver Anniversary at Sea

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

Here’s where you can sail on each Disney ship during the festivities:

  • Disney Magic: (May 24 to September 4) Destinations in the Bahamas and Caribbean, including Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay
  • Disney Wonder: (May 15 to September 11) Alaskan voyages from Vancouver, Canada with stops in Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, and more
  • Disney Dream: (May 7 to September 17) Transatlantic and European itineraries, including the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, and the Greek Isles
  • Disney Fantasy: (May 6 to September 2) Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, each with a day at Castaway Cay
  • Disney Wish: (May 1 to September 8) Sailings to Nassau, Bahamas and Castaway Cay

DCL will add a new Castaway Club tier for the 25th Anniversary

Disney Cruise Line’s silver anniversary year will also launch a brand-new membership tier for Castaway Club, the cruise line’s loyalty program.

Club members will soon be able to earn Pearl status after 25 Disney Cruise Line vacations. Pearl members will unlock new at-home and onboard benefits, which DCL plans to announce in early 2023.

The new logo for DCL’s Castaway Club Pearl tier (image courtesy of Disney Cruise Line)

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Carrie Ann Karstunen