(10:30 a.m. EST) — In 2017, Disney Cruise Line is upping the number of sailings with the popular Star Wars Day at Sea theme.
The program kicked off this year with eight sailings on Disney Fantasy. The designated sea day celebrates all things Jedi, with photo ops with Star Wars characters; Star Wars-themed activities for kids, including lightsaber training, arts and crafts, games and trivia; screenings of the Star Wars movies; and Star Wars parties on deck with fireworks for families and in the nightclub for adults.
The 2017 Star Wars sailings will still take place on Disney Fantasy, with 15 cruises on both eastern and western Caribbean itineraries.
"Our guests keep telling us that Star Wars Day at Sea is an experience they’ll never forget, that it’s a thrill of intergalactic proportions,» said Karl L. Holz, president of Disney Cruise Line in a press release. «In response to guest demand, we’re pleased to create even more Star Wars memories aboard the Disney Fantasy in 2017 with an expanded schedule of these special sailings. Clearly, the Force is alive and well on the high seas!"
Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012, adding Darth Vader and other characters to its already mammoth stable of characters.
Disney Fantasy Cruises