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  • Writer's pictureJason Leppert

More ‘Star Wars’ and Ships for Disney Cruise Line: What to Expect on the Horizon

The force continues to be strong with the Disney Cruise Line as it announces that “Star Wars” Day at Sea will be reprised onboard in 2017 and a pair of new ships are set to arrive in 2021 and 2023.“Star Wars” Day at SeaThe initial 2016 lineup of eight “Star Wars” theme cruises is still underway now through April aboard the Disney Fantasy, and already Disney has renewed the experience for 2017. Next time around, the film franchise will feature on 15 cruises on 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 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!”The same exciting programming I had a chance to experience on the inaugural “Star Wars” Day at Sea cruise this January will return including screenings of all seven movies plus “Rogue One: A ‘Star Wars’ Story,” an all new feature film set for release on December 16, 2016. The main event will still be a final dance party and grand fireworks deck show following character meet-and-greets and family-friendly interactions throughout the day. Guest cosplay will also be celebrated in the atrium.Kids will once again have the chance to become Padawans and duel Darth Vader in “Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple,” and “Star Wars” crafts and trivia games will further test the mind as themed food and beverages satiate the stomach. What’s more, exclusive merchandise will encompass everything from apparel to collectible pins.VIDEO: Disney Cruise Line’s Star Wars Day at Sea ReviewThe 2017 experience will be aboard seven-night Disney Fantasy cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida on Jan. 7, 21; Feb. 4, 18; March 4, 18; April 1 and 15, 2017 in the western Caribbean and Jan. 14, 28; Feb. 11, 25; March 11, 25; and April 8, 2017 in the eastern Caribbean. All itineraries also feature Disney Cruise Line’s private island of Castaway Cay.A Pair of New ShipsThe news that the Disney Cruise Line will construct

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