This year marks a significant milestone for Disney Cruise Line as the company celebrates its silver anniversary of 25 years in the cruise industry. The cruise company will celebrate its silver anniversary with a range of “Silver Anniversary at Sea” events, such as a new fireworks show from its ships, delicious food and drink offerings, limited edition souvenirs, and more.
On July 30, 1998, Disney Magic embarked on her maiden voyage, a short voyage from Port Canaveral to The Bahamas. This marked the beginning of Disney Cruise Line. There are now five exceptional ships in the fleet, sailing a range of routes across the world. Traditional silver anniversaries are celebrated with a range of on-board activities and other mementoes from Disney Cruise Line.
A new signature fireworks display is the most outstanding and noticeable tribute to this fantastic jubilee. Disney Cruise Line has always used fireworks during its at-sea shows, but this new production will be a night-time spectacle set to classic Disney songs and a brand-new trademark tune written just for the celebrations this year.
From May through September 2023, the new show will be included on most Bahamas, Caribbean, and Mediterranean cruises, though weather conditions can always affect show performances.
Guests familiar with Disney’s fireworks at sea should be aware that this special anniversary show will include a second night of pyrotechnic brilliance in addition to the Pirate Night fireworks, which have long been a favourite of many guests.
A special “Silver Anniversary at Sea” toast with the ship’s captain and cruise director will be another unique event for all guests to enjoy to celebrate the cruise line’s 25th anniversary. This will be held in the ship’s atrium one evening per voyage and will be a glittering event.
Captain Mickey Mouse and Captain Minnie Mouse will also be in attendance, dressed in new teal, blue, and white outfits that emphasise their connection to the water.
The “Silver Anniversary at Sea” distinctive theme song, the lyrics and music have yet to be announced, will also be part of the festivities.
To honour their joyful cruise, all Castaway Club members – Disney Cruise Line’s loyalty club – who set sail during the “Silver Anniversary at Sea” will receive an exclusive limited-edition framed art print (one per stateroom, while supplies last).
The design, created by Disney artist Joe Kaminski, whose work can be found at The Art of Disney galleries, Disney resort hotels, and Disney Cruise Line ships, features a nautically dressed Mickey Mouse greeting guests with a playful confetti overlay.
This loyalty benefit comes as Disney Cruise Line prepares to introduce the newest tier in its loyalty programme, the “Pearl” tier, which customers may achieve after 25 Disney Cruise Line voyages.