The Silver Anniversary at Sea has begun aboard the Disney Wish, and tons of celebratory offerings, decorations, and special events are debuting. Below is a look at the souvenir popcorn bucket.
Disney Cruise Line 25th Anniversary Popcorn Bucket – $8.50
The silver anniversary popcorn bucket has a gold lid, decorated on its body with various Disney characters and the ships that comprise Disney’s lineup of ocean vessels. Sorcerer Mickey and the Disney Wish (the newest of Disney’s cruise ships) occupy the center, with the motto “Setting Course for Adventure” complementing the 25th anniversary logo.
Rapunzel and Goofy can be seen on the sides, along with the Disney Dream (launched 2010) and Disney Magic (launched 1997).
Dumbo, Donald Duck, and the Duck nephews are also featured, alongside the Disney Fantasy (launched 2012) and Disney Wonder (launched 1998).
The Silver Anniversary at Sea
Disney Cruise Line is celebrating 25 years of sailing with the Silver Anniversary at Sea celebration on select voyages from May through September 2023. The first Disney Cruise Line ship, Disney Magic, launched in 1998.
Mickey and Minnie just revealed their new shimmering teal and white costumes for the anniversary celebration. The rest of their friends will also have new costumes.
Guests will be invited to join the ship’s captain and cruise director on one evening of each cruise for a special anniversary toast, featuring the anniversary’s new theme song.
Disney cruises were the first ever to perform fireworks shows at sea, and a new 25th anniversary fireworks display will premiere during the festivities. The limited-run show will feature iconic Disney music on most Bahamian, Caribbean, and Mediterranean sailings this summer.
The anniversary of Disney Cruise Line also heralds the unveiling of a brand-new membership tier for Castaway Club, which recognizes returning Disney Cruise Line guests with exclusive rewards and perks. Honoring 25 years of Disney expeditions at sea, members will now earn the distinction of Pearl status after 25 trips. As the line’s biggest fans, Pearl members will unlock new at-home and onboard benefits, which will be announced in early 2023.
Castaway Club members who sail during the Silver Anniversary” will additionally receive a limited edition 11×14 framed Captain Mickey art print in their stateroom. The artwork is by Disney artist Joe Kaminski.
The Shimmering Seas Collection of merchandise includes a Loungefly mini backpack, Spirit Jersey, and more. Check out the merchandise we’ve found so far on board. There will also be plenty of Silver Anniversary-inspired food and beverage items.
Bookings for summer 2023 cruises featuring the anniversary celebration are available now on disneycruise.com, and there are multiple itineraries to choose from:
- Departing from Miami May 24 to Sept. 4, the Disney Magic will visit destinations in the Bahamas and Caribbean, including Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
- The Disney Wonder will depart on Alaskan voyages from Vancouver, Canada May 15 to Sept. 11, with stops in Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, and more.
- From May 7 to Sept. 17, the Disney Dream will sail transatlantic and European itineraries, including the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Greek Isles.
- The Disney Fantasy will set sail from Port Canaveral, Florida May 6 to Sept. 2 to the Eastern and Western Caribbean, each with a day at Castaway Cay.
- Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Disney Wish, will depart on sailings to Nassau, Bahamas and Castaway Cay May 1 to Sept. 8 from Port Canaveral.
MagicBand+ will also debut on the cruise ships this summer.
What do you think of these 25th anniversary offerings? Will you be setting sail soon? Let us know in the comments.
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