Sailing on Disney Cruise Line during Easter is an “egg”stra special treat! Sorry, that will be my only Easter pun, I promise. From family fun and craft times to special character meet and greets, DCL makes sure each family has the opportunity to celebrate Easter in a way that is meaningful to them. Let’s take a look.
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Passover Observances and Seder Service
Before I jump into the Easter activities and events, I want to pay special attention to Passover, as these two traditions occur in the same time frame each year. DCL has a tradition of holding Seder Services for its guests. A rabbi will be on board and a special meal is prepared separately according to Jewish Law. If you wish to participate, it is recommended that you note it on your reservation. However the Personal Navigator you receive will direct guests where to sign up at the last minute – typically at the Guest Services Desk.
Also, if you require Kosher meals during Passover or at anytime throughout the year, please contact the Disney Cruise Line Special Services team at (800) 951-3532.
Please note that open flames are not allowed on any Disney Cruise Line ship. It is recommended that you bring battery operated faux-candles or contact your local rabbi about alternatives to candle lighting prior to your departure.
Easter Worship Services
Sunrise Worship at sea is a spectacular way to begin your Easter Day celebration. Depending on your sailing, look for two to three early morning worship opportunities. Your Personal Navigator, delivered on Easter Eve, will announce when and where each service will be held. These services usually begin around 6:00 am – 7:00 am. A clergy-led Catholic Mass and a clergy-led Interdenominational service will be offered to guests.
Easter Character Meet and Greets
Disney celebrates every holiday in style, and Easter is no different. Look for characters in special costumes. Also, keep your eyes peeled for a particular white rabbit who is known to be late for very important dates.
In-Room Gifts for Easter
Want to have a special gift waiting for your loved ones on the first day of your holiday cruise? The Disney Cruise Gifts & Amenities in-room celebrations guide has a host of options to celebrate almost any special occasion – and of course – Easter is no exception. The Spring Bunny Delight and the Hop Into My Heart gift baskets are sure to get your cruise off to a magical start!
Cruise Fares at Easter
No doubt about it, Easter is one of the pricier times to sail on Disney Cruise Line. It is typically combined with Spring Break for most U.S. school children, and this makes it a peak travel time.
If your travel times are flexible, consider March or May.
But… just because it’s a peak travel time doesn’t mean you will feel over crowded. Each ship has a set capacity all year round. And they typically sail pretty full, all year round. The great thing about Disney’s ships is that they were designed for your comfort, even when sailing full.
Note: The pools are small, and often feel crowded. This is as likely the case in January as it is over Spring Break or summer.
Easter 2019 Sailings on Disney Cruise Line
The best way to get a good price on a holiday cruise is to BOOK EARLY! As the ship fills, the prices for the remaining rooms goes up. These are the Easter sailings for 2019, and the prices will never be better than they are right now.
- Easter 2019: April 21
- Passover 2019: April 19 – April 27
Disney Dream: 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral
- Departs Friday, April 19 (Good Friday) from Port Canaveral, Florida
- Ports of Call: Nassau, Bahamas and Disney’s Castaway Cay
- Easter Day will be at Castaway Cay!
Disney Fantasy: 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral
- Departs Saturday, April 20 from Port Canaveral, Florida
- Ports of Call: Tortola, BVI; St. Thomas, USVI; Disney’s Castaway Cay
- Easter Day is At Sea
Disney Magic: 5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami
- Departs April 19 (Good Friday) from Miami, Florida
- Ports of Call: Key West, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Disney’s Castaway Cay
- Easter Day will be in Nassau (many shops will be closed, Port Adventures will likely vary from typical offerings)
Disney Wonder: 7-Night Mexican Riviera Cruise from San Diego
IMPORTANT: This is an Embarkation Day – Religious Observances and Family activities will vary. I would still expect to see Characters in celebratory costumes and the White Rabbit should still make an appearance.
- Departs April 21 (Easter Sunday) from San Diego, California
- Ports of Call: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Mazatlan, Mexico
Disney Cruise Line never announces when they will release itineraries for upcoming cruises. To be prepared, here is a list of Easter and Passover observances through 2020.