Easter Activities on Disney Cruise Line

 

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.

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 I have seen the Personal Navigator 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

Easter on Disney Cruise LineWant 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!

Easter on Disney Cruise Line

Easter 2018 Sailings on Disney Cruise Line

Ready to book a cruise for Easter 2018? You are in luck! Easter 2018 falls on April 1st (no fooling around, I promise). EASTER FUN FACT: Easter hasn’t fallen on April 1st since 1956, and it won’t happen again until 2029. Passover 2018 is observed from March 30 – April 7.

Disney Dream: 3-Night Bahamian Cruise

  • Departs Friday March 30 (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 Western Caribbean with a Star Wars Day at Sea

  • Departs Saturday March 31 from Port Canaveral, Florida
  • Ports of Call: Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Falmouth, Jamaica; Disney’s Castaway Cay
  • Easter Day is an “at-sea” day!

Disney Magic: 5-Night Western Caribbean with a Marvel Day at Sea

IMPORTANT: This is a Disembarkation/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: Easter Sunday, April 1 from Miami, Florida
  • Ports of Call: Cozumel, Mexico and Disney’s Castaway Cay

Disney Wonder: 4-Night Bahamian Cruise

IMPORTANT: This is a Disembarkation/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: Easter Sunday, April 1 from Port Canaveral, Florida
  • Ports of Call: Nassau, Bahamas and Disney’s Castaway Cay

Planning Ahead

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.

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