If your idea of fun is to watch the Star Wars prequels while trapped in the middle of the ocean, call your travel agent immediately. It was only a matter of time that Disney, owning both the Star Wars properties and a fleet of cruise ships, would combine the two things.
“Star Wars Day at Sea” is a themed day aboard the Disney Fantasy ship, including Star Wars “personalities” (vague, probably will not get to vacation with Mark Hamill, for which I would pay a lot extra) will begin in 2016. The single day of Star Wars-related fun will have screenings of the films and episodes of Star Wars Rebels; meet-and-greets with Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, and other characters; a shipboard version of the Jedi Training Academy (the stage show featured at Disney parks); and for the grownups, a nightclub version of the Mos Eisley Cantina.
I presume at this time you still can’t take your droids in to the bar, but maybe they’ve eased up on that rule.
There will also be fireworks, arts and crafts, trivia contests, and all the other assorted hoopla that comes along with a cruise, I presume. Being as taking a cruise is No. 1 on my list of personal nightmares, I wasn’t aware that anything other than catching the Norovirus or drowning were options (I hear some ships have rock climbing walls, so I guess it’s possible to fall to your death at sea, which combines my fear of heights and my fear of water, so, BONUS!).
The first cruise to a galaxy far, far away sails out of Port Canaveral, Fla. on Jan. 9, 2016. Other dates include January 23, February 6 and 20, March 5 and 19, and April 2 and 16. The travel itinerary is to stop in Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay. Please note that Disney owns a friggin’ island. I don’t know why that upsets me more than Disney owning both Marvel and Star Wars.