Disney Cruise Halloween on the High Seas Returns in 2023

Halloween on the High Seas is returning to the Disney Cruise line in 2023 during spooky season! This is a special Halloween celebration onboard Disney Cruise Line sailings.

In September and October, the Disney Cruise Line sailings (specifics below) will feature themed events like trick-or-treating in costume, Halloween treats, character appearances, parties, movies, and more.

Disney Cruise Line guests can enjoy a sailing filled with “magical mischief and spellbinding surroundings,” and spooky decor will be featured across the ships (including an enchanted pumpkin tree).

This announcement is one of several by Disney this week as part of Halfway to Halloween. For this year’s Halloween season, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will return to Magic Kingdom and the Oogie Boogie Bash will take place in Disney California Adventure. You can see the sneak peak Disney released of the Halloween-themed food offerings available at Disneyland and the Halloween food at Walt Disney World during Halloween season in our guide.

Keep reading for more details on the 2023 Halloween on the High Seas cruises!

What You Can Expect from Halloween on the High Seas

The Halloween on the High Seas on the Disney Cruise Line will feature lots of fun, spooky activities and treats! Here is what Disney has announced:

  • Mickey’s Mouse-querade Party, where you can can celebrate the season in costume with your favorite Disney characters dressed in Halloween-inspired outfits
  • Themed Character Meet and Greets, where you can meet Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, and Clarabelle Cow dressed as the Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus
  • Halloween Activities, including spooky craft-making. In the past, these have also included interactive Halloween movies, games, ghost stories, trick-or-treating, costume contests, and more. Note: Halloween activities can vary by ship and itinerary.
  • “Spine-Tingling” treats, including desserts, drinks, and more!

The cruises will feature elaborate Halloween-themed decor, including the magical pumpkin tree who grew the perfect pumpkin that became Cinderella’s coach with the help of a wishing star. Each cruise line ship has a unique signature Pumpkin Tree!

Booking a Disney Cruise Line Vacation Details

You can read more about the current offers for booking a Disney Cruise Line sailing here. You can also see all 2024 Disney Cruise Line sailings here.

Disney Cruise Line Halloween on the High Seas 2023 Itineraries

Starting mid-September through October, the cruises will depart from Port Canaveral, Miami, New York, and San Diego. These will be offered aboard the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, and Disney Wish ships for a total of 39 sailings, with a variety of exciting destinations:

  • The Bahamas
  • Bermuda
  • Antigua
  • Jamaica
  • US Virgin Islands
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Mexico
  • The Panama Canal
  • Disney Castaway Cay

These sailings typically range from 3-7 nights, with a special 14-night Halloween on the High Seas itinerary offered. Check out our top 10 Disney Cruise Line tips for a magical Disney cruise to make the most of your trip!

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  2. Every Character Dining Disney World 2023 Experience Reviewed
  3. Disneyland in September 2023: Visiting for the Start of the Halloween Season
  4. Walt Disney World Halloween Guide- Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt, Decorations
  5. We go to a Disney Park Every Week. Avoid These 10 Rookie Mistakes!

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About Emily Midgley

Emily Midgley is a writer and educator from San Diego, California. She graduated from Hamilton College with a BA in English and a concentration in Creative Writing. She was introduced to Disneyland when she was two and has been hooked ever since! At Mickey Visit and Disney Dose, she will keep you updated on all things to do with Disneyland Park and California Adventure. Her favorite rides are Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout, Space Mountain, and Rise of the Resistance. She loves Marvel (especially Guardians of the Galaxy) and lives and breathes anything to do with Star Wars.

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