10 Must-See Disney Cruise Line Shows

Cruise ships have a reputation for watered-down entertainment, but Disney brings the magic and wow factor with Broadway-style musicals, interactive stage shows and fireworks in the middle of the ocean. Check out our must-see list for 2018.

Photo By: Disney Cruise Line

Photo By: Disney Cruise Line

Photo By: Disney Cruise Line

Photo By: Disney Cruise Line

Photo By: Disney Cruise Line

Photo By: Disney Cruise Line

Photo By: Disney Cruise Line

Photo By: Disney Cruise Line

Photo By: Disney Cruise Line

Photo By: Disney Cruise Line

"Summon the Force"

On select sailings aboard the Disney Fantasy, guests are transported into a galaxy far, far away during Star Wars Day at Sea. The fan celebration culminates with an incredible deck show. "Summon the Force" features stunts, pyrotechnics, your favorite Star Wars characters and fireworks set to the iconic movie soundtrack by John Williams. Can't cruise this year? Don't worry. Disney Cruise Line has announced Star Wars Day at Sea for early 2019 sailings, too.

"Beauty and the Beast"

If you're a fan of the recent Beauty and the Beast live-action movie, book a cabin on the Disney Dream now. The ship's exclusive musical is inspired by the new movie's aesthetic but brings its own magic with state-of-the-art LED screens and master puppetry that bring Mrs. Potts, Lumiere and Cogsworth to life.

"Marvel Heroes Unite"

Disney Cruise Line is known for its over-the-top deck shows, but none compare to the stunt spectacular of "Marvel Heroes Unite." The show is exclusive to Marvel Day at Sea on the Disney Magic and features more than a dozen fan-favorites, like Captain America, Black Panther and Groot. And if you can't catch it this year, Marvel Day at Sea has been extended for early 2019 sailings.

"Tangled: The Musical"

The Disney Magic's marquee show, "Tangled: The Musical," features three new songs not found in the original animation. Academy Award-winning composer and musical force behind The Little Mermaid, Alan Menken, and Tangled's Grammy Award-winning lyricist, Glenn Slater, developed these new songs exclusively for the show.

"Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple"

Not only can kids see a Jedi show during Star Wars Day at Sea—they can star in it. "Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple" is a new interactive show exclusive to Disney Fantasy. Young Jedis learn how to use the force (and a lightsaber!), plus use their new skills to battle villains from the Dark Side.

"Frozen, A Musical Spectacular"

A lot of cruise lines say they have Broadway-style shows, but Disney means it literally. The star-studded production team for Disney Wonder's "Frozen, A Musical Spectacular" includes Tony Award-nominee, Sheryl Kaller, as director and Tony Award-winning costume designer, Paloma Young. The show also features incredible puppetry to bring the lovable Olaf snowman to life.

Dinner and a Show at Tiana's Place

Fans of The Princess and the Frog can step into Tiana's Place for a New Orleans dinner featuring Tiana's recipes. Exclusive to the Disney Dream, dinner at Tiana's Place includes a Southern jazz- and Mardi Gras-inspired show.

"Doctor Strange: Journey Into the Mystic Arts"

In addition to the Doctor Strange-themed youth club, the Disney Magic features a new interactive stage show "Doctor Strange: Journey Into the Mystic Arts." Young apprentices can train under Doctor Strange and use their new mystic skills in an epic battle against the Dark Dimension.

"Disney's Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular"

Relive the beloved animated classic with "Disney's Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular" aboard the Disney Fantasy. The ship's full-length, Broadway-style show brings fan-favorite characters to life, including a magical flying carpet scene.

"Disney's Believe"

True Disnerds will love "Disney's Believe" aboard the Disney Dream and Fantasy. This original musical features special effects designed by a master illusionist and more than 20 Disney characters, from The Lion King to Pocahontas to Mary Poppins.

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