Disney cruises to have Marvel Day at Sea


Disney cruise passengers will be able to meet Thor, Spider-Man and Captain America. Photo Credit: Disney Enterprises/Chloe Rice

Walt Disney Co. will leverage its ownership of the Marvel Comics brand by creating a Marvel Day at Sea on seven sailings of the Disney Magic in the fall of 2017.

Marvel Day at Sea will involve a deck party, Marvel-themed youth activities, superhero meet-and-greets, merchandise and unique food and beverage offerings, according to Disney Cruise Line.

Also featured will be at-sea screenings of fan-favorite Marvel films, including the newest theatrical releases, as well as viewings of the Disney XD shows “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”, “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man” and “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.”

In addition to Spider-Man, Marvel’s stable of comic superhero characters includes Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk and the Avengers. Disney acquired the comic book publisher in 2009.

The sailings offering Marvel Day at Sea will cruise round trip from New York to Port Canaveral and the Bahamas with a day at Walt Disney World. The dates are Oct. 6, 14, 28; Nov. 4, 11 and 18, 2017.

There will also be an Oct. 21 departure on a Canada/New England itinerary featuring Marvel Day at Sea.

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