Complete Guide to the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
Welcome to our full guide to the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. We will be on the Starcruiser’s first two public voyages and will continually update this guide during our journey to a galaxy far, far away. This guide will be free of any major spoilers for the experience and the story, but the linked articles will contain full spoilers for each subject.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser guests with special dietary or allergy-friendly requests will need to visit the Crown of Corellia Dining Room between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the first day of their voyage for a consultation.
Disney released a list of characters that guests can meet onboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Guests will be able to interact one-on-one with many of these characters as the story of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser unfolds.
“The Halcyon starcruiser is the jewel of the Chandrila Star Line. Onboard the 100-cabin Corellian MPO-1400 model starcruiser, you’ll voyage to the far reaches of the galaxy in legendary comfort and style. Recently refurbished and reoutfitted, the Starcruiser combines modern conveniences with the romance of the age of exploration.” ― Chandrila Star Line. Learn the ship’s full history in our article.
The example itinerary shows when certain activities, meals, and more may take place. As it is just an example, the itinerary might be slightly different on your cruise. It will be available to guests on their “Datapad” prior to boarding and throughout their voyage.
Disney released full descriptions of the activities available onboard the Halcyon, which include lightsaber training, bridge ops training, Sabacc lessons, and a costume fashion show.
Learn How to Use Your Exclusive Databand / MagicBand
Included with every Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser voyage is an exclusive MagicBand, which will be used as a “databand” during the immersive experience. Click here for a spoiler-free guide to show you what the band looks like and how to use it during your stay.
The Datapad not only holds the trip’s itinerary and map but can also be used to interact with different areas of the ship and complete missions. You can read all about how to use it right here.
Checking In at the Starcruiser Terminal
To get to the Starcruiser, you’ll follow directions to the Starcruiser Terminal. When you arrive, you will receive complimentary valet parking and crew members will handle your baggage to ensure its safe delivery to your cabin on the Halcyon.
Another crew member will get you swiftly checked in and set you up with MagicBands and Datapads.
Once you enter the terminal, you tap in with your MagicBand and go through security. Cast Members (in regular Disney Security Cast costumes to avoid confusion) go through your personal bags and direct you through the scanners.
Launch Pod Experience
Before boarding the launch pods, a safety video is played. It goes over the procedures in case of an emergency onboard the Halcyon. The video gives very clear examples of how to tell the difference between an actual emergency and an in-story “alert.”
The Launch Pod
The launch pod experience is short as the pod takes you up into space to dock at the Halcyon. Each pod holds approximately 18 people maximum, so it’s not just your party, but it wasn’t too crowded. Once it “docks,” the doors on the opposite side open directly into the Atrium, where crew members are waiting to greet you.
To see the full safety video and launch pod experience, click here.
Food and Drinks
Welcome Lunch Buffet
After checking in and settling in, it’s time for the Welcome Lunch Buffet in the Crown of Corellia Dining Room.
You can read about all of the options available and our review on all of the food here.
You also have the option of dining at the Captain’s Table. The Captain’s Table is an upcharge experience that must be booked in advance. It costs $30 per person and includes six courses.
Day 2 Breakfast
The next morning, you can enjoy a breakfastbuffet in the Crown of Corellia Dining Room.
The breakfast buffet blends inventive options with classic fare, such as waffles, fruit, and eggs.
Day 2 Lunch
For those who return hungry from Batuu or remain on the Halcyon, a lunch buffet is served in the Crown of Corellia Dining Room on day 2 of the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.
Cocktails at Sublight Lounge
Between the excursion to Batuu and dinner, guests are invited to cocktails in the Sublight Lounge.
We reviewed all of the cocktails and snacks unique to the out-of-this-world lounge. Please note, alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic specialty drinks are not included with your cruise but are available for an additional charge.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser passengers can also participate in a drink tasting called Cantina Chronicles on the second day of their voyage.
This meal is served family-style with a fair bit of fanfare as each dish is introduced. You can purchase the Captain’s Table upgrade for this dinner as well, but you cannot purchase Captain’s Table for both dinners.
Sweets & Treats Buffet
Passengers can enjoy a Sweets & Treats buffet in the Crown of Corellia Dining Room before bed on their final night aboard the Halcyon.
Like all cruises, your journey on the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser includes a mandatory ship muster on the first afternoon. We were given important information, both for the reality of our stay and for the story set-up.
We gathered in the Atrium on Deck 6 just before the muster was scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. You’ll meet many of the characters onboard the Halcyon and share a toast to your voyage with the other passengers.
Cruise Director’s Toast
The cruise director’s toast is hoasted by Lenka Mok at the end of your first night aboard the Halcyon, and a few twists and turns in the story might happen during it.
Depending on your pre-assigned time slot, which can occur on either day one or two, you will then take part in Lightsaber Training.
The Lightsaber Training Pod is located on Deck 4 of the Halcyon. And your time slot can be found on the itinerary in the Datapad.
A Guide to Sector Set — Space Bingo
One of the activities on the first night of the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is Sector Set, billed as a Halcyon-exclusive game featuring planet matching.
Like Lightsaber Training, your Bridge Ops Training is pre-scheduled for either day one or two. When it comes to your assigned time slot, you’ll head to the bridge to learn how to operate and defend the Halcyon in Bridge Training.
Training simulations include Loaders (using droids to capture cargo of different sizes), Shields (rotating the shields to deflect incoming debris), Systems (repairing damage taken by the ship during maneuvers), and Weapons (firing on practice droid targets).
For an in-depth look at Bridge Ops Training, click here.
Transport to Batuu
On the second day, an excursion to the planet Batuu is scheduled. When it’s time to board the transport shuttle to Batuu, guests are directed to the transport dock.
No Disney Cruise would be complete without exclusive merchandise, and the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is no exception. We’ve compiled a full list with prices of all merchandise available from the Chandrila Collection gift shop on the Halcyon.
The onboard Chandrila Collection may offer all your in-universe merchandise needs, but if you’re looking for Galactic Starcruiser-branded items, look no further than a kiosk outside the exit.
Should You Book the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Before, During, or After a Walt Disney World Trip?
If you’re planning on visiting Florida for a Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser voyage, you might be wondering how to fit it into the rest of your Walt Disney World vacation. Should you book Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser for before, during, or after the rest of your trip? Read our thoughts here.
Keep checking back for more coverage as we keep updating this post.