The official Disney Cruise Line Instagram page has announced the arrival of DisneyBand+ aboard the Disney Fantasy.
DisneyBand+ on the Disney Fantasy
After rolling out DisneyBand+ to the Disney Wish last month, Disney Cruise Line announced today that the next ship in the fleet to gain access will be the Disney Fantasy.
Ready for a new wave of convenience and onboard surprises? DisneyBand+ sets sail onboard the Disney Fantasy starting July 29th! 🚢⌚️ If your cruise begins on or after this date, eligible guests can place orders between 45 to 11 days prior to sailing! ✨ Stay tuned for more DisneyBand+ updates as we chart our course across the fleet.
If you’re planning a trip on the Disney Fantasy, or if this news makes you want to plan one, you can check out our tour of a Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with a verandah on the Disney Fantasy cruise ship.
Will you be setting sail soon? Is this an exciting new way to enjoy your vacation with potentially less fuss? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
DisneyBand+ on Disney Cruise Line
DisneyBand+ operates similarly to MagicBand+ or Key to the World cards. Guests can use the bands to board the ship (at US ports), access their stateroom, and charge food and merchandise to the card on their stateroom folio. The band is waterproof and rechargeable.
An assortment of DisneyBand+ designs became available in May.
Like in the parks, guests can use their DisneyBand+ to link their vacation photos to their stateroom. Kids will be able to utilize them to access Disney’s Oceaneer Club and Scuttle’s Cove on Castaway Cay in lieu of an Oceaneer Club Band.
Disney Cruise Line promises DisneyBand+ will bring “onboard magic to life with special interactions around the ship.” This could mean the band can be used during games like Disney Uncharted Adventure and may interact with fireworks shows and other live performances.
A Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort MagicBand+ may also be used instead.
Disney’s video below shows DisneyBand+ in action.
Key to the World cards will still be issued and required (along with a photo ID for guests 18+) to debark and embark at ports of call.
Guests on upcoming Disney Wish sailings can order a DisneyBand+ by visiting My Reservations between 11 and 45 days of their sail date if their reservation is paid in full (while supplies last). Shipping is available to US addresses only — excluding PO Boxes, APO, FPO, DPO, or any cruise ports.
Solid bands cost $34.99, and themed designs cost $44.99, plus tax. Shipping is included and orders are expected to arrive approximately 10 business days after ordering.
There will also be a limited selection of bands available for purchase on board (also while supplies last). You will not be able to return or exchange your band.
DisneyBand+ is expected to continue to roll out aboard other ships in the Disney Cruise Line.
Silver Anniversary at Sea
Disney Cruise Line is celebrating 25 years of sailing with the Silver Anniversary at Sea celebration on select sailings from May through September 2023. The first Disney Cruise Line ship, Disney Magic, began its maiden voyage on July 30, 1998.
Guests will be invited to join the ship’s captain and cruise director on one evening of each cruise for a special anniversary toast. They will be joined by Captain Mickey and Captain Minnie in their new Silver Anniversary at Sea outfits and the toast will feature the anniversary’s new theme song.
Disney Cruise Line was the first cruise line ever to have a fireworks show at sea. A new 25th-anniversary fireworks display will be featured on some Silver Anniversary at Sea itineraries. The limited-time show features iconic Disney music and a new signature song. The show will be on most Bahamian, Caribbean, and Mediterranean sailings this summer.
A 25th anniversary pre-show is currently playing before the Disney Cruise Line sail away parties.
The anniversary of Disney Cruise Line also heralds the unveiling of a brand-new membership tier for Castaway Club, which recognizes returning Disney Cruise Line guests with exclusive rewards and perks. Honoring 25 years of Disney magic at sea, members will now earn the distinction of Pearl status after 25 Disney Cruise Line vacations. As the line’s biggest fans, Pearl members will unlock new at-home and onboard benefits. Check out the new Castaway Club lanyards and stateroom gifts.
Castaway Club members who sail during the Silver Anniversary at Sea will receive a limited edition 11×14 framed Captain Mickey art print in their stateroom. The artwork is by Disney artist Joe Kaminski.
There are also plenty of Silver Anniversary-inspired food and beverage items. Souvenirs include a popcorn bucket and a tumbler.