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Disney Fantasy plans Star Wars Day on select 2016 cruises

Matt Stroshane
'Star Wars' characters will be aboard eight Disney Fantasy cruises next year
During eight western Caribbean cruises in 2016, Disney Fantasy will feature a day focused on the adventures and characters of the 'Star Wars' saga. The Star Wars Day at Sea will offer a deck party, opportunities to meet characters, themed youth activities, and special food, beverages and merchandise.

Also featured will be screenings of the Star Wars films and the new Disney XD animated series, 'Star Wars Rebels.'

Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, Stormtroopers and other characters from across the Star Wars galaxy will be on board for scheduled meet and greet sessions, and will roam on deck and elsewhere around the ship. Passengers will be encouraged to dress up in their own stellar costumes.

A shipboard version of the Jedi Training Academy invites young Jedi hopefuls to learn light saber moves from a Jedi master. They can then use 'the force' and face off in a final test against the evil Darth Vader.

Kids and families can take part in Star Wars trivia games, and themed arts and crafts, games and activities will be offered throughout the day in Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab youth clubs.

In the evening, the adults nightclub will be transformed into the Mos Eisley cantina scene. Characters and cantina music will set the mood as Star Wars-themed specialty cocktails are served.

On each of the special cruises, celebrities and insiders from the Star Wars galaxy will share their experiences, meet fans and sign autographs.

A Star Wars Deck Party with music, dancing and games will feature a show with special effects and passenger participation, culminating in themed pyrotechnics, lighting, sound effects and lasers.

Star Wars Day at Sea will be on 2016 Disney Fantasy cruises from Port Canaveral sailing Jan. 9 and 23, Feb. 6 and 20, March 5 and 19, and April 2 and 16, 2016. Ports include Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Castaway Cay.