Pixar and other possible theme cruises
About This Page: This is a discussion on Pixar and other possible theme cruises within the Planning Your Disney Cruise Voyage, part of the PassPorter Community - Boards & Forums on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and General Travel; I think the Pixar themed cruises sound like sooo much fun. For health reasons, there is absolutely no way I ...
Welcome! We're happy you've found the PassPorter Community -- the friendliest place to plan your vacation to Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, and the world in general! You are now viewing the PassPorter Message Board Community as a guest, which gives you limited access. As our guest, feel free to browse our messages by selecting the forum you want to visit from the list below.
To post messages and ask questions, join our FREE community today and you'll get access to tools and resources not available to guests, such as our vacation countown timers, "living" avatars, private messaging system, database searches, downloads, and a special PassPorter discount code. Registration is fast, simple, and completely free. Just click the Join Our Community link.
I think the Pixar themed cruises sound like sooo much fun. For health reasons, there is absolutely no way I could make it to the departures this year. What do you think the odds are of them having similar cruise themes in the future?
DCL does specially-themed cruises from time to time - they had a series of Movie Festivals at Sea with Siskel and Roeper, for example, but they haven't been held in recent years. There are DVC Member Cruises every year, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if they someday did a D-23 cruise. Every so often they promote the presence of a special guest on board (most commonly Disney artist Ducky Williams), and sometimes when an unannounced celebrity is on board, they'll have a special event at some point during the cruise - a question-and-answer session is most common. But all these are few and far between.
The Pixar-themed cruises may very well be a one-time opportunity. They enhanced the previously-scheduled California Coast cruises, because they were selling very poorly (and the California Coast cruises were replacements for Mexican Riviera cruises, because the Mexican cruises were selling very, very poorly). With Pixar headquartered 9 miles from the cruise pier in San Francisco, and the ship already scheduled for a two-day visit to San Francisco, it amounts to a special opportunity. They can bring Pixar personnel on board without having to put them up for the length of the cruise, or take them away from work for a full week.
So long as DCL sails to Alaska (and I expect that will continue, considering Alaska's popularity) there will be one or two cruises that visit San Francisco each year, as the ship repositions between Los Angeles and Vancouver or Seattle. So, we can hope for a repeat of the Pixar-themed cruises, but I don't think it's likely - due to their one-way nature, repositioning cruises tend to appeal to a limited number of guests. A special event is not likely to induce more folks to repo.
Co-Author, PassPorter's Walt Disney World, PassPorter's Disney Cruise Line, and PassPorter's Disneyland and Southern California Attractions