Disney is launching ‘staycation’ cruises around the UK this summer.
Guests will get to enjoy entertainment from some of Disney’s favourite characters during their stay – but will have to remain on the ship at all times.
It comes as the UK’s travel industry sees a boost in staycation bookings amid uncertainty over international travel this summer.
The government is expected to parts of the tourism sector to reopen from May 17, if the UK manages to stick to its planned roadmap for easing lockdown measures.
The Disney Magic cruise ship plans to set sail on two-night, three-night and four-night round-trips from UK ports including London Tilbury, Newcastle, Liverpool and Southampton this summer.
Onboard the ship, guests will get to enjoy pools and waterslides, kids clubs, adult-only retreats such as a secluded pool and spa, a lively entertainment district and a fine-dining restaurant, Disney said.
Entertainment is set to include “a celebration with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and their pals, a Frozen flurry of fun with Anna, Elsa and Olaf, and an epic encounter with Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes”.
Thomas Mazloum, president of Disney Cruise Line, said: “Our teams are bringing tremendous ingenuity and fun to these new cruises, tailoring them with care to the times we are living in, yet filling them with everything you’d expect from Disney, from great service and entertainment to immersive dining experiences and magic for the whole family.”
Disney Magic at Sea staycation sailings are expected to go on sale in April 2021 for sailings this summer.
Cruises will go ahead with strict health and safety measures in place, Disney said.
Measures include Covid testing, health screenings, face coverings, reduced guest capacity, physical distancing and enhanced cleaning, subject to government advice.