Early in 2015, Disney Cruise Line announced Star Wars Day at Sea, debuting in early 2016.

What is Star Wars Day at Sea?

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It’s a day-long celebration with your favorite Star Wars characters, as well as Star Wars themed activities and exquisite food and drink options. This unique experience takes place in select Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings of the Disney Fantasy.

To get ourselves ready to sail, we found out what our friends at Disney had to say about what we can expect once we’re on board.

No Vacation Required: Why is Star Wars Day at Sea special?

Disney: It marks the first official appearance of the heroes and villains of Star Wars aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship. It will feature a complete lineup of Star Wars activities for fans of all ages.

No Vacation Required: What kind of fun can we expect?

Disney: Force-filled fun for everyone! Here are some highlights:

Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, stormtroopers, and other characters from across the Star Wars galaxy will be on board for scheduled meet and greets, as well as roaming on deck and elsewhere around the ship. Guests also are encouraged to dress up in their own stellar costumes.

A shipboard version of the popular Jedi Training Academy experience invites young Padawans to learn lightsaber moves from a Jedi Master. They can then use the Force and face off in a final test against the evil Darth Vader.

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Kids and families enjoy friendly competition during Star Wars trivia games, covering fun facts from the film and television sagas.

For younglings, Star Wars–themed arts and crafts, games, and activities will be offered throughout the day in the Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab youth clubs.

In the evening, adults entering the nightclub will feel like they stepped into the Mos Eisley cantina scene. Characters and cantina music set the mood as Star Wars–themed specialty cocktails are served.

No Vacation Required: Will we be able to watch Star Wars films on board?

Disney: Guests can watch the first six Star Wars films, plus the latest smash-hit release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Also showing will be episodes of the hit animated series Star Wars Rebels. On each of the special sailings, celebrities and insiders from the Star Wars galaxy will share their experiences, meet fans, and sign autographs.

No Vacation Required: What about parties and Disney’s signature fireworks?

Disney: There’s intergalactic fun when the Star Wars deck party blasts off to an exciting evening filled with music, dancing, and games. Star Wars characters converge on the deck stage for a celebration of the Star Wars saga in a show featuring special effects and guest participation. The deck party culminates in a spectacular display of themed pyrotechnics, lighting, sound effects, lasers, and more.

We can’t wait to see it all for ourselves! Be sure to follow No Vacation Required and Expedia on Twitter for a front-row seat to all of our experiences.

If you are interested in booking, here are some more details from Disney: Star Wars Day at Sea will be on Disney Fantasy cruises sailing on January 9 and January 23, 2016; February 6 and February 20, 2016; March 5 and March 19, 2016; and April 2 and April 16, 2016. Departing from Port Canaveral, the seven-night western Caribbean itinerary includes Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay.

You can book right here on Expedia.com.

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