The last time Star Wars characters went on a cruise, it took place on Jabba the Hutt’s sand barge, and it didn’t go so well. It’s where Boba Fett lost his mojo, and Princess Leia lost her self-respect. But now that Disney owns Star Wars, fans can embark on a real, probably more enjoyable cruise inspired by the franchise, where they likely can avoid the Sarlacc Pit, but might be convinced to don metal bikinis if supplied with enough rum. Yes, Disney Cruise Line has announced that it will introduce a “Star Wars Day at Sea” into its regular cruise packages beginning in early 2016. This aligns with Disney’s plans to add Star Wars rides to its theme parks, though with the cruise, you can fulfill your fantasy of being trapped in the middle of an ocean with Jar Jar Binks.
According to /Film, some highlights of “Star Wars Day at Sea” include “character meet and greets” with the likes of Darth Vader and Chewbacca, a Jedi Training Academy where your children can learn to force-punch each other, and a Q&A session with a Star Wars celebrity to be determined. (Fingers crossed for Billy Dee Williams, who obviously would be the most fun on a cruise). In addition, an onboard nightclub will be converted into the Mos Eisley Cantina, where everything is disgusting and the band only knows one song.
For passengers who prefer their wretched hives of scum and villainy confined to a movie screen, the cruise line will also be showing the first six Star Wars films throughout the day. Curiously absent from the schedule is a screening of The Force Awakens, which would be released in theaters by then. Maybe Disney still wants you to pay the full ticket price for that—because if you can drop nearly $7,000 for a family of four to take a Caribbean cruise, you can probably afford to catch a matinee back on land.