Disney Cruise Line premiered its Star Wars Day at Sea itinerary on-board the Disney Fantasy in 2016. The experience has gotten such rave reviews (although one Kylo Ren fan wasn’t  completely enamored with it) that Disney Cruise Line has announced plans to continue these sailings in 2017. Learn what a Star Wars Day at Sea means.

Star Wars Day at Sea

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Disney Announced today that Star Wars Day at Sea will return in 2017. photo credit: Disney Cruise Line

New in 2017, the Disney Fantasy special sailings will expand to both eastern and western Caribbean itineraries and nearly double in number to 15 cruises. During this day-long celebration, Star Wars Day at Sea combines the power of the Force and the magic of Disney for an out-of-this-galaxy cruise experience on the high seas.

Each sailing features a full day of Dark Side and Light Side fun, including official appearances of Star Wars characters, a deck party and fireworks, Star Wars-themed family and youth activities, at-sea screenings of Star Wars films, unique food and beverage offerings, and special merchandise.

Throughout the day, Star Wars Younglings, Padawans and Jedi Masters alike can enjoy the immersive and intergalactic entertainment, including a deck party and fireworks display, exclusive event merchandise, and specialty Star Wars-themed food and beverages.

Characters from across the Star Wars galaxy will also be onboard for interactions, photos and also may be seen patrolling the decks. And, in “Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple,” Force-sensitive children learn the ways of the Jedi and use their new-found skill in a final face off with Darth Vader. (Find out what one teen thought of the day.)

Star Wars Day at Sea will be on Disney Fantasy seven-night cruises sailing from Port Canaveral on Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28; Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8 and 15, 2017.

Departing Jan. 7, 21; Feb. 4, 18; March 4, 18; April 1 and 15, 2017, the western Caribbean itinerary includes Cozumel, Mexico; Falmouth, Jamaica; Grand Cayman and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay. Departing Jan. 14, 28; Feb. 11, 25; March 11, 25; andApril 8, 2017, the eastern Caribbean itinerary includes Tortola, St. Thomas and Castaway Cay.

Which side will you choose on your Star Wars Day at Sea? The light side or the dark side of the Force?