This summer, guests will again have the opportunity to visit in France, Italy and Spain on 12-night or 7-night sailings during the 2016 Disney Cruise Line Mediterranean season. From prehistoric ruins to grand palaces, there is a wealth of UNESCO World Heritage Sites guests can explore in Europe’s most exciting and celebrated cities. Today, I have a sneak preview of commemorative merchandise created especially for these cruises.
Artwork for these special itineraries was created by Disney Design Group, including artist Tim Whalen. Each piece of art was then compiled into a style guide, which the merchandising team referenced when creating products. The image above contains two of my favorite designs by Tim.
The Mediterranean season collection includes apparel for both adults and youth. We’ll also release a commemorative logo pin that was inspired by Tim’s artwork.
Guests will find a women’s fashion tee and hoodie along with and a men’s Nike polo shirt, T-shirt and Quarter Zip fleece.
Other keepsakes to consider include a die-cut postcard, wood magnet, ornament, toothpick holder, and tumbler. There is also a scrapbook kit and photo album, which are perfect items for displaying memories from the trip.
Merchandise will be available at White Caps, Deck 4, Forward, in addition to other select locations. White Caps is also home to a variety of trunk shows that take place during select cruises.
Finally, I invite you to stop by Sea Treasures, Deck 3, Forward, where you’ll discover authentic keepsakes, traditional crafts, folk art and other Mediterranean must-have’s items.
Next stop … New York, Canada and the New England coast as well as the Bahamas!