The moment it opened at Disney World in 2022, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser quickly skyrocketed to the top of our list as the best destination for Star Wars fans. Why? It’s really hard to quantify just how mind-blowing and immersive this experience is for Star Wars fans.
Let’s start with a basic explanation of what Galactic Starcruiser is. You’ve no doubt heard some people refer to it as a “Star Wars Hotel,” but that is a woefully inadequate description. Instead, think more along the lines of what you might experience on a cruise ship. Galactic Starcruiser is a fixed-length adventure which includes your accommodations, meals, activities, and entertainment – all firmly entrenched in Star Wars lore. Feel free to dress in your best Star Wars garb (just be sure to follow the costume guidelines).
Your home base for this adventure is the Halcyon, a 100-cabin Corellian MPO-1400 model starcruiser that’s considered to be the jewel of the Chandrila Star Line. Over the next two nights, you’ll find yourself eating exotic meals at the Crown of Corellia Dining Room, perhaps enjoying a cocktail at Sublight Lounge, spending a bit of time playing Sabacc, undergoing lightsaber training, and of course having a few adventures.
Your trip includes time on the surface of Batuu (see #2 below), and you might just find yourself on a smuggler’s mission or being asked to hide a stowaway. Just make sure you meet your objectives – how well things go on Batuu just might affect how easy it is to get back onboard the Halcyon! Luckily, you’ll have your trusty Datapad by your side to help you chart your entire adventure. Your experience ends with an epic finale that could only happen in the Star Wars universe.
To see a sample itinerary, check out the official Galactic Starcruiser site.
The price tag is steep – starting at $4809 for a party of two or $5,999 for a family of four – but you’ll recoup a bit of the cost in having all your meals included. And since most of us will have to be content with watching a rocket launch rather than actually riding on one, Galactic Starcruiser is the next best thing for Star Wars fans. It’s worth saving up for and splurging on — it’s a true bucket list item for lovers of Star Wars and the ultimate Star Wars destination.
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