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Disney Cruise Ship Stern Characters

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Have you ever wondered what characters are on the back of the Disney Cruise Ships? The Disney Cruise Ship stern characters are all unique to each of the individual cruise ships.

The stern character is usually one of the first things which Disney releases details about and concept art for, when they announce a new ship.

The stern character is just another way in which the Disney ships are just that little bit different from other cruise lines. The concept of all of the stern characters on the Disney ships is that they are finishing the paint on the artwork on the stern. Each design cleverly reflects the different personalities of the characters.

So what are the different stern characters on each Disney Cruise Ship? Learn what characters are on the back of the Disney Cruise Ships.

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Disney Wish Stern Character


One of the first news of any kind about the design of the Disney Wish was that her stern character will be Rapunzel from the movie Tangled.

The design cleverly incorporates Rapunzel’s magically long hair into the design. Her ever-trusty chameleon is there with her to hold her paint palette.

Obviously, we know what a talented artist Rapunzel is from the Tangled Movie.

It is fun to speculate about how else Rapunzel will feature in the decor and theme of the new Disney Wish. The Disney Magic now has a Tangled-themed restaurant – Rapunzel’s Royal Table.

It seems likely that Disney Wish will have a Disney Princess-themed restaurant. Tiana’s Place on the Disney Wonder and Rapunzel’s Royal Table have proved to be very popular.

However, as there is already a Rapunzel-themed restaurant on the Disney Magic, perhaps the Wish will have a different Princess. Maybe even a Frozen theme?

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Disney Magic Goofy Stern Character


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The Disney Magic was the original Disney Cruise ship and she was launched in 1998. She pioneered the idea of the Disney Cruise Ship Stern Character.

Mickey Statue

The Disney Magic has Helmsman Captain Mickey as the lobby atrium statue.

Disney Wonder – Disney Cruise Ship Stern Characters


Donald Duck is the Stern Character for the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship. Launched the year after the Disney Magic in 1999, the Disney Wonder has Donald and his mischievous nephews on the stern.

The character in the lobby atrium, just outside Triton’s on the Disney Wonder is Princess Ariel.

Stern Character on the Disney Dream


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Sorcerer Mickey is the stern character on the Disney Dream Cruise Ship. Launched in 2010, the Disney Dream is the first of the Dream Class Disney cruise ships.

The inspiration for this representation of Mickey Mouse is of course the classic Disney movie Fantasia. Mickey Mouse is directing his magical brooms to finish the paint on the Disney Dream stern.

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The lobby atrium character for the Disney Dream is Admiral Donald Duck.

Disney Fantasy Cruise Ships Stern Character


The much beloved Disney character Dumbo is on the stern of the Disney Fantasy. She was launched just one year after the Disney Dream in 2011 and is the second of the Dream Class ships.

The adorable figure of Dumbo is shown holding the paint pot in his trunk.

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The lobby atrium figure on Disney Fantasy is Minnie Mouse.

This delightful Minnie Mouse statue is inspired, just like the design of the Disney Cruise ships, by the travel of the 1920s and 1930s.

Walt Disney and his wife sailed on cruises and this representation of Minnie Mouse is intended to pay homage to that era of travel

Which is your favorite of the Disney Cruise Ship Stern Characters?

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