Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser: What People are Saying, & Should You Go?

Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser: What People are Saying, & Should You Go?

It’s now been a few weeks since guests to include publicists, podcasters and bloggers have experienced Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser. What was excitement originally turned 180 degrees just months before the premiere of this new cruise-style experience. Reviewing the reports of at least ten who have visited, we take a look at everything from the arrival to visiting Batuu; from the cabins to the culinary choices. Is this something you would want to do, and are you willing pay what seems to be a very steep fee to visit. In all of this we consider what are your choices for your money and how they stand relative to visiting the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser. Spoiler alert. While I have not yet personally been on this experience, I will share key components and events. If you’re going to spend the money, you should know what you are and are not getting for what is the ultimate interactive theater experience.

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Below are those reviews I studied before preparing this podcast:

Arrival Experience

  • Reserving the Experience–Why you need a travel agent
  • The Location of the Terminal
  • The Onstage Backstage Look of the Terminal
  • Entering the Bunker
  • The Transition From the Terminal to the Ship–Arrival Pod

Public Areas

  • Atrium–The heart of the ship–the center ring of the action
  • Bridge–Operations Training
  • Engineering Room
  • Climate Simulation Room
  • Lightsaber Training Pod
  • Cargo Hold


  • Cabins, First Class Cabins and Captain’s Cabins
  • The size and the bunks
  • Portal window into space
  • Droid D3-09–Disney’s best showcase in artificial intelligence

Food, Beverage, Entertainment

  • Crown of Corellia Dining Room–Daytime & Nighttime Look and Feel
  • Food Constantly Served
  • Family Style Dining in the evening
  • Entertainment by Gaya
  • Sublight Lounge–Playing Holo Sabaac

Halcyon Crew

  • Captain Riyola Keevan
  • Cruise Director Lenka Mok
  • Sammie the Mechanic
  • First Order Lt. Harman Croy
  • SK-620: R2 style Astromech Droid
  • Gaya
  • Ouannii

Accessories & Retail

  • Magic Bands
  • Data Pads
  • Chandrilla Gift Shop–Exclusive merchandise
  • Exit Gift Shops

Visiting Batuu

  • Getting There and Back–Off Planet Shuttle via Batuu Transport
  • Worth the Time Spent?
  • Worth Eating There?
  • Data Pad
  • Exclusive Millennium Falcon Experience


  • Star Wars Fan
  • Disney Fan
  • Casual Observer/Supporter
  • “Live Your Own Adventure”

Finale, Departure & Returning

  • Leaving the Terminal
  • Spending Time at Disney
  • How many have booked their return cruise?

The Reality

  • Droids, Characters, Entertainment, Artificial Intelligence were original Galaxy Edge offerings that have seemingly been moved to this experience.
  • Most Blogs, Vlogs, and Podcasts are sponsored or owned by a travel agency.
  • There are different commissions for Different Disney Stays
  • How does it compare to other vacation experiences?
  • How does it compare to other Disney Vacation experiences?
  • If you are hesitant about putting out money to go to an escape room, or a renaissance fair, or an evening of immersive theater, this might not be for you.
  • Disney simply needs to offer a 10% discount prior to departure that can be included with either a future Halcyon cruise of even a Disney Cruise. Disney should offer the same option for those on the Disney Cruise.

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