Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser is unlike any other. In an immersive 2-night experience, choose your own pathway and delve further into the adventure of Star Wars than you ever dreamed possible.

Your arrival at the Galactic Starcruiser terminal is pretty low-key, where you’ll check-in and stand in line (I would suggest arriving at 2 PM or later since everyone seems to show up at once for the 1 PM opening) to board a launch pod to rendezvous with the Halcyon starcruiser, your residence for the next two nights. Use your Datapad (available on your mobile device—kids can check out a special Datapad for their own use) to plan your unique mission, interacting along the way with an exotic group of characters as your story deepens, depending on the choices you make. Will you follow the First Order or join up with the Resistance? It’s up to you! On your second day, take a transport to the planet Batuu, where your mission continues as you interweave Lighting Lane access to top attractions in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. Expect plenty of plots and twists along the way and one exhilarating finale on the last night of your voyage.

Memorable experiences are pre-scheduled for you, so keep an eye on your schedule posted on your Datapad in order not to miss such things as bridge training, lightsaber training, atrium experiences, and more. And don’t skip the Engineering Room, where you’ll find not only the inner workings of the ship but secret meetings and surprise characters.

Dining is in the futuristic Crown of Corellia Dining Room, with breakfast and lunch served in a help-yourself style, with each serving plated and ready to grab. At dinner, it’s showtime, and the waitstaff parade out each course that has already been chosen for you. A variety of appetizers followed by several entree choices with sides served family-style. Not the best food I’ve had, but tasty enough and undoubtedly unusual. Wait until you see the blue shrimp! Evening entertainment during dinner the first night is courtesy of Gaya, a galactic superstar singer at the top of her game.

If you want an elevated experience, grab the Captain’s Table, which needs to be booked as soon as your Starcruiser reservation is first made. It sells out quickly and is quite popular. Here, for an additional charge, you will enjoy extra courses—the captain’s favorite dishes—while seated in a prime location in the center of the Crown of Corellia Dining Room.

And then there’s the Sublight Lounge, a place you will escape to time and time again for sparkling cocktails, lite bites, and plenty of action. Sabaac, a holographic card game, is a very popular pastime here, and all sorts of plots and subplots are launched if you take the time to sit and listen.

All in all, a spectacular experience for the right person. You don’t necessarily have to be a Star Wars fanatic, but a strong interest is helpful. Or do like me and take your grandchildren along—according to them, it was the very best thing they had ever done!

  • Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser atrium

    Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser atrium

  • Standard Cabin

    Standard Cabin

  • Standard Cabin

    Standard Cabin

  • Standard Cabin

    Standard Cabin

  • Everyone loves interacting with their very own cabin D3-09 Logistics Droid

    Everyone loves interacting with their very own cabin D3-09 Logistics Droid

  • Cabin window to the Universe!

    Cabin window to the Universe!

  • Standard Cabin closet

    Standard Cabin closet

  • Standard Cabin bath

    Standard Cabin bath

  • Standard Cabin shower

    Standard Cabin shower

  • Crown of Corellia Dining Room

    Crown of Corellia Dining Room

  • The galactic superstar Gaya is the first evening's entertainment in the dining room

    The galactic superstar Gaya is the first evening's entertainment in the dining room

  • Sublight Lounge

    Sublight Lounge

  • Sublght Lounge

    Sublght Lounge
    You never know who you'll meet when you hang out here!

  • Oh the people you see!

    Oh the people you see!

  • The Bridge

    The Bridge

  • Bridge Ops Training

    Bridge Ops Training

  • An unlikely instructor in sabaac at Sublight Lounge

    An unlikely instructor in sabaac at Sublight Lounge

  • Secret Engineering Room

    Secret Engineering Room

  • Always a place to shop

    Always a place to shop

  • Unwanted guests have arrived

    Unwanted guests have arrived

  • Climate Simulator

    Climate Simulator

  • Off to Batuu!

    Off to Batuu!

  • Time for a mission on Batuu

    Time for a mission on Batuu

  • Lighting Lane passes for Rise of the Resistance!

    Lighting Lane passes for Rise of the Resistance!

  • Things turn badly when the ship is taken over

    Things turn badly when the ship is taken over

  • Secret instructions

    Secret instructions

  • The thrilling final battle!

    The thrilling final battle!

Accommodations

Standard Cabins

Cabins on board the Halcyon are quite exciting! Sleeping up to 5 passengers, you’ll find a queen bed, two single berths, and a twin wall pull-down bed. Very much resembling what you think interspace living accommodations might look like, it’s undoubtedly one of the highlights of the trip. Decked out in grey with orange accents and plenty of stainless steel, it’s definitely cozy, but you spend very little time here, so busy are you with your missions. Kids love the berths, and the queen bed is quite comfortable. The cabin’s viewport shutters are a window to the “universe” that can be closed when it’s time for sleep. And your interactive droid, D3, can be accessed on the cabin’s link panel for hours of entertainment. There’s a hidden pull-out table and two seating cubes that also provide storage space inside.

The bath layout of a single sink and the shower opposite with a separate commode area can be a challenge for everyone trying to get ready simultaneously. It will be necessary to do a bit of planning for bath time, so everyone has a chance for privacy.

An interactive TV includes regular programming, dining and activity information, transportation options, and Batuu info. The small closet is fine if you just bring along what you need for the two nights, but those that pack more will want to leave what isn’t needed in your luggage that can be stored under the bed. Two robes are provided, but no iron and board in the cabins—you can call for an iron or steamer, and it will be promptly brought to you.

Additional amenities include H2O Plus bath products, hairdryer, mini-refrigerator, electronic safe, and daily housekeeping.

Cara’s Tip: Bunks are pretty hard, so I would leave them for the little ones to sleep on. Hopefully, they will add a proper mattress to them soon.

Suites

Galaxy Class Suites are 1-bedroom with a separate living and bar area, sleeping up to 4 passengers. The living room holds a sofa and chair, stainless steel coffee tables, a wet bar with sink, an under-counter refrigerator, two bar stools, a twin wall pull-down bed, and an additional closet. The bedroom has a queen bed, twin wall pull-down bed, and a double-sink in a slightly roomier bath. But in this suite, you do lose the chance to sleep in one of the fun twin berths found in a standard cabin. You will, however, find a crawl space from the living room to the bedroom, perfect for the little ones.

Grand Captain Suites are a 2-bedroom, roomier, and more luxurious option, sleeping up to 8 passengers with a total of two queen beds, two single berths, and two single wall pull-down beds, basically a Galaxy Class Suite combined with a Standard Cabin. You’ll love the extra room of a separate living and bar area and the luxury of double sinks in the master bath.

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