Ahoy Matey! Captain Minnie at the Helm!

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29Watch out Donald and Mickey, Captain Minnie is taking the wheel. Captain Minnie Mouse is now making appearances on all the Disney Cruise Line ships. Wearing a captain’s jacket and hat complete with the captain’s insignia.

Never before, has Minnie Mouse donned trousers… until now. Occasionally dressed in crisp white pants instead of a skirt or dress, the new initiatives rolled out by Disney are aimed at empowering young girls and women to pursue careers in the cruise industry.

30Beginning later in 2019, onboard all Disney cruise ships within the teen space, the Oceaneer Lab, Minnie Mouse is hitching up her britches (for the first time ever) participating in all-new, maritime-themed activities that will encourage potential young female captains to take more of an active interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills.

28Kids and teens will brush up on their STEM and problem-solving abilities taking part in a series of hands-on activities.

In addition, young girls visiting Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will have the chance to get a Captain Minnie Mouse inspired look.

Empowering Women through Maritime Scholarships

69Brand new in 2019, Disney Cruise Line will sponsor four scholarships, one for each ship currently in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, at the LJM Maritime Academy in The Bahamas. These scholarships are specifically for female cadets with aspirations to be ship captains and shipboard leaders. The scholarships will include tuition to the three-year program. two years of study at the academy and one year of service aboard a Disney ship.

All Ashore Who’s Going Ashore

As part of this new initiative by Disney and their commitment to future generations taking on new challenges in different industries, Captain Minnie Mouse will be visiting children in some of Disney Cruise Line’s home ports and ports of call.

But, she won’t be alone and will be accompanied by a female Disney Cruise Line officer or crew member to encourage women to choose a career in the cruise industry.

What About the Merch!

27Of course, Disney wouldn’t miss out on an opportunity to capitalize on some merch. Disney Cruise Line will reveal an exclusive to the Disney Cruise Line line of merchandise that include apparel and a Captain Minnie Mouse plush. Also available will be a PANDORA charm, only available for purchase onboard the Disney Cruise Line ships.

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