Starting this month, one of our favorite Disney ladies is taking on a new role aboard Disney Cruise Line. Captain Minnie Mouse will soon be making the rounds on all Disney ships!
Captain Minnie joins the Disney Cruise Line team in an effort to encourage young girls around the world to pursue a career in the maritime industry. “She will spread the message of exploring new horizons, both by land and by sea,” says Disney. Onboard Disney ships later this year, Captain Minnie Mouse will appear in an all-new interactive experience designed to help kids hone their STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills.
Captain Minnie will also make local community visits at some of Disney Cruise Line’s homeports and ports of call. Children will get to meet Minnie, who will be accompanied by a female Disney Cruise Line officer or crew member to help showcase their roles in the maritime industry.
That’s not all Disney Cruise Line is doing to inspire the next generation of female leaders. “This year, Disney Cruise Line will sponsor four scholarships at the LJM Maritime Academy in The Bahamas for female cadets who aspire to be ship captains and shipboard leaders,” says Disney. “The scholarships, one for each of the ships in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, include two years of study at the academy and one year of service aboard a Disney ship.”
Captain Minnie Mouse merchandise
If you’re a fan of Minnie’s new nautical role, you can pick up some exclusive Captain Minnie merchandise aboard Disney ships. The collection of apparel and gifts feature the tagline “You Can Call Me Captain.” Later this summer, look for a brand-new Captain Minnie plush, too!
There’s also an exclusive PANDORA charm featuring Minnie in the center of a heart.
In the future, girls will also be able to visit Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique aboard Disney ships to get a Captain Minnie Mouse makeover. We can’t wait to see all the aspiring captains inspired by Minnie Mouse!