Captain Minnie Mouse Hops on Disney Cruise Lines With a New Look

Apr 20, 2019

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

The Disney brand can play a big part in inspiring children when it comes to their future. Now, classic Disney icon Minnie Mouse will be taking on a new role to encourage girls and young women to pursue careers in the cruise industry — and, for the first time ever, it involves a pair of pants.

Minnie Mouse will be serving as Captain Minnie Mouse both on and off Disney Cruise Lines. Besides sporting her new dress-free red and white uniform (she does retain a skirt option), Minnie will be making appearances on each Disney ship to teach girls and young women about careers in the maritime industry, beginning this month.

Image courtesy of Disney Parks Blog
Image courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

According to the World Economic Forum, just 2% of seafarers and only about one third of shore-based maritime positions are held by women, making it incredibly important for girls to see themselves in positions that they’re fully capable of landing.

But Minnie Mouse isn’t just creating awareness for these positions. Disney is also offering four scholarships to the LJM Maritime Academy in the Bahamas for girls and young women aspiring to be captains and shipboard leaders. The scholarships include two years of study at the academy and one year of service aboard a Disney ship.

Captain Minnie Mouse will lead a STEM-based (science, technology, engineering and math) maritime-themed activity for youth in Disney’s Oceaneer Lab, where young people can put their skills to the test.

(Matt Stroshane / Disney)
(Matt Stroshane / Disney)

On the shore, Captain Minnie Mouse will make appearances at homeports and ports of call, where she’ll be accompanied by a woman Disney Cruise Line officer or crew member to further the conversation about opportunities for women in the maritime industry.

Minnie’s new look also comes with a brand new line of merchandise, whose tagline is “You Can Call Me Captain.” The line includes inspiring messaging for girls and young women.

For more, read TPG Family Editor Summer Hull’s review of the Disney Cruise Line’s Dream ship.

For the latest travel news, deals and points and miles tips please subscribe to The Points Guy daily email newsletter.

Featured imaged by Disney Parks Blog.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

WELCOME OFFER: 80,000 Points


CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 3X points on dining and 2x points on travel, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

Apply Now
More Things to Know
  • Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,000 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
  • Enjoy benefits such as a $50 annual Ultimate Rewards Hotel Credit, 5x on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®, 3x on dining and 2x on all other travel purchases, plus more.
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,000 toward travel.
  • With Pay Yourself Back℠, your points are worth 25% more during the current offer when you redeem them for statement credits against existing purchases in select, rotating categories
  • Count on Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Lost Luggage Insurance and more.
Regular APR
16.24% - 23.24% Variable
Annual Fee
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.