CELEBRATION, Fla. (Aug. 26, 2008) â€“ Disney Cruise Line will host a red-carpet, world-premiere event for the new Disney Channel original series â€œThe Suite Life on Deck,â€ a spin-off of the Emmy-nominated â€œThe Suite Life of Zack & Cody,â€ on the Disney Wonder cruise ship Aug. 28-31.
During this special premiere at sea, guests sailing will experience a Hollywood-style, red-carpet arrival of some of Disney Channelâ€™s hottest stars, an exclusive sneak-peek of the first episode of â€œThe Suite Life on Deckâ€ and an opportunity to participate in a Question & Answer session with stars of the show. Cast members from â€œThe Suite Life on Deckâ€ scheduled to appear include Cole Sprouse (Cody Martin), Dylan Sprouse (Zack Martin), Brenda Song (London Tipton), Phill Lewis (Mr. Moseby) and Debby Ryan (Bailey Pickett). All events will take place on decks 9 and 10 of the Disney Wonder on Friday, Aug. 29, at the family-friendly Goofy Pool.
â€œThe popularity of Disney Channel shows and stars are at an all-time high,â€ said Disney Cruise Line President Tom McAlpin. â€œWeâ€™re pleased to partner with Disney Channel for this world-premiere event and share some of the red-carpet excitement with our guests, showcasing that Disney difference only Disney Cruise Line can offer.â€
â€œWeâ€™re thrilled to give â€œThe Suite Life on Deckâ€ a fabulous bon voyage celebration aboard the Disney Wonder. The cruise ship setting of the series made the Disney Wonder a great fit to host this event,â€ said Adam Sanderson, Senior Vice President, Brand Marketing, Disney ABC Networks Group. A day after the world-premiere, and following a day of fun-and-sun on Disneyâ€™s private island Castaway Cay, another Disney Channel star will take the stage. Mitchel Musso, star of Disney Channelâ€™s â€œHannah Montanaâ€ and â€œPhineas and Ferbâ€ will perform a mini-concert at the Goofy Pool. At the concertâ€™s end, Musso will spend a few minutes answering questions from the audience.
This marks the first time Disney Cruise Line and Disney Channel have partnered together to develop a multi-day event. It should prove to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans of the Disney Channel sailing on the sold-out voyage.
A leader in the family cruise segment, Disney Cruise Line offers three-, four- and seven-night itineraries to the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Land/sea vacation packages that include a stay at Walt Disney World Resort are also available.
“The Suite Life on Deck” premieres on Disney Channel on Friday, September 26 at 8p.m. ET/PT. In this new live-action comedy series, “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,” teenage twins Zack and Cody Martin, and spoiled hotel heiress London Tipton, go aboard a luxury passenger cruise liner, the SS Tipton, owned by London’s father, as it cruises the world with tourists and students who attend classes at its Seven Seas High. To his delight, the dutiful Mr. Moseby is reassigned from the Tipton Hotel to be the cruise ship’s hotel manager, but is quickly deflated when he finds out that Zack, Cody and London are onboard too. Joining in the hijinks is London’s new roommate Bailey, a sweet, southern girl who has just left her small town roots to experience a whole new world.
Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. Currently available on basic cable in over 95 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on 27 Disney Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney-ABC Television Group. To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can contact their travel agent, visit www.disneycruise.com or call Disney Cruise Line at 888/DCL-2500. Travel agents can call Disney Cruise Line at 888/325-2500 or visit www.disneytravelagents.com.