If you happen to wander into Oga’s Cantina, the local watering hole at Black Spire Outpost inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and you know how to read Aurebesh, a help wanted sign posted on the wall there might catch your eye. There’s long been a starcruiser in need of a mechanic. But now it seems the Halcyon has found someone for the job.
When the glamorous liner launches in March 2022 with the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser immersive experience at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, passengers will meet countless new heroes, villains, aliens, and rogues. StarWars.com recently paid a visit for an early look at all things Star Wars: Galactic Starcuiser, and learned of six new characters who will be among the crew.
1. Captain Riyola Keevan
As a Pantoran, Keevan’s striking blue skin sets her apart at a glance. With kind eyes and an iron will, Keevan is a strong and decisive leader who genuinely loves the Halcyon. In fact, she started as a quartermaster on the ship she now commands. The Halcyon has long been her home, and when the First Order comes calling, she will do whatever it takes to protect her passengers, fight for the moral good, and ensure everyone has an unforgettable time.
2. Cruise Director Lenka Mok
As the go-to crew member for maximum fun aboard the Halcyon, Mok does her best to keep activities running smoothly from muster to destination. As the captain’s right hand, she’s in charge of onboard entertainment, ensuring each voyage is an adventure, and she takes pride in bringing joy to every passenger.
Mok’s astromech is also her assistant cruise director, keeping activities running efficiently as only a droid can. And newcomers will quickly find that he’s among the first members of the ship’s crew to reveal a more nuanced story. It seems Mok’s devoted droid companion is hiding a secret.
A droid you may see appear on holoscreens, D3-O9’s primary function is running ship logistics, so you can bet that she knows everyone and everything happening onboard during any given voyage. Built centuries ago by Chandrila Star Line’s founder, D3 has seen the ship — and the entire galaxy — evolve, giving her a unique front-row seat to the vast history of the galaxy. She’s not shy about sharing her wealth of knowledge.
More of a stowaway than a real mechanic, Sammie hails from Han Solo’s home world of Corellia where he learned the basics of working a hydrospanner. What he lacks in skill he makes up for in charm and enthusiasm, convincing passengers and other crewmates to help when the Chandrila Star Line’s jewel needs a tune up. Plus, he speaks Shyriiwook, which could come in handy if a Wookiee happens to find his way onboard.
6. Lt. Harman Croy
The struggles of the galaxy cannot be totally avoided even on a pleasure cruise. When there are stormtroopers to be found pacing the Halcyon’s halls, you can bet First Order Lt. Croy is near. His suspicions stoked by a pattern of strange activity — everywhere the Halcyon docks, the First Order spies a spark of resistance — Croy will stop at nothing to complete his investigation and hold Keevan and everyone else in his sights responsible for the civil disobedience. Ambitious and intimidating, Croy’s special assignment makes him a person of interest whether you’re a rebel sympathizer, a rigid proponent of First Order rule, or a simple traveler making their way in a galaxy at war.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, the 2-night, immersive experience opens in March 2022 at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida.
Associate Editor Kristin Baver is the author of the book Skywalker: A Family At War, host of This Week! In Star Wars, and an all-around sci-fi nerd who always has just one more question in an inexhaustible list of curiosities. Sometimes she blurts out “It’s a trap!” even when it’s not. Follow her on Twitter @KristinBaver.
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