Disney Cruise Line will soon set sail from New Zealand and Australia for the first time in history. From October 2023 to February 2024, get ready to explore a whole new world by sea starting in Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.
Magic At Sea cruises include two to six nights of Disney-themed itineraries. Alongside an array of entertainment, immersive dining experiences, meet-and-greets with Disney characters as well as Marvel, Star Wars and much more.
“We are so excited to bring the magic of a Disney cruise vacation close to home for guests in Australia and New Zealand,” said Josh D’Amaro, Chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. “On these limited-time sailings, the ship is the destination, and our amazing Disney Cruise Line crew can’t wait to welcome guests on board as they are immersed in their favourite stories from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars.”
Expect an array of excitement on board the Disney Wonder Ship during a Magic At Sea sailings. Discover delicious restaurants, sun-soaked pools and fun recreational spaces across 11 decks. Plus, create memories meeting Captain Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto and even Marvel’s mighty heroes like Spider-Man and more.
While foodies will enjoy the sensual dining experiences onboard. For instance, delight in New Orleans cooking at Tiana’s Place with Princess Tiana or indulge in a unique interactive dining adventure at Animator’s Palate.
There’s plenty of spaces to keep children occupied and entertained, including the Oceaneer Club, where they can embark on a Frozen adventure, play in a replica or Andy’s Room from Toy Story and even join the Marvel Superhero Academy. Meanwhile, adults can rejuvenate at the adults-only Quiet Cove Pool while children play at the club.
In addition, families can admire Broadway-style musicals as well as themed-parties and fireworks on deck in the evening. Certainly, grown-ups and children will enjoy these nostalgic Disney cruises during the summer.
The inaugural sailing will depart from Sydney on October 28, 2023. Cruises from Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland will follow this date. Bookings are open from September 29, 2022. For more information, visit the Disney Cruise Line website.
Words by Nicole De Souza. Edited by Megan Zara Walsh.