For some, a Disney Boat Cruise sounds as close as it gets to hell on earth. However, if trapping yourself in the middle of the ocean with screaming children and struggling actors in costume sounds like a good time, please keep reading. For the first time ever, Disney Cruise Line is heading Down Under to offer a ‘magical vacation’ to Australians and New Zealanders in late 2023.
Disney Magic at Sea offers an immersive experience on the ocean with a number of fan-favourite characters from Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars all on board. Plus, participants can also indulge in imaginative dining and entertainment – all in one cruise.
“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.”
While on board, guests will encounter several Disney friends, including Captain Mickey Mouse, Captain Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Pluto, and entertainment, including original Broadway quality shows. Guests can also enjoy dining experiences with imaginative restaurants, including Tiana’s Place, where guests can meet Princess Tiana herself and enjoy a taste of New Orleans food, and Animator’s Palate, an interactive dining experience that celebrates Disney animation.
Children will have their own Frozen adventures in Disney’s Oceaneer Club, along with a multi-level replica of Andy’s Room from Toy Story and a place to summon their inner superhero at the Marvel Super Hero Academy. Adults even have their own exclusive spaces to rest and relax, including the adults-only Quiet Cove pool, sophisticated dining at Palo and the rejuvenating Senses Spa & Salon.
The special sailings aboard the Disney Wonder range from two to six nights and will depart from four home ports: Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia, as well as Auckland, New Zealand. The inaugural sailing of this limited season departs October 28, 2023 from Sydney. Bookings open to the general public from Thursday September 29, 2022 at 8am AEST / 11 am NZDT.
For more information on the all-new Disney Magic At Sea Australia and New Zealand sailing itineraries and booking details, please visit the Disney Cruise Line website.