Disney Cruise Line has confirmed it will deploy Disney Wonder to Australia and New Zealand from late October 2023, offering a full summer season EXCLUSIVELY foreshadowed by LATTE.
The “limited season” Down Under will offer locals the chance to experience the ‘Disney Magic at Sea’, with Disney Wonder operating voyages from two- to six-nights duration, sailing from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland.
Confirmed at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, USA on Sunday, Disney Cruise Lines “will bring all of the magic of Disney to one amazing holiday experience with favourite characters from Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars on board, plus imaginative dining and spectacular entertainment – all in one cruise.”
Josh D’Amaro, Chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products said: “We are so excited to bring the magic of a Disney cruise vacation close to home for guests in Australia and New Zealand. 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.”
View Disney Wonder’s full deployment in Australia and New Zealand includes a dozen departures from Sydney, 10 from Melbourne, five from Brisbane and five from Auckland. View the full schedule here.
To get to Australia and New Zealand from its last, currently, bookable sailing ending in Vancouver on 19 September 2023, it is likely Disney Wonder will operate a positioning voyage via the Hawaiian Island and potentially French Polynesia. Disney Cruise Line has confirmed the company will then operate its first-ever South Pacific voyage, which will include calls in Samoa and Fiji.
Update: Disney Cruise Line has confirmed its TransPacific voyages will be as follows:
- 10-night Hawaiian cruise from Vancouver to Honolulu, with calls in Hilo (Big Island), Nawiliwili (Kauai), Kahului (Maui) and Honolulu (Oahu) – departing 3 October 2023
- 13-night South Pacific cruise from Honolulu to Sydney, with calls in Pago Pago (American Samoa), Lautoka (Fiji) and Noumea (New Caledonia) – departing 13 October 2023
- 15-night South Pacific cruise from Sydney to Honolulu, calling in Nouemea, Lautoka, Pago Pago and Maui – departing 16 February 2024
- 10-night Hawaiian cruise from Honolulu to Vancouver, with port visits in Hilo, Nawiliwili and Kahului – departing 1 March 2024
Bookings open to the general public on 29 September 2022 at 8am AEST/11am NZDT.
While on board, Disney Cruise Line guests will be immersed in the magic of Disney with unforgettable character encounters with favourite Disney friends including Captain Mickey Mouse, Captain Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Pluto, and spectacular entertainment including original Broadway-quality shows.
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 super hero 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.
All sailings will include health and safety measures considering up-to-date guidance from public health authorities in Australia and New Zealand and medical experts. Disney Cruise Line’s current health and safety protocols are outlined on disneycruise.com.