Disney reveals Wonder Down Under and sixth ship

Disney Cruise Line (DCL) will sail Down Under for the first time next year, with Disney Wonder to depart from three home ports in Australia.

Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane will be the departure points for limited time sailings running between October 2023 and February 2024, with tickets going on sale to all guests on 29 September.

Staterooms onboard Disney Wonder are designed with nautical décor. ⒸDisney

There is little information about the itineraries as of yet, but they will range from three to six nights, with prices leading in at USD$546. While there are no published port calls for the cruises, some of the ‘Disney Magic at Sea’ itineraries will visit Auckland. Disney Parks, Experiences & Products Senior Vice President of Sales, Services & Events Javier Moreno told travelBulletin the deployment has been designed to showcase the DCL brand to guests and the industry in Australia.

“We know there’s a great connection in Australia with Disney brands, so this is the perfect destination to bring the Disney Magic at Sea,” he enthused. “Really what it is all about is centring and focusing on the Disney experience, and the Disney Cruise Line experience, what is the Disney difference, and conveying all that not only to the guests and consumers, but to our trade partners.

“To share what the Disney difference is when you’re sailing on Disney Cruise Line, what does it mean, what is different versus other cruise lines, what we’re bringing to the table that other cruises don’t bring, what is special, what is different, what is unique, and convey all that in
this Disney magical experience.”

The weekend also saw DCL reveal Disney Treasure, the cruise line’s next ship, which is set to enter service in 2024. Also in the works is Disney’s second Bahamas destination, Lighthouse Point, which will be located on the island of Eleuthera.

A rendering of the upcoming Disney Treasure‘s Grand Hall, which will feature a brand-new design motif illustrating the theme of adventure. ⒸDisney

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