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Disney Wonder Sets Sail on Inaugural Season in Australia and New Zealand

Disney Wonder  in Australia

The Disney Wonder cruise ship headed down to Australia and arrived on October 27th to begin its inaugural season of Disney Magic at Sea cruises for families in Australia and New Zealand, which began October 28th, local time.

The Details

To reach Sydney, the Disney Wonder performed what is called a repositioning cruise, where ships relocate by sailing with passengers on a special itinerary.

Sailing all the way to Australia, the 13-night cruise featured visits to different destinations in the South Pacific, including Fiji, New Caledonia, and American Samoa, before arriving in Sydney.

Now in Australia, these first-time special sailings aboard the Disney Wonder will range from two to six nights, with departures through February 2024.

Disney Cruise Line home ports for this sailing season aboard the Disney Wonder will be Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, in Australia, as well as Auckland, New Zealand.

A sister to the original 1998-built Disney Magic, the Disney Wonder originally entered service in 1999 as Disney Cruise Line’s second cruise ship.

Mickey and Minnie in Australia

Book Your Cruise

And while this is the first season of cruises from Australia and New Zealand, it won’t be the last! A special new season of sailings from October 2024 through February 2025, go on sale to the general public on November 6, 2023.

Limited bookings are still available for some late 2023 and early 2024 itineraries, as well.

Plus Disney Cruise Line will begin cruises in Southeast Asia out of their new port in Singapore in 2025.

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