Disney fans are in for a treat with the news that the brand’s famous cruise ship is heading to Australian shores for the first time ever.

The cruise liner aptly named Disney Magic at Sea will let guests from Australia interact with a number of fan-favourite characters from DisneyMarvel, Pixar and Star Wars while sailing around Australia and New Zealand.

“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.”

The Australian leg of Disney at Sea will begin on October 28, 2023 from Sydney. During the ship’s stay in the southern hemisphere, it will visit Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Auckland and New Zealand. The cruises will vary in duration from two to six nights. Tickets go on sale to the general public, from Thursday September 29, 2022 at 8am AEST.

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Along with interacting with famous Disney characters, guests will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in imaginative dining that “combines gourmet specialties with legendary Disney storytelling” and watch “Broadway-style musicals and larger-than-life deck parties for the entire family.”

The cruise liner’s guest rooms are lavish and feature splashes of Disney memorabilia throughout. From two-bedroom suites to family rooms and standard single rooms, they’re a variety of accommodations that is perfect for any type of Disney fan.

The ship generally tends to stay around North and Central America, however, it has visited parts of Europe. The trip to Australia will mark its maiden voyage to this side of the world.

For more information about itineraries and to book your spot on the cruise, head to the website here.

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