After incredible demand, Disney Cruise Line has announced its second season of sailings with Disney Magic at Sea in Australia and New Zealand from October 2024 to February 2025.
Looking for the perfect family holiday? Disney Cruise Line’s new season of sailings adds a little Disney magic to a multi-generational family cruising holiday. Disney has been a part of every child’s life for the past century and the inaugural sailings in Australia and New Zealand last year were met with a heartfelt reaction from kids both big and small. And now, due to popular demand, Disney Cruise Line is announcing a whole new season of voyages.
Sailing from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane in Australia and Auckland in New Zealand, Disney Magic at Sea will bring enchantment and cherished Disney friends to your shores for a special new season of two seven-night cruises from October 2024 to February 2025. Immerse yourself in the magic of Disney storytelling with favourite Characters, imaginative dining, spectacular entertainment and themed events throughout your sailing. It’s all included with your cruise. Set sail for an unforgettable Disney Cruise Line holiday.
Aboard a Disney Magic at Sea cruise, guests of any age can discover something fun onboard. Young and the young-at-heart can enjoy nightly entertainment in the form of three spectacular Broadway-style
shows, all included in the cruise: Sing along with Elsa in Frozen, A Musical Spectacular; indulge in nostalgic Disney with all-time classics like Peter Pan with Disney Dreams – An Enchanted Classic; and attend a fun award ceremony at the Golden Mickeys. Adults even have their own exclusive spaces to rest and relax, including an adults-only pool area, elegant, sophisticated dining and the rejuvenating Senses Spa.
Fusion food with a side order of Disney fun
Mealtimes are a fun affair with four exceptional restaurants onboard. Disney Cruise Line offers unique Rotational Dining where you will dine in a new and exciting restaurant each night of your cruise, and your
dedicated wait staff will move with you to create a personalised dining experience. Tiana’s Place serves New Orleans-inspired cuisine, live music and the chance to meet Princess Tiana herself. Animator’s Palate is a celebration of Disney animation and the menu consists of a tantalising fusion of Pacific Island, Asian and Californian flavours. If you fancy upscale dining with a French flair, Triton’s, named after Ariel’s
father in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”, serves supper in four courses. For an extra splash of sophistication, the adults-only Palo restaurant features Northern Italian dishes with a modern twist which can be booked for an additional fee. Plus, you can enjoy 24-hour room service and unlimited teas, coffee, soft drinks and ice cream at any time on the pool deck.
Meet Captain Mickey and his pals
Be immersed in the enchantment of Disney storytelling with Character encounters; you can meet some of your favourites from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars. Look out for Captain Mickey or Captain Minnie
roaming the ship on the way to Disney’s Oceaneer Club and Disney’s Oceaneer Lab, the onboard kids’ club. It’s packed to the brim with fun: there’s a playground, Character experiences, themed games and
activities. Tweens and teens also have their own space to hang out during the cruise, decked out with high-tech entertainment.
A boutique hotel at sea
Staterooms have been designed with families in mind: interiors are spacious and imaginative retreats, with full-sized Euro-top mattresses, 100% cotton linens and split ensuites with bathtubs. If this is the family cruising holiday that you’ve been waiting to splurge on, choose to stay in the Concierge Suite with Verandah. Like a boutique hotel room at sea, the Concierge surpasses luxury and comes complete with its own dedicated team, exclusive lounge and priority boarding and booking.
Taking home accolades such as Travel & Leisure: World’s Best Awards 2022 – No. 1 Large-Ship Ocean Cruise Line, US News & World Report: 2023 Best Cruises Ranking – #1 Gold Badge Winner – Best Cruise Lines for Families, and Condé Nast Traveler 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards – #1 Top Large Cruise Line in the World (for the tenth consecutive year), you can rest assured that the quality of service aboard Disney Cruise Line is where the magic really begins.
The new season of Disney Magic at Sea Australia and New Zealand cruises set sail from October 19, 2024.
Two-night sailings may have modified or limited entertainment offerings. Additional costs may be required for some experiences and may need to be booked in advance. Health and safety measures, ports of call and offerings may change at any time without notice. On board venues, experiences, services and offerings may be modified or limited in capacity or availability, and are subject to restrictions, cancellation or closure without notice. See disneycruise.com/updates
Image credits: Ships' registry: The Bahamas © 2023 Disney © 2023 Disney/Pixar © 2023 Marvel © 2023 & TM Lucasfilm LTD.
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