Disney announces new cruises for ANZ summer of 2025-26

Disney announces new cruises for ANZ summer of 2025-26
Edited by Travel Weekly

    Disney Cruise Line will set sail on a new season of Australia and New Zealand voyages from October 2025 to February 2026.

    Sailing from Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland the magical new season aboard the Disney Wonder will feature 3-to-10-night ‘Disney Magic at Sea’ cruises from 19 October 2025.

    Guests will be immersed in the magic of Disney storytelling with favourite Characters, imaginative dining,
    Broadway-style shows and themed parties throughout the sailing.

    The 2025-2026 season itineraries include a new 10-night Trans-Tasman voyage sailing from Auckland to
    Sydney from 19 December 2025. During this unforgettable sailing, the Disney Wonder will visit five New
    Zealand destinations for the first-time including Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch, and
    Fiordland National Park.

    While aboard a Disney Magic at Sea sailing, guests will meet favourite friends from Disney, Pixar, Marvel
    and Star Wars and watch as favourite Disney stories come to life in the Broadway-style shows or during
    the high-energy deck parties.

    Disney Cruise Line’s signature rotational dining will continue to delight with guests experiencing different
    restaurants throughout their sailing.  Meet Princess Tiana herself at Tiana’s Place, and taste New Orleans cuisine to the sound of live jazz music. Or celebrate Disney animation at Animator’s Palate – an innovative
    dining experience where your surroundings awaken with colour and Characters.

    With 11 decks of magic, the Disney Wonder is renowned for its classic, timeless design showcasing one
    of-a-kind Disney entertainment that will enchant guests of all ages. Children can learn and play in the
    imaginative youth clubs including Disney’s Oceaneer Club which features a multi-level replica of Andy’s
    Room from “Toy Story,” or make a splash with the family in Goofy’s Pool.

    Adults also have their own exclusive spaces onboard to relax, including an adults-only pool area,
    sophisticated dining, and the rejuvenating Senses Spa & Salon.

    Disney Cruise Line – Australia and New Zealand sailings

    2025/2026 – New season announced

    The 2025/2026 season of Disney Magic at Sea 3- to 10-night cruises in Australia and New Zealand will set sail from 19 October 2025. Bookings will open for general sale from 28 June AEST.

    2024/2025 Season – New special Christmas sailings

    Guests wanting to sail even sooner can book now for the anticipated upcoming season of Australia and New Zealand cruises from October 2024 through February 2025.

    Discover the magic of Christmas on board select Disney Magic at Sea sailings for a limited time from 24 November 2024 to 3 January 2025. Guests will delight in enchanting holiday-themed entertainment
    and festive décor in the atrium plus meet some favourite Disney friends in holiday attire.

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