Reservations are Now Open for Disney Magic at Sea Cruises in Australia and New Zealand
Disney Cruise Line is going Down Under! At the D23 Expo earlier this month, it was announced that for the first time ever, Disney Cruise Line would be offering limited-time sailings from Australia and New Zealand. There has been much buzz surrounding these cruises and I am happy to announce they are finally available for booking for everyone.
When I say they are available for booking for everyone, I mean sort of as there have been plenty of issues with Disney IT and getting these reservations to load on the website. (More on that later!)
These Disney Magic at Sea cruises include 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6-night sailings from Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne. They are offered from October 28, 2023 through February 12, 2024.
Here’s a full rundown of the cruises that will be offered:
Disney Magic at Sea Cruises from Auckland
3-Nights at Sea:
- November 25, 2023
- November 28, 2023
- December 1, 2023
4-Nights at Sea:
- November 21, 2023
Down Under Sailings from Brisbane
2-Nights at Sea:
- December 20, 2023
3-Nights at Sea:
- December 8, 2023
4-Nights at Sea:
- December 11, 2023
5-Nights at Sea:
- December 15, 2023
Disney Magic at Sea Cruises from Sydney
2-Nights at Sea:
- January 2, 2024
- January 12, 2024
- January 5, 2024
- January 20, 2024
- October 28, 2023
- December 24, 2023
- January 8, 2024
- February 12, 2024
- December 28, 2023
- January 14, 2024
Down Under Cruises on the Disney Wonder from Melbourne
2-Nights at Sea
- November 3, 2023
3-Nights at Sea
- November 9, 2023
- January 30, 2024
- February 2, 2024
- November 5, 2023
- November 12, 2023
- January 26, 2024
- February 5, 2024
These Disney Cruise Line Magic at Sea sailings have been “designed to give residents of Australia and New Zealand the opportunity to remain fully-immersed in one-of-a-kind Disney entertainment and experiences” aboard the Disney Wonder as the destination.
Guests sailing on these limited time cruises are invited to experience “an unforgettable voyage immersed in the magic of Disney storytelling – from award-winning entertainment, festive deck parties, and spectacular themed events, to world-class dining, imaginative kids’ clubs, and beloved characters throughout the sailing.”
But, that’s not all! When the Disney Wonder sails over to Australia and New Zealand and back, there will be four ultra-exclusive South Pacific cruises offered. These include:
- October 3, 2023: 10-Night Vancouver, British Columbia to Honolulu with ports of call including Hilo (Big Island), Honolulu (O’Hau), Nawiliwili (Kaua’i), and Kahului (Maui)
- October 12, 2023: 13-Night Honolulu to Sydney with ports of call including Papo Pago, American Samoa; Lautoka, Fiji; and Noumea, New Caledonia
- February 16, 2024: 15-Night Sydney to Honolulu with ports of call including Noumea, New Caledonia; Lautoka, Fiji; Pago Pago, Samoa; and Kahului (Maui)
- March 1, 2024: 10-Night Honolulu to Vancouver, British Columbia with ports of call including Hilo (Big Island); Nawiliwili (Kaua’i); and Kahului (Maui)
Bookings for these South Pacific will open according to this schedule:
- October 3, 2022: Platinum Castaway Club & Golden Oak Members
- October 4, 2022: Gold Castaway Club Members
- October 5, 2022: Silver Castaway Club and Disney Vacation Club Members as well as Adventures by Disney Insiders
- October 6, 2022: All Guests
Now, back to the booking issues. Originally, these sailings were originally supposed to go on sale at 6 pm EST today (Wednesday, September 28 here in the United States.) However, they were up on the website for booking around 3 pm EST. Even though they were up though, getting to a confirmation was next to impossible.
I was able to call into Disney Cruise Line directly to get rooms booked for several of my clients. However, due to the hurricane, we have been informed that the call center will close today, Wednesday, September 28 at 6 pm EST. They also have enacted a virtual waiting room on the website.
Are you excited to go Down Under with Disney Magic at Sea sailings aboard the Disney Wonder in Australia and New Zealand ? Let us know in the comments below!
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