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Oh boy! Disney Cruise Line finally launches in Australia

The magical ships will set sail from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

Cassidy Knowlton
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Cassidy Knowlton

Calling all Disnerds: the House of the Mouse is bringing its famous cruises Down Under.

Cruises range from between two and six days of Disney magic, and guests will get to hang out with characters such as Captain Mickey Mouse, Captain Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Pluto, as well as characters from the Star Wars and Marvel universes. As you'd expect with Disney, there will be plenty of entertainment, including musical performances and original theatrical shows.

Of course, there will be plenty for small Disney fans, with the Disney Oceaneer Club taking small sailors on a Frozen-themed adventure. Kids can also play in a multi-level replica of Andy's room from Toy Story or learn to save the world at the Marvel Super Hero Academy. And while the kids are busy, adults can relax in the adults-only Quiet Cove pool, get pampered at the Senses Spa and Salon or enjoy fine dining (and adult conversation) at Palo restaurant.

The first of these magical cruises will set sail from Sydney Harbour on October 28, 2023. There will only be a few opportunities, as Disney only plans to run the cruises from Australia until February 2024. 

Can't wait that long for a holiday? Maybe a weekend in Port Macquarie will scratch that itch for now.

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