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A Special New Season - On Sale Now!

Disney Magic at Sea has had a spectacular inaugural season in Australia and New Zealand.

Now, a special new season is coming from October 2024 to February 2025. Booking is now open so be sure to secure your spot early!

Immerse yourself in the magic of Disney storytelling with favourite Characters, imaginative dining, Broadway-style shows and themed parties throughout your sailing. It’s all included with your cruise departing from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland.

Set sail for an unforgettable Disney Cruise Line holiday. We can’t wait to see you!

Fun for everyone

Set sail for Disney Magic at Sea, an unforgettable holiday filled with favourite friends, spectacular shows and imaginative dining

Don't let the magic sail without you!

Disney Magic at Sea brings enchantment and cherished Disney friends to our shores for a special new season from October 2024 to February 2025. We can't wait to see you !

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When is Disney Magic at Sea coming to Australia & New Zealand?

Now, due to popular demand, we are excited to announce a special new season sailing in Australia and New Zealand from October 2024 to February 2025. 

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How many nights can you spend on Disney Magic at Sea?

Disney Magic at Sea brings enchantment and cherished Disney friends to your shores for 2 – 6 nights. Our special new season will be coming to Australia and New Zealand on 2 – 7 night sailings from October 2024 to February 2025.

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Where will Disney Magic at Sea be visiting in Australia & New Zealand?

You will be able to immerse yourself in the magic of Disney storytelling with favourite Characters, imaginative dining, Broadway-style shows and themed parties from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland.

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When and where can I book to sail on Disney Magic at Sea?

When and where can I book to sail on the Disney Magic at Sea?

Our special new season sailing from October 2024 to February 2025 is on sale now. 

You can book at DisneyCruiseLine.com/AUNZ or by contacting your preferred travel agent.

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 . 

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The Disney cruise is finally in Australia: Here's everything you need to know

By Kerri Elstub | 5 months ago

I grew up on Disney. We all did, whether you noticed it or not. From the early days of watching Snow White and Cinderella when I was a little girl, to introducing my own kids to the wonders of Lightning McQueen and Buzz Lightyear . I can still quote every line from those movies.

We were lucky enough to venture to the United States and take the kids to Disneyland (how good is Space Mountain!) and Disney World's four Florida theme parks. So how would a Disney Cruise compare?

Surely, without the roller coasters, spinning tea cups and giant turkey legs… it wouldn't be the same?

We boarded the Disney Wonder for her maiden Australian voyage: Sydney to Hobart return with four days of Disney magic. And my goodness, did they deliver.

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THE CHECK-IN

It starts before you board the boat. We were greeted by what felt like 20 staff before we even got near the gangway. Everyone is smiling, welcoming and genuinely excited to see you.

But just wait until you board the boat. As you step into the lobby every family or couple is announced by name to a cheering and clapping crew. We lapped it up, dancing down the carpet. We felt like absolute rock stars. And don't just take my word for it. 

I'm cruising with two of the sharpest critics in travel and entertainment: my seven and nine-year-old nieces, Parker and Spencer.

Our cabin is a Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom With Verandah.

Kids will love the Mickey detailing to be found in everything from the lamps to the towels and pillows, parents will appreciate the separate bathroom and toilet.

There's a fridge, a TV, plenty of storage and power points (bring US adaptors) and a turndown service at night that turns your lounge into bunk beds. Genius idea.

The balcony is spacious and, as I type, very sunny as we cross Bass Strait.

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KEYS TO THE WORLD

We were all given our own Key To The World. This is your keycard that allows you to get into your stateroom, as well as book the kids into kids club (more on that shortly), buy non-included items like gifts, special onboard experiences like wine and chocolate pairing and alcohol purchases, as well as tracking the official photographs taken onboard.

You link it to a credit card, then it's automatically deducted at the end of your stay. Bring or buy a lanyard to wear it around your neck. Everyone does. Everyone also wears Mickey ears and if you think you won't do it, you're kidding yourself. I wore mine from breakfast to lights out.

Oh my, the food… where do I begin? Do I begin with the Mickey waffles and churros I ate for breakfast at Cabana's on level 9? The free all-day, soft serve ice-cream? The pizzas by the pool? No, I'll be a grown up and explain the whole dining experience.

Disney wants you to explore all the restaurants onboard, so you'll be rotated around the different places to eat. We started at Tiana's, which is a celebration of southern cooking and jazz music. Apart from the delicious food, the child friendly options and entertainment made this a first class experience. Where else do you stop mid meal for a spontaneous conga line and limbo?

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Next up it's Triton's, which takes its name from Ariel, The Little Mermaid 's dad. We were here on pirate night, one of Disney's famous themed nights and all the wait staff were dressed to the nines. My nieces loved the Mickey Mac 'n' Cheese and the Minnie burger, but the real highlight was the magic tricks performed by our waiters each night.

You see, that's the genius thing about Disney dining. You rotate restaurants each night, but your servers rotate with you. Our servers, Felice, Organ and Aditya welcomed us by name every night, engaged with the kids and looked after our every whim.  It's a great way to make the kids feel comfortable at every moment.

Saving the best until last, the final of the included restaurants is Animator's Palate, where they combine the magic of Disney animation with a one of a kind dinner show. You draw on your placemats, then they are turned into an after dinner short movie. It's amazing.

We followed the recommendations of our friendly servers and the black truffle pasta and steak were melt-in-your mouth good. But sure to save room to order a Mickey ice-cream off the kids menu too!

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Palo is the adults-only Italian restaurant at the back of deck 10. It's a decadent and grown up experience that the big kids can enjoy as an optional extra, while the little ones enjoy the kid's club. We couldn't get the girls out of there! Again, more on that later. The wait staff are knowledgeable and warm.

For once, I was too full of gnocchi and buffalo cheese to eat dessert. A first for me. But never fear, I made up for it with brunch at Palo the following day where I can highly recommend the lemon torte.

I mentioned Cabana's before. This is the buffet restaurant at the back of the ship. Open for breakfast and lunch, there is every brekkie staple imaginable including the aforementioned Mickey Mouse waffles! 

Lunch is everything from Mexican, to salads to panini and delicate cakes and tarts worthy of their own high tea. 

Haven't eaten enough? There's also 24-hour room service available. Our girls delighted in the silver service brought straight to their door.

THE KIDS CLUB

Being Disney, the kids club was always going to be exceptional. My nieces were skeptical until the moment they walked through the door. Sold! There are five different areas for the little ones. The Nursery is for under 3s and provides 1:1 care (this is an additional cost to cruise).

Characters Jessie and Woody play with kids

Oceaneer's Club is for the 3-13 year olds and it's set out somewhat like a Disney Theme Park with different areas and themes like Toy Story and Marvel. There are so many activities here from goo making to dance parties, your kids won't even know you've gone.

It's strictly no parents allowed and your kids are cared for and monitored at all times by counselors and a Disney wristband. 

Just down the hall is Oceaneer's Lab for the same age group where there's games, drawing, not to mention plenty of visits from the Disney and Marvel characters themselves. For the tweens and almost adults there's the chill-out spaces of The Edge (ages 11-14) and Vibe (14-17) to play video games or just hang out.

On the last day my nieces tearfully handed back their wristbands. They did not want to leave.

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THE CHARACTERS

Of course Disney is ALL about the characters and they are all here… Goofy, Pluto, Daffy, Cinderella, Ariel, the Marvel characters… and of course true Disney royalty, Captain's Mickey And Minnie Mouse.

The characters all have designated appearance times, not to mention the stage shows, so you can interact with them throughout your holiday.  Being Disney, it is super organised and efficient. Be sure to line up early if you want a photo.

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THE ACTIVITIES

Knowing little ones need to be entertained, Disney cruise ships have a jam packed schedule from morning until bedtime. There's all day movies by the kids pool, craft, bingo, trivia ,and dance parties, all loved by kids and adults alike. You'll find your daily schedule on the Navigator App that you download before you board.

You can then highlight the ones you like and get reminders when events are about to start. My favourite? The silent dance party. 

For kids, the number one requirement on any cruise ship is a great pool area. Here on the Disney Wonder it's on level nine. There's a life-guard manned heated pool which is a Godsend for parents and little ones, not to mention a spa and an amazing water slide and toddler paddling area.

The main kids pool also plays almost non-stop Disney movies. I found myself still watching and loving Cars and Frozen , despite my 50-plus age.

An outdoor circular pool and yellow water slide

THE STAGE SHOWS

Disney stage shows are like Broadway on the sea. With about 2700 people onboard, the crew have cleverly split dining and show times so half eat while the other half watch the shows. We had The Golden Mickeys, Disney Dreams and the Frozen musical, which were vocally and visually incredible.

The kids also feel very welcome and nobody is going to bat an eyelid at a restless toddler. And frankly, if you haven't eaten popcorn out of a silver Cinderella carriage, have you even lived?

THE PARTIES/THEME NIGHTS

Along with the stage shows, Disney also goes all out for their daily deck parties. Whether it's Crush's Pool Party, Pirate night or the Sail-A-Wave spectacular… you can dance, sing and cheer along. And did I mention they have their own fireworks too?

FOR THE BIG KIDS

Disney is not just for the kids. There are some hardcore Disney fans out there who are well beyond their teens. So if you're in need of some kid-free time, there are plenty of adults only zones on level nine including a pool, bar, cafe and lounge area.

I recommend the frosé from Signals bar. There's also whisky and wine tasting, adult trivia, singalongs and happy hours.

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I've got to save the final word for the staff. They are in a league of their own. Everyone has a name tag with their country of origin on it. Everyone says hello, everyone is interested in your trip and wellbeing. They all proudly share their stories of their Disney journey. You feel like part of the Disney family and that is a feeling you can't buy.

And that's the thing with Disney. In the end, Disney is more than just a movie studio or a travel company. Disney is a feeling. It's something you notice from the first moment you step on the ship, to the staff who greet you and the kids by name each day, to the special moments they create.

The Disney cruise experience is one you'll be talking about for years to come. Don't just take my word for it. My nieces will be happy to tell you all about it, but you'll have to wear your Mickey ears!

This author was a guest of Disney Cruise Line.

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Disney Cruise Line began sailing in Australia in October 2023 and is set to return in the following years during the summer season.

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Disney Cruise Line Announces 2023 – 2024 New Zealand and Australia Itineraries

Disney Cruise Line added the 2023-2024 New Zealand and Australia itineraries to their online cruise search for a preview with opening day pricing. Additional itinerary information will be available on September 26th, and this post will be updated with any new information.

The inaugural season of Disney Magic at Sea sailings aboard the Disney Wonder will give residents of Australia and New Zealand the opportunity to experience a Disney Cruise Line vacation where the ship is the destination.

Bookings for the Disney Magic at Sea sailings visiting Australia and New Zealand open beginning Monday, September 26, 2022 for Platinum Castaway Club Members and Thursday, September 29, 2022   for the general public. The following is the tiered booking schedule:

  • September 26, 2022: Platinum Castaway Club Members & Golden Oak Members
  • September 27, 2022: Gold Castaway Club Members
  • September 28, 2022: Silver Castaway Club Members, eligible Disney Vacation Club Members and Adventure Insiders
  • September 29, 2022: All Guests

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These New Zealand and Australia sailings were announced earlier this month at D23 Expo along with 4 transpacific sailings which have yet to be added to Disney Cruise LIne’s website.

DCL Wonder Transpacific Cruises 2023 2024

On Monday, October 10, 2022, these four sailings went on sail, the itineraries have been checked, and the itinerary maps have been added.

10-Night Hawaiian Cruise from Vancouver ending in Honolulu Vancouver, Canada • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • Hilo, Hawai’i • Honolulu, Hawai’i • Nawiliwili, Hawai’i • Kahului (Maui), Hawai’i 10/3/23

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13-Night South Pacific Cruise from Honolulu to Sydney

15-Night South Pacific Cruise from Sydney to Honolulu Sydney, Australia • At Sea • At Sea • Nouméa, New Caledonia • At Sea • Lautoka, Fiju • International Date Line (Repeat Day) • Pago Pago, American Samoa • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • At Sea • Kahului (Maui), Hawai’i 2/16/24

15-Night South Pacific Cruise from Sydney to Honolulu

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i’d jump on any of these in a heartbeat if not for the cost of airfare to that part of the world

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Could be magical from auckland as ship would have to fly to follow above map, as cruise terminal on other side of island….disney magic

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As I heard somebody else mention, these are obviously meant for Australia residents to take as I don’t know anybody from the US that would pay that kind of money to fly all the way down there and go on one of these cruises that only makes 1 or 2 port stops (even the 6 night only makes 2 port stops), these itineraries are terrible. Only ones worth looking at would be the repositioning cruises and they don’t make any stops in New Zealand or Australia (except when they actually get to or leave from Sydney). Think DCL could have done better with these. Glad I already had other DCL cruises booked for 2023.

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but it is ok to fly to the US for only 2-7 night voyages?

You may easily find the decision was too late and other ports of call were taken.

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I have been told that these cruises are like the UK cruises last year and all are cruises to nowhere. While there are ports listed, they are tactical ports for refueling, etc. and not ports of call for guests.

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That is honestly super disappointing. No longer cruise around Australia or NZ, only super short trips. How the hell id doing a 2 night?

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It didn’t take us long to realize these are not worth the airfare and pre-cruise over night and post cruise over night stays. I agree the reposition itineraries are a better choice, and even those prices are a little high. Just focusing on the repositions at this point.

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Some of the links on this page are coded wrong, such as safari-reader://disneycruiselineblog.com/cruise-planning/itineraries//itineraries/itinerary-summary/?itinerary=673 The correct coding should be https://disneycruiselineblog.com/cruise-planning/itineraries//itineraries/itinerary-summary/?itinerary=673 🙂

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Valerie, Thanks for letting me know, I’ve corrected the links.

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What are the early booking dates? Have they said yet?

I keep trying to click on “View Early Booking Dates” and it is not active yet. I was told we would hear more on 9/26.

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Hello Scott Any idea when other itineraries for 2024 will be available ? October I believe?

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With the New Zealand dollar at 0.56 and the Australian dollar at 0.64 to the US dollar, I don’t think that the “locals” will be able to pay DCL the expensive cruise fares that Disney will demand! And Americans are not going to fly that far for a short cruise!?

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Hi Ed, as an Australian I have booked and previously sailed DCL in the US. It’s cheaper for us to sail here (even in the Aus school holidays and around Xmas) than it is to fly over to the US and get on it. Disney fans will go if they understand the quality of these beautiful ships , it’s the first time or non cruises that will be complaining

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I would not be surprised if these cruises are meant to gauge local interest in the Disney brand, so that Disney can determine if building a property in the region might be a good idea.

The same goes for the Singapore sailings in 2025 – in fact, in the 1990’s Disney had a plan to build a property in Singapore, but it got scrapped, probably because of the Disneyland Paris fiasco – the same fate that befell a lot of 1990’s Disney projects.

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Disney Wonder Australian and New Zealand Itineraries

Last Sunday, Disney Cruise Line announced that the Disney Wonder was going to be sailing from Australia and New Zealand starting October 2023 until February 2024.

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New details about the cruise and booking have been released.

Disney Magic at Sea brings enchantment and cherished Disney friends to our shores for limited-time sailings starting October 2023. Enjoy sailing close to home from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland on 2-6 night cruises and immerse yourself in the magic of Disney storytelling with favourite Characters, imaginative dining, Broadway-quality shows and themed parties throughout your sailing.  Set sail for an unforgettable Disney Cruise Line holiday from October 2023 to February 2024. https://www.disney.com.au/disney-magic-at-sea
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many nights can you spend on Disney Magic at Sea? Disney Magic at Sea brings enchantment and cherished Disney friends to your shores for 2 – 6 night limited-time sailings starting October 2023.

Where will Disney Magic at Sea be visiting in Australia & New Zealand? For the first time ever, Disney Cruise Line is sailing down under with 2-,3-,4-,5- and 6-night cruises from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland.

When and where can I book to sail on the Disney Magic at Sea? Booking opens for all guests starting at 8am AEST (11am NZDT) on Thursday 29 September 2022, at  DisneyCruiseLine.com/AUNZ  or contact your local travel agent.

Disney Magic at Sea Australia and New Zealand

Sydney Sailings

Conveniently located in Sydney Harbour, the Port of Sydney is close to the iconic sights and sounds of Australia’s largest city-including Circular Quay, the Royal Botanic Garden, Bondi Beach, Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

Prices starting from ( for 2 nights on 12/01/24, per person based on double occupancy ):

  • Inside Stateroom: US$720
  • Oceanview Stateroom: US$789
  • Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah: US$918
  • Concierge Stateroom with Verandah: US$1741

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Melbourne Sailings

Situated at the mouth of the Yarra River, the Port of Melbourne offers something for everyone with its proximity to fine dining, art galleries, museums, vineyards, sporting and entertainment events, and coffee shops galore. The port is also just a short flight away from Adelaide.

Prices starting from (for 2 nights on 03/11/23, per person based on double occupancy ):

  • Inside Stateroom: US$546
  • Oceanview Stateroom: US$593
  • Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah: US$689
  • Concierge Stateroom with Verandah: US$1281

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Brisbane Sailings

Close to the Brisbane Airport (BNE) and public transportation, the Port of Brisbane is accessible to visitors near and far. Located in Australia’s third largest city, the port provides easy access to restaurants, pubs and shopping. Worthwhile day trips include the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Australia Zoo.

Prices starting from (for 2 nights on 20/12/23, per person based on double occupancy ):

  • Inside Stateroom: USS755
  • Oceanview Stateroom: USS821
  • Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah: US$951
  • Concierge Stateroom with Verandah: US$1760

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Auckland Sailings

Located at Waitematà Harbour, the Port of Auckland is just a short walk to the downtown area and iconic Sky Tower. Here, visitors can delight in the Domain Wintergardens, the New Zealand Maritime Museum, the Auckland Art Gallery and more.

Prices starting from (for 3 nights on 28/11/23, per person based on double occupancy ):

  • Inside Stateroom: US$760
  • Oceanview Stateroom: US$818
  • Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah: US$929
  • Concierge Stateroom with Verandah: US$1705

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How much does a Disney cruise really cost?

Megan duBois

Editor's Note

Disney Cruise Line is known for its family-friendly cruises complete with all of your favorite Disney characters, impeccable dining, exciting entertainment and thrilling ports of call. With everything that's included on the sailings, you might be wondering how much a Disney cruise costs — and if you can afford one.

Cruises with Mickey Mouse and his pals range in price depending on many factors such as the embarkation port and destination, departure date, length of the cruise and cabin type you book. No matter which cruise you book, it will be pricey, like any Disney vacation. You'll have to determine what value you put on experiencing the "magic" of Disney.

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To me, it's worth a lot. I've experienced all five ships in the Disney fleet and have sailed seven times to destinations around the Caribbean and the Mediterranean .

Here, I'm sharing how much a Disney cruise costs per ship and itinerary, any extras that are worth the additional fees and how to save money on a Disney cruise.

How much does it cost to go on a Disney cruise?

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Let's be honest: A cruise on any Disney ship isn't cheap. Factors like cabin type and category, sail date, destination, length of cruise, traveling party size and if you're on a themed cruise can impact the overall cost. If you're trying to keep your costs lower, your best option is to pick a cruise on an older ship (Disney Wonder, Disney Magic, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy) or pick a shorter cruise length.

The cheapest Disney cruise we found cost $1,000 for an inside cabin for two people on a two-night sailing on Disney Wonder in Australia. That's $250 per person per night.

If you're looking for a cheap Caribbean or Bahamian sailing, consider a three-night Bahamas cruise on Disney Magic starting at $1,500 for an inside cabin for two people. This also equates to $250 per person per day. Add in drinks, specialty dining, souvenirs and other expenses, and you can expect to spend around $2,500 in total.

On a recent sailing on the Disney Dream , my family of three and I spent five nights at sea in a balcony room and paid a grand total of $4,514.06. This total included everything from the cruise fare and pre-night hotel stay to parking and spa services.

Some examples of starting prices for each ship and its major itineraries for an inside cabin or a balcony cabin are listed below so you can get a sense of pricing across the fleet. Prices are based on double occupancy.

Disney Magic

One- to three-night Bahamas: inside cabins, $1,500 to $2,500; balcony cabins, $1,900 to $3,300 Four-night Caribbean and Bahamas: inside cabins, $1,800 to $3,200; balcony cabins, $2,300 to $4,000 Five- to six-night Caribbean and Bahamas: inside cabins, $2,200 to $4,400; balcony cabins, $3,000 to $6,600 Seven-night Caribbean: inside cabins, $2,700 to $3,300; balcony cabins, $3,800 to $4,900

Disney Wonder

Two- to three-night Australia: inside cabins, $1,000 to $2,100; balcony cabins, $1,200 to $2,800 Four-night Australia: inside cabins, $1,700 to $3,000; balcony cabins, $2,200 to $4,000 Seven-night Alaska: inside cabins, $3,300 to $5,000; balcony cabins, $5,900 to $10,500

Disney Dream

Three-night Bahamas: inside cabins, $1,700 to $2,300; balcony cabins, $2,000 to $2,600 Four-night Bahamas: inside cabins, $2,100 to $3,500; balcony cabins, $2,500 to $4,000 Five-night Caribbean: inside cabins, $2,800 to $4,400; balcony cabins, $3,100 to $5,000 Five-night Bahamas: inside cabins, $2,700 to $4,000; balcony cabins, $3,200 to $4,600 Seven-night Europe and Mediterranean: inside cabins $4,400 to $6,800; balcony cabins, $5,200 to $9,500

Disney Fantasy

Four-night Bahamas: inside cabins, $2,100 to $3,000; balcony cabins, $2,400 to $3,400 Five- to six-night Bahamas: inside cabins, $2,700 to $4,400; balcony cabins, $3,200 to $4,900 Seven-night Caribbean: inside cabins, $3,300 to $5,700; balcony cabins, $3,900 to $7,000

Disney Wish

Three-night Bahamas: inside cabins, $2,000 to $3,000; balcony cabins, $2,500 to $3,500 Four-night Bahamas: inside cabins, $2,600 to $4,600; balcony cabins, $3,000 to $5,600

Disney Treasure

The maiden voyage is set for Dec. 21, 2024.

Seven-night Caribbean: inside cabins, $4,200 to $5,800; balcony cabins, $5,200 to $7,000

Related: The 3 types of Disney Cruise Line ships, explained

Where do Disney cruises sail from?

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Disney Cruises depart from 15 different ports around the world, but the major ones to think about from the U.S. include:

  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Port Canaveral, Florida
  • Galveston, Texas
  • New Orleans

The major international ports Disney Cruise Line sets sail from include:

  • Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Southampton, England
  • Brisbane, Australia
  • Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada

Depending on the cruise you pick, getting to and from the home port can be easy or take a little longer — and that can impact the total cost of your Disney cruise.

For instance, many people drive to Fort Lauderdale or Port Canaveral if they already live in the southern U.S. Driving can save money versus flying, and you might not have to stay in a pre-cruise hotel if you can drive right to the port.

You will have to pay to park at the port or at a third-party parking lot. While the off-site parking lots are often cheaper, you will need to think about how to get to and from the ship, tipping the porter or driver, plus the added time to get from your car to the ship.

On the other hand, if you are taking a cruise from an international destination or flying to a domestic home port, your costs automatically go up because of flights for your family, a pre-cruise hotel, meals before the sailing, and transportation to the ship and back to the airport.

Related: The 5 best destinations you can visit on a Disney Cruise Line ship

What's included in the price of a Disney cruise?

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You might pay a lot for a Disney cruise, but you get a lot for your money. The cost of a Disney cruise covers your onboard dining and most nonalcoholic drinks, an abundance of entertainment for kids and adults, onboard activities and transportation between cruise ports. Even most entertainment and food on Disney's private island Castaway Cay (and upcoming private island destination Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point) is part of the fare.

Entertainment

Most of the entertainment on board is included in the overall cost of your sailing. On your cruise, you can experience Broadway-quality shows inside the Walt Disney Theater, watch first-run movies from Disney's production companies (like Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars), listen to live music and participate in game shows in the adults-only lounges. Most itineraries feature a deck party with a fireworks show.

Kids can meet and play with their favorite Disney characters and participate in activities like karaoke. Family-friendly sun decks with pools, waterslides, splash zones and wading pools are also included in the cost.

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Disney Cruise Line is known for its rotational dining evening dinner service. Families rotate through three onboard restaurants throughout the sailing, and your service team moves with you. Each of the rotational dining options is included in your cruise fare. One of the restaurants will be open for drop-in, sit-down meals during breakfast and lunch as well. Complimentary room service is available 24 hours a day.

On the upper decks, quick-service food stations, soft-serve ice cream and a buffet are available. Every Disney cruise also includes unlimited coffee, tea and soda.

Accommodations

Almost every cabin across the Disney fleet features Disney's distinctive split bathroom concept. One of the bathrooms has a vanity, sink and tub-shower, plus another bathroom with a vanity, sink and toilet. Each room also has a small refrigerator, safe and hair dryer.

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Every child ages 3 to 17 will have access to Disney's kids clubs on board. Youngsters ages 3-10 can enjoy Disney's Oceaneer Club and Disney's Oceaneer Lab . Tweens ages 11-14 have access to Edge, and teens ages 14-17 can chill out in Vibe.

Each kids club has dedicated counselors and a host of activities every day. The best way to see the list of activities is to download the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app and scroll through the daily agenda. You can flag activities your kids want to attend, so you can get to the kids clubs before they start.

Adult-exclusive activities

Disney cruises are packed with family-friendly programming, but adults can find spaces and events geared just for them in the adult-only nightclubs and lounges on board. Live music, interactive games and shows are only some of the nightly activities.

Additionally, adults have a dedicated pool and hot tub area that includes a bar and coffee shop. (Drinks cost extra, but access is free). For those looking to stay fit while onboard, access to the fitness center is also included.

Castaway Cay

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On most Bahamas and Caribbean sailings, you'll stop at Disney's private island, Castaway Cay . At the island, your family can enjoy the family beach or adult-exclusive beach (for those 18 and older).

Use of towels, beach chairs and shade umbrellas are complimentary, as are waterslides and splash zones. Live music and character appearances take place around the island. Kids and teen club activities are available on Castaway Cay — again, at no extra charge. Runners can participate in the Castaway Cay 5K and get a finisher medal.

When it's time to eat, three spots serve an included barbecue lunch, complete with soft-serve ice cream. Coffee, tea and fountain drinks are also included at Castaway Cay.

To get around the island, you can walk or use the complimentary trams.

Related: Are cruises all-inclusive? What's actually included in your cruise fare

Are there any extra Disney costs?

Even though many activities, dining options and entertainment are included in the cost of your cruise, you will find things to pay extra for on a Disney cruise. These may or may not be worth it for your family, depending on your budget and interests. Below is a list of things not included in your overall cruise fare.

Some of the cutest Disney activities are also ones that cost extra. Kids who want more time with the Disney characters might be interested in the Royal Court Royal Tea — a tea party with characters for kids ages 3 to 12. According to planDisney (Disney's online resource for vacation-planning tips) , the cost is $220 per child and $69 for anyone 13 and up. Each tea party includes a selection of tea and a two-course meal; every child gets an assortment of gifts.

Kids can also play dress-up and get a full regal or pirate (only available on Pirate Party Nights) makeover at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, found on every Disney ship. Depending on the package you booked for your child, expect to pay $100 to $450 for each makeover.

Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy both have a virtual sports simulator that requires a reservation and a fee. You can play various sports, from football to golf, for either 30- or 60-minute time blocks. Cost varies based on time, sport and number of people playing.

Specialty dining and cocktails

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Four specialty dining restaurants are offered across the Disney Cruise Line fleet. Exclusive to Disney Wish (and coming soon to Disney Treasure ) are Enchante and Palo Steakhouse. Expect to pay $60 to $205 plus an 18% auto-gratuity for a meal at Enchante; Palo Steakhouse is $50 for a prix-fixe meal, but an a la carte menu is also available.

On the four other Disney Cruise Line ships, Palo is also $50 for prix-fixe and offers an a la carte menu. An 18% auto-gratuity is also tacked onto your bill.

On Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, Remy is also available, with the dessert experience starting at $65 without the 18% auto-gratuity, while brunch and dinner are $80 and $135 respectively, plus an additional 18% auto-gratuity.

On all ships, themed bars and lounges sling drinks. Because there's no drink package available through Disney Cruise Line, you will have to pay for each drink individually. The planDisney panel says the average drink can range from $6 to $20.

If you're looking for specialty coffee, tea or hot chocolate drinks, look for the Cove Cafe on all ships; there are also specialty counters off of the atrium on Disney Dream, Fantasy and Wish. These drinks cost anywhere from $5 to $8, depending on your order. You can also order alcoholic drinks from the coffee bars, which run the typical cocktail prices.

Outside the Walt Disney Theater or near the movie theaters on board each ship, you'll also smell the buttery goodness of freshly popped popcorn. You can buy the popcorn for an added fee to take into the shows with you. Additionally, there are some specialty popcorn buckets available for purchase on each ship; you can refill them for a discounted price every time you want to munch on the salty snack. (Specialty buckets purchased off the ships at a Disney resort or theme park are not eligible for a discounted popcorn refill.)

Additionally, each ship offers beverage-tasting seminars where you can learn how to make and taste a variety of cocktails in a given category. Seminars can range from $40 to $70 and last about an hour.

While crew gratuities on Disney Cruise Line are not included in the overall cost, some can be prepaid before you step onboard. These include gratuities to your dining room server, assistant server and head server, plus your cabin host. Disney recommends a gratuity of $14.50 per night per person, including infants and children in regular cabins. It's recommended that those in concierge cabins and suites pay $15.50, with the extra going to your cabin assistant host.

Gratuities that are not included can be paid on board. Such gratuities include anything extra you would like to give to your service team, tips on alcoholic beverages in the dining room, adult dining locations, room service and the spa. The concierge lounge team is also not included in prepaid gratuities for concierge guests, and Disney recommends $8 per night per guest.

Keep in mind that an 18% gratuity is automatically added to bar tabs across the ship and for spa services. To make it easy while on the ship, you can charge all your gratuities to your onboard account.

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If you want to bring something home from your trip — whether from a port of call or from the onboard shops — you'll want to budget for that extra cost. Souvenirs off the ship can range from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars, depending on what you buy. Be prepared that some shops will only take local currency; purchases at Castaway Cay shops will be charged to your onboard account.

On the ship, easy-to-transport souvenirs included trading pins, magnets and apparel. These can range anywhere from $20 to $75. Other more expensive onboard souvenirs include jewelry, luxury brand purses and wallets, and art.

Related: 26 Disney cruise tips, tricks, secrets and extra magic to unlock

How do I save money on a Disney cruise?

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If you're reeling from sticker shock, know you can find many ways to save money on a Disney cruise. Here are a few of my favorite money-saving tips.

Letting Disney choose your cabin can be a great way to get a deal on the cruise. These are known as guaranteed rates, and they are the cheapest fares in each category. All you have to do is pick your room type, such as inside, ocean view or balcony, and Disney picks which specific room number you get. This works best if you don't care where your room is on the ship.

If you're looking for a room upgrade , but that's not a make-it-or-break-it deal for your family, consider waiting to upgrade your room until you get to the port. If your cruise still has rooms available, you can ask at check-in about a room upgrade for a discount. The cost will be relative to the room type you originally booked and the room type you want to upgrade to. Sometimes, you can even upgrade to a concierge room or a suite, but you will need to get an early port arrival time to potentially score one of those upgrades.

Disney Cruise Line has one of the most generous alcohol policies of any big-ship cruise brand. At the start of your cruise, you can bring up to six cans of beer or two bottles of wine per person over 21 years old. Then, at each port, you can restock and bring the same alcohol allotment per person over 21 onto the ship to store in your room and enjoy. You might find that beer and wine are cheaper in port than on board — a smart way to save on your drinking expenses.

Related: Best Disney cruise ships for everyone — even Disney adults

Are Disney cruises cheaper or more expensive than other cruise lines?

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Other family-friendly cruise brands include Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line and MSC Cruises. While all of the family-friendly brands have pros and cons, picking the right one for your family can come down to a matter of cost. Disney is almost always the most expensive.

For example, we priced out a three-night weekend cruise departing on the same dates for Disney Wish and Royal Caribbean 's soon-to-debut Utopia of the Seas. We found that Disney was almost $500 more expensive for the same weekend, cabin type and length of sailing. Utopia of the Seas came out to $2,850.10 for two people staying in a balcony cabin, while the Disney Wish cruise, also in a balcony room, cost $3,337.20.

What Disney does best — and why many people choose to cruise with the brand — is it provides a high level of service to families, even those in the least expensive cabins. The crew on Disney ships goes above and beyond to make your vacation easy. I've seen everything from dining staff cutting kids' food and taking children to the bathroom to room hosts ensuring parents know about the parental locks on balcony doors (so kids can't just wander outside without an adult).

The extra amenities that Disney offers — such as Broadway-quality shows, character experiences and larger standard cabins — all bring the overall cruise cost up.

Disney also has a smaller fleet than all its family-friendly competitors, meaning there is less cabin inventory to sell. Plus, its ships generally carry fewer passengers. For example, Disney Wish, Disney's biggest ship, carries 4,000 people at full capacity; Royal Caribbean's Icon of the Seas can carry 7,600 guests at capacity. The low inventory combined with the high demand for Disney cruises means that Disney can charge higher fares and still fill ships.

Bottom line

Cruise fares with Disney can change based on factors like room type, travel party size and sailing date. The minimum price you can expect to pay for a cruise to the Caribbean or Bahamas starts at $1,500 for an inside cabin for two people on Disney Magic.

Disney Cruise Line includes a variety of dining experiences (including room service), soda, character meet-and-greets and Broadway-caliber entertainment in its fares; it also allows passengers to bring alcohol on board in every port of call. For these reasons, you don't necessarily have to spend much on board to have a fantastic vacation. The cruise can be a good value depending on the extras you choose to add.

The real question is whether you want to spend more on the base cruise fare to immerse yourself in the world of Disney versus paying less for another family-friendly cruise line.

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Disney Cruise Australia and New Zealand Concierge Cost – Benefits and Prices

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Wondering how much a Disney Cruise to Australia and New Zealand costs if you sail in Concierge?

The Disney Wonder is sailing to Australia and New Zealand in late 2023 and early 2024.

Whichever stateroom you choose on the Disney Wonder you will have a fabulous time.

But if you want to sail with all the luxury and perks of a Disney Concierge stateroom you will be paying a higher rate.

Here we look at the price of the Disney Australia cruises in Concierge Staterooms.

What are the Benefits of Sailing Disney Concierge on the Disney Wonder?

As well as upgraded furnishings and larger staterooms, there are a number of benefits to staying in a Concierge Stateroom on the Disney Wonder.

Access to the Disney Concierge Lounge

This is located on Deck 10 of the Disney Wonder. You must use your Key to the World to access it and non-concierge guests are not allowed to enter.

Your Disney Concierge staff are located in the Lounge and will help you in any way that they can to secure reservations, help with questions and just generally do anything possible to make your cruise even more magical.

The Disney Wonder Concierge Lounge has a large seating area with fabulous views of the outside.

Light snacks are available throughout the day and there is a refrigerator with help-your-self soft beverages which is kept stocked all day.

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The “legendary” coffee maker is also available for guests.

In the evening there are complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages served by the very knowledgeable and always helpful bar staff. They will know your favorite tipple by the second day.

There is also an outside seating area which is great for soaking up the sun or just taking in the views.

A relatively new feature is that Concierge Guests are also seated in the Walt Disney Theatre before the doors open – so you can grab the best seats. They also give you complimentary popcorn to enjoy in the show.

Concierge status also gives you priority boarding on embarkation and priority disembarkation.

Another great perk is that Concierge guests have priority with bookings for excursions and onboard activities. Your Concierge will contact you by email prior to the cruise and ask what activities you would like to book and you will be given priority 120 days before your sailing.

What Disney Cruise Concierge Staterooms are Available?

Let’s look first at the type of staterooms which are available for Concierge Guests on the Disney Wonder.

There are four types of Disney Wonder Concierge stateroom

  • Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
  • Conierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah
  • Concierge 2-Bedroom Suite with Verandah
  • Concierge Royal Suite with Verandah

All of the Concierge Suites are located on Deck 8 of the ship.

Disney Wonder Concierge Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

This is a relatively new category of stateroom on the Disney Wonder.

These used to be Category 4 Family Oceanview with Verandah Staterooms.

However, when the Disney Wonder went into dry dock a few years ago a selection of mid-ship cabins on Deck 8 got the upgraded decor treatment.

All of these staterooms sleep up to 5 guests and have 304 square feet of space.

There is a Queen bed, a sleeper sofa with a pull-down bunk above, and a Murphy bed.

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Disney Wonder Concierge 1 Bedroom Suite with Verandah

These Category T staterooms sleep up to 5 guests and have 614 square feet of space.

These suites have a separate bedroom with a Queen size bed and a separate living room with a double sofa bed.

All the suites also have a pull-down twin bed. Some are in the living area, others in the bedroom.

The suites with the pull-down bed in the living area are priced higher than the ones where the bed is in the Queen bedroom.

A very desirable feature of the suite is that it has 2 bathrooms. The verandah is a very spacious double the width of standard verandahs on the ship.

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Concierge 2 Bedroom Suite with Verandah

At 945 square feet, which includes the triple-wide verandah, these beautiful suites give you plenty of space. They sleep up to 7 guests.

The two-bedroom suites are Category S.

Each of the two bedrooms has a Queen size bed.

The living area has a double sofa bed. There are walk-in closets, a wet bar, a DVD player, and a total of two and a half bathrooms.

One of the bathrooms has a jacuzzi tub.

There are only 2 suites on the Disney Wonder and Disney Magic both of which are located on Deck 8.

Disney Wonder Concierge Royal Suite with Verandah

Want to stay in the very best stateroom on the Disney Wonder?

Then choose a Royal Suite!

There are only two suites on each ship and they are named the Walter E. Disney Suite and the Roy O. Disney Suite.

Both Royal Suites sleep up to seven guests in luxurious surroundings.

Each Royal Suite has two bedrooms.

One has a Queen bed and the other has two twin beds and two pull-down beds.

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There is a large living room with a wall pull-down bed, dining area, wet bar, and walk-in closets.

The suites have 2 and a half bathrooms (one with a jacuzzi tub).

With 1029 square feet of the total area including the verandah you are going to have a lot of space to enjoy.

How Much Does a Disney Wonder Concierge Stateroom Cost?

Here we have listed all of the Disney Australia and New Zealand cruises for late 2023 and early 2024 that were available on the opening day.

The prices are correct on 27 September 2022.

All rates shown are for 2 guests in US Dollars and include taxes and fees.

If you want current pricing or to book a cruise you should go to the Disney Cruise Line Site

Disney Cruise Concierge staterooms are very popular and are highly likely to sell out quickly – particularly on these Australia and New Zealand cruises.

Even as we looked before the cruises were available to the general public and were only available to Castaway Club Members some of the concierge staterooms were sold out for the New Zealand cruises.

4-Night Disney Magic at Sea Cruise from Sydney

  • Sydney, Australia
  • Hobart, Australia

Sailing on October 28, 2023

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2-Night Disney Magic at Sea Cruise from Sydney ending in Melbourne

  • Melbourne, Australia

Sailing on 1 November 2023

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Sailing on November 3, 2023

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4-Night Disney Magic at Sea Cruise from Melbourne

Sailing on November 5, 2023

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Sailing on November 12, 2023

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Sailing on January 26, 2024

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3-Night Disney Magic at Sea Cruise from Melbourne

  • Sailing on November 9, 2023

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Sailing on January 30, 2024

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5-Night Disney Magic at Sea Cruise from Melbourne ending in Auckland

  • Eden, Australia
  • Aukland, New Zealand

Sailing on November 16, 2021

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4-Night Disney Magic at Sea Cruise from Auckland

  • Aukland New Zealand

Sailing on November 21, 2023

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3-Night Disney Magic at Sea Cruise from Auckland

Sailing on November 25, 2023

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Sailing on November 28, 2023

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Sailing on December 1, 2023

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4-Night Disney Magic at Sea Cruise from Auckland ending in Brisbane

  • Brisbane, New Zealand

Sailing on December 4, 2023

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3-Night Disney Magic at Sea Cruise from Brisbane

  • Brisbane, Australia

Sailing on December 8, 2023

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4-Night Disney Magic at Sea Cruise from Brisbane

Sailing on December 11, 2023

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5-Night Disney Magic at Sea Cruise from Brisbane

Sailing on December 15, 2023

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2-Night Disney Magic at Sea Cruise from Brisbane

Sailing on December 20, 2023

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2-Night Disney Magic at Sea from Brisbane ending in Sydney

Sailing on 22 December , 2023

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6-Night Disney Magic at Sea Cruise from Sydney

  • Noumea, New Caledonia

Sailing on December 28, 2023

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Sailing on January 14, 2024

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2-Night Disney Magic at Sea Cruise from Sydney

Sailing on January 3, 2024

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Sailing on January 12, 2024

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3-Night Disney Magic at Sea Cruise from Sydney

Sailing on January 5, 2024

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Sailing on January 20, 2024

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3-Night Disney Magic at Sea Cruise from Sydney ending in Melbourne

Sailing on January 23, 2024

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Will you be sailing in a Concierge Stateroom on a Disney Cruise to Australia or New Zealand?

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Alison Meacham is the founder of EverythingMouse Disney Blog. For over 15 years she has shared her love of Disney Parks, Disney Cruises and Universal Orlando.  In over 30 years of Disney Travel she has spent countless months in Disney Parks and has sailed on over 45 cruises. A British native and now a United States resident she splits her time between California, Florida and the UK. And spends a serious amount of time sailing the seven seas. She helps over 200,000 people per month follow their Disney travel dreams.

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Disney Cruise Prices: How Much Will This Vacation Cost?

W ith a fleet of five luxury cruise ships — and a sixth coming in December of this year — featuring waterslides, Broadway-quality shows and Disney fun for the entire family, Disney cruises are an attractive vacation option. The ships sail in all parts of the world, and Disney even has its own private island.

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If that all sounds like the makings of a perfect family vacation, you’re likely not wrong. But you’re also likely asking: How much does a Disney cruise cost? In fact, Disney cruise prices vary as wildly as Captain Jack Sparrow’s moods. But there’s no magic in divining if a Disney cruise is worth it for you or not, or how you can save money and still step aboard the “happiest place” on water.

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How Much Is a Disney Cruise?

Assuming you don’t want to fly to Sydney for a two-night cruise to Brisbane, Australia, and then fly home again, Disney cruise prices are least expensive if you leave from Florida. For example, a three-night, one-way cruise from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to San Juan, Puerto Rico, was $1,494 as of March 20. As far as round-trip cruises, a four-night western Caribbean cruise leaving from Galveston, Texas, and visiting Progreso, Mexico, was priced at $1,518. On the West Coast, a three-night Baja cruise from San Diego to Ensenada, Mexico, and back again ran $1,712.

All these prices were for two adults sharing an inside cabin. The rates also included all taxes, fees and port expenses.

The Cost of Leveling Up to a Nicer Cabin

As mentioned above, Disney cruise prices cover a vast range. And while they’re not among the most expensive cruise liners, they can get pricey. The above cruises, as well as other cruise offerings, offer a number of different cabin types. For instance, for the Fort Lauderdale cruise listed above, here are the price differences for cabin types for two adults:

Longer Cruises Are Generally More Expensive

As you might expect, in addition to the port of departure and the level of cabin, the length of your cruise will have a major impact on its price. Disney offers cruises lasting anywhere from two to 15 nights. 

The most expensive cruise GOBankingRates could find was a 12-night Mediterranean cruise visiting eight ports, ranging from Greece and Turkey to Spain and Italy. An inside cabin for two adults on this cruise ran $11,417, while a Concierge-level cabin tilted the scale at $33,665.

With more than 600 cruises on offer around the world, however, cruises can be found at virtually every price point between the low and the high.

How Much Does a Disney Cruise Cost for a Family of 4?

There aren’t many brands that scream family louder than Disney, which is why it offers pricing for families of four. If two of those guests are under 18, it does not double the price. It does increase it substantially, however. For instance, for a three-night, one-way cruise from Fort Lauderdale to San Juan, an inside cabin comes in at $1,494 for two adults and $2,506 for a family of four with two under-12 children.

And that 12-night Mediterranean cruise visiting eight ports, which ranged from $11,417 to $33,665 for two adults? It’s $17,501 for an inside cabin for four and $45,141 for a Concierge-level cabin.

Are Disney Cruises All-Inclusive?

Most of what you are probably going on a cruise to experience is included, but there are some notable exceptions. For instance, while all your meals, including 24-hour room service, are included, bottled water and alcohol are not. There are also luxury dining experiences that are not included.

As far as entertainment goes, there are Broadway-quality shows, firework displays, Disney character experiences, movie screenings, pools, waterslides and more included. You’ll also enjoy in-room movies, nightclubs with live music, adult pools and fitness centers for free. However, there are plenty of add-ons that can add up fast. 

Here are some vacation necessities and favorites that aren’t included in the price of the cruise:

  • Airfare/transportation to or from the departure or final port
  • Pre- or post-cruise hotel stays
  • Certain family and kids experiences
  • Bottled water, alcoholic beverages and specialty drinks
  • Wireless internet
  • Vacation protection plan
  • Adult-exclusive dining
  • Spa and salon visits
  • Many Castaway Cay (Disney’s private island) amenities

What Is Disney’s Private Island Like and How Much Is a Cruise There?

Disney’s private island, called Disney Castaway Cay, lies in the Bahamas, and as the name implies, it is exclusive to Disney cruise guests. A tropical island, Castaway Cay has white sand beaches, clear blue water and picturesque palm trees. However, this is a family fun-themed island, so there are plenty of amenities and adventures.

Things To Do on Castaway Cay

  • Beach Time: Grab one of the plentiful beach chairs and umbrellas available.
  • 5K Run/Walk: Run or walk the 5K trail around the island; complete it and earn a medal.
  • Character Appearances: Take advantage of a photo op with one of the many Disney characters on the island.
  • Sports Beach: Play a game of volleyball or tetherball.
  • Snorkeling Lagoon: Follow the two underwater trails and search for the hidden Mickey.
  • Serenity Bay: Relax at an adults-only beach with massages, a bar and BBQ.
  • Pelican Plunge: Slip into one of two twisty water slides or a water play section.
  • In Da Shade Game Pavilion: Play table tennis, foosball, billiards, and basketball in the shade.
  • Teen Hideout: Let your 14- to 17-year-olds enjoy an exclusive spot of their own.
  • Boat Rentals: Rent a kayak, paddleboat, aqua trike or stand-up paddleboard.
  • Shopping: Shop for your favorite Disney souvenirs.

The Cost of a Cruise to Castaway Cay

For two adult guests staying in an inside cabin, the least expensive cruise to Castaway Cay that GOBankingRates found was a three-night trip from Fort Lauderdale for $1,631. On the opposite end of the spectrum was aboard Disney’s newest ship, Disney Treasure, for its maiden voyage. This was a seven-night trip visiting Tortola, St. Thomas and Castaway Cay for $11,279, for a Verandah-level cabin (the only level offered).

How Can I Save Money on My Disney Cruise?

In addition to some of the more obvious ways to save money on a cruise , such as using credit card points for airfare and any hotel stays, avoiding add-ons like spa treatments and excursions, and choosing round-trip cruises departing from ports nearest your home, there are some unexpected ways to save money on your Disney vacation.

Alcohol is not included in Disney cruise prices, but you can bring a limited amount of your own aboard. Guests 21 and older (18 and older in Australia) can bring up to two bottles of wine (750 milliliters each) and six 12-ounce beers on board at the start of their journey and at each port of call. However, you will be charged a $27 corkage fee if you choose to drink the wine (or champagne) in one of the ship’s dining rooms.

Special Offers

Disney Cruise Line lists several special offers. For instance, you can enjoy up to 25% off select cruises designated by the cruise line. These offers do come with some restrictions, however, like allowing Disney to choose your cabin, and are nonrefundable. Other discounts include up to 25% off on select sailings for Canadian residents and special military rates.   

Costco Travel

Costco Travel has partnered with Disney Cruise Line and offers significant discounts on select cruises for its members. For instance, a quick search found a four-night Bahamian cruise from Port Canaveral, visiting Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point and Disney Castaway Cay, which retailed for $2,303 per person on Disney Cruise Line’s site, offered at $1,284 per person on Costco Travel’s site. So if you are a Costco member, it’s worth shopping Costco Travel .

Prices and deals are accurate as of March 20, 2024, and are subject to change.

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