Get ready, Disney Cruise enthusiasts, because 2024 is shaping up to be a blockbuster year for cruising “Down Under”! Australia is set to welcome a staggering 57 cruise ships from various top-tier brands, cementing its place on the global cruise map with an impressive capacity surge.

Among the headliners, Princess Cruises is making waves with the deployment of the majestic Crown Princess. This 3,100-guest marvel will be setting sail from iconic Aussie ports such as Sydney, Auckland, and Brisbane, offering a range of voyages that also chart courses to the South Pacific and Europe, taking over from the Coral Princess.

Another stalwart in the region, P&O Australia, keeps its reign as market leader solidified with three ships operating year-round from Australian and New Zealand ports. The fleet, featuring the Pacific Encounter and Pacific Adventure, ranks among the largest ships sailing these waters.

But it’s not just Princess Cruises and P&O joining the cruise parade. Royal Caribbean International is set to enchant cruisers with three ships, featuring seasonal menus of maritime adventures from Sydney and Brisbane. Similarly, Carnival Cruise Line is upping its game, with the Carnival Splendor continuing its year-round schedule and the return of the Carnival Luminosa to satisfy more seafaring appetites from Brisbane.

Saving perhaps the most magical for last, Disney Cruise Line is returning to the region with the beloved Disney Wonder. Following its triumphant debut in 2023, the Disney Wonder will set sail anew in late October 2024. This extended program includes enchanting itineraries from Brisbane, Auckland, Melbourne, and Sydney, making the magic of Disney stays alive across the seas.

As the anticipation builds for this dazzling display of cruising prowess, it’s clear that 2024 will be a year of extraordinary maritime adventures waiting just beyond the horizon.

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