A Disney Ship coming to Australia ?

Sharkmeister

Mouseketeer
Joined
Jan 10, 2008
So, after watching the christening of the Wish this morning and listening to Josh D'Amaro speak, my Disney senses began to tingle.
I did a little investigating and found this:

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According to this log, an Unnamed Vessel of an Unnamed Line will dock in Sydney, Australia and then sail in and out of Sydney for the next few months. It actually arrives at 4:30 am on the 27th, but docks at a different terminal around the corner. Long enough for photos, media etc and then repositions that night and sails out in the afternoon of the 28th.

According to DisneyFanatic.com there has been some work going on in the background to begin registering company names. This could explain why the Cruise Line is unnamed.

Could our "Wish" be coming true? I'm off to ask the boss for time off.....just in case.
 

Dug720

See the line where the sky meets the sea?
Joined
Feb 16, 2012
Pretty sure contractually the Wish is at PC for the forseeable future. My guess is it wouldn't happen until AT LEAST the other new ships are built. They just don't have the fleet that the other lines who go to Australia have to support giving up the US-based market.
 

Tom2

Earning My Ears
Joined
Jan 10, 2022
This is from the Florida Today Newspaper and I think it limits ports the Wish can sail out of: "Disney Wish weighs in at 144,000 tons and has 1,250 guest staterooms. It is powered by liquefied natural gas and Port Canaveral is the only North American port to offer LNG fueling for cruise ships. "
 

Kwami

DIS Veteran
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Aug 30, 2021
This is from the Florida Today Newspaper and I think it limits ports the Wish can sail out of: "Disney Wish weighs in at 144,000 tons and has 1,250 guest staterooms. It is powered by liquefied natural gas and Port Canaveral is the only North American port to offer LNG fueling for cruise ships. "
Where are the other two new ships going? I guess some other ports will have to start offering LNG fuel or else those ships won't be based in the US, which would certainly be a big change for DCL.
 

Mommb

DIS Veteran
Joined
Aug 26, 2010
The next new ship will go to Port Canaveral (basically replacing the Fantasy schedule, as the Wish basically replaced the Dream). I am guessing Disney Cruise hopes that by the time the second new ship arrives, other ports will be able to offer LNG fueling.
 

iannovich

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Joined
Aug 23, 2017
I was pretty sure that Australia was intended to fill the weird gap in the Wonder's 2022 itinerary, but Australia continued to block cruise ships with no end in sight, and I think they finally decided to fill that gap with the extra (same ol') Baja cruises. My guess is that, if this is a Disney ship, it's going to be the Wonder. Just makes sense.
 

Sharkmeister

Mouseketeer
Joined
Jan 10, 2008
I'm actually thinking the Wonder too. Looking at it's itinerary, it has a sailing finishing on Sep 19 in Alaska. That puts her on the Pacific side to sail down, and all the other ships are around the Caribbean or Europe.
Any Disney ship will be fine by me. I'd love to sail on the Wonder again.
 

holula

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
Is it possible for the Wonder to get from Vancouver in 8 days though? (Maybe 7 days as she will cross the international date line.)

As the last Alaska cruise finishes on the 19th now, and she is meant to be in Australia on the 27th.
 

Debbru

DIS Veteran
Joined
Feb 10, 2002
Is it possible for the Wonder to get from Vancouver in 8 days though? (Maybe 7 days as she will cross the international date line.)

As the last Alaska cruise finishes on the 19th now, and she is meant to be in Australia on the 27th.
The Alaska cruise ends on September 19th & the mystery ship arrives in Sydney on October 27th so they actually have 38 days. Hmm…maybe time for Hawaii, Fiji, etc. 👍
 

holula

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
The Alaska cruise ends on September 19th & the mystery ship arrives in Sydney on October 27th so they actually have 38 days. Hmm…maybe time for Hawaii, Fiji, etc. 👍
I totally misread that on the first post 🤦🏼‍♀️ I was wondering how she was going to cross the pacific in 8 days!

If she has 38 days there is definitely time for a couple of Hawaii sailings first. And a transpacific one.
 

happycamper47

DIS Veteran
Joined
Nov 10, 2012
Would have to make several stops to refuel along the way, 7 days is usually the longest without a stop. It would take 15 days non-stop at 20 knots.
 

JM_97

DIS Veteran
Joined
Dec 17, 2019
It would be the Wonder. Already on the West Coast.

What will be interesting is where will the Fantasy go when New Ship #2 sails.
 

Royal Consort

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jan 14, 2012
This would be great! Now I won't have to fly overseas to sail on DCL. No airfares, no exchange rates, for the first time DCL may look really affordable!!
 

tvguy

Question anything the facts don't support.
Joined
Dec 15, 2003
Could our "Wish" be coming true? I'm off to ask the boss for time off.....just in case.
LOL. Well, I have family in Perth and I don't doubt this might be YOUR wish coming true, but they know I am a cruising buff and keep sending me articles on the protests over the restart of tourism and cruising , so not sure OUR wish is the best way to put it.
 

Royal Consort

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jan 14, 2012
LOL. Well, I have family in Perth and I don't doubt this might be YOUR wish coming true, but they know I am a cruising buff and keep sending me articles on the protests over the restart of tourism and cruising , so not sure OUR wish is the best way to put it.
That's Perth though. They never want to open to anything. Aussies couldn't even get there the past 2 years!
 




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