Are they bringing the 'Magic' Down under?
Exclusive By Dallas Sherringham
Disney Cruise Line may be heading Down Under after registering its interest with the Australian Government in March.
The popular blog Disney Fanatic writer T K Bosacki reported that Disney was 'closer than ever to expanding its sailing options in and around Australia'.
It reported Magical Cruise Company, Limited, registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) on March 28, 2022.
Magical Cruise Company, Ltd. is the company under which Disney Cruise Line operates. Headquartered in the U.K., the company is also found to be registered in States that host home ports for members of the Disney Cruise Line fleet like Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, and Disney Fantasy: Florida, California, and Alaska, to name a few.
Disney Fanatic recently covered the newest ship, the Disney Wish, which is set to be delivered and begin operations out of Florida this summer.
"Two other Triton-class ships are expected to follow in the coming years. More ships allow for a broader reach which allows Disney Cruise Line to expand their operations in other parts of the Seven Seas where the demand for cruising is either already established or is starting to grow. One such case is Australia.
“The Land Down Under,” and its neighbors like New Zealand, Indonesia and Singapore, are already a cruising spot for Disney Cruise Line competitors like Royal Caribbean and Celebrity.
HOME BASE IN SYDNEY
Establishing a homeport in Sydney will bring Disney-level cruise quality to yet another market. "
"It should be noted that Disney Cruise Line’s desire to enter the Australian market is over 10-years-old, going so far as to put out job postings for the expansion back in 2011.
"But nothing has yet come of it, and Disney Cruise Line has, instead, expanded its reach throughout Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean.
But perhaps, with official company registration and the addition of another ship, that dream of expanding to Australia will finally come true.
"It should be noted at this time that there has been no official word from Disney Cruise Line regarding an expansion into Australian waters,] and this article is pure speculation based on the company registration. We at Disney Fanatic will continue to keep our eyes on this story and will update our readers on this and other Disney Cruise Line news as more developments come to light."
TK is a writer and editor based in Tampa, FL with a passion for all things Disney, and adventure.
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