D23: Disney Treasure, Lighthouse Point, and Australia

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Rendering of Disney Treasure sailing in open ocean. DCL second Wish class ship

Disney Cruise Line’s Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro shared a brand new update for Disney Cruise Line at the massive D23 Expo in Anaheim, California.

D’Amaro announced that the sixth ship in the DCL fleet will be named Disney Treasure. The presentation provides us with a first look at the new ship expected in 2023, as well as new itineraries and an update on Disney’s second private island.

Disney Treasure: A New Experience

First Look: Disney Cruise Line’s Next Ship | Disney Treasure

And we now know the name of Disney’s sixth ship, Disney Treasure.

D’Amaro shared a concept video with the enchanted crowd, featuring Peter Pan and Tinkerbell flying over the vessel and a trove of Disney characters searching for a new adventure.

The ship is built around a new motif. The cruise line shared that the vessel will portray the theme of adventure, inspired by Walt Disney’s love of exploration.

In a press release, DCL stated, “A trove of new adventures awaits aboard the Disney Treasure, the sixth ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, which will set sail in 2024.”

Rendering of Disney Treasure sailing in open ocean. DCL second Wish class shipPin
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There are many treasures to discover as the ship draws on real-world influences from Asia and Africa. 

“At the heart of every adventure, there’s a treasure, and we can’t wait for you to create memories aboard this spectacular ship,” D’Amaro said.

The Disney Treasure is scheduled for delivery in 2024. Treasure is the second Triton-class cruise ship and follows sister ship Disney Wish, which set sail in July. Disney Treasure marks the second of three new vessels planned through 2025.

The Wish class ships are powered by liquefied natural gas and feature 1,254 guest staterooms.

Disney Treasure Grand Hall featuring Aladdin and Jasmine statue floating on a magic carpetPin
(Photo Courtesy: Disney Cruise Line)

In the concept art, Disney Treasure features a shimmering Aladdin and Jasmine. The statue shines in a splendid display of deep blues, turquoise, and gold at the ship’s Grand Hall.

Disney’s Second Private Island

Rendering of Light House Point, Disney Cruise Line's Private IslandPin
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At D23, D’Amaro shared that construction has begun at Disney’s second private island destination in the Bahamas. The cruise line unveiled new details and concept art for the island of Eleutheria at a place called Lighthouse Point.

The cruise line works closely with Bahamian artists and advisors to create a destination representing Bahama’s rich culture and natural beauty.

Concept art for Lighthouse Point Recreation displaying white sand beaches, and Bahamian inspired art and architecturePin
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The concept art displays a vibrant beach retreat featuring Bahamian artistry, a recreation center, restaurants, shopping, a water playground, a cultural pavilion, and more.

Disney is committed to developing less than 20% of the island, which will be 90% powered by solar energy. The company plans to employ sustainable building practices and donate more than 190 acres to the government.

The island is expected to open in the first half of 2024.

Immersive Australian Itineraries

Rendering of Disney Treasure sailing in open ocean. DCL second Wish class shipPin
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For the first time, Disney Cruise Line has announced sailings in Australia and New Zealand with their aptly named “Disney Magic at Sea” cruises.

The sailings are scheduled to begin on October 28, 2023, and run through February 2024.

Disney Wonder will offer two to six-night sailings departing from four homeports: Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, Australia, and Aukland, New Zealand.

Disney Magic at Sea cruises provides an immersive experience for guests with themes across Disney properties. Through enchanting entertainment and enhanced experience, guests can visit the world of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars.

“We are so glad to bring something new to those who may have never experienced this type of Disney magic before,” D’Amaro said.

Sailings during the repositioning cruises are available in October 2023 and February 2024. The repositioning sailings allow passengers to visit exotic destinations like Fiji and Samoa.

Bookings open to the public on October 6, 2022. For more information, visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500, or speak with a travel agent.

Disney Wonder is the second oldest vessel in the DCL fleet. The ship was built in 1999, with a capacity of 1,750 guests.

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Marcello De Lio