ON Friday 8 December the cruise ship Disney Wonder arrived at the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal on its maiden call as part of its inaugural Australian season.

Port of Brisbane CEO Neil Stephens said the arrival of the iconic cruise line was a great show of confidence in Brisbane.

“We were absolutely delighted to welcome the Disney Wonder to the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal as the 2023-24 summer cruise season kicks into full swing,” Mr Stephens said.

“The arrival of Disney Cruise Lines to the BICT speaks volumes about the industry’s confidence in Brisbane as a key hub for cruising in Australia.

“The BICT had an enormously successful first full cruise season in 2022-23, welcoming 139 cruise ships. This season, 165 cruise ships are currently scheduled to call during October 2023 to September 2024.

Mr Stephens said the Port of Brisbane was continuing to invest in the world-class facility to support the cruise industry. 

“We’re currently expanding the existing onsite car parking, with works underway to deliver 340 new car parking spaces during 2024. This is in addition to our $177 million investment to privately fund and deliver the terminal to ensure cruising has a dedicated and world-class home in Brisbane.”