Disney branches out to New Orleans, sets Hawaii return

Six varied cruises will operate from New Orleans, where Captain Mickey is pictured here at Jackson Square Six varied cruises will operate from New Orleans, where Captain Mickey is pictured here at Jackson Square PHOTO: Matt Stroshane/Disney Cruise Line

In early 2020, Disney Cruise Line will cast off from a new homeport, New Orleans, and return to the Hawaiian Islands.

Disney will also go back to Puerto Rico for a limited number of Southern Caribbean cruises and continue guest-favorite itineraries to tropical destinations from Florida and California.

Varied sailings from the Big Easy

From New Orleans, Disney Wonder will embark on six cruises, departing Feb. 7 through March 6. These include four-, six- and seven-night Western Caribbean sailings, a seven-night Bahamas cruise and a 14-night Panama Canal voyage.


After a five-year hiatus, Disney Wonder will return to Hawaii in early 2020 for two special cruises: a nine-night voyage to Honolulu from Vancouver, BC, on April 29, and a 10-night sailing back to Vancouver on May 8.

Southern Caribbean, Mexican Riviera

Disney Wonder continues its standout season with returns to popular homeports on both coasts. First, the ship visits the Southern Caribbean during two seven-night cruises departing Jan. 19 and 26 from San Juan, followed by a five-night Bahamas cruise.

Then, beginning March 20, the ship embarks on seven sailings to Baja and the Mexican Riviera. These two- to seven-night cruises are from San Diego.

Florida departures

Disney Cruise Line will have three ships sailing to the Bahamas and Caribbean from Florida in early 2020, and every cruise includes a day at Castaway Cay.

From Miami, Disney Magic will sail three-, four- and five-night Bahamas cruises and five-night Western Caribbean cruises.

From Port Canaveral, Disney Fantasy will sail seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, plus two special cruises of six and eight nights each. Also from Canaveral, Disney Dream will offer three- and four-night Bahamas getaways to Nassau and Castaway Cay.

2020 bookings open to Castaway Club members starting Oct. 1 and to the general public Oct. 4.

Posted 27 September 2018

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Anne Kalosh

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