Monday,  August 26, 2019  6:34 am

Disney Cruise Line to sail from New Orleans for first time


Disney Cruise Line to sail from New Orleans for first time

Disney Cruise Line will sail from New Orleans for the first time in addition to making a return to the Hawaiian Islands, the Walt Disney Company reports.

Starting in 2020, the Disney Wonder will embark on a variety of Caribbean and Bahamian cruises from New Orleans – the first time Disney Cruise Line has had a home port in Louisiana.

READ MORE: New shows and events coming to Walt Disney World

6 cruises for a limited time

The location of the new home port may resonate with Disney fans as the Southern region was a source of inspiration behind Disney’s animated film The Princess and the Frog.

The Disney Wonder will embark on six cruises during a limited-time season from New Orleans, including four-, six- and seven-night Western Caribbean sailings; a seven-night Bahamian cruise; and a 14-night Panama Canal voyage, departing Feb. 7 through March 6.

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

Coming home

The Disney Wonder will return to home ports on both coasts. First, the ship sets sail for the Southern Caribbean during two seven-night voyages departing Jan. 19 and 26 from San Juan, Puerto Rico, followed by a five-night Bahamian cruise.

Then, beginning on March 20, the ship embarks on seven sailings to Baja and the Mexican Riviera, ranging in length from two to seven nights from San Diego, California.

Disney Cruise Line will have three ships sailing to the Bahamas and Caribbean from Florida in early 2020, and every cruise includes a day of fun in the sun on Disney’s private Bahamian island reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests, Castaway Cay.

More details on 2020 itineraries can be found on the Ports and Itineraries for 2020 page of disneycruise.com.

Indicator...