Disney Cruise Line Announces New Itineraries
On Thursday, Disney Cruise Line announced new itineraries fleet-wide for the upcoming years.
Disney Wonder will offer Southern Caribbean sailings during two seven-night voyages departing January 19 and 26 from San Juan, Puerto Rico, followed by a five-night Bahamas cruise.
The biggest announcement from Thursday was that Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wonder will begin sailing out of New Orleans, Louisiana, for the first time ever in Disney history, starting in February of 2020. Wonder will sail 4, 6, and 7 night cruises to the Bahamas and Western Caribbean, and 14 night cruises through the Panama Canal. She will sail a total of six cruises from NOLA.
Brandy Christian, president and chief executive officer of the port made a statement saying, “From a tourism perspective, this demonstrates that people recognize the diversity of our brand and the fact it is a growing destination for families.”
Starting March 20, Disney Wonder will also begin sailing seven sailings from San Diego, California, to Baja and the Mexican Riviera.
The Disney Wonder will return to Hawaii after a five-year hiatus. She will sail one nine night voyage to Honolulu from Vancouver, Canada, on April 29; and a 10-night sailing back to Vancouver on May 8.
Disney’s two largest ships, Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream, will sail from Port Canaveral, Florida. Disney Dream will sail three and four night Bahamas cruises to Nassau and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. Disney Fantasy will sail seven night cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises departing on Saturdays.
Port Canaveral Chief Executive Officer John Murray stated that port officials are "excited to be continuing to be working with them well into the future." He also noted that Disney has been a long-term cruise partner of Port Canaveral.
The fourth ship in Disney’s fleet, Disney Magic, will sail out of Port Miami in early 2020. She will sail three, four, and five night Bahamas cruises along with five night Western Caribbean cruises.
Murray said that it is a smart strategy for Disney to get a feel for the different ports to prepare fore the addition of their three new ships.
Bookings for these new itineraries will open on October 4, 2018 on disneycruise.com.