Disney sets sights on New Orleans & Hawaii

Posted on Sep 28, 2018

by in Cruise News

In an exciting announcement on September 27, Disney Cruise Line unveiled not only a new homeport for fan favorite Disney Wonder, but also revealed a new, highly anticipated cruise destination.

Move over, Texas - hello, Louisiana!

Representatives for Disney Cruise Line announced plans Thursday morning for a new homeport in New Orleans for Disney Wonder, one of the lines veteran ships. The news was met with excitement and jubilation online by fans of the cruise line, with many appropriately jazzed about the Big Easy. “So glad to hear New Orleans is now an option!!!” tweeted fan @postgal425. The ship has been homeported in Galveston, Texas, since 2016, when an extensive refurb added the jazzy, New Orleans-inspired “Tiana’s Place” restaurant to the ship’s entertainment list.

From the Big Easy to the Big Island

Also sparking excitement among Disney fans is the announcement that Disney Wonder will be returning to Honolulu, Hawaii after a five-year hiatus in early 2020 for a 9-day cruise departing Vancouver and a 10-day return cruise from Hawaii. And while these repositioning itineraries naturally mean plenty of sea days, there’s no need to worry: Disney Wonder was recently voted “Best in Entertainment” for a midsize ship thanks to a host of onboard Disney shows, events, and activities.

More Disney Caribbean cruises, Bahamas cruises to come

Disney Wonder will be joined by Disney Magic, Disney Dream, and Disney Fantasy on a host of new sailings to the Caribbean (Disney Fantasy) and the Bahamas (Disney Dream). Starting January 2020, Disney Cruise Line will be offering additional Western Caribbean cruises, as well as cruises from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Other tempting destinations include the Baja and Mexican Riviera in March 2020 on the Disney Wonder.
Sailings are available to book as of October 4, so if you’ve been searching for a fun family cruise, this may be exactly the cruise news you’ve been waiting for.