In September, Disney Cruise Line announced their 2020 itineraries which included—for the first time ever—sailings from a home port in New Orleans, LA. Tickets recently went on sale and the first four-day cruise from New Orleans sold out in one hour.
- In a recent article by the Sun Herald, it was reported that the first four-day Disney cruise sailing out of the Port of New Orleans sold out in just an hour.
- Along with Disney Cruise Line sailing from the souther U.S. several other cruise lines are also planning to launch bigger ships and longer cruises from the Port of New Orleans.
- Currently, guests are booking cruises from New Orleans for the 2020 winter season that include:
- Disney Cruise Lines has six cruises scheduled from New Orleans beginning February 7. The last, which leaves March 6, is a 14-night Panama cruise that boards in New Orleans and ends in San Diego.
- Norwegian Cruise Lines starts sailing from New Orleans in November aboard the Norwegian Breakaway. The 3,963 passenger ship will sail seven, 10 and 11-night trips to the Caribbean through April.
- Royal Caribbean will start week-long cruises aboard Vision of the Sea out of New Orleans in January after three years away from the port. The company features cruises over Christmas and New Year’s Eve, with trips to the Bahamas and Mexico.
- Carnival Cruise Line will offer four- to seven-day cruises to Cozumel, Mexico and Belize, starting at $239 a person.
A pitch for sailing out of Port of New Orleans:
- While sailings on larger ships and offering more amenities often take off from bigger ports, some smaller locales provide unique opportunities.
- Sailing out of Port of New Orleans has it’s own perks. Guests can ride a street car and devour fresh beignets riverside before enjoying their incredible voyage.
More Disney Cruise Line news:
- Disney has just announced that Captain Marvel will be joining an impressive roster of Marvel super heroes in 2019. The heroine will be part of the Marvel Day at Sea on select sailings.
- Disney recently received approval from the Bahamian government to purchase 700 acres of land called Lighthouse Point on the island of Eleuthera. Disney plans to use the portion of the island for as a private retreat for Cruise Line guests.