New Orleans

Disney To Call New Orleans Home

New Orleans has always been a popular vacation destination, but The Big Easy has even more to offer thanks to Disney Cruise Lines. The cruising giant announced that in early 2020, Disney Wonder will make New Orleans it’s home port for cruises all over the Caribbean.

Disney Cruise Line also announced a return to Puerto Rico for a limited time and they will continue guest-favorite itineraries to tropical destinations from Florida and California and even Hawaii.

RELATED: Disney Charter Cruise: Not Your Average Vacation

Cruising from The Big Easy

This is the first time Disney Cruise Line will homeport a ship in Louisiana and the anticipation is palpable. In a press release, Disney announced the move and explained why New Orleans was such an attractive place for Disney Wonder to call home.

“Before or after their Disney cruise, guests can venture into the city to savor the distinct flavors of famous New Orleans cuisine, visit family-friendly museums and parks, and revel in the sweet melodies of world-renowned jazz music. Travelers will delight in the Southern charm of this new home port, and Disney fans will find magic around every corner as they recognize the iconic sights and sounds that inspired the beloved animated film The Princess and the Frog.”

New Orleans

The Disney Wonder at Sea| Photo: Todd Anderson/Disney Cruise Line

New Orleans is one of the most distinct cities in the country thanks to Cajun influence on everything from the food to the music and especially the dialect. There really isn’t another place like it in the United States. It’s position on the Gulf of Mexico makes it well suited for cruises all over the Eastern and Western Caribbean.

New Orleans is a Gateway to the Caribbean

Disney Wonder will embark on six cruises during this 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. Bookings for the 2020 cruises open to the public on October 4th of this year.