Disney's First New Orleans Cruise Sells Out in One Hour

The Disney Wonder (file image courtesy Disney Parks)

By The Maritime Executive 11-01-2018 08:54:00

Disney Cruise Lines' first sailing from Louisiana, a four-day itinerary departing New Orleans in early 2020, was so popular that it sold out in about an hour. 

According the local Sun Herald, the 2,700-passenger Disney Wonder sold out immediately for her first four-day voyage from New Orleans to the Western Caribbean. 

"It sold out in one hour. The whole cruise," said local travel agent Brenda Walker, speaking to the Sun Herald. 

Disney Wonder will be home-ported in New Orleans for six voyages in February and March 2020. She joins Norwegian Cruise Lines' Norwegian Breakaway and Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas, which will both be homeported in New Orleans for the winter season. Carnival Cruise Lines also offers services departing New Orleans aboard the Carnival Triumph and Carnival Valor. 

After New Orleans, the Disney Wonder will sail for San Diego, where she will offer trips to the Mexican Riviera. She will also be the first Disney vessel to visit Hawaii in five years when she calls Honolulu in April 2020. She is not a Jones Act vessel, so she will not be able to offer home-ported voyages within and between the Hawaiian islands; instead, she will make one port call in Honolulu on a round trip voyage from Vancouver, Canada.