This month, the Disney Wonder cruise ship will set sail from New Orleans, the newest port for Disney Cruise Line. Sailing dates have only been announced so far for February and March 2020, and Disney is calling it “Limited-Time Cruises from New Orleans, Louisiana.”
So, if you love Disney and cruises, and want to get away to the Western Caribbean or the Bahamas this winter, you may want to act fast to secure your booking. But first, we’ll help you determine the value of this cruise option compared to others.
Disney Cruise Destinations From New Orleans
- 4-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico, from $1,851 for 2 guests.
- 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from New Orleans to Progreso, Mexico, and Cozumel, Mexico, from $2,507 for 2 guests.
- 6-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico, and George Town, Grand Cayman, from $4,091.
- 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Falmouth, Jamaica, from $5,717 for 2 guests.
- 7-Night Bahamian Cruise from New Orleans to Key West, Florida; Disney Castaway Cay; and Nassau, Bahamas, from $3,608 for 2 guests.
Comparable Cruises From New Orleans to the Bahamas and Western Caribbean
- Royal Caribbean currently has a 7-night Bahamas Cruise from New Orleans in February with interior staterooms starting at $454 per person. The comparable fare to the Disney option would be $1,043.18 for 2 guests including taxes, fees and port expenses.
- Royal Caribbean also offers a 7-night Western Caribbean Cruise from New Orleans in February starting at $389 per person. Disney’s comparable fare would be $1,011.44 for 2 people with taxes and fees.
What You Get on a Disney Cruise
As you can see, the new Disney Cruise to the Bahamas and the Western Caribbean is about 3-5 times more expensive than a similar non-Disney option. So, is it worth it? The answer depends on how deep your love for Disney runs.
Families looking for a once-in-a-lifetime fun cruise option may also be attracted to the Disney brand. To help you decide the value for yourself, here’s what a Disney Cruise comes with:
- Onboard entertainment including musicals, deck parties and fireworks at sea
- Spacious staterooms designed with the needs of families in mind
- Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay
- Dining options including upscale restaurants, buffets, poolside snacks and 24-hour room service.
- Youth clubs
- Nightclubs and lounges
- Pools and recreation
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