Looks like Mickey Mouse was on to something.
Disney’s first four-day cruise from New Orleans sold out to the public in just one hour, proving just how loyal and excited Disney fans get about new experiences.
The Sun Herald reported Monday that the trailblazing package sold out at lightning speed just a few weeks before.
“You wouldn’t believe the people that jumped on that. It sold out in one hour. The whole cruise,” Brenda Walker, a Cruise Planners franchise owner and American Express Travel rep, told the Herald, of the February 2020 trip. “It just shows you how eager people are to cruise local.”
In late September, Disney Cruises confirmed to Fox News that the line will open a new home port in New Orleans and house the aptly named “Disney Wonder” ship, which will travel to various Caribbean and Bahamian destinations.
The cruise line will also make a “highly anticipated return” to the Hawaiian Islands in early 2020. Trips to Puerto Rico are also slated to sail for a limited time as well.
According to the Herald, in the words of Walker, competitor cruise lines are following Disney’s lead and “testing the waters” with trips out of the Big Easy. Norwegian Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean will be launching cruises from New Orleans in the next few months, too.