10 Amazing Disney Cruises for 2020

Families will want to check out these brand new cruise options that show there's never been a better time to sail with the mouse.

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December 09, 2019

Photo By: Disney Cruise Line

Photo By: Disney Cruise Line

Photo By: Disney Cruise Line

Photo By: Disney Cruise Line

Photo By: Disney Cruise Line

Photo By: Disney Cruise Line

Photo By: Disney Cruise Line

Photo By: Disney Cruise Line

Photo By: Disney Cruise Line

Photo By: Disney Cruise Line

New US Port of Call

If you’ve never gone on a Disney cruise, 2020 is the year to change that. These family-favorite ships are packed with all of the entertainment you’d expect from a Disney park plus onboard amenities that really set Disney Cruise Line apart from other cruise companies. And there are so many new sailings coming to DCL in 2020 such as a brand-new domestic port of call in New Orleans. The Disney Wonder ship is headed to the Bayou with select sailings to the Bahamas and the Western Caribbean. It’s fitting that the Wonder will kick off the New Orleans sailings as the ship features a Princess and the Frog restaurant with a Cajun-inspired menu and a New Orleans-style jazz show.

Book Now: Expedia, Starting from $2101/person

Returning to Greece

The most buzz-worthy DCL update for 2020 is the cruise line’s return to Greece. After a five-year hiatus, the Disney Magic ship is offering new Mediterranean itineraries with “a selection of stops in Greece with visits to other notable cities in the region.” Those notable cities include a return to the charming old world town of Dubrovnik, Croatia, and a new port of call in Messina, Italy, that will offer new excursions in and around Sicily.

Book Now: Expedia, Starting from $11310/person

New Southern France Sailings

In addition to Disney Cruise Line’s ocean sailings, you might not know that Disney sails popular European rivers in partnership with AMAWaterways. These sailings are booked through Disney’s travel tour company Adventures By Disney. The river cruise industry isn’t exactly known for catering to kids. In fact, several of the major river cruise companies have a strict 18+ policy. But Disney and AMAWaterways are making it possible to experience iconic rivers such as the Danube, Rhine and Rhone with little ones in tow. And for 2020, Adventures By Disney is offering a brand-new Rhone River sailing through Southern France with stops in picturesque Provence towns such as Lyon, Tournon, Avignon and Arles.

Returning to Hawaii

Back by popular demand, Disney Cruise Line is returning to Hawaii with select sailings to and from Honolulu and Vancouver. In addition to Oahu and its famed beaches of Waikiki, these routes will also include the islands of Maui and Kauai. These sailings are a great way to island hop and get a taste of the landscapes and differences of multiple islands in just one trip. And if you have the time, you can always add a stay at Disney’s Aulani resort on Oahu before or after your cruise for a little extra Hawaiian R&R.

Book Now: Expedia, Starting from $4627/person

New Shore Escapes

If you’re interested in Adventures By Disney’s Rhine River cruises, the tour company has created a brand-new mini adventure in Amsterdam that you can tack onto sailings for a land-and-water vacation. The post-cruise itinerary includes several iconic stops such as the windmills of Kinderdijk, a canal cruise through the gorgeous Jordaan neighborhood and a visit to the Van Gogh Museum with a hands-on painting class.

Seasonal Celebrations

If you typically celebrate Halloween and Christmas at a Disney park, try celebrating aboard a Disney ship this year. Returning for 2020, DCL’s Halloween on the High Seas and Very Merrytime Cruises are special sailings offered in the fall for Halloween and Christmas and feature tons of seasonally-themed entertainment, character interactions, Instagrammable eats and exclusive merchandise you won’t find in the parks. It’s an adorable and unique way to celebrate the holidays with the whole family.

Character Sailings

Back by popular demand, Star Wars Day at Sea and Marvel Day at Sea are returning for select sailings. If you’ve never done one of these specialty cruises, you need to put it on your Disney bucket list. Essentially, your ship is taken over by characters from these franchises with themed deck parties, shows, character meet-and-greets, movie-inspired food and coveted speciality merch you’ll only find on the ship on these select days. It’s a must-do for diehard Star Wars fans or Marvel comics fans.

Frozen-Inspired Excursions

Do your kids love Frozen? Venture "into the unknown" aboard the Disney Magic and see the landscapes that inspired the iconic animated film. The cruise line’s popular 10-night Norwegian Fjords sailing includes stops in both Iceland and Norway. And for 2020, select sailings will include a new port of call in Nordfjordeid, Norway.

Book Now: Expedia, Starting from $5825/person

Bucket List Cruises

If you’ve always wanted to sail through the Panama Canal, you can now do it with Disney. The new two-week adventure from New Orleans to San Diego or vice versa includes ports in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Grand Cayman island and even Cartagena, Columbia.

Book Now: Expedia, Starting from $4317/person

Baltic Sea Adventures

Disney Cruise Line’s sailings to the Caribbean and Mediterrean are well known, but you might not know that the mouse sails the Baltic Sea, too. New for 2020, DCL will port in Gdynia, Poland, as well as stop in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tallinn, Estonia and Stockholm, Sweden.

Book Now: Expedia, Starting from $5640/person

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