Taking one of these Disney cruises from NYC in 2019 is as easy as packing a bag, boarding a massive ocean liner and posting up in your room before the festivities begin! (No long car rides, flights or other whine-inducing travel required.)
Your kids will stay plenty busy with top-notch entertainment on board—pools, costumed characters, kids' clubs, daily activities and other great stuff, and many Disney cruises from NYC offer stops in areas that have Disney parks (and include park-hopper passes). These Disney cruises are basically your ticket to a stress-free, all-inclusive vacation.
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Best Disney cruise from NYC in 2019
This family cruise heads to sunny Bar Harbor, Maine and Saint John (New Brunswick) in Canada! Onboard, you'll enjoy Broadway-quality musicals, swimming in the pool and other fun activities. In Bar Harbor, explore scenic Acadia National Park, kayak Mount Desert Island, head to the Abbe Museum to learn about native culture, and enjoy seaside cuisine. In Canada, you might tour lighthouses, learn about shipbuilding at the New Brunswick Museum or head to the Carleton Martello Tower. Sept 30–Oct 5, 2019; from $2,638.
Bermuda is calling our names! Why not head there via an all-things-considered Halloween cruise? A nice change of pace from chilly Halloween temps in NYC, this five-night escape offers scuba diving, lighthouse climbs, hiking and a chance to explore the dramatic landscape of Crystal Caves and Fantasy Caves. Sept 25–30, Oct 12–17, Oct 17–22; from $2,899.
Castway Cay and Port Canaveral will warm you right up this fall—and thanks to this cruise, it's easy to get there. Adults can enjoy cocktails on a private beach, while kids will delight in swimming, biking, snorkeling, kayaking and waterslide-zooming before heading to Port Canaveral for Walt Disney World Resort, the Kennedy Space Center and Cocoa Beach. Oct 27–Nov 3, 2019; from $3,678.
Catch some rays on this seven-night family adventure, where you'll have all the joys of the cruise above on later set of dates. Nov 3–10, 2019; from $3,636.
Last but certainly not least, families who want to amp up their holiday spirit should consider Disney's Eastern Carribbean cruise, which stops at St. John's in Antigua and San Juan, Puerto Rico (hello, Bacardi distillery!). Nov 10–15, 2019; from $1,786.