Disney Cruise Lines is bringing the Disney Wonder to New Orleans for six weeks of fun-filled Disney magic. Whether you’re cruising out of the Wonder’s newest featured port city as a local or a visitor, it’s important to know how to navigate your time in New Orleans prior to setting sail. We have a few suggestions the entire family can enjoy to get you geared up for embarkation day!
Breakfast near the Bayou
Conveniently located along Canal Street, the Ruby Slipper offers an array of brunch classics with a local twist. Enjoy favorites like the Bacon Praline Pancakes, Shrimp Boogaloo Benedict, the Creole Reuben and much more. Children can enjoy their selection of brunch items for beginners while parents sip on their eye-opening and award-winning cocktails.
Under the sea exploration
The Disney Wonder is the ultimate under the sea experience - what better way to prepare than with a trip to the aquarium? Just a brisk walk from the port, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is home to a number of beloved characters depicted from Disney’s Finding Nemo such as clownfish, blue surgeonfish, green sea turtles and more.
Theater family fun
Make sure to check the upcoming shows playing at New Orleans’ Saenger and Orpheum Theaters. Their enticing Broadway shows feature family-friendly programming such as musicals, ballet recitals, concerts and more.
Last minute shopping
If you’re in need of some last minute swimwear, luggage, shoes or accessories be sure to visit the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk for all your crucial cruise items. Just along the port of New Orleans, this is the perfect place to quickly and conveniently wrap up your shopping.
Take a beignet break
What's a trip to New Orleans without beignets? These powdery pastries are the perfect sweet treat for the entire family. Head over the Cafe du Monde for the traditional beignet experience in New Orleans, or make your way to Loretta's Authentic Pralines in the French Market for a Praline Stuffed Beignet - two NOLA classics in one!
Imagine and engage
Crafts, cuisine, science and more, the Louisiana Children's Museum is the perfect place for children to unleash their imaginations and learn. Spend an hour or the entire day exploring their campus, which comes complete with creatively themed rooms with locally inspired touches.
Discover some NOLA neighborhoods
New Orleans is made up of many unique and diverse neighborhoods. Grab the family and take a ride on one or all of our four streetcars. The various routes take riders throughout the city including places like the Marigny & Bywater, Mid-City, the Garden District and more. For just $3, purchase a daylong pass with unlimited hop on/hop off access. Browse our streetcar itineraries for ideas on which car to take and what to do.
Dine like a princess
Disney’s beloved Princess & the Frog is set in and inspired by the city and the people of New Orleans. One of those people and places is the legendary Chef Leah Chase and her historic restaurant, Dooky Chase. Enjoy a meal of a lifetime with favorites like gumbo, etouffee, and fried chicken.