Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts – Riverside and French Quarter

Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts (Riverside and French Quarter) are moderate resorts.  It offers more amenities than a value resort, but not as many as a deluxe resort.  The price generally starts out at $170 and up a night, but can be cheaper with a discount.  Disney offers many specials throughout the year that can save you money, and help you stay within your budget while staying at the hotel of your choice.  Prices can vary depending on the time of year you travel (peak season vs. off season).

The Port Orleans Resorts transport you to New Orleans.  The details at the resorts are amazing.  Families can enjoy horse drawn carriage rides, swimming in a Mardi Gras themed pool, southern inspired food, and royal guest rooms.

Watch the video below to discover what the resorts have to offer.


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Why choose a Disney Cruise?

There are many Cruise Lines to choose from, and they all offer different dining options, activities, staterooms, etc.  They all travel to incredible destinations, and they have beautiful cruise ships.  So the question ends up being, why choose a Disney Cruise?

Well….when you sail on a Disney cruise, the magic and memorable experiences for families are seemingly endless.  You’ll have access to outstanding entertainment, dining, amenities, and much more.  Most experiences are included in the cost of your cruise.


There are plenty of family friendly activities included in your cruise fare:

  • Live, Broadway-caliber Disney shows
  • State of the art theatres that screen 3D, first-run and classic Disney movies
  • Deck parties and fireworks at sea on most itineraries
  • Pool areas — including a family pool, kids pool, splash zones, water slides and adult-exclusive pool
  • A sports deck
  • Plenty of Disney character experiences
  • Activities for families, including poolside movies, trivia, game shows, live music, and more

There are activities exclusive to kids, tweens, teens, and adults.

Kids Only

Each ship features exclusive youth clubs for kids of all ages, available at no additional charge:

  • Kids club for ages 3 – 12
  • Tween club for ages 11 – 14
  • Teen club for ages 14 – 17

While the kids enjoy time at their exclusive clubs, parents can enjoy adult exclusive amenities.  Parents can relax knowing their children are being supervised by experienced childcare professionals.  Wave phones are available to keep parents and kids in touch at all times.  For kids under the age of 3, Disney does offer a nursery, but it comes with an additional fee and you must make reservations.

Adults Only

Adults can enjoy the best of both worlds.  They can have time with their kids, and time alone. Adults enjoy complimentary access to:

  • A tranquil pool and whirlpool spa
  • Adult District nightclubs and lounges
  • A fitness center
  • Select activities and entertainment

Adults can enhance their cruise with upgraded experiences that are available at a fee, like adult exclusive dining, spa services, nightclubs, and lounges.


Disney Cruise Line staterooms are designed with your family’s comfort in mind. Standard stateroom amenities include:

  • Attentive housekeeping services twice a day — including turndown service
  • In-stateroom toiletries
  • Split bathrooms (in most staterooms)
  • Ample storage space
  • Refrigerator
  • Hairdryer
  • On-demand television and in-room movies

Dining for Every Taste

Choose from a wide variety of dining options on a Disney cruise. The following are included with your cruise fare:

  • Main Dining
  • Casual Dining
  • Quick Service Dining
  • 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary soda, tea, and coffee on deck and in the dining rooms
  • All-you-care-to-eat ice cream
  • Late night snacks in the Adult District
  • Kids club dining

Adult exclusive dining experiences are available for an additional fee.

Special Offerings 

On a Disney cruise, you’ll enjoy signature Disney service and attention to details. Special offerings include:

  • Special holiday events onboard during Halloween and winter holidays
  • 24-hour Guest Services
  • Wave Phones that let you call and text fellow passengers while onboard or at Castaway Cay

Castaway Cay

Castaway Cay is Disney’s private island paradise, and it’s a port of call on most Bahamian and Caribbean itineraries. Complimentary offerings include:

  • A buffet-style barbecue lunch
  • Coffee, tea, and soda
  • All-you-care-to-eat ice cream
  • Tram transportation
  • Beaches, including a family beach and adult-only beach
  • Beach chairs, umbrellas and hammocks
  • Beach towels
  • Island entertainment
  • Clubs for kids and teens
  • Hiking trails
  • Beach sports
  • Yoga classes
  • Splash zone
  • Pelican Plunge water slide

You can enhance your island time with Port Adventures, which are available at a fee.

Also, all 4 Disney cruise ships made it on USA Today’s 10 Best Cruise Ships for Families.  Not bad, right?  The Disney Dream came in #1.  Check out the list for yourself at the link below.  Once you go to the link, scroll down the page to get to the Best Cruise Ships for Families list.


Disney Cruises are amazing for families and for groups of friends looking to get away, but they can also be wonderfully romantic for couples.  The next time you’re thinking about taking a cruise, consider a Disney Cruise.  You may be surprised by how much it has to offer.

Interested in learning more about Disney Cruises, or receiving a free vacation quote, contact me for more information.


A Fairy Tale Ending – A Disney Honeymoon

You’ve spent months, even years, planning your perfect wedding day.  Everything is set for the wedding of your dreams.  But where are you going on your honeymoon?

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Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii

After your dream wedding, it only makes sense to have a honeymoon with a fairy tale ending.  A Disney Honeymoon is filled with wonder and delight.  At a Disney Destination, dream making is a top priority.  They make storybook fantasies into reality.  You can stay in luxurious accommodations, dine like royalty, and experience spectacular fireworks, parades, and shows together.

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Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa

It’s easy to arrange for magical extras, like in-room honeymoon celebrations with chocolate covered strawberries and champagne.  If you have something special in mind, just ask and Disney may be able to make special arrangements to ensure your experience is everything you want it to be.



A Disney Honeymoon can be as elegant, or as budget friendly, as you wish.  It’s all about making your dreams come true.

Dine around the World Showcase in Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.  Enjoy an unforgettable cruise to the Bahamas on the Disney Cruise Line.  Relax on a beautiful beach at the Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii.  Have the experience of a lifetime with an Adventures by Disney trip to Italy.  Reconnect with your inner child while having fun on thrilling rides at Disneyland in California.  The options are endless when choosing a Disney Destinations Honeymoon.

Experience an enchanting honeymoon at a Disney Destination, and have memories that will last a lifetime.

My husband and I got married and had our  honeymoon in Hawaii.

My husband and I got married and had our honeymoon in Hawaii.

Our wedding day was a beautiful, breezy day.

Our wedding day was a beautiful, breezy day.

Even though the breeze was blowing my hair around, it was still a

Even though the breeze was blowing my hair around, it was still a “perfect” wedding.

At the Dole Plantation in Hawaii.  A Hawaiian honeymoon was a dream come true for us.

At the Dole Plantation in Hawaii. A Hawaiian honeymoon was a dream come true for us.

If you’d like more information on a Disney Honeymoon, contact me for an eBrochure, or I can send you a beautiful color brochure in the mail.  Let me help you plan your magical Disney Honeymoon.  Contact me today for a free vacation quote.



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