What’s the Disney Cruise Line Address at Port of New Orleans?
When considering a cruise out of the Port of New Orleans, it is important to know that there are two separate cruise terminals: Erato Street and Julia Street. Disney Cruise Line operates out of the Erato Street terminal (Carnival Cruise Line also uses it). Additionally, the port area is bustling with activity, given its close proximity to a convention center, casino, large shopping mall, and numerous hotels. The region is also currently undergoing road construction that may pose additional navigational challenges. You should allow plenty of time to get there if you are driving.
Here is the Disney Cruise Line address at Port Orleans:
Erato Street Terminal
1100 Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (800) 951-3532
Directions for Driving to Port of New Orleans
- Take I-10 East or West to U.S. 90 W (Exit 234A).
- Continue on U.S. 90 W and take the Tchoupitoulas exit (Exit 11C). It is the last exit prior to crossing the Mississippi River (via the Crescent City Connection Bridge).
- Take the ramp to the ground level and turn right onto Tchoupitoulas Street at the second stoplight.
- At the next stoplight, turn left onto Henderson St. and proceed for two blocks.
- After crossing the railroad tracks, turn left onto Port of New Orleans Place.
- The Erato Street Cruise Terminal is just past the bridge pier. Here is where you’ll find Disney Cruise Line (and Carnival Cruise Line).
- You should not attempt to access cruise terminals through Julia St. or Poydras St.
Parking for the Erato Street Cruise Terminal (Disney Cruises)
Guests can find a parking garage above the Erato Street Cruise Terminal. The parking lot is well-lit, secure, and patrolled.
You must show your boarding information when entering the garage.
Once you’ve parked, you can take the elevator to the first floor, where you can check-in. SeaCaps will collect your luggage and transport it directly to your ship.
During peak cruise season, overflow parking lots are available with free shuttle service to the terminal.
Disney Cruise Line passengers may be required to park at the nearby Convention Center parking lot, accessible by free shuttle buses. You should check with your Disney travel agent or contact Disney directly if you plan to drive to the terminal.
Parking prices will remain the same whether you park at the terminal or in one of the overflow lots.
Reservations are not available (and not needed) for regular-sized vehicles.
Port NOLA no longer allows oversized vehicles, RVs, and buses to park.
Cost of Parking at the Port of New Orleans for Disney Cruises
You should factor parking costs into your Disney cruise planning if you drive a vehicle to the Port of New Orleans. Parking is available in Port NOLA’s official lots and in third-party lots nearby. Costs will vary based on the length of your cruise (or the length of time you plan to park your car).
Official Port New Orleans Cruise Ship Parking Lots and Garage
Cost: ~$22 per day
Distance: At the terminal
4-Day Cruise Parking: $90.00 ($22.50 per day)
5-Day Cruise Parking: $110.00 ($22 per day)
6-Day Cruise Parking: $138.00 ($23 per day)
7-Day Cruise Parking: $150.00 ($21.43 per day)
8-Day Cruise Parking: $170 ($21.25 per day)
9-Day Cruise Parking: $200 ($22.22 per day)
10-Day Cruise Parking: $220 ($22 per day)
14-Day Cruise Parking: $300 ($21.43 per day)
These are the parking rates for 2023 and may change without notice. Consult your Disney travel agent (or the Port of New Orleans) before making your parking plans.
New Orleans cruise terminal parking is free for disabled veterans.
Unofficial (Off-Site) New Orleans Cruise Ship Parking Lots and Garages
Aside from on-site parking, Disney cruise passengers can also park in off-site lots near the terminal. Here are some options:
New Orleans Parking
New Orleans Parking has various lots right near the cruise port, some of which offer slightly cheaper cruise parking rates than the official port parking rates. Guests on Disney cruises should consider parking at their Cummins Parking Lot since it offers 24/7 security, is just a block from the port, and offers a shuttle service from 7 AM to 3 PM daily.
- Cost $15 – $25 per day, more for oversized parking
- Distance: 1 block (a free shuttle service is available)
- Website: https://neworleansparking.com
Machu Picchu Cruise Ship Parking
Machu Picchu’s parking lot is 1.5 miles (5 minutes) from the Port of New Orleans and accessible by a complimentary shuttle service. The parking lot is sheltered from the elements and surrounded by barbed wire fences. Spaces are limited, and reservations are required. Parking is only $14 per day.
Parking at Nearby Hotels
For those planning on staying overnight before your cruise, you can save money by staying in New Orleans hotels with park & cruise packages. These hotels offer discounted (or free) parking while you cruise if you stay for a night.
The following hotels offer such packages:
- Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter (Distance to Port: 1.9 miles)
- Holiday Inn-Downtown Superdome (Distance to Port: 2.1 miles)
- Holiday Inn Westbank (Distance to Port: 3.9 miles)
- Homewood Suites Metairie New Orleans (Distance to Port: 9.5 miles)
Here are some New Orleans hotels with complimentary shuttle service to and from Port NOLA:
- Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center: (Distance to Port: 0.3 miles)
- Hilton New Orleans Riverside: (Distance to Port: 0.3 miles)
- Hyatt Place New Orleans Convention Center: (Distance to Port: 0.3 miles)
- New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District: (Distance to Port: 0.3 miles)
- Omni New Orleans Riverfront: (Distance to Port: 0.3 miles)
- Hampton Inn & Suites Convention Center: (Distance to Port: 0.5 miles)
Restaurants Near Port of New Orleans
The French Quarter has many bars, restaurants, and shops within 10 minutes of the Port of New Orleans. However, if you’re looking for something quick and nearby, the Riverwalk Outlets are located above the Julia Street Cruise Terminal. Various unique and upscale options are also available to you before or after your Disney cruise from New Orleans. They include:
- At the Auction House, you’ll find a multi-vendor food hall with a sleek design.
- For authentic Cajun cuisine, Mulate’s gets the nod.
- Landry’s Seafood House is well known for its flounder, catfish, and Gulf red snapper.
- Flamingo A Go Go is known for its New American dishes with a Southern and Caribbean influence.
- There are also Taqueria La Lucha, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, a Japanese restaurant, a steakhouse, and a Subway, all within walking distance of the Disney Cruise Line terminal.
These are just a few examples. There are countless options for eating in New Orleans before or after a Disney cruise!