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Pre-Cruise in New Orleans

The city is well known for its distinct French Creole architecture, as well as its cross cultural and multilingual heritage. New Orleans is also famous for its cuisine, music (particularly as the birthplace of jazz), and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras. The city is often referred to as the "most unique" in America.

Come early to enjoy New Orleans !

Visit the French Quarter !!

  • Enjoy the great restaurants Southern & Cajun Foods
  • Bourbon Street for great Music
  • Royal Street for the Shops
  • Cafe Du Monde for a beignet & cafe' au lait
  • Jackson square for a Horse drawn carriage ride

The DanceFun Staff and Instructors are arriving early to visit New Orleans.  AND - this is actually a great idea for those flying in to meet the ship. 

Flying in the day of embarkation can be risky. If your plane or shuttle is late or worse it breaks down, and you miss the ship, you will miss a good part of your cruise while trying to catch up with us at the first port. And this is not considering the extra expense to fly to the first port.

The DANCEFUN PRE-CRUISE is a fun, affordable option (hotel & shuttle service) for those arriving early.

We have a limited number of rooms for Thursday & Friday - book early - don't miss it!


DanceFun Pre-Cruise Package

Maison St. Charles - SOLD OUT / WAITING LIST

Royal St. Charles - JUST ADDED - ROOMS AVAILABLE

Airport Transfers - Ground Transportation

Parking / Pier Information

 

DANCEFUN PRE-CRUISE PACKAGE AT THE MAISON ST CHARLES

DANCEFUN PRE-CRUISE PACKAGE
Hotel Stay, Breakfast & Transfers
Friday, March 23

Maison St Charles
1 Night DanceFun Pre-Cruise Package
(Friday, March 23)
Package Includes:

  • 1 Night Antebellum Style Accommodations
  • Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast
  • Shuttle from Hotel to Cruise Terminal
  • Shuttle from Ship to Airport (after the Cruise)

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1 Night Pre-Cruise Package Pricing:    

  • Single Occupancy – $182.00/person*
  • Double Occupancy – $119.00/person*    
  • Triple Occupancy – $97.00/person*       
  • Quad Occupancy – $87.00/person*       

*Above prices include Government Taxes

Must book by Thursday, Feb 2nd
Only 25 Rooms available

Cruise Parking Available with one night's stay

 

Maison St Charles
Extra Night - DanceFun Pre-Cruise Package
(Wednesday, March 21 or Thursday, March 22)
Package Includes:

  • 1 Night Antebellum Style Accommodations
  • Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast

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Extra Night Pricing:    

  • Single Occupancy – $143.00/person*
  • Double Occupancy – $79.00/person*    
  • Triple Occupancy – $58.00/person*       
  • Quad Occupancy – $47.00/person*       

*Above prices include Government Taxes

Must book by Thursday, Feb 2nd
Only 25 Rooms available

 

 

For reservations call DanceFun at 1-866-326-2338 or 1-405-282-8989
Monday – Thursday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Central Time.

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Maison St. Charles

Maison St. Charles Hotel is located in a scenic area of New Orleans known as the Lower Garden District. It was here that many American merchants settled when they first arrived in New Orleans. While the homes become grander as one moves up St. Charles Avenue, the Garden District continues to serve as a fine introduction to the city as a whole.

Five of the buildings that are part of the Maison St. Charles were originally antebellum homes. These buildings are recognized as historically important and are listed with the United States Department of the Interior. Our lovingly-restored homes feature high ceilings and parlors lit by crystal chandeliers. Our guest suites are housed within these buildings, each presenting an individual design statement worthy of its age and significance.

Many of the walls at the Maison St. Charles have been transformed into art canvases that portray New Orleans life as well as the culture of South Louisiana. Our muralist, Mr. Robert Dafford, is a Louisiana native and has completed over 100 public works in the United States, Canada and France

 

Maison St Charles

1319 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans,
Louisiana 70130
Phone : 504 522 0187

Maison St Charles
All Maison St. Charles accommodations are located on three acres and has beautiful antebellum homes that define this historic district. We have 113 guest rooms and 15 suites at our historic hotel. Suites include separate living and sleeping areas.


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Guest Rooms Overview
HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

All Maison St. Charles accommodations are located on three acres and has beautiful antebellum homes that define this historic district. We have 113 guest rooms and 15 suites at our historic hotel. Suites include separate living and sleeping areas.

Amenities available in all historic guest rooms include:

  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access
  • Cable television with HBO
  • Hair dryers
  • Mini-refrigerators
  • In-room safes
  • Microwaves
  • Flatscreen TVs

Services & Amenities
NEW ORLEANS GARDEN DISTRICT HOTEL AMENITIES

Maison St. Charles guests begin each morning with a Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast, best enjoyed outside on one of our three scenic patios. Whether you are traveling on business to New Orleans or in town on vacation, our New Orleans hotel offers a variety of amenities designed to ensure your stay with us is convenient and comfortable.

  • Complimentary Wireless Internet Access
  • Outdoor pool and spa tub
  • Over 2,000 square feet of space for meetings and special events
  • A gorgeous historic venue for intimate weddings in New Orleans
  • On-site, gated parking ($17 + tax per night, per car); motor coach parking and loading area available
  • Directly across from the St. Charles streetcar line
  • We are a pet-friendly hotel. You are welcome to bring up to one pet per guest room with a $50 per pet, non-refundable deposit. Pets are limited to 50 lbs. or under
  • Coin operated guest laundry
  • Dry clean laundry/valet.

Hotel Parking:
$17.00 per night, per car (plus tax)
Plus we have arranged Parking for our "Bon Voyage" guests with the hotel.
Call for details when booking your pre-cruise

 

Location
THE PERFECT NEW ORLEANS HOTEL FOR BUSINESS OR LEISURE

Maison St. Charles has always portrayed historic charm and a quaint ambiance. Our refreshed guestrooms, meeting spaces and visitor amenities make Maison St. Charles more appealing than ever before. Enjoy a leisurely morning meal in our breakfast room before reveling in the balmy New Orleans sun near our sparkling pool. Relax in our carefully appointed accommodations that exhibit the elegance you expect in a New Orleans boutique hotel.

New Orleans is known for its spirited personality and our Garden District hotel invites you to escape the exciting sights and sounds of Bourbon Street, the French Quarter, the Garden & Warehouse District and the riverfront. Enjoy your next New Orleans vacation at our hotel and be central to all the action of the Superdome, the Riverwalk, area museums and all the history of New Orleans.

Address:
Maison St. Charles
1319 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

The Maison St. Charles is located near:
  • Tulane University
  • Loyola University
  • Children's Hospital of New Orleans
  • Audubon Park, Zoo, Aquarium & Insectarium
  • The Port of New Orleans - for cruise ship departures
  • National D-Day Museum
  • Mardi Gras parade routes
  • Art & Museum District
  • Riverwalk Mall
  • Harrah's Casino
  • Preservation Hall
  • Louisiana Superdome
  • Central Business District
  • Ernst N. Morial Convention Center
  • LSU Medical School
  • French Quarter & Jackson Square

Not to mention, right on one of the best Mardi Gras parade routes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For Pre-Cruise / Hotel reservations call DanceFun at 1-866-326-2338 or 1-405-282-8989
Monday – Thursday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Central Time.


Airport Transfers - Ground Transportation

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)          13 mi / 20 min

Travel time to the Maison St. Charles or Port of New Orleans is approximately 20 minutes; 13 miles

Ground Transportation Choices

Taxicabs:
A cab ride costs $33.00 from the airport to the Central Business District (CBD) for one or two persons and $14.00 (per passenger) for three or more passengers. Pick-up is on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area. There may be an additional charge for extra baggage. Taxis are required to offer a credit card payment option.

Airport Shuttle:
Shuttle service is available from the airport to the hotels in the CBD for $20.00 (per person, one-way) or $38.00 (per person, round-trip). Three bags per person. Call 1-866-596-2699 or (504) 522-3500 for more details or to make a reservation. Advance reservations are required 48 hours prior to travel for all ADA accessible transfers. Please call in advance of your travel date for the specially-equipped shuttle to be reserved. For group reservations of 50 or more people please dial 1-866-596-2699. Ticket booths are located on the lower level in the baggage claim area. www.airportshuttleneworleans.com.

Airport Limousines:
Airport Limousine
is the official limousine service for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.  Convenient kiosks are located in the baggage claim area and no hassle curb side pickups are available.  Rates begin at $58 for 1 or 2 passengers.  Visit their web site for more information/reservations.

Automobile Rental:
There are 9 rental agencies with offices on the lower level of the airport. Check with each company for rates. Click here to view rental car company contact information.

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Royal Caribbean Shuttle Service

Serving Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)            13 mi / 20 min

This Shuttle Service is a good and reliable service, but ONLY for the day of Embarkation or Disembarkation and ONLY within certain flight times on those days.  IF you are arriving on the day of Embarkation before 12:00 pm, we recommend this service. Note: Transfer rates are subject to change and any unused services are non refundable.

  • Serves the Port of New Orleans from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
  • Service is $19.00 each way or $38.00 round trip per person
  • Available on days on embarkation & disembarkation only
  • Latest Flight Arrival by 1:00 PM
  • Earliest Flight Departure 12 Noon


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PARKING / PIER INFORMATION

Directions to NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

PORT: New Orleans, Louisiana

PIER TERMINAL: 
Julia Street Cruise Ship Terminal
1350 Port of New Orleans Place
 New Orleans, LA 70160

DRIVING:
From New Orleans International Airport and I-10: Take I-10 East to New Orleans, follow the signs to the New Orleans Business District, US90 West, Crecent City Connection to West Bank. Take last exit before crossing the Mississippi River, which is Exit 11C. Tchoupitoulas and South Peters Street. Take down ramp to ground level, go to second stoplight (Tchoupitoulas Street) and turn right. Go to the next stoplight (Henderson Street) and turn left. Continue to Port of New Orleans Place.  Left on Port of New Orleans Place to cruise terminals.

For Guests Being Dropped Off at Terminal (not parking):  
Turn right on Convention Center Blvd. Turn left on Henderson St. Turn left on Port of New Orleans Place to Julia Street Cruise Ship Terminal.

For Guests Parking at Terminal:  
Turn right on Convention Center Blvd. Turn left on Henderson Street. Turn left on Port of New Orleans Place to Julia Street Cruise Ship Terminal. You will drop off your luggage with SeaCap in front of Julia Street Terminal and then be directed to park at the Erato Street garage.

PIER LONG TERM PARKING:
Available adjacent to the cruise terminal at a cost of $16 per day (subject to change). The on-site parking facility only accepts cash, traveler’s checks, Visa, MasterCard or American Express.  For additional information click here.

SECURITY AT THE PIER: Please expect delays related to security and immigration procedures when arriving at the pier to board the ship. These procedures have been designed for your safety and all attempts will be made to expedite you through the process as quickly as possible.

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For Complete Travel Info, Dance Activities and Reservations:
Call: 866-DANCEFUN (866-326-2338) or 405-282-8989
Monday – Thursday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Central Time.

 

   
 

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