With a large chunk of our team currently aboard the Disney Wish for a media preview cruise, we’re getting our first peek at the different areas around the ship. We’ve already taken a look at the Wish’s buffet dining location, Marceline Market, and table service restaurant, Arendelle, and it’s now time to turn our attention to one of the lounges onboard: The Bayou.

As you might expect with a name like The Bayou, the lounge is themed to Disney’s Princess and the Frog. The space transforms in the evening into an adults-only lounge, while during the day hosting guests of all ages for a variety of activities.

Fans of the Princess and the Frog will find nods to the film and its characters around every corner, from a little bronze Tiana in frog form overlooking a seating area to the frogs featured in the sconces on either side of the lounge’s stage.

The space is covered in trailing white flowers and lily pads, and those green velveteen bar stools with brass nailhead trim and those lighter green banquettes? Yep, I can’t wait for my turn to sit myself in one of those little babies. I might have to bring something green to wear while doing so, of course. Ahem. The water lily motif even extends to the carpeting, and the space is clad in the traditional colors of Mardi Gras: purple, green, and gold. It appears that no detail was missed.

We’ve been told that guests who stop by The Bayou will be able to order three varieties of specialty beignets.

The lounge will also serve specialty coffees, and personally, I’m hoping that chicory coffee is represented among the offerings. Beers hailing from the New Orleans area are also represented among the offerings.

Who knew that we needed a horseshoe-shaped banquette covered in gold sateen surrounded by glossy vine-like tiles? Not me. But now I do. Goodness.

Will a stop by The Bayou be on your must-do list for your first voyage on the Disney Wish?

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