New Orleans Port of Call

A cruise involving the port of New Orleans is a must for lovers of all things mysterious, eclectic and colourful. This bustling city is famous not only for its French Quarter and Mardi Gras, but also for being a wonderfully exciting city to explore on foot with plenty of hidden treasure tucked away in nooks and crannies.
Known for its exotic cuisine - which can be sampled in one of the city's many eateries - the port of New Orleans also boasts a fascinating WWII Museum, the Aquarium of the Americas, Mardis Gras World and the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum.
Cruise ships dock at the Erato Street terminal, which has a pedestrian bridge that connects passengers to the Riverwalk shopping and dining complex ensuring cruise visitors have a memorable experience in New Orleans.


New Orleans Visitors' Bureau
2020 Saint Charles Avenue
Tel: +1 800 672 6124
Web: www.neworleanscvb.com
Email: internet@neworleanscvb.com


Disembarking passengers can catch the Riverfront streetcar, costing $1.25, which leaves from the terminal and makes stops throughout the French Quarter, Canal Street, and the French Market. Jazzy Passes allow unlimited rides on all streetcar and bus lines for $3 per day or $9 for three days. Taxis can be easily hailed with meters rates starting at $3.50, with $2 per mile thereafter.


Visitors to the port of New Orleans should take in plenty of attractions while in the city, such as the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum, Aquarium of the Americas or Mardis Gras World. Probably the most famous area of New Orleans is the French Quarter, which is best experienced at night when the jazz bands play and the locals come out to boogie.


Mulate - Affordable eatery specialising in Cajun fare

Parkway Bakery and Tavern - grab a local delicacy po'boy sandwhich at this affordable eatery. Both your tummy and wallet will thank you.

Best Dish

Cajun crawfish, jumbalaya and gumbo


This pedestrian-friendly city has plenty of boutiques and specialty shops along its bustling streets, and the three-level Riverwalk Marketplace features a variety of tourist shops and food court eateries. The antique shops and art galleries of Royal Street are a treasure hunt of unique collectables. The famous French Market is open every day and the many stalls tout hot sauces and Cajun spices, and passengers who walk a little further will find a flea market selling inexpensive souvenirs and trinkets.

Best Buy

Faux Limoge boxes, voodoo dolls


Visit the French Quarter.

Spot alligators while canoeing down the Bayou River.

Walking/Bird watching in the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge.

Enjoy live jazz on Bourbon Street

Explore the Garden District

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