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New Orleans Port of Call
Bourbon Street, French Quarter © New Orleans CVB/Richard Nowitz
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 for not only 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 the nooks and crannies of
this historic city.
Known for its exotic cuisine, which can be sampled in many of the city's eateries, such as the Brennan dynasty's Commander's Palace Restaurant, the port of New Orleans also boasts Superdome, the Aquarium of the Americas, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art 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, Charles Avenue
Tel: +1 800 672 6124
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. Visi-tour passes allow unlimited rides on all streetcar and bus lines for $5 per day or $12 for three days. Taxis can be easily hailed with meters rates starting at $2.50, with $1.20 per mile thereafter. Cabs from town to the cruise terminal usually have set rates of $10 for one per person or $7 each for two people.
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, IMAX Theater and Harrah's Casino. 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 play.
Mulate - Affordable eatery specialising in Cajun fare
GW Fins - Fantastic seafood eatery
Lilette - French bistro cuisine located in the Garden District
Best dish: Cajun Crawfish and gumbo
This pedestrian-friendly city has plenty of boutiques and specialty shops along it s bustling streets and the three-level Riverwalk Marketplace features a variety of touristic shops and food court eateries. The antique shops and art galleries of Royal Street offer wares worth collecting that also make great souvenirs. 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.
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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