If you are interested in food, music, history and partying, there are cruises from New Orleans that will let you enjoy a little bit of the culture in New Orleans before you set sail to other ports. There are some extremely popular cruise lines that sail right out of New Orleans. Ocean lines such as Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Carnival and others all offer cruises out of New Orleans.
Get to New Orleans a day or two early, before your cruise sails, and enjoy all that New Orleans has to offer before you take off. If you can purchase a New Orleans vacation package, it will hopefully include a couple of night’s stay at a luxury New Orleans hotel, vouchers for some of the tourist attractions and a fun-filled itinerary that will not let you miss out on anything and get you to your cruise ship on time.
New Orleans has a newly built port that is a pleasure to sail out of or in to. There are shops at the port, and it is a short walk to tourist attractions such as Jackson Square and the French Quarter. Enjoy yourself before you set out on a Norwegian Cruise line that will take you to the Western Caribbean to ports in exotic places such as Cozumel, Costa Maya and Belize and then back to party in New Orleans. Cruises from New Orleans take you to exotic and relaxing places, but it is always wonderful to come back and look forward to even more fun in the Big Easy.
Carnival Cruises From New Orleans
Carnival Cruises will leave New Orleans’s port and take you to beautiful Cozumel in Mexico with stops in Progreso and Yucatan. Or perhaps you want to book a cabin on one of the Royal Caribbean cruises from New Orleans.
Whether you arrive early and tour New Orleans or decide to visit the city after your cruise ship returns to the New Orleans port, there is plenty to see here. Do not let this opportunity to see New Orleans pass you by! The city has recovered and rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc and left many without homes or businesses. But the French Quarter was not damaged, and over the years residents have returned to remodel, rebuild and make the town even better than it was before. Entertainers such as musicians, artists and chefs who cook the world-famous Creole and Cajun dishes are back to welcome you and make your visit, no matter how long or short, a visit you will never forget. If time permits, a visit to the Southern Food and Beverage Museum is a must. Housed in the Riverwalk Marketplace, it is a short distant from departing cruise ships.
As you embark on your cruise out of New Orleans on the Mighty Mississippi, take a long look at the wonderful, unique view of this one of a kind city that sparks the imagination and inspires musicians, cooks and architects the world over. If you love photography, make sure you have your camera ready to go. Setting sail, you will be at a vantage point to take wonderful photographs from the river’s view.