Old May 17th, 2013, 01:47 PM
purpledevilduck purpledevilduck is offline
Familiar Face
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Mill Creek, WA, USA
Posts: 74
Send a message via MSN to purpledevilduck
Default New Orleans

Has anyone cruised out of New Orleans? Is it an easy port to cruise from? How does it compare to Miami or Fort Lauderdale?
[email protected]
Mill Creek, WA, USA
Carnival Valor Sept/Oct 2007
Carnival Freedom Jan 2010
Carnival Liberty Feb 2013

Reply With Quote
Old May 17th, 2013, 04:47 PM
cruisin from texas cruisin from texas is offline
Junior Member
Familiar Face
Join Date: May 2010
Location: arlington,texas
Posts: 18
Default Port of N.O.

Originally Posted by purpledevilduck View Post
Has anyone cruised out of New Orleans? Is it an easy port to cruise from? How does it compare to Miami or Fort Lauderdale?
I think it's easy. I have flown in once and drove many times. Parking is a little pricey compared to Galveston. I can't compare to Fort Lauderdale or Miami as it has been years since I have departed from there.
Reply With Quote
Old May 17th, 2013, 07:57 PM
Moonlight Reader Moonlight Reader is offline
Familiar Face
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Sacramento, California
Posts: 64

I have cruised out of New Orleans twice and Ft. Lauderdale once. I haven't had a problem with either location. I like cruising out of NO because it is a nice pre/post cruise location. I always make time for the beignets and the pralines.
Reply With Quote
Old May 18th, 2013, 11:55 AM
flowers flowers is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 937

I hate driving into the area, especially if its a weekday and I am hitting rush hour. Hotels have certainly gone up in the past 5 years, but prices on cruises are pretty good so I do it.

I've been to the French Qtr enough times its no thrill and I have stayed at Quality Inn Westbank with their cruise special the last few times and parked there and had them shuttle me to and from the port.

If you want cruise parking near French Qtr, try Holiday Inn Superdome.
Conquest 7/21/13, Miracle ALASKA 8/27/13, Miracle HAWAII 9/17/13, Celebrity Summit, 11/30/13, Celebrity Summit, 12/7/13, Celebrity Constellation, 2/7/14, NCL Epic 3/2/14, Allure 5/4/14, Allure 11/2/14, Quantum 12/8/14
Reply With Quote
Old May 18th, 2013, 05:59 PM
Snoozeman's Avatar
Snoozeman Snoozeman is offline
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bosque County, Texas
Posts: 5,435
Send a message via AIM to Snoozeman Send a message via Yahoo to Snoozeman

You can sail for hours and turn around and still see New Orleans. Unique.

Sailing from NOLA is great.
Ray McDonald / Snoozeman

My Personal Cruise Blog: My Cruise Blog
Reply With Quote
Old May 20th, 2013, 01:31 PM
misguidedangel's Avatar
misguidedangel misguidedangel is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 1,670
Send a message via ICQ to misguidedangel

I'm going on the Conquest in September. I'll be staying in the French Quarter and will have three full days pre cruise and the debarkation day to explore. I'll have two half day travel days to explore......so looking forward to it...could have booked the Breeze, but Conquest's prices are so much cheaper and NO.....chop one city off the bucket list...

1991 Holiday
2007 Victory & Triumph
2008 Conquest & Liberty
2009 Valor, Freedom, and Splendor
2010 Glory and Liberty
2011 Glory

I gotta go where it's warm.....

Over 40 victim of fate.....
Reply With Quote


1991, 2013, 31, august, carnival, carnivsl, cruise, cruises, crusies, day, forums, july, la, leave, mexico, orleans, pictures, port, ship

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Orleans mlschef Royal Caribbean International 2 December 31st, 2006 01:57 PM
3/14 Out of New Orleans cjgcruise Norwegian Cruise Lines 0 February 21st, 2004 01:17 PM
New Orleans paljoeysmom Caribbean & Panama Canal 5 January 23rd, 2004 01:54 PM
New Orleans - Bourbon Orleans?? nursenik Carnival Cruise Lines 2 August 21st, 2003 02:59 PM
New Orleans Julie Caribbean & Panama Canal 2 July 25th, 2002 03:14 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:12 PM.
design by: Themes by Design