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New Orleans Cruise Port

If you’re at the Port of New Orleans, you’re most like beginning or ending your cruise, so get there a day early or stick around afterward for a chance to explore the Big Easy.

The French Quarter is, of course, the main attraction, but if you’ve been there, done that, take a shore excursion into the countryside to see some of Louisiana’s grand plantation homes, or experience the swampy waterways on an airboat tour.

How to Get to New Orleans

You’ll dock downtown at either the Julia Street or Erato Street terminal. Both terminals are on the Riverfront Trolley Line, which will take you a mile up the Mississippi River to the French Quarter.

One Day in New Orleans

Before diving right into the liveliness (or downright madness, depending on when you’re there) of the French Quarter, start your day in New Orleans’ peaceful Audubon Park, 6 miles (10 km) west of the city center and home to the Audubon Zoo. Explore the park from the river up to St Charles Avenue, where you’ll begin heading east, back toward the city.

Go back to the 19th century as you walk along St Charles Avenue, known for its mansions and towering oak trees. When you get tired, hop on the St Charles Streetcar, which will take you all the way back to Canal Street on the edge of the French Quarter.

Spend the rest of your afternoon and evening in the French Quarter, snapping photos of the iconic wrought-iron architecture, admiring St Louis Cathedral, listening to jazz, drinking Hurricanes at establishments along Bourbon Street, and indulging in coffee and beignets at Café du Monde on Jackson Square.

Port Information

The currency is the US dollar; there is one ATM at the port and several around the French Quarter. There is a baggage transfer service at the port that can take your bags to the airport if your cruise ends in New Orleans and you want to see the city before boarding your plane.

Tours & Tickets

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New Orleans Super Saver: City Tour and Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

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Enjoy a fully narrated city tour of historic New Orleans, where you will visit the world famous French Quarter, Jackson Square, Audubon Park and even uncover ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.99

New Orleans Shore Excursion: Post-Cruise Half-Day Airboat Combo Tour

After your cruise has docked at the Port of New Orleans, set out on an exhilarating two-hour airboat ride deep into secluded bayous in Cajun Country. You will ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $149.99

New Orleans Shore Excursion: Post-Cruise Westbank Plantation Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Once your cruise has returned to New Orleans, take a journey back in time to the Antebellum South with a tour of two separate plantations -- Oak Alley ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $109.99

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