New Orleans Cruise Port Tours

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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.
Address: 920 Port of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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New Orleans Super Saver: City Tour and Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

See the best of New Orleans by land and water on this combo city tour and steamboat cruise on the mighty Mississippi! Enjoy a 2‐hour guided coach trip through the French Quarter, Louis Armstrong Park and Jackson Square, where you’ll witness the city’s cultural history and diverse colonial heritage. Then board the famous Steamboat Natchez for a 2‐hour iconic New Orleans river cruise.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$72.00
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New Orleans Shore Excursion: Post-Cruise Half-Day Airboat Combo Tour

While docked at the Port of New Orleans, enjoy a guided, half-day airboat ride and historic plantation tour. Travel to a remote Louisiana swamp deep in the heart of Cajun Country for a thrilling, high-speed ride on board a small airboat, gliding over and through secluded bayous and marshes. Look for alligators, giant catfish and other wildlife. Then visit Destrehan Plantation, an antebellum mansion with guides in period costumes who will share the stories of generations who lived and worked on this land. Port of hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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US$155.00
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New Orleans Shore Excursion: Post-Cruise Westbank Plantation Tour

Experience the grandeur of New Orleans’ rich and conflicted past on this post‐cruise plantation shore excursion. Take a 6‐hour journey through Oak Alley Plantation and Laura Plantation, each frozen in time. View stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades, and enduring sugar cane fields while learning about the plantations’ fascinating – and often somber – histories from expert guides.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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US$120.00
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