OVERVIEW OF NEW ORLEANS
Two words always come to mind when you think about New Orleans: Mardi Gras. But it's so much more than that. Anyone interested in food, history or music - as well as romantics of all sorts - will enjoy a visit to New Orleans. The weather can be extremely hot, just like the Cajun and Creole dishes this town is famous for. If your cruise is departing from New Orleans, you may want to spend an extra day or two here, exploring this fascinating city.
The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss
You can't say you've been to New Orleans if you haven't been to the French Quarter. This charming area is the oldest part of the city and home to many of its most popular sights.
Other Fun Things to Do
Explore lively Bourbon Street and experience New Orleans' Southern hospitality firsthand. Take in some of the best jazz music in the world, while enjoying the unique cuisine of New Orleans - crawdads, gumbo or jambalaya.
Head to the Garden District and check out some of the beautiful homes and architecture.
Join a famous after-dark Vampire Walking Tour for a fun and thrilling night out.
Get a Taste of Local Flavor
For breakfast - or pretty much anytime - head to Café du Monde for decadent beignets. These square donut-like treats are coated in powdered sugar and completely addictive.