Port of New Orleans

Port of New Orleans
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Historic architecture, wonderful food, great music and cultural diversity, New Orleans is a colorful city with so much fun to offer round the clock. Whether you only have half of day to explore this gorgeous city during your quick stop at the Port of New Orleans, you can definitely enjoy a wonderful time and have unforgettable memories of this city. However, according to the officials of the Port of New Orleans, most cruise passengers usually spend at least two days in the city, before they continue their journey.

Port of New Orleans – Foods, History and Jazz

Even though the city was once crushed by the Hurricane Katrina a few years back, it soon recovered and even better than before. With a lot of festivals being held in the city all year round, like the Mardi Gras, various Jazz festivals including the famous Jazzfest, Voodoo fest, French Quarter fest, Essence fest and many more. This city keeps on attracting so many visitors every year who want to join the fun.

Don’t miss the chance to visit the world’s famous Bourbon Street that’s full of live music venues and great bars, also don’t forget to checkout its tacky souvenir shops, where you can always find interesting stuff that you can take home. This area has always been the party central in New Orleans where it’s always packed with tourists. But it’s not the only interesting area in the city that you can visit.

Another great area is the Garden District, that’s mainly a residential area with wonderful architecture. But here you can also find lots of unique antique shops and lots of other shops selling arts, fashion, secondhand books, and luxury items.

Want to go for some serious shopping? Then you can head on to the Royal Street, which is considered a shopping Mecca by most visitors. It runs parallel with Bourbon Street and you can find just about anything here, but it’s best known for its art galleries and antique shops.

Other interesting places you can visit include the Jackson Square, Preservation Hall, Audubon Zoo, Aquarium of the Americas and many others.

Cruise Lines sailing out of Port of New Orleans

American Cruise Lines
American Queen