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New Orleans
United States of America

The Port of New Orleans, Louisiana is known for its famous Mardi Gras. This annual festival takes place in the spring on a different date each year. Several other festivals, including the New Orleans Jazz Festival, are hosted throughout the year. Cruises to the Costa Maya depart from New Orleans. It is very nice to spend a few days in this city before or after the cruise.

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Time difference

UTC: -5

from New York: None

from San Francisco: +2h

from London: -5h

Tips

A 15% tip will be appreciated in restaurants and taxis.

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celcius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
6 43
11 52
17 63
1275.00
February
7 45
13 55
18 64
1345.25
March
11 52
16 61
22 72
1265.00
April
15 59
20 68
26 79
1204.75
May
19 66
24 75
29 84
1234.75
June
22 72
27 81
32 90
1395.50
July
23 73
28 82
33 91
1676.50
August
23 73
28 82
33 91
1566.25
September
21 70
26 79
31 88
1415.50
October
16 61
21 70
27 81
773.00
November
11 52
16 61
22 72
1074.25
December
8 46
13 55
18 64
1295.00

Where is locate the Port of New Orleans

The Port of New Orleans is located behind the convention center on the Mississippi River. There are two cruise terminals, Erato Street and Julia Street.

Travelling around the port of New Orleans

How to get from New Orleans airport to the port

The airport is located about 27 kilometres from the port. The taxi ride will cost about $36 to $40 for two people. For more than two passengers, the price will be about $15 per person.

Shuttles are more expensive than taxis (unless you travel alone).

MSY
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport


The port is located very close to the city, so it is very accessible. You can easily reach the French Quarter on foot.
Taxis are available at the port.

The tram is a very practical Way to get around the city. Two- or three-day passes are also available. To get to the French Quarter from the port, take the RiverFront Trolley.

A Hop on Hop off tour bus allows you to visit the city’s various attractions

Other ports in the area

Activities in New Orleans

Neighborhoods

French Quarter

A visit to New Orleans is incomplete without a walk in the French Quarter and its mythical Bourbon Street to admire the typical architecture of this neighborhood.

Garden District

In the Garden District you can see beautiful houses and shops with unique cachet.

Lafayette Cemetery

Lafayette Cemetery is caracterized by the tombs erected above the ground, as the area is built on marshy soils.

Museums

Presents the American perspective of this war by bringing together uniforms, vehicles, planes and various temporary exhibitions. The museum includes several pavilions.

Presents works of French and American fine art as well as a sculpture garden.

Presents the history of the American Civil War.

Reconstruction of an old period pharmacy.

Seven museums are part of the Louisiana State Museums.

  • The Cabildo is located in the heart of the French Quarter and presents the history of Louisiana.
  • Nearby, the Presbytery presents the more contemporary history of Louisiana. An exhibition on Hurricane Katrina is also on display.
  • The Jazz Museum presents, among other things, instruments from the giants of Jazz who have marked this musical style dear to New Orleans.
  • The 1850 House - reproduces an apartment of the bourgeoisie of the 19th century.
  • Madame John’s Legacy is an example of 18th century Louisiana architecture. This house built in 1788 survived the great fire of 1794. (Free)
  • The Capitol Park Museum discusses the different cultures and peoples that influenced Louisiana’s development. From Native Americans to Acadians to the days of European colonizers, the exhibition shows the richness of Louisiana culture.
  • Other museums include the E.D. White Historic Site, the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, the Northwest Louisiana - History Museum which focuses on Louisiana culture, the Wedell-Williams Aviation Museum presents airplanes and the history of these aviators, and the Cypress Sawmill Museum retraces the history of the industry.

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New Orleans Power Pass

The New Orleans Power Pass is sold for 1, 2, 3 or 5 days and includes priority entry to more than 25 tourist attractions and a bus tour of the city. Be sure to activate the pass in the morning, as the days are calculated as a calendar day and not in the 24-hour period.

Family activities

A complex that includes a Zoo, an insectarium and an aquarium. Different combinations of tickets are available depending on what you want to visit.

Activities

A taste of what Mardi Gras is, no matter what time of year you’re visiting New Orleans. This exhibition at one of the manufacturers of allegorical floats will allow you to understand the history of this festival and the processes of making the floats.

Excursions in New Orleans

  • There are several plantations that offer guided tours.
  • Visit swamps and bayous to observe wildlife.

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