Mardi Gras in New Orleans & Cruise Cozumel
Enjoy 2 stops during your 4-day break - Cozumel & Progreso (Merida), Mexico, if stunning beaches and turquoise waters are what you seek, this delightful vacation is just the ticket. Cozumel is one of Carnival’s top destinations, and millions of folks cruise there every year.
But now, with Cozumel Plus, here’s your chance to experience this spot in a way many never get to. Cozumel Plus adds Progreso, Mexico, from there you can experience the wondrous Mayan ruins which in turn gives you a whole day in Cozumel !
From $1,275 for two*
1-Night in New Orleans and 4-Day Cozumel/Plus Cruise for two !
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Only $1,275 for a weekend getaway !
5-Days in New Orleans and 4-Day Cozumel/Plus Cruise for two !
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Only $1,625 for a weekend getaway !
* all prices are subject to change - higher prices during Mardi Gras & holidays, spring break, and months of March, June, July & December.
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
SPECTACULAR RIVERFRONT LOCATION IN NEW ORLEANS CITYSCAPE
It's all about location in New Orleans and the Hilton New Orleans Riverside places you at the center of it all. Nestled against the banks of the Mississippi, guests can watch the ships come sailing in or dive into the city life just steps away.
Overlooking the Mississippi River, this contemporary convention hotel is a 4-minute walk from Harrah's Casino and 4 blocks from the French Quarter.
All rooms offer contemporary decor and custom-designed beds. Executive rooms provide free WiFi as well as city and river views, plus access to the Executive Lounge's free breakfast and evening appetizers. Suites add separate living areas and wet bars.
There's a renowned seafood restaurant, chic cocktail bar and a grocery store. There's also a fitness center, 2 outdoor pools and an indoor tennis court.
Best Hotel for French Quarter and Cruise
~ My husband and I stayed at this hotel the night before our cruise departure. The sweet lady at the front desk was very generous when we arrived and promptly upgraded us to a river-view room and gave us free vouchers for the next day's breakfast! The room was lovely, with a marvelous view of the ship's going by and the hotel was very quiet. The hotel bed was one of the best that I have ever slept in at a hotel. We were so spoiled!
The breakfast could rival anything offered in the French Quarter. They served the famous beignet's, the most amazing gluten-free muffin's, and overnight oatmeal in glass canning jars among other things! We truly thought that it was a breakfast fit for a king.
The location is only about 5-6 blocks south of the heart of the French Quarter. An easy walk, but away from the crowd's and noise. The hotel also about 5 blocks east of the cruise terminal. There was a pretty amazing short-cut through the Riverwalk Mall. We hope to come back again, and don't intend to stay anywhere else but the Hilton Riverside! Can't recommend highly enough!
New Orleans, LA
Carnival Triumph is more than just a cruise ship, it’s a cruise ship with onboard spaces inspired by cities from all four corners of the world. Experience delicious coffees, cakes, cookies and pastries at Vienna Café, encounter beach-casual fare at The South Beach Club, or explore a multi-course meal at London or Paris Dining Rooms.
Kids will have an onboard, onscreen blast at Underground Tokyo video arcade, plus loads of age-appropriate fun at one of three supervised youth spaces. The world of Dr. Seuss has stampeded onto Carnival Triumph, bringing along Seuss at Sea… this means extra wackiness, way more rhyming, plus a notable uptick in fun! Build-A-Bear at Sea will give kids a chance to make a cuddly new friend. Kids young and old will love sinking putts at the mini-golf course, and everyone becomes a kid by simply splashing into one of Carnival Triumph’s pools.
Luxury option has access to 20+ attractions in New Orleans !
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Cruise
All aboard the iconic Paddlewheeler Creole Queen and cruise down the Mississippi River seeing New Orleans from a unique perspective. The Creole Queen is a modern Paddlewheeler dating back to 1983 – but she’d easily suit the New Orleans of 100 years ago!
At 24 feet in diameter, she’ll take you down the river passing the French Quarter, the Port of New Orleans and Jean Lafitte National Park.
Listen to the fascinating commentary and tours as you enjoy this cruise hop off when it docks into Chalmette Battlefield to explore this historic place on a one hour excursion and guided tour by National Park Rangers, before catching the cruise back.
Oak Alley Plantation Louisiana
Set on the banks of the Mississippi River this majestic location is an impressive twenty-five acres of history and romance, triumph and tragedy. On this tour you’ll enjoy the spectacular scenery and learn about the sugar industry boom when the Plantation was founded and how Oak Alley stands as testament to the old South’s golden age.
THINGS TO SEE:
- 300 year old oak trees & Formal gardens
- Historic houses of plantation farmers
- Greek Revival architecture of Oak Alley Plantation House
New Orleans Audubon Aquarium
Visit the New Orleans Aquarium, one of the best aquariums in the United States. Go under water and discover the underwater sea creatures and their habitats in the wide range of fascinating exhibits and displays on show. Get involved and stick your hands in the stingray pools, see the Louisiana white alligators, learn about what lives in the Gulf of Mexico – and more.
Don't miss a 20-minute nature documentary at the Entergy Big Screen Theatre where you’ll be taken on a journey underwater with one of two films; Great White Shark 3D and Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland.
New Orleans Audubon Zoo
Considered one of the best zoos in the country, Audubon Zoo is definitely worth a visit – especially with the family! Set inside the Audubon National Institute, by the Mississippi River, the zoo is 58 acres and is home to over 2,000 animals from gorillas, to tigers and even Asian elephants!
The zoo was founded on a site dating back to the early 20th century and some buildings are especially art nouveau in style. One of the most impressive features of this diverse zoo is the Swamp exhibit which is home to some of Louisiana’s most native creatures from raccoons, to otters, black bears and alligators…
St. Louis #1 Cemetery Tour
St Louis #1 Cemetery is the oldest, active, City of the Dead with a spooky beauty that can’t help but entice you in. Walk around this historic cemetery and see the tombs and graves of New Orleans’ dead, including the notorious VooDoo Queen Marie Laveau and other historic New Orleans characters. St Louis #1 Cemetery is also believed to be the most haunted cemetery in Louisiana so if you’re brave enough, join in to see if you can see anything paranormal… Total Tour Time: 2 hours (on foot).
Adventures in New Orleans Bus Tour
See the sites of New Orleans aboard a bus and take in the sights from the comfort of your seat. Adventures in New Orleans will take you on a ride to remember as you travers the city passing all the top attractions and landmarks, including the French Quarter, Jackson Square, St Louis Cathedral, the Botanical Gardens – and much more!
Your guide will share with you the city’s secrets and reveal the real New Orleans history and culture. Note: Please call for schedule and reservations. THINGS TO SEE:
French Quarter, Jackson Square, St Louis Cathedral, Bourbon Street, French Market, Saint Louis Cemetery, Lake Pontchartrain, Saint Charles Avenue, Audubon Park, Lafayette Square - NOTE: 2, 3, 5 day New Orleans Passes only
Cooking Demonstration Class
Learn to cook the best New Orleans food from the pros! At the New Orleans School of Cooking you can watch the chefs in action and learn from the best as you sit in on a free cooking demonstration class of some of the typical Louisiana dishes and the local’s most-loved.
From Gumbo, Jambalaya and Pralines, to Corn & Crab Bisque, or even Crawfish Etouffe and Chicken Creole – there’s something to suite all palettes! It’s a great way to learn the local flavours and delicacies of New Orleans cuisine.
- Gumbo, Jambalaya and Pralines
- Corn & Crab Bisque & Crawfish Etouffe
- Chicken Creole & and much more!
Your New Orleans Power Pass is valid to use at the 2pm cooking class only.
Pre-Cruise Stay ? Park, Stay, & Cruise
Our PARK, STAY & CRUISE package includes up to 8 days of long-term parking (one vehicle per reservation) ADDITIONAL DAYS after the 8 days will be charged a fee per day.
Packages & Promotions CANNOT be combined with other types of discounts such as AAA-ARP-Advance Purchase-Reward Stay
If stunning beaches and turquoise waters are what you seek, this delightful vacation is just the ticket. By day, hit the beach of course, or have yourself a walkabout, taking in Miami’s colorful art deco architecture. Grab a Cuban sandwich in Little Havana, then ride the vintage carousel at Virginia Key Beach Park.