Is New Orleans dangerous for tourists?
While New Orleans does have some areas and neighborhoods that should definitely be avoided, in general the tourist areas of New Orleans are pretty safe, as long as you know how to carry yourself and protect your belongings. Make sure to travel with others and not alone, especially after dark. When touring the popular areas like the French Quarter, Vieux Carre and Bourbon Street, be aware of pickpockets and scammers. Antitheft backpacks and money belts are a safer way to bring along your belongings. Fortunately, on Adventure Life cruises, you will almost always be with expert local guides who will help keep you in the safe areas.
What should I visit in New Orleans?
While you're in New Orleans, you must try the local Creole dishes like Gumbo, experience the Jazz music scene, and explore the cultural areas like the French Quarter, Vieux Carre and Bourbon Street.
What is New Orleans known for?
New Orleans is best known for Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest and it is the cradle of Jazz music as the home to great clubs and the most talented musicians. It is also known for its rich Creole culture and the delicious cuisine known as gumbo.
What ships cruise the Mississippi River to New Orleans?
How much do Mississippi River cruises cost to visit New Orleans?
Mississippi River cruises that visit New Orleans generally start around $1,800 per person and go as high as $5,000 per person, but for the average 9-day itinerary, you can expect to pay around $2,100-$2,500 per person.
When is Mardi Gras?
Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is a major celebration that happens in the days right before the Lent season begins in the early spring season. Several of our Adventure Life cruises do travel the Mississippi River during this time, visiting New Orleans.
Why is New Orleans called NOLA?
NOLA is just an acronym that stands for New Orleans, Louisiana (LA is the abbreviation for the state).
When is hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico?
New Orleans, located in the Gulf of Mexico, has a hurricane season from the beginning of June through the end of November. July, August, and September traditionally see the worst weather, while February-May is probably the best time to visit when temperatures are cooler and NOLA is more lively.