You'll need to take a taxi......I believe it's a fixed rate of $7 per person. There's a lot of construction going on there and people have been taking quite a while to get through the traffic, especially those wishing to board the ship early (because of the back-up of the people just getting on the ship). I've heard, traffic-wise, it's a lot better late morning, early afternoon. I've also heard, from a couple of people, that because there was traffic, their taxi dropped them off 1 long block away and they had to drag their luggage........do not get out of the taxi until you are at the port (unless it's your choice). You will know when you are there as you will see the luggage porters and the ship. The port of New Orleans has a website that has additional information if you need it.