We're cruising out of there on 10/2 on the Conquest. Bearly got a hotel for the night before. I called 7 seven different ones and they were all sold out! Anyway, our friends TA got us in at the Holiday Inn Select across from the Convention Center, which is right near the cruise terminal. The have a "park and cruise" special which is one night stay, parking for the week, bottle of wine and shuttle service. The ship sails at 6 pm, so we won't be rushing, but we love the "drink of the day" as soon as possible, too! The Riverwalk is nice, but I'm sorry to hear about the construction. It wasn't there last February.
RCI Rhapsody OS 04
NCL Sea 04