New Orleans is just a stop, but the unusual thing about it, compared to other cruises, is that the Rhapsody spends 2 days there. I agree about the food. I was there for a few days on business and fell in love with the place. I want my wife to at least experience the Cafe du Monde.
Only having to spend 2 out of the 7 days there, I am wondering if the tradeoff of food on Royal Caribbean vs. Celebrity (which is very good, I can attest), would be worth it. From what I have been able to gather, RCCL is pretty inconsistant. Makes no sense, since they own Celebrity. You would think they would learn.