Either sailing will have you there for the fun. Its more what you want to catch. Check the schedule. The "big" parades like Bacchus are the best. Zulu is a good one to catch as well.
Many parade routes are along St Charles.
Planning should be getting lodging on or near the routes so as to make the walking distance shorter. Some roads are blocked during the season so renting a car there isn't what I would recommend. They have bleachers set up that you buy tickets for. See if your hotel offers them.
If you are really into MG you can try to get a place in the Quarter but that is tough to do. Watch out for them alien drinks! A place called the Cats Meow was where we had our balcony party. Tickets are available to the public for about $125. We thought it was well worth it.
We had the honor and pleasure of attending the Krewe of Bacchus Ball Rendezvous last year and man what a blast that was!!! Drew Breese was the man of the night. He rolled into the convention center and the place went completely bonkers!!!
You must try to get to Mothers for breakfast and lunch. Cafe du Mond is for the tourists mostly so look for Morning Call. I ate once at K Pauls and it was good.
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