Originally Posted by fayrita
I can't thank you enough. This could be really overwhelming without having someone to ask all the questions to and I'm really glad I found this site before booking. I would love to go on one of the newer ships but I'm having to be budget minded for this first one since I'm treating my daughters. New Orleans is close enough for us to drive to without the expense of air fare. None of us have ever been on a cruise so we won't know the difference between the newer ships and the older ones. The Elation will probably seem amazing to us.
Thank you for coming in - we are glad to help.
By the way - it totally makes sense to drive when you have three people. I am glad you have a port close enough to you to offer that option.
Of course, there are also other ships sailing out of NOLA - so next time you can try a different ship.
But you will still have a great cruise, I am sure. The first cruise is always so full of discovery it's like you will still be assimilating what you experienced after you come home.