Actually, this is the one drawback to me about this cruise. We are not planning on getting off at Progresso because I have yet to find anything much about this port. The little I have found states that although they have been added as a new RCI port, they are not exactly "ready" for visitors. Don't know how true that is but we don't intend to get off the ship that day. Good luck in your planning and if you have any questions about the N.O. area, I would be glad to try to answer them since I grew up there and now live in the suburbs.