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Old April 7th, 2005, 09:20 AM
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We are sailing on June 4th from New Orleans. I was wondering if anyone had suggestions as to where to eat, stay, and what to see. We have never been there before and wife and I will have two seniors with us. We are arriving by train. Any suggestions would be helpful. This website is great. So much information. I will have to post a review when I get back.
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Old April 7th, 2005, 10:11 AM
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We're staying at the Ramada Limited in Metairie again. It's a few miles from the French Quarters but half the price and they offer free shuttle service (airport and French Quarters).

There are hundreds of hotels closer to the French Quarters and in the French Quarters but we didn't want the noise or the high price.

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I am staying at the Hilton Riverside pre-cruise and Hotel Monaco post-cruise. I got a good cruise rate at the Hilton and a internet special through Hotel Monaco. I chose Hotel Monaco as a treat to my 6'5" husband as they have "tall rooms" with 9 foot long king beds and showers with heads that are very high up. They also have a good restaurant on premises and a cute gimmick: they will loan you a pet goldfish during your stay to keep in your room.

I'm a research-aholic and I'd be glad to share with you. I just need to know approx. how much you want to spend a day on food and lodging to steer you in the right direction.

I found a neat guidebook in the library called Hungry and Thirsty in New Orleans. It's theme is "this is where the locals eat" and it's budget-minded.

I have found Tripadvisor.com to be very useful for very up-to-date restaurant reviews.

As for things to do, it depends on what you normally enjoy sightseeing and how active you want to be.
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Old April 7th, 2005, 05:49 PM
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We stayed at the Holiday Inn right across the street from the Riverwalk and the port. Easy walk to the ship if you dont have too many bags. Also very close to the trolley to French Quarter, and the hotel has a free shuttle to Harrah's in the Quarter. Cabs are very plentiful and cheap.
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Old April 7th, 2005, 06:00 PM
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We just came back from our sensation cruise this past monday. We stayed in the quarter at the Royal Sonesta before and after the cruise. My wife and I found that dinner in the french quarter was not cheap. But we enjoyed our stay in the city. We wished we had more time to enjoy more of the city.
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Old April 7th, 2005, 06:39 PM
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There's alot to do in N.O. ! Take a tour of the Town, using the trollie's, touring the old parts of the town. N.O. has a great Zoo too. You can take the Zoo cruise from the Riverwalk if weather permits. The I-Max theater.
Try the Court Of Two Sister's for some good eating at breakfast.(never been there for dinner ) Phelix's Oyster Bar. They have a mean shrimp poboy if you don't like oysters.

This is only a fraction of what to do and eat. Maybe Khrysta, and some others can help you too.

Happy cruising;
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Old April 7th, 2005, 07:45 PM
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Great Harrahs casino to do before the cruise. Spent time there the day before as it was raining all day and night and I actually won a little bit of money!
The Springhill suites is real close to the port and is a short walk to the casino. It is a very nice hotel, breakfast included, big rooms and nice pool. Staff is very nice. We walked to the ship, the hotel did not recommend as you have to walk around the convention center, and we should have took them on their advice. If the convention center connectin is open (was closed due to Security measures and sept 11) then you can walk and use that. Great reviews on trip advisor and I would add mine as well. Very nice hotel. We walked to the french quarter and was a little far but we had fun walking and seeing all the shops. It is a short cab ride.

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Old April 7th, 2005, 07:49 PM
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oh and there is a nice little bar down the street a few blocks away. It doesnt look like much from the outside but a very nice inside, some good food and great company.

The hotel is in the warehouse district which looks bad at first but is actually really nice. We walked everywhere and NEVER had a problem. Group of four of us.
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Old April 11th, 2005, 06:31 PM
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2 places to eat I would definately recommend: Deannies (my favorite) and Landries
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