I know it's a long way off, but we're sailing Dec. 18 out of New Orleans and have never been there. We included air and insurance with NCL because we don't know the area and are coming from the Northeast, where we could have bad weather that time of year. Also, it's a long cruise and we have minimum vacation time, so we wanted to avoid flying down the day before. I'd like to hear from anyone who's sailed from New Orleans that time of year and booked their air through NCL.
What time did they get you on the plane the day of the sail? how many connections? how close to sail time did you get there? did you encounter any problems, such as long layovers between flights? Did someone from NCL meet you at the airport as promised, and did that process go smoothly? Also, what time did they get you on the return flight, how many connections? Would you book your air with NCL again?