We are booked for the Mardi Gras cruise. Years ago my husband and I graduated from high school in New Orleans but have not been back in years. Really looking forward to lots of po-boys and seafood. We are going to the Krewe of Orpheus ball (started by Harry Connick, Jr) where the lighted floats will come through the Convention Center, throwing beads, etc. and you get entertainment and midnight buffet included. Can't wait!! Are you also on the cruise?