New Orleans is famous for its jazz, the extravagant carnivals and parades, and the ‘Big Easy’ lifestyle. The atmospheric French Quarter is filled with the strains of jazz and blues echoing through the streets. Bourbon Street, famous for the annual Mardi Gras, comes to life at night as it plays host to a giant street party throbbing with music, people and excellent restaurants; the party atmosphere fuelled by the bars that stay open all night.
In addition to all the partying, New Orleans has plenty of serious sightseeing options to offer. Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve is a great place to experience ‘bayou life’ in Louisiana. It offers a variety of activities, including bayou cruises from the Acadian Cultural Centre and paddlewheel boat trips from New Orleans to the historic Chalmette Battlefield sites.
A cruise on the Carnival Dream offers a vacation that packs in so much relaxation, fun and entertainment that you may feel the need to pinch yourself to make sure it’s real. Whether you want a holiday that will keep the kids happy while you work on your tan or a break that offers lazy days of spa treatments followed by late night socializing a trip on this ship has something for everyone. Head for the Cloud 9 Spa for a facial and body wrap then get your teeth whitened to compliment your bronzed skin or just lay back and feel yourself being rejuvenated in one of the exclusive staterooms. Once you have been pampered to within an inch of bliss head to the Redfrog Rum Bar for a taste of the Caribbean with a refreshing cocktail then grab a rack of ribs at Fat Jimmy’s C-Side BBQ. But adults aren’t the only ones who will love this vacation with loads to entertain kids of all ages. Club O2 is a great just-for-teens hangout while the entire family can compete onstage and play giant versions of their favourite games with Hasbro, The Game Show.
New Orleans-Many a visitors love affair with New Orleans begins after a bite of these crusty hero sandwiches made from fresh French bread slathered with mayonnaise and crammed with fried Gulf oysters or shrimp.
On the "cruise elegant" nights in the main dining rooms (typically two on a seven-night cruise), most passengers look dressed up, but evening gowns and tuxedos are the exception, especially in the Your Time Dining area.
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New Orleans Stay
New Orleans Stay
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Day 4 New OrleansArrive at 2019-05-05 00:00Depart at 2019-05-05 14:00New Orleans is a city that knows how to have fun. Whether you take time to savor authentic Creole cuisine, browse through quaint antique shops in the French Quarter, or take a tour through historic mansions that date back over a century, you're sure to find dozens of other things to delight you in this happy, high-spirited city that pulses with the beat of Dixieland jazz. And don't forget to take a ride on one of the city's picturesque trolley cars.
Day 5 At SeaArrive at 2019-05-06 00:00Depart at 2019-05-06 00:00
Day 6 At SeaArrive at 2019-05-07 00:00Depart at 2019-05-07 00:00
Day 7 Mahogany BayArrive at 2019-05-08 00:00Depart at 2019-05-08 14:00
Day 8 BelizeArrive at 2019-05-09 08:00Depart at 2019-05-09 14:00This tropical paradise promises adventure, both onshore and off. Crystalline rivers flow through impressive lowland jungles, home to a myriad of rare wildlife. Silky sand beaches, waving palms and colorful coral gardens are just part of Belize's natural wonders. Whether mountain biking through a lush rainforest or snorkeling with sharks, you'll experience things you've only imagined.
Day 9 CozumelArrive at 2019-05-10 08:00Depart at 2019-05-10 14:00Long before Cancun became a popular destination, Cozumel was well-known as a diving spot and home to the world famous Palancar Reef, which gives divers the opportunity to view thousands of brilliantly colored fish. Non-divers can kick back on a sun-drenched beach, or enjoy any number of seaside activities, such as shopping in colorful marketplaces or dining in an open-air café.
Day 10 At SeaArrive at 2019-05-11 00:00Depart at 2019-05-11 00:00
Day 11 New OrleansArrive at 2019-05-12 08:00Depart at 2019-05-12 00:00New Orleans is a city that knows how to have fun. Whether you take time to savor authentic Creole cuisine, browse through quaint antique shops in the French Quarter, or take a tour through historic mansions that date back over a century, you're sure to find dozens of other things to delight you in this happy, high-spirited city that pulses with the beat of Dixieland jazz. And don't forget to take a ride on one of the city's picturesque trolley cars.