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That is part of the attraction!Oh - absolutely!! Sorry if I made it sound like I was disappointed or something - no way! I'm totally stoked to find out that we will be spending so much of our time actually on the Mississippi rather than the Gulf - it's awesome! Never cruised before - so DH and I will be some of those folks who are overly excited about everything - the pilot ships, the oil rigs, day or night, everything.
Is Fort Jackson and Fort St. Philip visibile on the way out? I've always wanted to see these forts from Admiral Farragut's perspective.Theoretically, but I think even in Summer it will be after dark.
You're welcome.Yep - I've already been all over your reviews on zd.net/com . Thank you, btw, for taking the time to do all of that for us newbies. It helps folk like us who have never sailed before know exactly what to expect - which is very comforting.
Obviously the days are longer during the summer. There might be some sightseeing opportunities on the return to New Orleans, too.
I have always enjoyed cruising down the Mississippi River. Lots of times people have come out on the levee and waved to us and other times they were doing fireworks as we went by. Travel time usually around 7-8 hours and after dark you can see all the navigation lights on the river and you might even be able to see the pilot boat coming out to the mouth of the river and getting the pilot off the ship. Always exciting to watch him (or her) casually step over from the ship to his boat.Oh man I am so excited....We leave next Friday!!!! Can't wait to see NOLA and cruise down (up?) the Mississippi River. It will be DST by then so hopefully we'll get to see more of the shoreline. I'm just starting to get into birding and can't wait!!! thanks so much for all of your help and information.
Oh man I am so excited....We leave next Friday!!!! Can't wait to see NOLA and cruise down (up?) the Mississippi River. It will be DST by then so hopefully we'll get to see more of the shoreline. I'm just starting to get into birding and can't wait!!! thanks so much for all of your help and information.Take your binoculars. Also I think this is a link that will give you a mile by mile description of what you can see on the bank as you cruise by. I usually print this out and have with me on the ship.