Posted March 12th, 2012, 10:39 PM
[quote=jbear105;32857653]Just a quick question/clarification: where are you coming from
to catch the ferry? I get a little nervous reading "from the Westbank" in your OP because the Westbank covers a whole lot of territory. The ferry that lands at the Riverwalk departs from Algiers Point, and there aren't very many hotels that i know of at the Point.
Not trying to be a buttinski, just don't want you to think you can catch the ferry from your hotel in, say, Gretna with no problem. Even if you catch a cab at a Gretna hotel it might be as easy and not much more expensive to ride across the bridge to the port.
I'll also say that parking at the Point is very limited, and I'd be hesitant to leave my car there for the length of a cruise.
I will take any advice you have to offer. We are staying at a hotel in Gretna (Quality Inn and Suites) and we were told by the hotel and from other guests that they run an hourly shuttle to the ferry that will take you from Gretna to Canal St. When I looked at the map I saw that it also continues to Algiers Point.
The hotel also offers a park and cruise rate that includes transportation to and from the port, and I think we are just going to go with that, but I still think that the kids would get a kick out of seeing the ship as we cross the river towards it on a ferry!
Thanks for your help
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