We left the Friday before to spend a weekend in the French Quarter. When I booked the cruise, we initially planned to drive over Saturday but after considering it, decided since we'd never been to NOLA this was a perfect opportunity to experience it! New Orleans did not disappoint! Even with a 12 year old boy with us, we still had a great time see this amazing corner of our country. From the architecture and food, to the music and friendliness of the locals, it was a great experience.
We stayed at the Le Richelieu hotel on the out skirts of the FQ and it was a beautiful hotel. Historical, on point, and very friendly and helpful staff. It was also very affordable and I highly recommend a stay there. It's rumored to be haunted but we didn't experience anything (and have at other haunted hotels).
17 days at sea and counting