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It is the former Embassy Suites. Per Trip...
It is the former Embassy Suites. Per Trip Advisor, it seems the transition has been rough. I would go over there and read to see if the reviews meet your needs.


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This is a tough one. Some places that take...
This is a tough one. Some places that take reservations, but that I have not eaten at, include:

Red Fish Grill (on Bourbon)
Superior Sea Food (on St. Charles in the Garden District). This is...
Magic does. It is up near the entrance to the sky...
Magic does. It is up near the entrance to the sky course.


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We used Hertz this past summer. The bus was full,...
We used Hertz this past summer. The bus was full, and we dropped off at Disney before we went to our ship (Carnival Magic). We thought the whole process was pretty easy and we loved the freedom of...
My kids are older, but you might consider a beach...
My kids are older, but you might consider a beach excitation or resort for a day in the other ports. Amber Cove and Grand Turk are great for ease and free pools.

As for the ship, the kids club...
Rate is the same in both directions. $36 for one...
Rate is the same in both directions. $36 for one or two people OR $15/pp for three or more.


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As you already know, all are in the French...
As you already know, all are in the French Quarter. The Four Points is on Bourbon, which can be mouser. The Lemoyne is one block up from Bourbon, and the Omni is toward the river. Of those three,...
Nutritional Info for meals?
Any laws that require land based restaurants to disclose calories are generally local in nature. Here in MD for example, my county requires calories to be posted on a menu only if the restaurant has...
Yup, menu is different. Second night is often...
Yup, menu is different. Second night is often filet and short rib entree. Might also be new backgrounds for pictures out, but that seems to depend on the photo manager more than the second formal...
Unfortunalty, I have never done it, so I have no...
Unfortunalty, I have never done it, so I have no first hand experience. There are details about 2 buses on the MSY website (http://www.flymsy.com/groundtransportation).

In just glancing around,...
I second this sentiment. With St. Thomas, San...
I second this sentiment. With St. Thomas, San Juan and St. Maarten out of commission, some of those ports seem to have been replaced with Grand Turk.


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I found some more from the Mardi Gras circa...
I found some more from the Mardi Gras circa 1989...

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Bridge Tour
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Thank you! When I printed my set sail pass for...
Thank you! When I printed my set sail pass for our December cruise, I couldn't figure out why I didn't see full size boarding passes!

Last time I sailed RCCL, we did carry on only, so this is all...
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Dancing waiter on the Mardi Gras in 1989 [emoji4].


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I second this wholeheartedly. Make a reservation....
I second this wholeheartedly. Make a reservation. They do not charge until pickup.


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For hotel reviews, I would recommend using Cruise...
For hotel reviews, I would recommend using Cruise Critic's sister site Trip Adviser. The hotel is at the very "far" end of the French Quarter away from the port area, so that might be a...
We used Cortans for the return trip in August....
We used Cortans for the return trip in August. They were professional and it was very easy.

We rented a car one way to get to the port.


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You will not find any hotels in the French...
You will not find any hotels in the French Quarter or Central Business District (CBD) with a shuttle. The easiest way is to split the group into two cabs. Cabs from the airport to the FQ or CBD are...
A medical cooler would work well for you as...
A medical cooler would work well for you as another option.


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For future reference, guest services rents...
For future reference, guest services rents medical coolers to keep medicine cold. It plugs in and does an excellent job.


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You don't really get to choose unless you do...
You don't really get to choose unless you do anytime dining. That is only offered in the midship dining room (crimson). Otherwise, I have always just been assigned (and normally aft).


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If you can, which is what we did with a party of...
If you can, which is what we did with a party of 5 (just found a van cab), it is a flat $36 for one or two people or $15/pp for 3 or more from the port to MSY.


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I think it will be tight. When we were on the...
I think it will be tight. When we were on the Dream in 2016, there was a medical debarkation and Customs was slow clearing the ship. It is about 30 minutes from the port to the airport.

Security...
The Port is right on the River before the...
The Port is right on the River before the Crescent Connection bridge. Any hotel in the French Quarter (FQ), Central Business District (CBD), or Warehouse district is close to the port. Pick based on...
Hard to answer this question. It might be...
Hard to answer this question. It might be possible to reserve the night before and then let them know you won't be arriving until the morning. This is a strategy often used after red eye flights to...