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I booked a Park & Cruise package at the Holiday Inn West Bank for Dec 29th due to the free parking. We are going on RiverBarge Excursions from the 30th-10th so the other packages with 7 days free wouldn't work. Has anyone stayed at this hotel? Anyone know what the cab rate to the pier would be? (like a dummy, I forgot to ask the clerk when I made the reservation, although I did ask about a shuttle and they don't have one to the pier, only to the ferry). Anyone gone on a RiverBarge Excursions cruise out of NO?

Thanks, Cliff

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I've never stayed there but I pass it all the time. It is a pretty typical Holiday Inn: nothing fancy, but it should be fine for an overnight stay.


I would guess that a cab ride to the terminal would be about $15.00.


I've talked to people on the RiverBarge, and they seemed to be very happy with the experience. Very laid back, without all the usual cruise ship activities.

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Thanks jgmpuma for the info. Sounds like you are a local. If so, would you check with a cab company or just call that Holiday Inn West Bank and ask what the taxi fare is?

I'm cheap and hate to spend the money on the long distance call. :) Also, how are the New Years Eve fireworks on the waterfront? Thanks!

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And I thought I was cheap.


Anyway, to save you the dollar or whatever it would have cost, I called Westbank-Marrero Cab Company (368-3300). They said the fare would be $16, regardless of the number of passengers, so I was pretty close. They will probably add the $1.00 bridge toll.


The fireworks are spectacular, but they charge you to watch them. Just kidding.

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Thanks!! I am "cheap" on some things like long distance calls, but do tip in restaurants, cabs, cruises, etc. Actually, we are paying about $1000 for the two of us to watch those fireworks from the deck of the River Explorer. :)

Again, Thanks

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