Day 2 - Leaving the Port of New Orleans
After one last brisk walk and breakfast in the French Quarter, I took a taxi to the Port of New Orleans. We whisked through lines and boarded the ship without any problems and in what seemed record time. Oh, the opulence!
We found our stateroom and then decided to check out the rest of the ship. Here's a view from the glass elevator near our room.
We were sailing out of the port at 5 pm promptly.
An added bonus to this cruise was sailing down the Mississippi for a few hours. There were sugar refineries on one side and oil refineries on the other along with large areas of swampland with mangroves and time-worn boat docks. The path we were on was the same taken by explorers and ships of trade laden with treasure and spices...and pirates!
The sunset is beautiful as we head into the gulf from the river. Time to check out one of the many restaurants on board and maybe a show. I can't wait to see what inspiration tomorrow holds!