New Orleans is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. It is tis a top tourist destination, despite being hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The city is known for its historical roots, jazz music, Creole food and year round Mardi Gras atmosphere.
The city of New Orleans has many world-class tourist attractions, including the Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Zoo, Bourbon Street - the city's world-famous strip of lively bars and jazz clubs, the French Market and Jackson Square - forming the center of the lively French Quarter.
Other popular attractions in New Orleans include Audubon Park, the Café Du Monde, City Park, Lafayette Cemetery, the Old Ursuline Convent - Louisiana's oldest building, boasting a wealth of local history; and the Old US Mint.
Things to See and Do
* French Quarter
* Historic Architecture
* Mississippi River
* Street car rides & riverboat cruises
Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Population – 485,000 approx
Land Area – 467.6 km2
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Port Location – The New Orleans Cruise terminals are all located within walking distance of the historic French Quarter on the River front trolley line. The Julia Street Street Cruise Terminal is located within the same building as the Riverwalk Shopping Mall.
Travel Links – Louis Armstrong International Airport is the city’s primary airport, located in the suburb of Kenner. It offers daily flights to/from 37 destinations throughout Nth America.
Bus and train stations are next to each other at 1001 Loyola Avenue, by the edge of the Central Business District and within walking distance of the Super Dome. Both Greyhound and Amtrak service the terminal. Three Amtrak routes pass through New Orleans: City of New Orleans, Crescent, and Sunset Limited.