This has been the most difficult and expesive place to arrange this type of service i have ever delbt with. Parking is over $10.00 per day. Few hotels offer transport almost non to port. I thought New Orleans sounded fun to check out before the cruise but am becoming leary. Any ideas are appreciated.
I don’t know of any hotels that offer a shuttle to the cruise terminal. The terminal is on the river next to the Convention Center and taking a taxi there from downtown is easy + not expensive. I also don’t know of any hotels that will let you leave your car in their lot for free while you are away on the cruise, but it’s worth asking
The Hotel Le Richelieu in the French Quarter offers free, on-site parking for guests. Other hotels offer free parking, but not all the time (ex. only on weekends). Check Expedia & Orbitz and also check the hotel websites.
The least expensive parking downtown is at the AmTrak/Greyhound station (1001 Loyola Avenue). It is $4/day, you don’t have to be an AmTrak or Greyhound customer, and the lot has a 24/7 attendant.
You could drive from your hotel to the AmTrak/Greyhound station, park, and take a taxi to the cruise terminal. Then do the reverse when you return.
New Orleans has really a lot to do: