Carnival Conquest destination: Caribbean - New Orleans, Louisiana

Tags: caribbean, new, orleans, louisiana

Two words always come to mind when you think about New Orleans: Mardi Gras. But it's so much more than that. Anyone interested in food, history or music - as well as romantics of all sorts - will enjoy a visit to New Orleans. The weather can be extremely hot, just like the Cajun and Creole dishes this town is famous for. If your cruise is departing from New Orleans, you may want to spend an extra day or two here, exploring this fascinating city. You can't say you've been to New Orleans if you haven't been to the French Quarter. This charming area is the oldest part of the city and home to many of its most popular sights. Explore lively Bourbon Street and experience New Orleans' Southern hospitality firsthand. Take in some of the best jazz music in the world, while enjoying the unique cuisine of New Orleans - crawdads, gumbo or jambalaya. Head to the Garden District and check out some of the beautiful homes and architecture. Join a famous after-dark Vampire Walking Tour for a fun and thrilling night out. ...

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