New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans: tourist information
New Orleans, with its richly mottled old buildings, its sly, sophisticated - sometimes almost disreputable - air, and its Hispanic-Gallic traditions, has more the flavor of an old European capital than an American city. Townhouses in the French Quarter, with their courtyards and carriageways, are thought by some scholars to be related on a small scale to certain Parisian "hotels" - princely urban residences of the 17th and 18th centuries. Visitors particularly remember the decorative cast-iron balconies that cover many of these townhouses like ornamental filigree cages.
European influence is also seen in the city's famous above-ground cemeteries. The practice of interring people in large, richly adorned above-ground tombs dates from the period when New Orleans was under Spanish rule. These hugely popular "cities of the dead" have been and continue to be an item of great interest to visitors. Mark Twain, noting that New Orleanians did not have conventional below-ground burials, quipped that "few of the living complain and none of the other."
The spine of Uptown, and much of New Orleans, is the city's grand residential rue, St. Charles Avenue, which was aptly described in the novel "A Confederacy of Dunces": "The ancient oaks of St. Charles Avenue arched over the avenue like a canopy... St. Charles Avenue must be the loveliest place in the world. From time to time... passed the slowly rocking streetcars that seemed to be leisurely moving toward no special destinations, following their route through the old mansions on either side... Everything looked so calm, so prosperous."
The streetcars in question, the St. Charles Line, represent the nation's only surviving historic streetcar system. All 35 electric cars were manufactured by the Brill & Perley Thomas Company between 1922 and 1924 and are still in use - truly a national treasure.
Creole cottages and shotgun houses dominate the scene in many New Orleans neighborhoods. Both have a murky ancestry. The Creole cottage, two rooms wide and two or more rooms deep under a generous pitched roof with a front overhang or gallery, is thought to have evolved from various European and Caribbean forms. The shotgun house is one room wide and two, three or four rooms deep under a continuous gable roof. As legend has it, the name was suggested by the fact that because the rooms and doors line up, one can fire a shotgun through the house without hitting anything. Some scholars have suggested that shotguns evolved from ancient African "long-houses," but no one really knows. It is true that shotguns represent a distinctively Southern house type. They are also found in the form of plantation quarters houses. Unlike shotgun houses in much of the South, which are fairly plain, New Orleans shotguns fairly bristle with Victorian jigsaw ornament, especially prominent, florid brackets. Indeed, in many ways New Orleans shotguns are as much a signature of the city as the French Quarter.
One of the truly amazing aspects of New Orleans architecture is the sheer number of historic homes and buildings per square mile. New Orleanians never seem to replace anything. Consider this, Uptown, the city's largest historic district, has almost 11,000 buildings, 82 percent of which were built before 1935 - truly a "time warp."
New Orleans' architectural character is unlike that of any other American city. A delight to both natives and visitors, it presents such a variety that even after many years of study, one can still find things unique and undiscovered.
New Orleans Cruise Port Schedule
New Orleans in the News
- Sep 29, 2022
Cruise lines cancel Florida ship departures due to Hurricane Ian Cruise lines canceled voyages and adjusted their routes as Hurricane Ian is tearing through the C...
- Sep 27, 2022
Multiple Cruise Ship Itinerary Changes as Hurricane Ian Aims for Florida Cruise lines are reacting to the development of Hurricane Ian, which is heading directly to Flori...
- Sep 26, 2022
The Port of New Orleans Board Appoints Jack Jensen as Chairman The Port of New Orleans Board of Commissioners has elected Jack Jensen as its new chairman, succe...
- Sep 25, 2022
Norwegian Drops Ports on 14-Night Itinerary Due to Maintenance Norwegian Cruise Line has notified guests booked for a 14-night sailing aboard Norwegian Breakawa...
- Sep 23, 2022
American Symphony Begins Cruising Upper Mississippi River American Cruise Lines announced that the American Symphony has begun cruising the Upper Mississip...
- Sep 19, 2022
Royal Caribbean's Voyager Returns to the United States After Ten Years Ten years after its last visit to the country, the Voyager of the Seas is returning to the United...
- Sep 14, 2022
DCL-Disney Cruise Line to debut in Australia & New Zealand DCL-Disney Cruise Line announced it is coming to Australia & New Zealand in late 2023 for the...
- Sep 13, 2022
Carnival Cruise Line: Winter 2022-2023 Deployment Breakdown With the new Carnival Celebration entering service just in time for the season, Carnival Cruise L...
- Sep 10, 2022
Here Are Norwegian Cruise Line’s Homeports For 2023 With new ships, the Norwegian Cruise Line reaching more destinations and more homeports than ever...
- Sep 10, 2022
Carnival Cruise Line Fleet Locations: September Update With summer schedules coming to an end, the Carnival Cruise Line fleet is sailing varied itinerar...
- Sep 7, 2022
Viking Mississippi ship makes first-ever call at La Crosse’s Riverside Park WI As part of her maiden voyage, the 450-foot-long Viking Mississippi cruise ship arrived at La Cros...
- Sep 6, 2022
Norwegian, Viking, Holland America, Princess and More Adding Ships in September Several cruise lines are adding capacity to the market in September according to the latest editi...
- Sep 5, 2022
Viking Mississippi ship departs from downtown St. Paul on inaugural voyage On Saturday, September 3, a 386-passenger luxury cruise ship that was custom-built for the famous...
- Sep 4, 2022
Viking Mississippi Debuts on the Mississippi River The new Viking Mississippi is officially entering service in St. Paul. Marking Viking’s debut i...
- Sep 4, 2022
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Port rating and occupancy
Port of New Orleans ranks 79th in the world in terms of the number of tourists visiting it.
Number of cruise ship calls in the coming year: 185.
The total number of tourists (passengers) of cruise ships in the port of New Orleans in the next 12 months is 651595.
According to the popularity rating among more than 1,000 cruise ports in the world, New Orleans ranks 56.
Weather in New Orleans
Current water temperature in New Orleans now is 79°F (26.0°C)
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