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Big Easy Cruise to Mardi Gras World
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Mardi Gras World is the home of Carnival magic. And the most fun getting there is to cruise the mighty Mississippi River on the Creole Queen, a real New Orleans paddlewheeler.
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On your way to Mardi Gras World, you’ll enjoy views of the historic French Quarter, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the French Market and one of the world's busiest ports fill your view as you cruise along the Mississippi River. Your captain offers up local histories, colorful tales, and interesting facts about all you see as you make your way along the shores of the Big Easy to Mardi Gras World.

There's only one place where every day is Mardi Gras, and that is Mardi Gras World, where you can experience all the joy, color, pageantry, and magic that are New Orleans' gift to the world.

At Mardi Gras World, you can watch the renowned master sculptors and artists of Blaine Kern Studios create the towering figures, captivating fantasies and brilliantly animated floats that make Mardi Gras the greatest party on earth.

Inclusions :

  • River Cruise
  • Knowledgeable ship’s captain
  • Admission to Mardi Gras World
  • Cash beverage services available onboard
  • Taxes

3 hours

Two cruises daily

Departure time and location:
Boarding: 1:30 PM
Departure: 2 PM; from the RiverWalk-Canal Street Dock at N.O. Hilton Riverside Hotel.

Return time and location:
Return cruise: 4:15 PM; to the RiverWalk-Canal Street dock; arriving at 4:30 PM.

Reservation confirmation is recommended, but not required. Children ages 3 years and younger are admitted free of charge. Tour does not operate on Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year's Day.

Redemption instructions

After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it iscritical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.

Exchange your voucher for activity:
Present your voucher(s) at the ticket booth upon arrival. Photo identification may be required.
Terms and conditions

Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.