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Old 07-06-2006, 12:11 PM
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I am thinking of booking a cruise on the norwegian sun leaving out of new orleans in April 2007. Can anyone give me info on either the cruise ship or new orleans any information would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-06-2006, 02:56 PM
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Any informat5ion is a pretty tall order.
What specifically do you want to know?


Here's some photos I took on the Sun last December.

http://homepage.mac.com/donclark/PhotoAlbum34.html
http://homepage.mac.com/donclark/PhotoAlbum33.html
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Old 09-09-2006, 08:43 PM
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Hi mcordry,

we are booked on the sun from new orleans leaving in january 07. We live 2 hours form new orleans and I have not personal been back to new orleans since katrina but what I have read the port will be back up an running by either the end of this month or the middle of next month. I am not sure if this helps but that is all I can give you this will be our 1st cruise ever. I do hope that everything will be great on our cruise the wait is driving me crazy but I know that 1/23/07 will get here before I know it.
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Old 09-11-2006, 02:30 PM
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I was in New Orleans over Labor Day, and I went up to the River Walk between a freight terminal and the cruise terminal. If you stay downtown or in the French Quarter, you will hardly notice anything unusual except a few roofs still in need of repair. If you head away from the river down Canal St. you might see a few closed storefronts or notice a waterline on some of the buildings. You will not see the hardest hit areas unless you go looking for them.
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Old 09-16-2006, 02:46 PM
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Well, for whatever it's worth, I am from New Orleans, and can assure you that the "port" has been back up and running for quite some time. In fact, within a month or so from the storm's landfall, those docks were loading and unloading. As to cruise lines originating here, that may well be something which will have taken much more time.

As to the area being remotely what it once was; only those of us who have known the Big Easy and called it "home" for generations can appreciate the difference. It is very true that in the French Quarter, you will find that business is indeed well back on the way to "as usual," however even there you will find many establishments still boarded up and/or no longer in operation. As to driving up Canal street, one need only go to the limits of the Quarter itself (actually not even that far) to see many reminders of how "not" back to normal the city is. Many of Canal St. establishments are still closed, the once striking marquee of the Saenger Theatre looks much the way it did the day after Katrina hit, and in fact, if anything, the only way to "avoid" seeing signs of that calamity, is to stick to the Quarter, or drive along the "belt" (St. Charles Ave.) and stay close to what the natives call "Uptown". The areas of truly total devastation are ones which you will not want to visit, unless sightseeing catastrophe is your thing, and even Graylines offers a tour for this purpose.

Sorry I couldn't resist a thread focused on my hometown. Have a great cruise!

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Old 10-16-2006, 10:00 AM
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We are going on the Sun on Oct 22nd. We are from NO and are really excited that cruising is back. Is anyone else from NO or surrounding areas going with us?
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Old 10-16-2006, 07:09 PM
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I am thinking of booking a cruise on the norwegian sun leaving out of new orleans in April 2007. Can anyone give me info on either the cruise ship or new orleans any information would be greatly appreciated.
I live in Florida and took the same cruise from Miami on the Sun last year. We liked it so well that we have two other couples going from NO on February 11, 2007. We're going to drive there just to see the area. The past three years we took 3 different NCL cruises from Miami. The Sun is nice and the trip is fantastic. Great Ports of Call. Most fun ever on a cruise.
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Old 10-22-2006, 06:33 PM
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We returned today from a week on the Sun sailing from N.O. last Sunday (10/15). If you have specific questions I'll be happy to try to answer them.

By way of a mini-review I'll say that we enjoyed our cruise overall but were disappointed with some aspects of it. The service in some portions of the ship was less than we have experienced on other cruise lines and we found the entertainment to be very lacking...including pool side bands. Food was good but nothing spectacular.

Again, if you have specific questions, feel free to ask.

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Old 12-26-2006, 11:59 AM
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Hi mcordry,

we are booked on the sun from new orleans leaving in january 07. We live 2 hours form new orleans and I have not personal been back to new orleans since katrina but what I have read the port will be back up an running by either the end of this month or the middle of next month. I am not sure if this helps but that is all I can give you this will be our 1st cruise ever. I do hope that everything will be great on our cruise the wait is driving me crazy but I know that 1/23/07 will get here before I know it.
Hello, we live about 2 hours away in Mobile and are booked on the same cruise for Jan.23 '07. Really excited, this is our first cruise. Our daughter and husband went in November and had a great time. Hope to see you aboard!
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Old 01-05-2007, 01:35 PM
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Let me know how you like the Sun. We are scheduled to sail on April 1st.
 
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