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New Orleans

Cruise Ship Terminial

We're stay our pre-cruise Hilton Riverfront Hotel on Friday and wonder if we can take the Riverfront Street car to the Cruise Ship Terminial next day or will it be any additional walking needed?



7 Answers


answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Chula Vista

I've walked the area but not taken the street car. Google seems to indicate you will have a few minute walk after departing the station by the terminal.

Transit directions to Port of New Orleans
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Walk to Poydras Station
About 1 min (226 ft)
Poydras Station Stop ID: 5320
Riverfront
Streetcar towards Convention Center
6:24pm - 6:31pm(6 mins, 2 stops)

John Churchill Chase Station Stop ID: 1
Walk to Port of New Orleans
About 3 mins (0.1 mi)

Port of New Orleans
1350 Port of New Orleans Pl
new orleans 70160




answered by
a VirtualTourist member

Thank you for the information, some of our friends did advised us to walk thru the River walk market to the end of the Convention Center and it would take approx. 15 min. It should be OK as long as not a lot of luggages.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Chula Vista

Thats about what Id estimate dependig if you stop for coffee at du Monde




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Richmond

there's always walking on any cruise vacation. At least two football fields.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Edinboro

If you ever want cruise advice try Cruisecritic.com
They have answers to all cruise questions.
Have you heard of them before?




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Marina

There are actually two terminals, but they're right next to one another and both are adjacent to Riverwalk Marketplace mall. The Hilton is also connected to the mall, so there's no need to take the streetcar unless you want to. It's really not much of a walk. That's about the closest hotel to the terminals. You will have to go up and down a couple of escalators, but I believe there are elevator alternatives. There are signs directing you or you can ask someone at the Hilton front desk.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member

Thanks for all the advice, I was concern earlier that the River walk market place and the Convention Center were blocked from each other but It may be Changed since I read from Cruise Critic a while ago that folks would not be able to walk straight thru to the Pier so I came out of an idea to ride on the River front Street Car instead.
It is an excellent idea to have a short break stop at the Café Du Monde.
The Hilton front desk has advised us to take a cab instead which would not be the smart idea for it is normal to wait 20 minutes in line to the drop off area while the cab’s meter keep running (also read from Cruise Critic) from the entrance of the Port.





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