Can you guess where in the world this destination is from the clues below?
This city was originally acquired by Napoleon Bonaparte, named after a Duke, founded in the early 1700’s and has a population of 1.2 million residents. Here you will find notable French architecture, exquisite French cuisine, and a multi-cultural heritage. This city is one of its country’s largest ports. It is here than many exorcisms and voodoo rituals were performed.
Where in the World is This Destination?
New Orleans, Louisiana
Most travelers know the French Quarter is the one place not to miss in New Orleans, but there’s so much more to the French Quarter than Bourbon Street and so much more to New Orleans than the French Quarter.
In addition to the French Quarter, some other sites not to miss in the Big Easy include:
1. New Orleans Cemeteries including St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, home to New Orleans’ fascinating above-ground tombs. As the city is built below sea level, New Orleanians are unable to be buried underground. NOLA’s Catholic founders were against the idea of cremation, thus creating the necessity for these “cities of the dead.”
2. New Orleans Jazz Clubs
3. Café du Monde – the quintessential New Orleans spot to enjoy hot, crispy, sugar-dusted beignets paired with chicory-infused cafe au lait.
4. Walking through the Garden District with its gracious mansions and Magnolia trees.
Celebrity Equinox visits New Orleans during Mardi Gras each February as part of a 10-night Mardi Gras and Caribbean cruise, featuring three days and two overnights in New Orleans as part of Celebrity’s Signature Event Sailings. Guests will hear jazz performers and speakers onboard before the ships docks in NOLA for Mardi Gras. Nothing beats using the ship as your hotel and catching colorful beads on Bourbon Street as the excitement of Mardi Gras floats right past your grandstand!