New Orleans: Evening Jazz Boat Cruise with Optional Dinner
- Duration: 2 hours
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The venue itself was very cool. There were artists working on building characters for future floats, and the displays were colorful and fabulously fun. There is a short video of general information about the Mardi Gras parade, a very small piece of King cake to try, and a gift shop at the end of the tour. The venue is a warehouse, and on the day we were there, the doors were all open, so while it's probably rainproof, it wouldn't be pleasant on a very cold or hot day. There are lots and lots of photo opportunities. I will comment that the shuttle service could have been much better. I called for a shuttle at 9 AM, and was told that it was leaving right away. We were the only two people being picked up and he did not arrive until 9:30 AM. He did not leave until 12 minutes after the call and had to stop for gas first. Then his only word to us was "sanitize", to use the hand wash, said nothing else, and did not wear a seat belt. His dashboard did have signs suggesting tips.
There was a problem with my ticket..GetyourGuide couldn’t fix it so I called the museum directly and got it taken care of. I’m not sure why GYG couldn’t get in contact with a museum rep because I did by myself with no problem. Anyway, the museum was fantastic! Plenty of history to be explored..you would have to go through the museum more than once to take it all in. Very pleased!
Be sure to purchase tickets online for early in morning to allow plenty of time. 3-D movie was fantastic! See that first if you can reserve. It fills up fast. We stayed 7 hours and felt rushed toward the end because we so enjoyed everything. I think you can an extra day cheaply. If we had time we would have done that. The personal stories are so fascinating!
We were a little late for the movie but with the help of a lovely usher we were able to make it to seats. The movement of the seats and the special effects made it very entertaining and informative.
This was a great tour. There is a lot to learn here at the Whitney. However, we not allowed to tour the main house. A very big disappointment. If you are considering going, be aware of this.