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We will be a group of 8 on the American Harmony in October 2019, Memphis to NOLA. I assume the disembarkation day will be similar to ACL's other ships, and would like to know what the morning is like. About when we get off? Is there a bus tour? Where are we dropped off and about what time? Anything your can help me with is appreciated. We just need to know how to fill in our time before our hotel room is available. Thank you, --Larry

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5 hours ago, DcnLee said:

We will be a group of 8 on the American Harmony in October 2019, Memphis to NOLA. I assume the disembarkation day will be similar to ACL's other ships, and would like to know what the morning is like. About when we get off? Is there a bus tour? Where are we dropped off and about what time? Anything your can help me with is appreciated. We just need to know how to fill in our time before our hotel room is available. Thank you, --Larry

 

When our cruise (in March, 2017) ended in New Orleans, ACL offered a post-cruise tour of New Orleans, with drop-offs at the airport, or at Harrah's Casino for those staying on in New Orleans.  Since we were staying in New Orleans, we opted for the city tour (which was quite nice and informative) before being dropped off at Harrah's.  If I recall correctly, the doorman at Harrah's was whistling down taxis and telling the taxi drivers "No charge".  Knowing the plight of taxi drivers, we offered him $10.00 -- he mumbled something about it "usually" being a $12.00 fare (it was only a six block ride).  I offered him the "extra $2.00", but he told me "Keep it".  I did.  We were in our hotel room a good bit before noon.

The actual tour was about two hours, as I recall.

 

NRayH

 

 

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Thank you for the info, Ray. It helps in our planning. Interesting about the taxi -- I wonder why the doorman would say "no charge" when the driver had to get paid some how.

--Larry

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10 hours ago, DcnLee said:

Thank you for the info, Ray. It helps in our planning. Interesting about the taxi -- I wonder why the doorman would say "no charge" when the driver had to get paid some how.

--Larry

 

Larry,

 

Not positive, but I think the "No Charge" comment may refer to a deal that Harrah's has with the major cab companies in New Orleans, for short hops, in the French Quarter, from the casino driveway???

In any event, I thought his remark about "it is usually $12.00" when offered a $10.00 tip for a six block ride, was out of line.  Those type comments should be passed on to his boss, not the customer.

 

NRayH

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