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What time does the casino open when leaving New Orleans?

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That depends on when your cruise leaves and how far off shore you are. Its not like a retail store. 

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It opened approx 30-40 minutes after we sailed 

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Ok thanks was not sure since it stays on the Mississippi river for so long. Thought it might take several hours before it opened

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2 hours ago, tallnthensome said:

That depends on when your cruise leaves and how far off shore you are. Its not like a retail store. 

It takes more than 8 hours to get "off shore". It's a loooonnngg trip down the Mississippi. 

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It usually opens about 35 or 45 minutes after sail away from New Orleans.   It does open several hours before you actually leave the Mississippi and enter the Gulf.  

Not sure what law covers it, but there are casinos in the New Orleans area.   (We always stay at Harrah's before & after the cruise.  Walking distance to the port.)

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@Sand and Seas if you don't mind me asking, how are the rooms at Harrah's and about how far is the walk?  I'm have comps with CET and planning on staying there before & after our upcoming cruise.  Thanks for any info you can provide.  Also do you know if they have shuttles to/from the airport?

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45 minutes ago, Pappion said:

@Sand and Seas if you don't mind me asking, how are the rooms at Harrah's and about how far is the walk?  I'm have comps with CET and planning on staying there before & after our upcoming cruise.  Thanks for any info you can provide.  Also do you know if they have shuttles to/from the airport?

 

Rooms are nice.  Staff in Casino is friendliest of any Harrahs property.  If you are diamond or above  you can park for free there.  No shuttles to airport

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52 minutes ago, Pappion said:

@Sand and Seas if you don't mind me asking, how are the rooms at Harrah's and about how far is the walk?  I'm have comps with CET and planning on staying there before & after our upcoming cruise.  Thanks for any info you can provide.  Also do you know if they have shuttles to/from the airport?

The rooms at Harrah's are some of the nicest we have stayed at with CET.  We cruise out of NOLA at least once a year.   The actual hotel is across the street from the casino.  There is a covered walkway that goes under the street if you have to avoid some rain.   Sometimes we just take a trip to Harrah's there without a cruise😉   The hotel is in a great area, lots of good food, and the people are super nice.  Easy to jump on a streetcar and explore NOLA.  The hotel desk usually has an easy to read street map to help you explore.  (Just be careful where you walk at night.)   The casino is smoke-free due to local regulations.   We absolutely love playing at the casino there.  Some nights they have a live parade band walking through.  Always fun there!   

 

We usually play in Las Vegas and are comped suites there.   The 'regular' rooms at Harrah's are great and we are happy with them.  Usually they give us a  two room corner suite that has a dining table, large couch and TV area.     Both types of rooms have large  bathrooms with bathtubs, double sinks and separate large showers.  No jetted tubs unless they are on the top floor.  (Never had a top floor room....maybe someday!)    The higher floors all have good views of the city or river.  It's fun to wake up and see your cruise ship sitting there!   It's really our favorite casino & hotel so we use our annual SevenStar trip for this property.   I haven't heard of a Harrah's specific shuttle.  (They send a car for us.)  My DS has used a airport shuttle that goes to several hotels.

 

If they are booked solid at the Harrah's hotel they can comp you a room at other hotels that are very close.  My DS was comped a great room at Le Meridian (across street) and another time at the Hilton Riverside a block away.  The Hilton Riverside is at one end of the Riverwalk shopping mall and the port is at the other.

 

We roll our bags from the Harrah's hotel over to the port.  Takes just a few minutes.   You walk towards the end of the Riverwalk shopping mall and through the parking lot there.  Then you cross the streetcar tracks and you are at the port building.  Usually you run into the porters who can load your bags before you cross the streetcar tracks.   We have been retired for a couple of years and find it easy for us to walk there.  Those that need to take a taxi  or car service will find it may take longer to get to port as they direct the traffic one-way around the convention center and some construction in the area.   When walking you are cutting directly through to the port.   Police are there directing traffic.    

 

We love that NCL is now scheduling larger ships out of NOLA.  More cabins available for us☺️

  

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@Sand and Seas if you don't mind me asking, how are the rooms at Harrah's and about how far is the walk?  I'm have comps with CET and planning on staying there before & after our upcoming cruise.  Thanks for any info you can provide.  Also do you know if they have shuttles to/from the airport?
Rooms are very nice, probably the best CET for us too.

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1 hour ago, Pappion said:

@Sand and Seas if you don't mind me asking, how are the rooms at Harrah's and about how far is the walk?  I'm have comps with CET and planning on staying there before & after our upcoming cruise.  Thanks for any info you can provide.  Also do you know if they have shuttles to/from the airport?

The rooms are nice. 
 

We like Harrahs or the Hilton because they are a couple of minute walk to the river, trolley line and a short walk into the French Quarter (without staying in the craziness).  

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Thanks for all the info (and sorry to OP for hijacking the thread asking about Harrah's).  We're diamond with CET and booked a river facing room so it sounds like we will not be disappointed with our choice.   It will be our first trip to NOLA and we are looking forward to exploring, just wanted to make sure the hotel wasn't a dive or in too sketchy of a neighborhood (although we're from Detroit so it'd take a lot to be too sketchy). 😉

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21 hours ago, BirdTravels said:

It takes more than 8 hours to get "off shore". It's a loooonnngg trip down the Mississippi. 

Yeah but they open within 30-45 mins of leaving 

 

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3 hours ago, Pappion said:

Thanks for all the info (and sorry to OP for hijacking the thread asking about Harrah's).  We're diamond with CET and booked a river facing room so it sounds like we will not be disappointed with our choice.   It will be our first trip to NOLA and we are looking forward to exploring, just wanted to make sure the hotel wasn't a dive or in too sketchy of a neighborhood (although we're from Detroit so it'd take a lot to be too sketchy). 😉

We loved our room at Harrahs and could look outside in the morning and see the ship 

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We will be arriving in NOLA on the Getaway...

Does anyone know how late the Casino will be open on our final night, coming up the Mississippi?

Or do they close early - after entering the Mississippi?

Thanks!

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