Embark on a drive to the fringes of the French Quarter, before heading down historic Esplanade Avenue, where you’ll see the mansions of Creole merchants nestled among 100-year-old oak trees.

New Orleans is renowned for its styled cemeteries, and a visit to the Louis III Cemetery will show you the many elaborate above ground tombs. 

You’ll have an opportunity to see the New Orleans Museum of Art, which is located at the end of a tree-lined avenue and the entrance to City Park. This neo-classical building was designed by Chicago architect, Samuel Marx. Here, a short stop will be made to enjoy the surroundings and perhaps purchase a drink.

Afterwards, your drive will continue towards Lake Pontchartrain and through the old town of Carrollton. At St Charles Avenue, you’ll follow the streetcar route to Tulane and Loyola Universities, and Audubon Park with its beautifully restored mansions. This narrated tour will also include a glimpse of the spectacular Superdome, before heading back to the pier.

Search for shore experiences

Select a Destination and Port to discover our offered shore experiences.

Book your shore experiences before you cruise and save 10%

Already booked on a cruise? Save 10% when you book your shore experience before your cruise begins*. Book early to secure your space and save when booking on My P&O Cruises vs. our on-board prices. You can book and pay for shore experiences online up until 3 days prior to departure. See T&Cs.

This shore experience is indicative of what you can experience on your holiday and is subject to availability and seasonality. Terms and conditions apply and can be viewed upon booking your shore experience. Full information including prices, important information and tour timings will be available on My P&O Cruises.