welcome aboard momto2 i like to say just 11 weeks sounds shorter to me
were staying at the holiday inn westbank tower. we stayed there for 2 days last year pre cruise and enjoyed everything about it, we could see the bridge and the ship, in the distance, from our room and they have a park cruise package for $150 and its $117 for the additional night. we took the free ferry acrossed the river that lets you off right on canal street. we did have to pay for our own shuttle to/from cruise, i think it was $5 per person. there are a ton of choices of hotels and packages this one works for us.
and hey momto2 your avatar pic......does that cat have ***?? small pic hard to tell.....lol.....yep. i asked it!!