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Feb 22-Mar 1, 2025
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Post-Cruise Extension
March 1-5, 2025

Mardi Gras is one of the most fun celebrations on earth, but it can be a bit intimidating your very first time around. That’s why we’re offering the perfect post-cruise extension (crafted by VACAYA Co-founder and New Orleans native Randle Roper) to make experiencing the BEST of New Orleans and Mardi Gras easy and fun for you!

This 4-night post-cruise extension includes the following:

Accommodations at Hotel Indigo New Orleans – French Quarter. The ENTIRE HOTEL is ours (we’ve taken all the rooms)! There will be ten different room options, each with a different price point, outlined below. 

Saturday, March 1 – Group transfers from Brilliance of the Seas to Hotel Indigo on Saturday morning

Saturday, March 1 – Early Check In at Hotel Indigo. All rooms will be ready to be occupied upon our arrival.

Saturday, March 1 – Grandstand seating on Lafayette Square (just a few blocks away from our hotel) to watch the Krewe of Endymion parade through the city this evening.

Sunday, March 2 – Pre-parade Cocktail and Dinner Reception at one of New Orleans’ most famous restaurants, Brennan’s. Open Premium Bar, with the following food menu:
 

  • Gulf Oysters, served with Lemon, Mignonette, and Cocktail Sauce
  • Marinated Crab Claws
  • Seafood File Gumbo
  • Vegetable Orecchiette Pasta, with seasonal Squash, Spinach, Leeks, Tomato, Shitake Mushrooms, etc. in a creamy herb and wine sauce
  • BBQ Shrimp & Grits
  • Sweet Tea-brined Turkey Breast
  • Pepper-Dusted Prime Rib of Beef
  • Whipped Potatoes
  • Roasted Root Vegetables
  • Bananas Foster (Brennan’s is where this delicious dessert was invented!)
  • Assorted Seasonal Mini Desserts
Sunday, March 2 – Grandstand seating on Lafayette Square to watch the Krewe of Bacchus parade through the city this evening.
Monday, March 3 – Bayou Barn Cajun Fais Do Do (that’s a party, y’all)! This will get Mardi Gras Monday started just right! We’ve got round-trip transfers, a Live Cajun Band, high-speed Airboat rides, and the ultimate Crawfish Bowl for lunch, featuring: 
 

  • Premium Open Bar
  • Boiled Crawfish
  • Louisiana Celebration Salad
  • Cochon de Lait (that’s roasted pig)
  • Vegetarian Jambalaya
  • Vegetarian Mardi Gras Pasta
  • Cajun Corn Maque Choux
  • Spicy Boiled New Potatoes
  • Jalapeño Cornbread
  • White Chocolate Bread Pudding
Monday, March 3 – Tonight’s the BIG one! We’re all going to the Krewe of Orpheus’ Ball, Orpheuscapade! Orpheus was founded by Harry Connick, Jr. and is, without question, the gayest Mardi Gras celebration in all of New Orleans. Included in this black-tie evening are the following: 
 

  • Transportation from Hotel Indigo to the New Orleans Convention Center
  • Admission to the Ball (the Ball is where the parade ends – the floats come right into the Convention Center for a massive celebration!)
  • Catered Tables of 10 for our entire group, with each table receiving the following:
    • 2 Bottles of Ketel One Vodka
    • 1 Bottle of Tanqueray Gin
    • 1 Bottle of Crown Royal
    • Mixers & Sliced Fruit
    • 25 Mini Muffulettas (those are some yummy Nola sandwiches, y’all)
    • 50 Finger Sandwiches
    • 50 Boiled Large Gulf Shrimp
    • 24 Meat Pies
    • 24 Chicken Tenders
    • 20 Slices of King Cake
    • A Souvenir Mardi Gras Bag (for all the beads you’ll catch!)
Tuesday, March 4 – FAT TUESDAY! – Grandstand seating on Lafayette Square to watch all of Mardi Gras Day’s biggest parades – Zulu, Rex, Elks, and Crescent City

Wednesday, March 5 – Group transfers from Hotel Indigo to New Orleans International Airport (MSY) throughout the day

 

All events are subject to change. Any event that is cancelled will be replaced by one of equal or greater value.

 

 

Pricing

Solo Occupancy Pricing (based on Hotel Indigo Categories):
– 1 Queen Bed Standard Interior – $5,097
– 1 King Bed Standard Interior – $5,197
– 1 Queen Bed Standard – $5,297
– 1 King Bed Standard – $5,397
– 2 Double Beds Standard – $5,397
– 1 King Bed Premium – $5,597
– 1 King Bed Premium w/Sofa Sleeper – $5,597
– 2 Double Beds Premium – $5,597
– 1 King Bed Premium Corner Balcony – $5,997
– 1 King Bed Premium Balcony Suite – $6,997

Double Occupancy Pricing:
– 1 Queen Bed Standard Interior – $3,597 per person
– 1 King Bed Standard Interior – $3,697 per person
– 1 Queen Bed Standard – $3,797 per person
– 1 King Bed Standard – $3,897 per person
– 2 Double Beds Standard – $3,897 per person
– 1 King Bed Premium – $4,097 per person
– 1 King Bed Premium w/Sofa Sleeper – $4,097 per person
– 2 Double Beds Premium – $4,097 per person
– 1 King Bed Premium Corner Balcony – $4,497 per person
– 1 King Bed Premium Balcony Suite – $5,297 per person

Triple Occupancy Pricing:
– 2 Double Beds Standard – $3,197 per person
– 1 King Bed Premium w/Sofa Sleeper – $3,397 per person
– 2 Double Beds Premium – $3,397 per person

Quadruple Occupancy Pricing:
– 2 Double Beds Standard – $2,997 per person
– 1 King Bed Premium w/Sofa Sleeper – $3,197 per person
– 2 Double Beds Premium – $3,197 per person

 

Pre-paid Gratuities are 80 USD per person

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