O.K. Here it is. The last chapter in The Tale of Two Cruisers.
Back in New Orleans.
Carnival has two different ways to kick you off the boat.
1. Self-assist. You carry your own luggage off. They’ll call you by decks to leave the ship starting at 7:00 in the morning.
2. Traditional. You leave your luggage outside your room the night before. They’ll unload it and have it waiting for you on land when you leave the ship the next morning.
We prefer the self-assist method. So much faster and easier – that is, if you can tote all your luggage yourself. Which we could because we planned for this.
So we were up early, ready to leave and had time for one last meal on board. We went light this morning, because we were planning to visit Café Dumonde for beignets before leaving the city.
Of course we took our breakfast out on our balcony while watching Ol’ Man River run by.
For the Tool Man this was a bitter sweet moment, as you can plainly see by the look on his face.
Don’t you worry. I’m completely dressed here. I was just freezing cold. Hey, after a week in the Caribbean, 60 degrees and breezy was cold to me.