Next time you sail on a cruise from New Orleans, try to spot these things. I have compiled a list of things that I have previously spotted during my own New Orleans cruises. This is just for fun and is not any type of contest or game. See what you can spot and have fun watching New Orleans go by as you depart on your cruise. Here are the things I recommend trying to spot as you sail from New Orleans:
The Crescent City Connection is huge bridge that goes over the Mississippi River. It should be pretty easy to spot this bridge from your cruise ship while it is docked or departing. The Crescent City Connection is comprised of two bridges. Each bridge is for one way flow of traffic. When a cruise ship is docked in New Orleans you should be able to see the cruise ship from this bridge.
If your cruise ship is docked at the Erato Street Cruise Terminal you should have a good view of the Port of New Orleans' Administration Building. This building is located on the opposite side of the Crescent City Connection. If you cannot see this building from your cruise ship because another ship is blocking your view, you should be able to see this building once your ship is sailing on the river to depart.
New Orleans is a place where you have a good chance of spotting a steamboat. Each cruise I have been on from New Orleans, I have spotted a steamboat. If you are lucky you will get to see one of these boats sailing on the river.
You should be able to see St. Louis Cathedral as your cruise ship makes its first turn on the Mississippi River. This cathedral is great place to visit pre or post cruise in New Orleans if you have some extra time!
The Riverwalk Mall is located by the Mississippi River and your cruise ship should pass by this mall right after departure. This building should be easy to spot because of the building's large exterior lettering.
Can you spot a moving train from your cruise ship? If the timing is right and you are looking, you can! There is a train track that runs near the cruise terminals in New Orleans.
In the past, I have been able to spot a streetcar or two from my cruise ship as it departed from New Orleans. While I don't have a picture showing that I have spotted a streetcar from my cruise ship, I do have a picture of a New Orleans streetcar I took during my vacation in the city.
Building With "You Are Beautiful" Graffiti on Exterior
Last time I was sailing down the Mississippi River I noticed a building with graffiti that reads, "You Are Beautiful". Next time you cruise from New Orleans look for this building that has an inspiring message to all sailing by.
There are ferries that transport people and cars across the Mississippi River. You should be able to spot a ferry from your cruise ship in New Orleans.