Getting to CoderCruise is a relatively straight forward affair.  Below you will find details on hotel, air travel, and the cruise terminal itself.  If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.



The cruise doesn’t depart the port until 4:00 pm, but you will have an assigned check-in time as early as 12:30 pm. More importantly, you don’t want to be late.  The ship won’t wait for you if you show up late.  So unless you live within a couple of hours from New Orleans, it makes sense to arrive no later than Saturday, and stay the night.

To help you accomplish this, we’ve booked a discount block of rooms at the Sheraton Metairie – New Orleans Hotel. This hotel is conveniently located closer to the airport and has a free airport shuttle as well as free parking for people driving in.  It’s a short 15 minute / $11+ Uber ride to downtown for sightseeing, and most importantly, we’ve negotiated a $115 nightly rate!  (Hotels downtown are much more expensive, and were beginning to fill up in December due to a festival happening downtown that weekend).

This nightly rate is available starting as early as July 11th and running through July 26th, so you can choose to extend your stay either before or after CoderCruise to do some sightseeing in New Orleans.  Use the button below to begin booking your hotel stay in our discount block

Book Hotel – $115/night
(If you have any issues booking, or get a message that no rooms are found, please contact us so that we can solve any hotel issues for you.)


Arriving by Air

The closest airport is the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). It offers many flight and airline options. If you are flying in a day or two before, the hotel offers a free airport shuttle to get you to the hotel.


Getting to the Cruise Terminal

The New Orleans cruise terminal website provides very detailed information about the terminal for passengers.  However, the necessary information that you need to know is:

If driving…
Whether you are driving in that morning, or drove to the hotel beforehand, the cruise terminal offers plentiful secure parking for the duration of your cruise.  This parking is directly attached to the cruise terminal, and should be highly preferred to any other parking option that might be presented. The cost is $20/day for the length of your cruise.
If coming from the hotel…
From the hotel, you can either take an Uber ($12+), or a Taxi (~$27) to get to the cruise terminal.  Do make sure that you leave early enough to allow for traffic, as well as a potential backup at the terminal itself as everyone is unloading.
If flying in that morning…
If you for some reason arrive the morning of the cruise and need to get directly to the ship, then you have three options.  You can take an Uber ($33+), or get a Taxi at a flat fee ($35), or take a cruise shuttle that is provided ($20/pp).