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
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.
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: