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rafinmd's Port Reviews of New Orleans, Mobile, Tampa
Grande Caribe cruise in May 2013
Member Name: rafinmd
Cruise Date: May 2013
Embarkation: New Orleans
Destination: U.S.A.
Member Review: rafinmd's Grande Caribe Review
New Orleans
City Tour Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

We visited cemeteries, various styles of architecture and toured the canal system and areas where the system failed. We had a refreshment stop at the Art Museum park.




Swamp & Bayou Tour Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

We drove about 15 miles across the Mississippi to the back country where we took about an hour air boat ride through narrow tree-lined bayous. We saw lots of wildlife including closeup views of alligators and bayou cabins.




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Mobile
Port Rating: Not Rated

Our visit here was just a morning. The ships tour went to Bellingrath Gardens and Home, although I skipped it in favor of a visit to a local L\laundromat. We docked behind the Convention center, right in the midst of the downtown area. A free shuttle hits the major downtown sites about every 15 minutes. Most Blount stops in Mobile spend the day there and a great option is the USS Arizona Battleship. That visit requires a taxi.


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Tampa
Port Rating: Not Rated

I visited the American Victory. Victory ships are a WWII upgrade of the Liberty Ship and was a very interesting ship. These attractions are all very close to the Tampa Cruise Port.



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