Those of you who are sailing with us in October, here is important news regarding bus transportation from Lafayette and Baton Rouge to the port in New Orleans. Jane has provided us with the possibility to travel to the port via motor coach instead of driving ourselves, paying for parking in the port garage, and dealing with the possibility of nasty traffic between Poydras and the garage entrance in New Orleans. Here's the information: If at least 30 folks take advantage of the bus, the round trip cost for the bus is $80 per person. Cost to park in the garage at the port is approximately $125 for the week. The pick-up point in Lafayette would be the Northgate Mall. In Baton Rouge, it would be Coffee Call.
Now here's the thing: Please decide NOW whether you will be fighting traffic on your own, buying your own gas, then paying 125 sheckels to have your car sit in New Orleans for a week, or whether you'd like the luxury motor coach experience with comfortable air conditioning, curb-side luggage assistance, and worry free navigation of New Orleans street chaos, not to mention a couple hours free to knit and visit with your travel-mates for only $80.
And this, in case you were wondering how all this works: the cost for the bus IS NOT included in the cost of the cruise. Please include a separate check for $80 clearly marked as "bus" with your final cruise payment. If we do not have enough folks to ride the luxury motor coach, your check will be returned to you. But who could pass up this great offer?
And finally, in case you were wondering. No, yours truly will NOT be driving this bus.