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New Orleans, LouisianaUnited States

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New Orleans, Louisiana United States

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New Orleans, Louisiana United States

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New Orleans, Louisiana United States

PlatinumFeatured

New Orleans, Louisiana United States

PlatinumFeatured

New Orleans, Louisiana United States

PlatinumFeatured

New Orleans, Louisiana United States

PlatinumFeatured

New Orleans, Louisiana United States

PlatinumFeatured

New Orleans, Louisiana United States

PlatinumFeatured

New Orleans, Louisiana United States

PlatinumFeatured

New Orleans, Louisiana United States

PlatinumFeatured

New Orleans, Louisiana United States

PlatinumFeatured

New Orleans, Louisiana United States

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New Orleans, Louisiana United States

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New Orleans, Louisiana United States

Black Tie Gala, Parades & More in The Big Easy

New Orleans, LouisianaUnited States

4 Days / 3 Nights
for Member Pricing

Black Tie Gala, Parades & More in The Big Easy

Be a part of krewe royalty at an extravagant formal ball & enjoy spirited parades, mask-making & so much more on this Platinum DreamTrip during legendary Mardi Gras (guests 21+ only).

About Your Trip

In lively New Orleans, fun and excitement are always just around the corner — it’s no surprise laissez le bon temps rouler (“let the good times roll”) has long been the city’s rallying cry, especially when it comes to Carnival season. This special Platinum DreamTrip for guests ages 21 years and older lets you experience the best of the festival, the most celebratory and amazing time of year in The Big Easy.

First, you’ll kick off the Mardi Gras festivities at Blake Hotel New Orleans, where you’ll watch amazing krewes parade past you from your prime viewing spot on the hotel’s balcony. On Lundi Gras (the eve of Fat Tuesday), you’ll attend Orpheuscapade, a spectacular formal ball hosted by Krewe of Orpheus. As an exclusive guest of the "krewe royalty," you’ll need to dress the part by wearing a gown or tuxedo — after all, this is a strictly black-tie affair! Mingle with the other "nobles" as you watch the Orpheus Parade floats roll out on their parade route — but don’t worry, you’ll see them again at the end when the entire procession enters the convention center! Until then, eat, drink, dance to incredible live music and socialize to your heart’s content. Once the krewe returns, be sure to catch some throws to take home as souvenirs as the floats pass by! Afterward, all the members of Krewe of Orpheus will join in the Orpheuscapade festivities, increasing the merriment into a blowout party that’ll end in the wee hours of the morning.

Before this gala extravaganza, you can get in the mood with all things Mardi Gras — floats, masks, king cake and more — with a visit to Mardi Gras World. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the art of float-making and see the elaborate floats and colorful props used in world-renowned Mardi Gras parades. Afterward, put your creativity to work to create your own Mardi Gras-inspired mask — then show it off at a fun get-together with your fellow DreamTrippers.

Take advantage of your leisure time to explore the city at your own pace, visiting popular sites such as the lovely mansions in the prosperous Garden District. Must-see Bourbon Street and the vibrant French Quarter offer countless delights — talented street performers and fortune tellers to charming art galleries and world-class seafood restaurants and so much more! While street musicians can be found at various spots in the city, Jackson Square is the daily site of one of the best free shows in town, especially in the daytime.

What we love:
• Since 1947, Kern Studios, housed at Mardi Gras World, has created floats for Mardi Gras and other parades or events all over the world. Artisans in the studio create floats for more than 30 Mardi Gras parades annually!
• The Krewe of Orpheus was founded in 1993 by Harry Connick, Jr. and others as a music-oriented social organization (or “krewe”). Today, it’s a very popular "super krewe" with 1,400 members and more than 35 floats, including the legendary Leviathan, Dolly Trolley and Smokey Mary.
• The official Mardi Gras colors are purple (for justice), gold (for power) and green (for faith).
• To maximize your enjoyment, download the DreamTrips™ app to access DreamTrips Local — then earn points on dining, entertainment, spa experiences & more at select spots recommended by DreamTrippers just like you!
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What's Included

Your DreamTrip includes 4 days and 3 nights in New Orleans, Louisiana, as well as:
• Mardi Gras parade viewing party at Blake Hotel; includes a balcony pass (for up to 2 people per room).
• Half-day private Mardi Gras World experience; includes a mask-making workshop, complimentary mimosas and Bloody Mary drinks, a slice of Mardi Gras king cake from Gambino’s Bakery and “Masquerade Mingle” reception with lunch. See Additional Information for details, restrictions and sample menu.
• Orpheuscapade Mardi Gras Ball at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center; includes a selection of appetizers, water and soda. See Additional Information for details, restrictions and sample menu.
• Complimentary late checkout time of 1 p.m. for DreamTrippers only.
• Welcome reception in the hotel’s on-site art gallery.
• 2 vouchers for coffee and beignets (2 coffees and 1 bag of beignets per voucher) from the hotel’s breakfast cafe, New Orleans Coffee & Beignet Company® (1 voucher per room, per day).
• 1 buffet breakfast.
• A host, whose goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips experience from landing to liftoff — they host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more. (Please note: A host will be provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.)



Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), approximately 15 miles (24 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Please note: Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel.



Customize Your Package

• Harbor Jazz Lunch Cruise on Steamboat Natchez

Please note: This add-on is only available for members who have booked this DreamTrip.

Optional add-ons are not included in this DreamTrip and are at your own expense. See Additional Information for further details.

All optional add-ons are subject to the policies, terms & conditions listed below in the Policies section.




This trip will close by January 8.

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Destination

Home to spicy Cajun and Creole cuisine, and the beloved birthplace of jazz, New Orleans truly provides the heartbeat of Louisiana. Savor sugar-dusted beignets and become transfixed with artists, palm readers and local merchants on Jackson Square.

The bustling French Quarter offers mysteries of the supernatural and fascinating traditions from around the world. Mardi Gras parades, festivities and concerts consistently draw countless visitors to New Orleans every year, as do its famous and infamous attractions, such as Bourbon Street, the Audubon Zoo, the National WWII Museum, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and the Aquarium of the Americas.
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Titanium Inclusions

As a Titanium Member, you’ll indulge in extra special benefits, including listening to the music New Orleans is famous for while eating a delicious brunch aboard the authentic Steamboat Natchez on your Jazz Brunch Cruise (1 ticket per person at 11 a.m. on day 2).

Life is amazing when you’re a Titanium Member!
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Itinerary

Day 1

Check into the hotel at any time after 4 p.m.
4-6 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
6-7 p.m.: Welcome reception in the hotel’s on-site art gallery.

Day 2

7-9 a.m.: Hot buffet breakfast at the hotel.
A day at your leisure.
Mardi Gras parade viewing party at Blake Hotel; includes a balcony pass (for up to 2 people per room).
• 5:15 p.m.: Meet in the hotel lobby and walk about 0.5 mile (0.8 kilometer) to Blake Hotel New Orleans.
• 6:30 p.m.: At Blake Hotel New Orleans, watch the amazing krewes parade past from your prime viewing spot on the balcony.
• After the parades, walk about 0.5 mile (0.8 kilometer) back to the hotel.

Day 3 (Lundi Gras)

Use your first voucher for 2 grab-and-go coffees and 1 bag of beignets from the hotel’s breakfast cafe, New Orleans Coffee & Beignet Company.
Half-day private Mardi Gras World experience; includes a mask-making workshop, complimentary mimosas and Bloody Mary drinks, a slice of Mardi Gras king cake from Gambino’s Bakery and “Masquerade Mingle” reception with lunch. See Additional Information for details, restrictions and sample menu.
• 8:15 a.m.: Meet in the hotel lobby and walk about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) to Mardi Gras World.
• 8:50 a.m.: Arrive at Mardi Gras World and check in.
• 9-10 a.m.: Go on a behind-the-scenes guided tour of Mardi Gras World’s warehouse spaces and enjoy a brief film presentation along with a piece of king cake.
• 10-11 a.m.: Sip on mimosas or Bloody Mary drinks as you learn how to design and make your own Mardi Gras mask.
• 11 a.m. – noon: Take part in the “Masquerade Mingle” reception to show off your masterpiece and savor a delicious lunch with views of the Mississippi River in the background.
• Return to the hotel.
The rest of the afternoon at your leisure.
7 p.m.: Meet in the hotel lobby and walk about 0.5 mile (0.8 kilometer) to New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
7 p.m. – 3 a.m.: Orpheuscapade Mardi Gras Ball at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center; includes a private procession of Mardi Gras floats, live entertainment, dancing and delectable catered appetizers. See Additional Information for details, restrictions and sample menu.
• Enjoy an evening of live music, dancing and merriment until the giant floats arrive.
• Marvel at the magnificent floats as you are showered with beads, doubloons and other trinkets thrown from people on the floats.
• Once the floats are inside, the music, dancing and revelry will resume, and you can refuel your energy with a selection of delicious appetizers that will be served throughout the evening.
• 3 a.m.: Head back to the hotel at the end of the party.

Day 4 (Mardi Gras)

Use your second voucher for 2 grab-and-go coffees and 1 bag of beignets from New Orleans Coffee & Beignet Company.
Take advantage of your complimentary late checkout time of 1 p.m.

Itinerary subject to change.
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Hotel Details

Renaissance® New Orleans Arts Warehouse District Hotel is set in a historic warehouse from the early 20th century. True to its name, this boutique property boasts an art gallery, sculpture gardens and chandeliers created by Dale Chihuly. Several attractions are within walking distance, including Mardi Gras Museum, The National WWII Museum, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, which features more than 75 retailers.

Hotel features:
• 1 restaurant and 1 cafe.
• Rooftop outdoor pool with a whirlpool and a deck.
• 24-hour fitness center.
• Within walking distance of the St. Charles Streetcar stop at St. Charles Avenue and Julia Street.
• Nearby Aquarium of the Americas, Louisiana Children’s Museum and New Orleans Museum of Art.
• Adjoining rooms available (subject to availability).
• Valet parking: US$39 (plus Tax) per car, per day.
Guest Room accommodations with:
• 1 king bed or 2 double beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults.
• In-room temperature control.
• Blackout curtains.
• Pillow-top mattress and down comforter.
• Private bathroom with bathtub and shower.
• Complimentary designer toiletries.
• Towels, linens and hairdryer to use during your stay.
• Iron and ironing board.
• LCD television with cable and premium channels.
• Video game console.
• Telephone.
• Desk.
• In-room safe.
• Coffee- and tea-making facilities.
• Wi-Fi available (at your own expense).

Check-in: 4 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 21.

Renaissance New Orleans Arts Warehouse District Hotel
700 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130, United States



Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click SELECT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Additional Information

This DreamTrip is for adults ages 21 years and older only. Children and guests ages 20 years and younger are not allowed on this trip.

For peace of mind, why not consider an optional travel insurance plan through Travel Guard? Offering assistance with common travel problems like flight delays or lost luggage, Travel Guard can help you start your next adventure prepared for the unexpected!

Please contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

Please note:
A host is provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.

Please note: At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

Gratuities at the hotel are not included. We suggest US$4 per day for housekeeping, and US$4 for porterage.

Don’t forget to check out DT Local on the DreamTrips app for suggestions from our membership community on participating restaurants, spas, entertainment options and other activities near you.



Please note: We recommend that you download the free “WWL Mardi Gras Parade Tracker” app, which provides up-to-the-minute information on the location of each parade so you don’t miss a thing!

Mardi Gras World experience:
• This activity involves walking approximately 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) each way between the hotel and the venue and walking and standing during the hour-long tour of Mardi Gras World. It is not recommended for guests with mobility issues and certain health conditions. Please consult your physician prior to booking travel.
• We recommend that you wear comfortable footwear.

“Masquerade Mingle” sample lunch menu (subject to change):
• Salad – with assorted greens, tomatoes, red onion, cucumber and remoulade dressing.
• Mini po’ boy sandwiches – with roast beef, turkey and ham on french bread, with lettuce, tomatoes and house-made Creoleaise.
• Red beans & rice – kidney beans stewed with ham, smoked sausage and seasonings served over long-grain rice.
• Cajun jambalaya – a blend of chicken and andouille sausage with rice, vegetables and seasonings.
• Dessert – an assortment of cakes, cheesecakes, cookies, brownies and lemon squares.

Orpheuscapade Mardi Gras Ball:
This event is strictly black tie, and you are required to wear a tuxedo or a floor- or ankle-length dress for admission.
• Please be aware that dresses that are shorter in the front and longer in the back are not permitted; dresses must have the same hem length all the way around.
• While appetizers, sodas and water will be provided, please be aware that alcoholic drinks are not included. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol and a hard-sided ice cooler (foam coolers are not permitted).



Customize Your Package – Optional Add-On Details

Harbor Jazz Lunch Cruise on Steamboat NATCHEZ: Day 2, boarding at 11 a.m. (US$44 per adult)
Step back in time and get a taste of classic New Orleans as you glide along the Mississippi River aboard the iconic Steamboat NATCHEZ. You’ll savor traditional Creole culinary favorites and take in amazing views — all against a background of fascinating live tour narration and live jazz music! Click select to book this excursion.

Please note:
• This excursion includes a 2-hour sightseeing cruise with narration by a passionate local guide, live jazz music, Creole-style buffet lunch and a calliope concert prior to boarding.

Sample lunch menu (subject to change) includes:
• NATCHEZ tossed salad – with mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red onions, cheese, croutons and chef's special dressing.
• Southern fried fish – zesty cornmeal crusted and fried.
• Baked chicken.
• Red beans and rice – classic red beans on a bed of rice with optional andouille sausage.
• Jambalaya – a blend of chicken and andouille sausage with rice, vegetables and seasonings.
• La Louisiane sliced french bread.
• White chocolate bread pudding – souffle of local Leidenheimer French bread in rich custard with a decadent white chocolate sauce.
• Community® coffee and iced tea also included.
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Policies

Cancellation Policy*: Once booked, this trip is non-refundable, non-exchangeable and non-transferable. Name changes are permitted only in accordance with the Name Change Policy listed below.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than January 8 and are subject to a US$50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.

Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.

Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.
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