We will be leaving from New Orleans on Grandeur Dec 11. Where do you park? If you get a hotel the night before can you park there all week? Any recommended CHEAP hotels (Would rather spend my money in the caribbean!!!) How much to park? We are close enough to drive down same day (6-7hours), but if we can board early?? (we depart at 5) we might get there the day before so we can board about 11?? from what I have read here. Can you tell I'm new at this and confused? Any and all experience and advice please!