so, we're scheduled to leave from Boston next year, on a repo to N.O.   I know nothing about Boston, ( been there a couple of times ) and less about New Orleans. We intend to stay in Boston the day before the cruise, and probably two days in New Orleans.  In Boston I want to be near the port, wherever that is.  In N.O, location doesn't matter as long as we can get to the French Quarter. Research has shown a lot of neighborhoods. More than NY it would seem. Very confusing.

Any opinions on where to stay in either city, or both, would be greatly appreciated.  I know it's early to start planning this, but the sooner I can book hotels, it's less I have to think about later.

Thank you all in advance. Have a great Labour Day.