Detroit vs New Orleans in the Big Easy with Steve Courtney

Experience the ultimate football adventure in the upbeat city of New Orleans with Steve Courtney! Immerse yourself in the “Jazz Capital of the World,” strolling along historic streets in the French Quarter where jazz was born. Get pumped up for the game at an exclusive balcony party on Bourbon Street, savoring New Orleans cuisine and drinks while embracing the electric atmosphere. On Game Day, cheer on Detroit vs. New Orleans, surrounded by the city’s football fervor. Embrace the soulful rhythm and vibrant culture as you explore the unique shops, restaurants, and jazz scene. Your trip concludes with a heart filled with joy and unforgettable memories of this exceptional New Orleans football experience.

Meet your Host: Steve Courtney

Born and raised in Detroit, Steve Courtney is a lifetime Detroit fan in what he refers to as, “America’s Greatest Sports City". Before sharpening his radio skills at the Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts, Steve graduated from Divine Child High School where he was a student-athlete, lettering in both football and baseball. Known for his humor and positive attitude, Steve‘s sports reporting is infused with both information and entertainment; a style that has earned him respect and likeability among players, coaches, guests, and colleagues.

Per Person Double Occupancy
Single Supplement: $699
(Limited Availability)

December 2-4, 2023

3 Days / 2 Nights


Saturday, December 2, 2023

Arrive New Orleans
Your New Orleans football experience begins in the “Jazz Capital of the World”. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel, located on the famous Bourbon Street. This afternoon, take a walk along the historic streets of the French Quarter with a local guide to learn New Orleans’s rich history and discover where jazz was born. Have you ever tried beignets and café au lait? We’ll be making a special stop during the tour, to treat your taste buds to this New Orleans tradition, at Café Du Monde. Meals: Exclusive Balcony Party with food and an open bar

Steve Courtney’s Welcome Party: Tonight, join Steve Courtney on Bourbon Street for an exclusive balcony party. Get fired up for the game with an evening high above the world-famous Bourbon Street. Enjoy delicious New Orleans cuisine, drink from an open bar, and throw beads onto the crowds, with a corner balcony that offers the perfect atmosphere. Don’t forget to rock your Blue and Silver!

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Are You Ready for Some Football?
It’s Game Day! Detroit vs New Orleans! In the Big Easy! Let’s goooo! After breakfast, it’s an easy walk to the Big Easy for a noon kick-off. Be sure to check out all the pre-game festivities, sights, and sounds of Champions Square, just outside the stadium. An interesting fact about the stadium: when it opened in 1975, it was the largest dome structure in the world, holding just over 72,000 fans. Later return to the hotel and enjoy time exploring the city independently. If you’re like so many other visitors to New Orleans, the neon lights, music, and atmosphere of Bourbon Street will be calling your name. Meals: Breakfast

Monday, December 4, 2023

Depart New Orleans
Your day begins with a jazz brunch at the historic Court of Two Sisters where you’re certain to enjoy a sumptuous array of dishes as you listen to jazz music played by first-class musicians. There is so much more to explore in New Orleans, which you’ll have time to discover, before leaving the city later tonight. Maybe cruise along the Mississippi River on a Steamboat, ride the streetcar along St. Charles Avenue, peruse the antique shops and jewelry stores on Royal Street, or take a stroll along Decatur Street where you’ll find shops, restaurants, street performers, and jazz. Later, an included transfer takes you to the airport for your flight home to Detroit. Meals: Brunch



  • Economy class roundtrip domestic airfare from Detroit (DTW)*
  • Premium hotel accommodations in the heart of the French Quarter, New Orleans**
  • Game ticket - 600 Level Stadium Seating for Detroit vs New Orleans (Week 13)
  • All ground transportation
  • Expert guides
  • 3 Meals (1 Breakfast, 1 Brunch, Exclusive Balcony Party including food and open bar)
  • Taxes and fees as of 6/16/23
  • Complete services of Cruise & Tour, including the Tour Director

*Other gateways may be available upon request. Additional charges may apply.
**Hotels may be substituted due to unforeseen circumstances.

Extraordinary Experiences

  • Ticket to week 13’s Detroit vs New Orleans game
  • Steve Courtney’s Bourbon Street Welcome Party
  • Jazz brunch at the historic Court of Two Sisters
  • Tour New Orleans’ oldest and most vibrant neighborhood with a local expert


Activity Level: This tour moves at a moderate pace where planned activities are extended and there will be limited leisure time. Days may begin earlier or end later in the evening. You can expect to be standing and walking for longer periods of time, climbing steps, walking uphill, or walking along uneven surfaces.


Not Included

  • Increases in taxes, fees, or surcharges after 6/16/23
  • Travel Insurance
  • Air upgrades
  • Airline baggage fees
  • Items of a personal nature


The whole tour went very smoothly from booking to return home. Our first time with Cruise and Tour and were very impressed with the follow-through of booking, staff responses, and tours.
- Michelle
First time touring with Cruise & Tour and what a great experience. They did an exceptional job of making a tour of this type so enjoyable and easy to manage. Well-coordinated and fun to participate in the activities.
- Jerry


The Royal Sonesta New Orleans
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Hotel Lobby
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Double - 2 Bedded Room
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Outdoor Pool and Oasis Pool Bar
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Per Person Double Occupancy
Single Supplement (limited availability)



      • Deposit: A $1,000 per person non-refundable deposit is required with your reservation.
      • Final Payment: The final payment is due on 9/26/23. All payments can be made by credit card or check.


      • Your initial $1,000 deposit is non-refundable.
      • After 9/26/23 or non-appearance on departure day, 100% of the cost of your travel arrangements is forfeited.


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