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If you’d like to kick off the best week of your year with other Outlaw Cruisers the night before our 4-day adventure begins, then this pre-party is for you! Sure, you could spend all of your vacation fun money on a hotel, meals, and entertainment in New Orleans OR you could jump on board Norwegian Pearl a day early where we’ve wrapped everything into one convenient Outlaw Country package!

The Norwegian Pearl will dock at the Port of New Orleans all day and night on January 21st which will give you plenty of time to check in, get settled, and enjoy an extra day of great music, raucous activities, and the chance to chill with your friends at the bars and restaurants on board. We’ll load on the rest of our Outlaw family the next day and sail away to sunny Costa Maya, Mexico on January 22nd.


We are teaming up with New Orleans’s own Mystic Knights of the Mau Mau, Ponderosa Stomp to present a very special revue that is sure to be an unforgettable one-night-only program that will spotlight timeless artists that embody both the roots and attitude of the Outlaw Country legacy. This one-time-only Ponderosa Stomp blowout on board the Norwegian Pearl will feature an all-star revue of American music architects, including such legendary performers as Roy Head, Johnny Bush, Lazy Lester, Augie Meyers (Sir Douglas Quintet, Texas Tornados) and more!


Explore NOLA by day then hop back on board for a night full of music and more! Keep in mind that the schedule below is just a preview and we’ll be releasing a sneak peek of the full Outlaw Country Cruise 3 schedule in the coming months.


Imagine Norwegian Pearl, our floating hotel for the night, turned into our very own swamp-de-wamp style hootenanny and that is a Bayou Bash. Laissez les bon temps rouler!


Need more reasons to join the best party in town?

No mandatory disembarkation the next day, so feel free to sleep in! (Of course you are also free to disembark to grab lunch or supplies in New Orleans.)

Access to the amenities of the Pearl, such as bars & lounges and dining options, are yours to enjoy for the night with your fellow cruisers.

Special New Orleans cuisine! We’re bringing New Orleans to the ship with a buffet filled with Cajun eats and treats!

Performances throughout the night from your favorite Outlaw Country Cruise musicians!

Most importantly, it’s your night to settle in, meet and reconnect with your fellow rebels and renegades, and enjoy an extra night of fun!

Reserve your cabin for the pre-party night for a flat rate based on room category and number of guests at the same time you make your cabin reservation. The additional pre-party night is sold per cabin and not per person regardless of how many in your party plan to attend.


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  • The pre-party is only for guests sailing on The Outlaw Country Cruise 3.
  • Guests will stay in the same cabin they reserve for the cruise.
  • The cost of the cabin for the pre-party is determined by the number of guests in the cabin during the cruise. For instance, if you have a triple occupancy cabin for the cruise, you will pay the triple occupancy rate for the pre-party even if all three guests don't attend the pre-party. For example: If only one person in a double occupancy interior cabin attends the pre-party, the cost will be $250.


You may arrive at the port as early as 11:30AM CT and must be on board by 8:00 PM CT on Sunday, January 21, 2018. It is recommended that you book your flight to land in New Orleans no later than 5:00 PM CT. Everyone MUST check-in before 8:00 PM CT; those who do not check-in at the port by this time will have to check-in the next day when the port opens. 

The port is approximately 17 miles (45 minutes) from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Please allow extra time for traffic.


  • Customs and Border Protection regulations require that the casino and other duty free shops remain closed while we are in port. Specialty dining and spa services, as well as purchasing drinks at any of the bars will still be available.
  •  Local sales tax will be charged for dining, spa, and drink purchases while docked in New Orleans.
  • The last day to add the Pre-Party to your reservation will be 12/15/17 at 6:00pm ET.
  • Adding the Pre-Party to your reservation after the 12/15/17 deadline will result in a reservation change fee of $75 - $100. 

Please contact us with any questions about the pre-party!

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