Last week I went for a ride on one of the free ferries from downtown New Orleans and I lucked out...quite a bit of river traffic including two cruise ships (one of which I've never seen before), several excursion vessels, and about a half dozen cargo ships. Good thing I brought my camera.
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen seen from the ferry terminal.
Steamboat Natchez and the Canal St-Algiers ferry
Cruise liner Deutschland. First time I've seen her.
The next one was just a tad bigger...Carnival Triumph.
Now for some freighters...
The Mississippi Queen. She used to sail for Delta Queen Steamboat Lines amongst other companies. Currently unused.
The ferry boat I took a ride on at the Gretna landing upriver from the city. Skyline in the background. It's a free ride.