My wife and I along with our 3 girls, ages 15,14,and 11 are cruising out of Mobile Al. on Feb. 18th. We are flying into New Orleans on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 16th. I am looking for suggestions on where to stay and what to do for a couple of days in New Orleans. I would love to experience the parades and festivities but I am concerned about the safety of the kids. Any ideas and suggestions would be appreciated.