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Cruises From New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Overview

Currently (as of today - December 9, 2018) there are 353 cruises out of New Orleans, LA (from which 14 are in 2018, 159 are in 2019 and the rest are in 2020 - 2021). In the following paragraphs you'll find a detailed overview of all those cruise options. If you're just looking to see the listing of the 353 sailings, please click on one of the 3 buttons on the right side - either on "View Sailings Sorted By Departure Date" (good for viewing last minute New Orleans cruise deals), "View Sailings Sorted By Price Per Day" or "View Sailings Grouped By Itineraries".

Regions and Prices

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Region
Bahamas
Caribbean
Panama Canal

In the upcoming year, the most affordable month for booking a cruise vacation that leaves from New Orleans and visits Bahamas is January of 2019, with prices starting from $528. For Caribbean you can book cruises in April of 2019 starting from $349.

You can click on links in the table above to view the cruise options for the given region in a given month. You can also click on the "Next Month" and "Previous Month" links at the top of the table to shift the window of months that are displayed.

Cheap Cruises From New Orleans

Since New Orleans cruises have various durations (7 days, 5 days and other durations - see below), the best way to compare cruise prices is to do that on price-per-day bases. The following table shows New Orleans cruises in the upcoming 12 months sorted by price per day. You can use this table to find the best cruise deals from New Orleans.

Departure
Date
Ship Days Price $/Day View
Jan. 17, 2019 Norwegian Breakaway 10 $489 $49 View
Jan. 6, 2019 Norwegian Breakaway 11 $539 $49 View
Jan. 27, 2019 Norwegian Breakaway 11 $539 $49 View
Feb. 7, 2019 Norwegian Breakaway 10 $499 $50 View
Dec. 16, 2018 Norwegian Breakaway 7 $429 $61 View
Apr. 7, 2019 Norwegian Breakaway 5 $349 $70 View
Mar. 3, 2019 Norwegian Breakaway 7 $519 $74 View
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The most discounted New Orleans cruises start at $49 per day. There are 3 sailings at that price point, with the earliest one sailing on January 6, 2019 (11 nights New Orleans round-trip itinerary on Norwegian Breakaway).

If you want to see the listing of all 353 New Orleans sailings sorted by price per day, you can click on 'View All Cruises Sorted By Price Per Day' link at the bottom of the table above.

Cruise Lines out of New Orleans

There are only three cruise lines - Carnival, Norwegian (NCL) and Royal Caribbean - that offer cruises that depart from the Port of New Orleans.

Cruise Line Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
Number of
Ships
Carnival 305 26 $112 4
Norwegian (NCL) 36 17 $102 2
Royal Caribbean 12 8 $137 1

Carnival Cruises Out Of New Orleans

Carnival offers the most sailings out of New Orleans - 305 cruise options. It offers 26 distinct itineraries and has 4 cruise ships sailing out of New Orleans. The average price per person per day for Carnival cruises is $112.

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Norwegian (NCL) Cruises Out Of New Orleans

Norwegian (NCL) offers 36 cruise options out of New Orleans. It offers 17 distinct itineraries out of New Orleans, serviced on 2 cruise ships (Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Breakaway). The average price per person per day for Norwegian (NCL) cruises is $102.

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Out Of New Orleans

Royal Caribbean offers 12 cruise options out of New Orleans. It offers 8 distinct itineraries and has 1 cruise ship (Vision of the Seas) sailing out of New Orleans. The average price per person per day for Royal Caribbean cruises is $137.

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Cruise Ships out of New Orleans

There are 7 cruise ships that offer sailings that depart from the New Orleans cruise terminal.

Cruise Ship Year
Built
Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
Carnival Valor 2004 154 4 $110
Carnival Glory 2003 113 14 $113
Carnival Dream 2009 21 4 $114
Norwegian Getaway 2014 21 6 $118
Carnival Triumph 1999 17 4 $110
Norwegian Breakaway 2013 15 11 $80
Vision of the Seas 1998 12 8 $137

Carnival Valor, which was built in 2004 and accommodates approximately 3000 passengers, offers the most sailings out of New Orleans - 154 of them. It features 4 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $110.

Carnival Glory, built in 2003 with capacity of approximately 3000 passengers, offers 113 sailings out of New Orleans. It features 14 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $113.

Carnival Dream, which started sailing in 2009 and accommodates approximately 3600 passengers, offers 21 sailings. It features 4 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $114.

Norwegian Getaway offers 21 cruises using 6 distinct itineraries, Carnival Triumph offers 17 cruises using 4 distinct itineraries, Norwegian Breakaway offers 15 cruises using 11 distinct itineraries and Vision of the Seas offers 12 cruises using 8 distinct itineraries.

Duration of Cruises

Almost all cruise sailings scheduled out of New Orleans are 4 days, 5 days, 7 days, 9 days, 10 days, 11 days or 12 days long. The following table summarizes those options:

Duration Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
7 Days / 7 Nights 152 27 $115
5 Days / 5 Nights 124 10 $108
4 Days / 4 Nights 64 5 $114
9 Days / 9 Nights 4 2 $110
10 Days / 10 Nights 2 2 $49
11 Days / 11 Nights 2 2 $49
12 Days / 12 Nights 2 1 $94
Other Durations Less than 2

The most popular duration of cruises traveling out of New Orleans is 7 days (7 nights) long. There are 152 such cruises featuring 27 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $115.

There are 124 cruise sailings that are 5 days (5 nights) long. They feature 10 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $108.

Among cruises that sail out of New Orleans you can also find 4 day cruises (64 sailings), 9 day cruises (4 sailings), 10 day cruises (2 sailings), 11 day cruises (2 sailings) and 12 day cruises (2 sailings).

Even though many people ask about them, cruise lines do not offer any 2 day or 3 day cruises out of New Orleans.

Ports of Call

There are 22 distinct ports that are visited by cruises that leave from New Orleans. The following table shows these ports:

Port of Call Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Cozumel Island, Mexico 322 40
Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico 111 7
Roatan, Bay Islands 72 13
George Town, Cayman Islands 62 12
Costa Maya, Mexico 54 21
Belize City, Belize 54 9
Montego Bay, Jamaica 51 4
Harvest Caye 34 15
Nassau, Bahamas 26 8
Key West, Florida 26 8
Freeport, Bahamas 19 4
Ocho Rios, Jamaica 10 7
Other Ports Less than 10

Among cruises that leave from New Orleans there are 322 cruises (40 distinct itineraries) that visit Cozumel Island, Mexico. Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico, on the other hand, is visited by 111 cruises on 7 distinct itineraries. There are 72 cruises that visit Roatan, Bay Islands on 13 itineraries.

Some of the other more popular ports of call for New Orleans cruises are George Town, Cayman Islands (62 sailings), Costa Maya, Mexico (54 sailings), Belize City, Belize (54 sailings) and Montego Bay, Jamaica (51 sailings).

Things to See and Do in New Orleans

There are many interesting things you can see and do while you're in New Orleans - also known as the Big Easy - either before or after your cruise. Here are some ideas:
  • The French Quarter is probably the most unique and interesting area to visit in New Orleans. In the evening you can take a walk on the famous Bourbon Street and enjoy all the fun that it has to offer. You can go to the Jackson Square and enjoy the beautiful views as well as see local artists perform. You may want to stop by St. Louis Cathedral and admire it's architecture, interior and paintings. In French Quarter you can also hear great jazz played in many jazz clubs as well as by talented street musicians. It's also a great place for dining, especially if you enjoy New Orleans' famous Creole cuisine.

  • Garden District is another place that many tourists visit. Here you can see many old, beautiful historic mansions and get the feel of the culture and the history of the New Orleans.

  • National World War II Museum - considered one of the best museums in US - is a great place to visit and explore the WWII. You will see weapons and uniforms from WWII and can explore the history of both European and Pacific theaters.

  • Frenchmen Street is another good place to visit. It's similar to Bourbon Street, but it's less crowded, yet it still offers great dining and music options. This is a favorite place to hang out for many locals.

  • You may also want to take a stroll on the Moon Walk along the Mississippi River. Here you'll have a chance to see live jazz performers. Also, from the Moon Walk you'll have the best views of the city and of the river.



 
Cruise Sailings
There are a total of
353
available cruise sailings from New Orleans, Louisiana
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