OverviewCurrently (as of today - March 25, 2023) there are 145 cruises out of New Orleans, LA (from which 107 are in 2023 and 38 are in 2024). 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 145 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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In the upcoming year, the most affordable month for booking a cruise vacation that leaves from New Orleans and visits Bahamas is February of 2024, with prices starting from $534. For Caribbean you can book cruises in January of 2024 starting from $276. For Panama Canal you can book cruises in December starting from $1309.
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 OrleansSince 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.
The most discounted New Orleans cruise starts at $55 per day. There is one such sailing at that price point, the one on January 22, 2024 (5 nights New Orleans round-trip itinerary on Carnival Valor).
If you want to see the listing of all 145 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 OrleansThere are only two cruise lines - Carnival and Norwegian (NCL) - that offer cruises that depart from the Port of New Orleans.
Carnival Cruises Out Of New OrleansCarnival offers the most sailings out of New Orleans - 128 cruise options. It offers 10 distinct itineraries and has 2 cruise ships (Carnival Valor and Carnival Glory) sailing out of New Orleans. The average price per person per day for Carnival cruises is $111.
View all Carnival Cruises From New Orleans.
Norwegian (NCL) Cruises Out Of New OrleansNorwegian (NCL) offers 17 cruise options out of New Orleans. It offers 4 distinct itineraries out of New Orleans, serviced on 1 cruise ship (Norwegian Breakaway). The average price per person per day for Norwegian (NCL) cruises is $116.
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Cruise Ships out of New OrleansThere are 3 cruise ships that offer sailings that depart from the New Orleans cruise terminal.
Carnival Valor, which was built in 2004 and accommodates approximately 3000 passengers, offers the most sailings out of New Orleans - 77 of them. It features 3 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $116.
Carnival Glory, built in 2003 with capacity of approximately 3000 passengers, offers 51 sailings out of New Orleans. It features 7 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $105.
Norwegian Breakaway, which started sailing in 2013 and accommodates approximately 4000 passengers, offers 17 sailings. It features 4 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $116.
Duration of CruisesThe cruise sailings scheduled out of New Orleans are 4 days, 5 days, 6 days, 7 days, 8 days and 14 days long. The following table summarizes those options:
The most popular duration of cruises traveling out of New Orleans is 7 days (7 nights) long. There are 60 such cruises featuring 6 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $110.
There are 52 cruise sailings that are 5 days (5 nights) long. They feature 3 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $109.
Among cruises that sail out of New Orleans you can also find 4 day cruises (26 sailings), 6 day cruises (3 sailings), 8 day cruises (3 sailings) and 14 day cruises (1 sailing).
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 CallThere are 18 distinct ports that are visited by cruises that leave from New Orleans. The following table shows these ports:
Among cruises that leave from New Orleans there are 136 cruises (12 distinct itineraries) that visit Cozumel Island, Mexico. Fun Day at Sea, on the other hand, is visited by 128 cruises on 10 distinct itineraries. There are 44 cruises that visit Costa Maya, Mexico on 7 itineraries.
Some of the other more popular ports of call for New Orleans cruises are Roatan, Bay Islands (36 sailings), Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico (28 sailings), Belize City, Belize (23 sailings) and Montego Bay (19 sailings).
Things to See and Do in New OrleansThere 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: